PHYS 221 - Purdue University North Central

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High School Course Name/ PNC PHYS 221: General Physics II
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Grading Scale:
Final Exam
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ATTENDANCE POLICY: Please state your attendance policy
HOMEWORK POLICY: Please state your homework policy
GRADING POLICY: A straight grade will be used, there are no plus or minus grades in this
course for the PNC grade. Any additional grading policy
MAKE-UP TEST AND LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY: Please indicate the exam make-up
and late assignment policy.
LABORATORY POLICY: Please indicate the laboratory policy: approximate quantity of
labs, points per lab, quantity of formal lab reports
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to
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1. modeling electric potentials, fields, and
forces for a variety of charge
distributions, by using a variety of
2. modeling magnetic fields and forces
generated by a variety of mechanisms
including moving point charges, currents,
and magnetization of media.
3. modeling the relationships between
changes in electric fields and changes in
magnetic fields.
4. modeling characteristics of DC and AC
circuits and generators such as current,
potential difference, capacitance,
resistance, inductance, and impedance.
5. modeling electromagnetic waves,
understanding their reduction to
geometrical models in some contexts,
and their wave-specific effects such as
interference and diffraction.
Topics covered in the course
1. Electric charges
2. Insulators and Conductors
3. Coulomb’s Law
4. Electric Field and Field Lines
5. Flux
6. Electric Potential and Potential Energy
7. Equipotential
8. Capacitance
9. Capacitors
10. Electric Current
11. Resistance
12. Resistivity
13. Ohm’s Law
14. DC Circuits: emf, Combinations of
15. RC Circuits, Applications
16. Magnets
17. Magnetic Fields
18. Magnetic Force
19. Motion in a Magnetic Field
20. Ampere’s Law
21. Magnetic Fields and Forces for Wires,
Loops, and Solenoids
22. Magnetic Flux, Induced emf
23. Faraday’s Law
24. Motional emf
25. Lenz’s Law
26. Generators
27. RL Circuits
28. AC circuits: Resistors, Capacitors, and
29. Power in an AC Circuit
30. Resonance
31. Transformers
32. Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion,
and Total Internal Reflection
33. Flat Mirrors
34. Spherical Mirrors
35. Thin Lenses
36. Light as a wave: Interference
37. Light as a wave: Diffraction
38. Optical Instruments: Cameras, Eyes,
Glasses/ Contacts
39. Quantum Physics: Photons, atoms,
atomic processes
40. Nuclear Physics: Radiation,
Radioactivity, Medical Applications
41. Atoms and Molecules
Disability Accommodations Statement: As a CEP student, you are required to follow the PNC policy for
disabilities. Purdue University North Central is committed to providing all students equal access to learning
opportunities. Students with a documented disability that either prevents them from fully participating in
any aspect of this course, or that require an accommodation should contact the instructor within the first two
weeks of this course. Students who have self-identified and who have appropriate documentation (from a
medical professional) that has been verified through the PNC Disability Services Coordinator, (located in
LSF 103 or by phone at 219-785-5374), will be given accommodations for this course . It is the student's
responsibility to request an accommodation and schedule their exams with the Student Success Center,
professor, or Disability Services Coordinator.
Course Evaluation
Course evaluation for each course is done online. After the 12th week of the semester you
receive emails asking you to fill out the course evaluation for each course on
line. There may be in-class reminders for completing the online evaluation. IT IS VERY
feedback is important for improving the course.
Academic Integrity
As a PNC-CEP student, you are responsible for following PNC’s academic integrity
policy. Academic Integrity is a core value of our community. Academic honesty and
appropriate classroom behavior are the responsibility of each PNC student. Students who
are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both
academic and non-academic sanctions such as failing grade in the class and/or in cases
where the student may have a pattern of misconduct with the University, the student may
be separated from the University because of this behavior.
You are expected to be familiar with the University’s Code of Conduct and possible
sanctions. You can access this document on the Dean of Students webpage under
University and Campus Policies/Student Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals,
or at: Students should also make themselves aware
of an addendum covering classroom disruption which can be found at:
Students should understand that if you are charged with an offense, pleading ignorance of
the rules will not serve as an excuse. You need to make yourself familiar with these
university documents. Any questions you may have can be directed to the Dean of
Counseling Services
Short term confidential counseling is available to enrolled students free of charge through
the Student Counseling Services office located in LSF 103. The phone number is 219785-5230 or 1-800-872-1231 ext. 5230. Students may call or stop in to make an
appointment Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.