Course Syllabus: Physics Instructor: William Peppard Room D105 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: extension 4105 Webpage: peppardcrphysics.weebly.com Text Information: Holt Physics. Serway, 9th edition. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to and help develop a better understanding of the physical world. Special emphasis will be placed on the following topics: Mechanics, Work and Energy, and Electricity and Magnetism. Teaching Methods: Will include but not limited to: reading, lecture, demonstrations, labs, videos, etc. Assessment: Will include but are not limited to: classwork, labs, research papers, projects, homework assignments, exams (including midterm and final), quizzes, and presentations. Grading Policy: A student’s grade is composed of two different types of assessments, formative and summative. Formative assessments are evaluations of where a student is in the learning process. Possible Examples: Homework, Problem Write Ups, Lab Notebooks, etc. Summative assessments are evaluations of a student’s mastery after sufficient instruction & practice. Possible Examples: Tests, Lab Reports, Projects, etc. Summative assessments are more heavily weighted and ample preparation and notice will be provided prior to these evaluations. Class Requirements: Every Student must have a three ring binder with the following 4 divisions: 1. Objectives and LEQs: Objectives are the goal or plan for the day. What we will be doing or learning. Objectives must be numbered and dated. 2. Notes and Handouts: Notes are lessons and activities completed in class to help you understand a topic. 3. Homework and Classwork: Assignments completed where you provide the answers. 4. Tests, Quizzes and Labs A pencil and a calculator are required. At all times, students will learn from and rely on each other. Science is collaboration. Collaboration requires an open mind and a civil disposition. Both are expected at all times during this course. Course Outline: First Semester Introduction, Math Review, Vector Math Motion in One Dimension (Horizontal and Vertical) Motion in Two Dimensions Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion Work, Power, Energy and Its Conservation Momentum, Impulse and Collisions Second Semester Torque and Rotational Motion Ohm’s Law and Electric Circuits Electrostatics (Electric Force and Field) Reflection and Mirrors Refraction and Lenses Wave Motion and Sound This is a general description of the course. More or less time may be necessary to fully examine topics, and it will be provided accordingly.