Physics 205-01: General Physics II
Lecture : Capwell 214 Mon., Fri., 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Credits: 4/0 lecture and laboratory 3 hours
Lab: Capwell 302, Tues., 2:00p.m. to
Office: 305 Capwell Hall
Web : http://academic.keystone.edu
Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 9 a.m, Thurs. 1:30p.m., and by appointment.
The text for this course is Physics sixth Edition, Giancoli, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0136119719. There will be assigned homework problems in this class. The student is expected to read the textbook ,then solve as many problems as possible and raise questions. There will be no written make-up exams. There will be four comprehensive exams (15% ea.) and one comprehensive final exam. The final is heavily weighted (25%) to favor those students who take the time to master the material and learn from their mistakes. (Study and correct your past exams!) Should a quiz be administered, quiz scores will be added as extra credit to the exam score covering the corresponding material. Please note that all exams count toward your final grade. The professor reserves the right to make syllabus changes as needed and will notify students of any changes. If you are absent when a syllabus correction is announced the onus is on you to find out how this will affect you.
Required: Scientific calculator
Methods of instruction: The material will be presented in a lecture-type format, along with collaborative learning, laboratory based learning and individual participation. You are encouraged to become an active learner by participating in each and every class. The best way to learn the material is by taking an active role in the process. There is an on-line component to the course utilizing Blackboard. Students will be required to participate in on-line student directed learning and assessment.
Class Attendance: Because of the highly sequential nature of this course, good attendance is expected. If you must miss class, it is your responsibility to get the notes and assignments from a fellow classmate. If a quiz was given while you missed class, you will not be allowed to make up the quiz. A grade of zero will be recorded. Missing class may therefore cause your grade to be lowered. Absences of any kind may be reported to a counselor, academic advisor, or Dean of the College. If you must miss class due to a sports event, field trip, or any other college-related activity, you should inform your professor ahead of time and make arrangements for any missed work.
Class assignments: You are expected to do the assigned odd-numbered problems from each section of your textbook relating to the material covered in class that day. Answers to these problems can be found in the back of your book. One of the best ways to become a successful student is to review your notes and do homework on a daily basis. Each day’s work requires information that was taught the previous day. Therefore, it is important to keep up with your work and not fall behind. It is also recommended that you read the summary and try the review exercise and practice test found in the Blackboard module. These will give you an overview of what was covered for that chapter. Special assignments may be given throughout the semester and will be turned in for a grade. These assignments will NOT be accepted late. If you fail to turn in an assignment on time, a grade of zero will be recorded.
Assessment: Tests, worth 100 points each, will be given throughout the semester. All test grades will count. None will be dropped. If you miss a test because you were not prepared, you will receive a zero for that test. Tests can only be made up if they were missed due to extenuating circumstances. The student must provide a verifiable, legitimate excuse for missing an exam. Tests which are allowed to be taken late due to extenuating circumstances will receive no partial credit, nor a chance at any bonus. If a student is caught cheating, it will be reported to a counselor, your academic advisor, and the dean of the college; and a grade of zero will be recorded for that assignment or exam. There will be four comprehensive exams (15% ea.) and one comprehensive final exam. The cumulative average of lab grades and quizzes is equivalent to one in class test, worth 10% of your grade. The final is heavily weighted (30%) to favor those students who take the time to master the material and learn from their mistakes. PLEASE study and correct your past exams! Should a quiz be administered, quiz scores will be added as extra credit to the exam score covering the corresponding material. There are no make-ups administered for quizzes. Please note that all exams count toward your final grade. Laboratory attendance, participation and written reports are required for laboratory credit. A lab report will be graded only if you attended and participated in the lab exercise. You cannot make up lab exercises, so please do not be absent. There will be homework assigned in this class. The homework may be problem sets from the text and/ or on-line assignments using Blackboard. The professor reserves the right to make syllabus changes as needed and will notify students of any changes. If you are absent when a syllabus correction is announced the onus is on you to find out how this will affect you. If you have a disability that may require special assistance please notify your professor as soon as possible so that accommodations can be made.
Electric Charge and Electric Field 16
Electric Potential, Energy and Capacitance 17
Electric Currents 18
DC Circuits 19
Electromagnetic induction 21
Electromagnetic waves 22
Light: Geometric optics 23
Wave nature of Light 24
Optical instruments 25
Special Relativity 26
Quantum Theory 27&28
Calculation of Grades
Final numerical grade =
(0.15 x Exam1 + 0.15 x Exam 2 + 0.15 x Exam 3 + 0.15 x Exam 4 + 0.10x homework
and lab work) + 0.30 x Final Exam
Letter grades translate as follows:
A 95-100%, A- 89-94.9% B+ 86-88.9%, B 80-85.9%
B- 77-79.9% C+ 75-76.9% C 70-74.9% C- 65-69.9%
D 60-64.9% F <59% or academic dishonesty