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Phys 212 College Physics II (4 credits)
Section 1
SYLLABUS Spring 2018

Lecture: Section 1, MWF 8:15 - 9:20,   Room: Henkels 2060
Lab: Prof. Rodriguez, Section 11, Tues 8:50 - 11:50 AM. Section 12, Turs 1:50 - 4:50 PM,   Henkels 2060

Text: Cutnell and Johnson, Essentials of Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc ISBN 978-0-471-71398-2

Instructor: Dr. James Caffrey Daly   Office: Henkels 2059
Tel: 401-742-5759(cell) 239-867-4072(home)
Email: james.daly@avemaria.edu   (email read often)
Office Hours: MW 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Other times by appointment (Send email)

Course website:   jcdaly.com/phys212

Prerequisite: Math 150

Catalog Description: Thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics are essential aspects of classical physics. Topics include: temperature, heat and its transfer, the Laws of Thermodynamics, electric force, field, potential and current, capacitance, resistance, induction, circuits, and optics. (With Lab)

The objective of this course is to understand how physical laws are discovered and shown to be true and how thermal, electrical and optical phemonena are understood, predicted, and used.

Course Outcomes:

After taking this course you will be able to;

Course outcomes support core program outcomes 8, 9 and 11.

Assessment and Evaluation:
Your final grade will be determined by your performance in the lab (15%), on exams (40%), the final (30%), homework (10%), and attendance (5%). We will have 5 exams. The lowest exam will be dropped leaving 4 exams. Each exam is worth 10% (4x10%=40%).

IF a student fails to write the final, THEN an F will be awarded as their final grade. The conversion to letter grades will be approximately of the form:

over 90 —> A     80 - 90 —> B     70 - 80 —> C     50 - 60 —> D     below 50 —> F    

subject to discretionary adjustments. It is possible (and highly desirable) that everyone in the class will be rewarded an "A".

Exams:
Each exam will consist of questions similar to homework and examples discussed in class. In solving a problem, the steps that lead to your answer must be shown to receive proper credit. Without intermediate steps, an otherwise correct answer may receive no credit. You may bring a reference sheet of your own devising (hand written) to the exams and final. There are no makeup exams. (Difficult situations may allow a missed exam to be dropped in the computing of your final grade).

Homework and Solutions:
Homework problems will be assigned and solutions will be posted on the course homework webpage. Your classmates or professors may assist you in mastering these exercises. Mutual assistance is to everyone's advantage.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

No. Topic Exam   Homework Due
1. Temperature and Heat     1/15 12.5, 12.15, 12.31, 12.41, 12.49, 12.55
2. Heat Transfer     Exam 1   (1/24) 1/22 13.1, 13.7, 13.11, 13.17, 13.21
3. Ideal Gas Law 1/29 14.1, 14.7, 14.11, 14.15, 14.33
4. Thermodynamics     Exam 2   (2/7) 2/5 15.1, 15.5, 15.13, 15.23, 15.33
5. Electric Forces 2/12 15.41, 15.49, 15.59, 15.65, 15.71
6. Electric Potential Energy Exam 3   (2/21) 2/19 18.5, 18.19, 18.23, 18.39, 18.51
7. Electric Circuits 2/26 18.52, 18.54, 19.5, 19.23, 19.31, 19.43
Spring Break 3/3 - 3/11
8. Magnetic Fields Exam 4   (3/21) 3/19 20.1, 20.11, 20.23, 20.33, 20.39, 20.55
9. Electromagnetic Induction 3/26 20.61, 20.77, 20.85, 20.89
Easter Break 3/29 - 4/2
10. AC Circuits 4/9 21.5, 21.15, 21.33, 21.51, 21.61
11. Electromagnetic Waves Exam 5   (4/18) 4/16 22.7, 22.25, 22.31, 22.49, 22.57
12. Optics 4/23 24.1, 24.5, 24.11, 24.29, 24.35

GRADES:
Exams
(best 4 of 5)  
40%   Exams are based on homework and lecture examples.
Homework 10%   Late home work is marked down 20%
Lab 15%
Attendance 5%   First two absences are not counted. Late for class counted as 1/2 an absence. (Do not come to class if you are sick.)
Final 30%   Final is based on exams. It will assess course outcomes.
We are happy to accommodate students with disabilities.

Everyone's behavior is expected to exemplary and, at a minimum, in conformity with the Honor Code.

The instructor reserves the right to change or modify this course and the syllabus for justifiable reasons, subject to appropriate and timely notice to the students enrolled in this class.