House Bill 2504 Spring 2013 Course Syllabus PHYS-1405-05 - Conceptual Physics
Spring 2013 Course Syllabus
PHYS-1405-05 - Conceptual Physics
|Instructor||Stahl, Kevin Randolph|
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|Course Description||Conceptual level survey of topics in physics for non-science majors. Introduces the basic interactions of nature with emphasis on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Counts as a laboratory science toward graduation|
|Required Textbooks||Practicing Physics, 11th edition, Paul G. Hewitt|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Lab grade contributes 10% of overall course grade.|
|Final Exam Date||May 2, 2013 - 11:00 AM|
Week 2: Linear motion
Week 3: Newton's 2nd law of motion
Week 4: Newton's 3rd law of motion, vectors
Week 5: Newton's laws of motion, Exam Ch 1-5
Week 6: Momentum
Week 7: Momentum and Impulse
Week 8: Work and Power
Week 9: Work and Power
Week 10: Work and Power
Week 11: Radioactivity
Week 12: Nuclear Energy, Temperature, Heat and Expansion
Week 13: Heat Transfer. Change of phase
Week 14: Heat Transfer, Change of phase
Week 15: Heat Transfer, Change of phase
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
SPRING SEMESTER 2013 DR. STAHL
DATE TOPIC READING ASSIGNMENT HOMEWORK HOMEWORK DUE DATE
1/15/2013 Introduction pp. 6-15, 18-30 p. 15 Review Questions #9-20 pp 30-31 Review Questions #5-18 1/17/2013
1/17/2013 Newton’s 1st Law of Motion pp. 35-45 p. 31 Review Questions #19-25, p. 31 Ranking #1-4, pp. 33-34 Problems #1-4 1/22/2013
1/22/2013 Linear Motion pp. 51-60 pp. 46-47 Review Questions #1-4, 7-10, 15-19, 23, 26; pp47-48 Plug and Chug #1-22 1/24/2013
1/24/2013 Linear Motion
1/29/2013 Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion pp. 66-77 pp. 61-62 Review Questions #1-7, 10-14, 17-18, 21-26, 27-33
p. 62 Plug and Chug #1-10
pp. 62-63 Ranking #1-3 1/31/2013
1/31/2013 Practice Problems
2/5/2013 Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion and Vectors pp. 77-78 Review Questions #1-8, 10-22
p. 78 Plug and Chug #1-4
pp. 78-79 Ranking #1-4 2/7/2013
2/7/2013 Practice Problems
2/12/2013 Practice Problems
2/19/2013 Exam Review pp. 83-95
2/21/2013 Momentum pp. 83-95 p. 96 Review Questions #1-11
p. 96 Plug and Chug #1-6
p. 97 Ranking #1-3 2/26/2012
2/26/2013 Momentum p. 96 Review Questions #12-22
p. 96 Plug and Chug #7-8
p.97 Ranking #4
p. 98 Exercises #2-4, 7, 9, 14 2/28/2013
2/28/2013 Practice Problems
3/5/2013 Practice Problems
3/7/2013 Work and Power pp. 101-116 p. 117 Review Questions #1-16
p. 118 Plug and Chug #1-14 3/19/2013
3/19/2013 Work and Power pp. 101-116 p. 117 Review Questions #20-16
p. 118 Ranking #1-4 3/21/2013
3/21/2013 Practice Problems
3/26/2013 Practice Problems
4/2/2013 Exam Review pp. 577-589
pp. 598-606, 610-613 p. 594 Review Questions # 1-21
p. 595 Ranking #1 4/9/2013
4/9/2013 Nuclear Fission and Fusion pp. 268-280 p. 614 Review Questions #1-17, 24-26
4/11/2013 Temperature, Heat and Expansion pp. 284-296 pp. 280-281 Review Questions #1-30 4/16/2013
4/16/2013 Heat Transfer pp. 300-311 pp. 296-297 Review Questions #1-30 4/18/2013
4/18/2013 Change of Phase pp. 311-312 Review Questions #1-29 4/23/2013
4/23/2013 Practice Problems
4/30/2103 Exam Review
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area material.
Identifies all Main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
Creatively identifies the problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of data or observable facts in informed conclusions. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills - Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Helps the team move forward by discussion merits of alternative ideas; treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; provides assistance/encouragement to team members; completes all assigned tasks by deadline; addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1.Demonstrates comprehension of content-area material (PSLO ALPHA) Measured by pre-test/post-test
2.Explain the difference between mass and weight(PSLO3,PSLO2) Measured by Homwork and embedded Test questions
3.Analyze motion; calculate speed, velocity, and acceleration(PSLO!PSLO3) Measured by Homwork and embedded Test questions
4.Apply and use Newton’s 3 Laws(PSLO3) Measured by Homwork, labs and embedded Test questions
5.Apply and use energy and work concepts(PSLO3) Measured by Homwork,labs and embedded Test questions
6.Apply and use impulse and momentum concepts(PSLO3) Measured by Homwork, labs and embedded Test questions
7.Analyze problems and apply the principles of physics expressed in mathematical equations(PSLO3) Measured by homework exercises
8.Read text material to identify important ideas and princilpes, and discuss their applications in physical situations(PSLO1) Measured by homework questions and embedded test questions
9.Work in groups to develope presentations informing the class concerning important ideas and principles and their application(PSLO2 & PSLO4) Measured by group projects in class, or discussion board for online courses
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