PHY2049-U31+Spring+2019+Syllabus.pdf - c 2019 Geoff Potvin Syllabus for PHY 2049 2049L U31(Spring 2019 PHY 2049 2049L U31 Physics with Calculus II Geoff

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Syllabus for PHY 2049 & 2049L – U31 (Spring 2019) c 2019 Geoff Potvin PHY 2049 & 2049L – U31: Physics with Calculus II Geoff Potvin, PhD (Instructor of Record) Department of Physics, CP 206 STEM Transformation Institute, VH 144 Florida International University Miami, FL, 33199 B [email protected] T (305) 348-7614 Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30 in CP 206 or by appointment Miguel Rodriguez (Teaching Assistant) Department of Physics, VH 160 B [email protected] Course Description PHYS 2049 Physics with Calculus II: Electricity, Magnetism and Optics. This course is the second course in introductory physics. It comprises both the “lecture” and “lab” components of introductory college physics; both have been integrated into a single studio-format course. The topics covered include electricity and magnetism, field theory, and optics. The learning goals of this course are to (1) develop a model-centered, constructivist under- standing of electricity & magnetism and optics, (2) learn strong laboratory skills using computer-based data acquisition and analysis tools, (3) develop self-directed learning skills, and (4) learn to think clearly and simply about the physical world. Class Schedule and Attendance Policy The regular class time will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:05 – 12:15 in AHC5 - 201/203, starting January 08, 2018 and running until April 18, 2018, with the exceptions of March 12 & 14 (Spring Break). Punctual attendance is required. There is a 15-minute grace period in the event the instructors and Teaching Assistant is late for class. Because of the highly interactive nature of the course and the cumulative nature of the material it is strongly recommended that students not miss any classes, as it will be very difficult to make up later. Students are responsible for all materials, assignments, and announcements made in class. Course Structure & Content This is a studio-format, integrated physics course in which the artificial distinction between “lecture” and “labora- tory” does not exist. Because of this, you must be enrolled in both 2049-U31 and 2049L-U31 and you will receive the same final grade for both courses based on your entire performance. This course is organized in a way that is significantly different from a traditional physics course. It is activity-based and requires the sharing of ideas and working in groups. The activities in this class include “thought” experiments, open-ended question activities, problem-solving, and experiments. There will be little, if any, traditional lecturing during the entire semester. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire document are permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
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PHY 2049 & 2049L – U31 SYLLABUS (SPRING 2019) 2 The nature of introductory physics is such that a small number of mathematical/physical models can be usefully applied to a wide variety of situation and systems. Thus, in this semester, you will engage in the study of
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