PHYC 1100Y/1290: Introduction to Physics Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Winter 2012 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:35-9:25 and 9:35-10:25 in Dunn 117 Lecturer: Prof. Tom Duck <[email protected]>, Dunn 128; Office hours: Wed 1-4 PM Lab instructor: Dr. Simon de Vet <[email protected]> Resource Centre: Dr. Stephen Payne <[email protected]> CAPA technical issues: Friedemann Brauer <[email protected]> Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd ed., and Student Workbook by R. Knight Learning Physics/CAPA site: http://www.learning.physics.dal.ca/ (includes links to the public and OWL Web sites) Marking scheme Below is the marking scheme for this term. Your grade will normally be taken as the better of the two methods given below. See “Missed Exams” for more information. Method 1 st 1 test 2nd test CAPA assignments Labs Final exam 18% 18% 15% 15% 34% Method 2 Better of two tests 22% CAPA assignments 15% Labs 15% Final exam 48% For PHYC 1100 only: Total = ½(Fall Term + Winter Term) Faculty of Science grading scheme A+ 90-100% A 85-89.9% A- 80-84.9% B+ 75-79.9% B 70-74.9% B- 65-69.9% C+ 62-64.9% C 58-61.9% C- 55-57.9% Test/exam dates Test 3 Test 4 Final exam In class 7 - 8 pm TBD Wed. February 8 Mon. March 12 D 50-54.9% F < 50% Lecture Outline Lecture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Date Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 9 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 16 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan 27 Jan 30 Feb 1 Feb 3 Feb 6 Feb 8 Feb 10 Feb 13 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 20-24 Feb 27 Feb 29 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 7 Mar 9 Mar 12 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Mar 14 Mar 16 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 26 Mar 28 Mar 30 Apr 2 Apr 4 14 15 16 17 18 Topic Introduction to waves Traveling harmonic waves Superposition and reflections from boundaries Harmonic superposition and standing waves Sound and resonance Interference Diffraction Light reflection and ray diagrams Mirrors and image formation Refraction and total internal reflection Lenses and optical systems Electric charge and Coulomb’s law Electric fields and electric dipoles Munro Day (no classes) Electric field lines Test 3: In class Electric field from a continuous charge distribution Gauss’s Law Electric potential energy and potential difference Electric potential and field Study break (no classes) Capacitors and dielectrics Current DC circuits Kirchhoff’s laws and multi-loop circuits RC circuits and timers Heat flow Radiative heat transfer and climate change Test 4: 7 - 8 pm Magnetic fields and magnetism Magnetism applications Special relativity Magnetic field from a current element Ampere’s Law Faraday’s law Lenz’s law Inductors and RL circuits LC circuits Radio wave communications Sections 20.1-2 20.3-4 21.1 21.2-3 21.4 21.5-8, 22.1-2, 22.6 22.3-5 23.1-2 23.8 23.3, 23.5 23.6-7, 24.1-5 26.1-4 26.5-6, 27.1-2, 27.7 Comments CAPA 1 due Labs begin CAPA 2 due CAPA 3 due 27.2 CAPA 4 due 27.3-4 28.1-6 29.1-7 30.1-3 CAPA 5 due 30.5-7 30.2, 31.1-5 32.1-5 32.6-8 32.9 17.8 17.8 33.1-3 33.7-9 37.1-10 33.4-5 33.6 34.1-2 34.3-7 34.8 34.9 CAPA 6 due CAPA 7 due CAPA 8 due CAPA 9 due CAPA 10 due Lectures Lectures will include “powerpoint” presentations, demonstrations, and occasionally work on the blackboard. The presentations will be made available via OWL after lecture. Discussions and demonstrations during class are important, and will provide additional material that will appear in exams. CAPA Assignments CAPA Assignments may be picked up from the pigeonholes in the Dunn Building on the Friday before they are due. Due dates are given on the previous page. Instructions on how to submit the answers by computer will be given on the back of the first assignment. See also the Frequently Asked Questions and How To... pages at http://www.learning.physics.dal.ca/. If you are sick and cannot finish a CAPA by the due date, please email Friedemann Brauer <[email protected]> to request an extension. You will be required to provide a medical certificate confirming your illness. Please do your own CAPA assignments! They provide valuable experience that you will need when it comes time to write exams. Laboratory Labs start during the week of January 16, and will be held in Dunn 114. You will be expected to attend on the day you have selected. Simon de Vet will be selling lab manuals in the lobby after class on January 9 and 11. After that, the lab manual will be available from the Physics Office, Dunn 218. You are expected to come to the laboratory prepared for that day's experiment. You should read the relevant pages in the lab manual and in the textbook. Unless otherwise stated, all labs have a CAPA pre-lab test, which is due 5 minutes before your lab session. Your personal, printed pre-lab sheet will be handed out at the previous lab session; if it is not picked up, it will be left in the pigeonholes (where the CAPA assignments are). If you have to miss or reschedule a lab, e-mail Simon de Vet <[email protected]> at least 24 h in advance. Your CAPA pre-lab test is still due on your regular lab day. Workbook You are encouraged and advised (hint, hint!) to complete problems in the Student Workbook. Solutions to the workbook problems are available at the library. Missed Exams There will not be any “make-up” midterm exams. Students excused from writing one midterm (see below) will automatically use grading scheme Method 2. Students who are excused from both midterms will be considered to have not completed the requirements of the class and will receive a final grade of INC (incomplete). There will be ONE “make-up” final exam for those who have been excused from the scheduled final (see below). The date and time of the make-up will be determined by Tom Duck. The date and time will not be open for negotiation. There is no “supplementary” final exam. Tom Duck (only) may excuse you from writing an exam. You may be excused in the following situations: (i) Special Circumstances: Examples include class field trips and sports team commitments. You must be excused at least one week in advance. You will need to provide appropriate documentation. (ii) Illness: You must obtain a medical certificate signed by a physician that explicitly states that you were examined and found too ill to write the exam. You must notify Tom Duck within 48 hours of the certificate’s expiry that you missed the exam, and provide him the certificate within one week of the exam. (iii) Emergency situations: If there is an emergency situation, you must notify Tom Duck about your absence as soon as possible. Documentation will normally be required at a later date. You will not be excused from the exam unless the criteria above are met in their entirety. If you are not excused from the exam, then you will receive a mark of zero and grading scheme Method 1 will be used. Exam Marking Your exams will be marked by Teaching Assistants (TAs). In general they do an excellent job. If you think a mistake has been made: (i) Please carefully check your exam against the exam solutions provided online. (ii) If you still think that there is an error, please return the exam to Tom Duck with a written explanation. He will consider your case privately, and will not assess your exam on-the-spot. (iii) The exam will be remarked by Tom Duck in its entirety. Exams must be submitted for remarking within one week of their return. Accessibility If you require special accommodations for classes or exams, please register with Student Accessibility Service (902-494-2836; [email protected]; Killam Library room G28; http://studentaccessibility.dal.ca/) as soon as possible. Be sure to contact them well in advance of any exams so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Getting Help There are several ways to get help when there is something you don't understand: • • • • Go to the Resource Centre (Dunn 108). Teaching assistants are there to help, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Visit to Tom Duck during his office hours (Wed 1-4 PM). Please be prepared to show where your understanding breaks down. Discussions with classmates can be very useful (but not during the lectures, please!) and are encouraged. The Physics Office (Dunn 218) usually maintains a list of senior physics undergraduates and graduate students who can do tutoring. Regulations University Regulations (http://ug.cal.dal.ca/UREG.htm) and Academic Regulations (http://ug.cal.dal.ca/acrg.htm) are detailed in the Undergraduate Calendar http:// ug.cal.dal.ca/). We will always adhere to the Regulations described in these documents. Academic Integrity We expect students to do their own work, and to not misrepresent someone else’s work as their own. The TAs in the Resource Centre are there to help you understand the material and develop sound problem-solving strategies. We also encourage you to discuss concepts and methods with your classmates. However, we consider it an academic offense when a student • copies answers from another student or source; • obtains answers, or programs that calculate answers, from other students or other sources; • provides answers or programs that calculate answers to another student. Academic offenses will be reported to the Faculty of Science Academic Integrity Officer. For more information, see the Regulations pages above and Dalhousie’s site on academic integrity (http://academicintegrity.dal.ca/).