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Unformatted text preview: San Jose State University Elementary Physics Section 3 PHYS 1 Spring 2010 Syllabus Time and Location: ’ITh 4:30 pm — 5:45 pm, SCI 258 Instructor Information: Name: Maxine Rose Shao (Maxine), Office phone number: (408) 924-5724 Office: SCI 324, Office Hours: TTh 3:00pm-4z30pm, Th 5:45pm-6245pm. Email: Maxine.Shao@sisu.edu Webpage: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/maxinc.shao/ Please visit my webpage for all of my course documents (PDF format), and current class information. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for Elementary Physics; therefore no prior knowledge of physics principles is necessary. You do need to be comfortable with thinking, and this is not meant to be a joke. Elementary Physics Lab is an independent class that can be taken concurrently, or during a different semester. Course Description: This general education course will cover topics in Mechanics, Energy Forms, Gravity, the Atomic Nature of Matter, Properties of Materials, Heat, Electromagnetics, Waves, Radioactivity, Nuclear fission and fusion. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications of physics principles to contemporary problems. Required Textbook: Conceptual Physics (101'1 Ed.) by PG. Hewitt Required Supplies: A scientific calculator, 3 form 882—E Scantron sheets, pencils, pens and notebook paper. Required Techniques: Note taking. Student Learning Objectives (SLO): Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: (SLO 1) Question existing or preexisting explanations about the natural world by learning how modern scientific methods are used. This is accomplished by class discussions showing how the scientific method has been used to understand natural laws. Homework in Chapters 1 and 11 specifically focus on scientific methods. (SLOZ) Understand some of the effects of science on political and moral issues that society currently is facing. Which is accomplished through classroom discussions and written assignments on concepts that include: population and natural rescurces usage, fossil fuels and greenhouse gases, rising temperatures and their effects on climate. (SLO3) Recognize and apply quantitative and analytical reasoning techniques. Through symbolic problem solving in class, and in assigned homework in all studied text chapters, this third objective is accomplished. Course Requirements: Points: Due Date or Exam Date: Homework questions from text 27 2/23/10, 3/23/10, and 5/4/10 Quizzes 10 5 unannounced quizzes lSl midterm 25 Tuesday March 2nd 2ncl midterm 25 Thursday April 8th Essay questions 8 Tuesday April 20th Final 30 Wednesday May 19“: 2:45pm— 5:00pm Grades: Your course grade will be determined from the class curve. The lowest midterm score will be dropped. Ask me after class, or during my office hours, for your grade during the course of the semester. Written Work: This general education class requires you to turn in at least 1500 written words that will be graded on content and style. Focus your attention on using good English grammar, correct spelling, and sound logic on every assignment written. All written work must be typed. Reading: I will expect you to read the relevant chapter in your textbook before 1 cover the material in class. See the class schedule on the last page. To understand the material you should expect to read some chapter sections, or entire chapters more than once. Homework: Your homework must be typed, printed out, and handed in during class on or before the due date to receive full credit. There is assigned homework in 19 chapters and in Appendix E (refer to the homework assignment sheet). Your written homework will be collected three times during the semester. Late homework will only receive a maximum of 50% credit and will only be accepted with my prior approval. I will expect your writing to be grammatically correct. Simple yes or no answers, one-word responses, or mathematical calculations, although correct in content will not receive credit. Furthermore, even though you might have worked with a classmate on your homework you must write your answers in your own words. If identically worded homework is turned in, no credit will be given to either student for that assignment. Documentary Essay Questions: We will watch a documentary this semester. You will be given a set of questions along with an outline as to how your essay answers to these questions will be graded on the day of the documentary. The rules regarding the homework also apply to these essay questions. You will need to reference your resources for any fact stated in your essays to receive full credit for your work. Uuannounced Quizzes: These quizzes can be on the reading material assigned, the past lecture material, class demonstrations, or any idea discussed in the documentary. The quizzes will be given out at any time of my choosing during any class period. You need to be in attendance to take an unannounced quiz. Tests: The three multiple—choice exams will test your conceptual understanding of the ideas discussed in lecture, the documentary, class demonstrations and the assigned reading material. Computation problems will be included in your exams. You are allowed to bring a calculator and a double—sided 5"x 7" card of reference notes and equations to each test. If miss a midterm you must call me no later than the day of the test so that we can make arrangements for a midterm make-up during the very next class period. If you cannot make-up your midterm during the following class it will count as your lowest score to be dropped. If you miss the final you must email me immediately to determine an appropriate solution. Classroom Protocol: In the interest of maintaining a positive learning atmosphere it is important for you to follow a few rules: 1. Turn off all cell phones and pagers. If you need to be available to take calls, adjust your phone so that the ringer cannot be heard, and leave the room before you answer your call. 2. No laptops are to be used unless you have received prior permission from me to use your laptop for note taking. 1 have found that laptops are particularity distracting to other students sitting near, or in the rows behind the user, and of course they also distracting to the user. if you receive permission for me to use your laptop in class I will seat you where other students cannot see your screen, and you will be required to email me a copy of your class notes. 3. If you need to speak to a classmate socially during lecture you should expect me to give you a direct look. And if this look fails to get your attention, 1 will pause whatever we are doing and ask you kindly to take your discussion outside. Comments: I suggest that if you want to do well in this course you should attend class consistently, turn in all of your assignments on time, and read each chapter more than once. Don‘t forget that I am also a good tutor so if you need some help please visit me during my office hours. University Policies: Academic Integrigg Statement: "Your own connnitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University, and the University's Academic Integrity Policy requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The policy on academic integrity can be found at: http://sasisuedu/studeut conduct Campus policy in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: "if you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97—03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with DRC to establish a record of their disability." Elementary Physics Section 3 Spring 2010 Class schedule 'lTh 4:30pm - 5:45pm Our atomic world the Periodic table molecules Chater 11 Histo of motion forces Newton's lst Law Describin motion veloci and acceleration Chater3 Newton's 2nd Law the meanin of wei ht Chapter 4 & 9 -- -- -Elfl --— m MT1 On the lectures class demonstrations and cha ters' 1-9 11 -- -- -- -- -- -m— --— --— --_ m -- -- - Manetism eomanetism electric ower lants 27—Apr Exonential - rowth and resource use Apendix E 29-Apr Radioactivi and the Stron Nuclear force Chater 33 Fission, fusion, and the binding energy E=mc2 Chapter 34 --_ 5:00m, Sy all textbook cha a - endix E, our lecture notes, documenta to pters listed above, ics, and class demos. Tentative schedule subject to change with reasonable notice. Refer to my webpage for changes. Physics 1.3 Tl'h 4:30pm - 5:45pm Spring 2010 Homework Assignments from Hewitt's Conceptual Physics, 10th Edition m I uestions to Ponder: 1 4 5 6 5 & 6 re uire a sreadsheet rorarn M All homework must be typed. Late homew0rk will receive a maximum of 50% credit. Mathematical problems require both a verbal, and a numerical solution. *** This chapter will be covered after your last homework set is due, therefore I will not be collecting chapter 34 homework questions to grade. But we will discuss them, and you should answer them as preparation for questions that could be on the final exam. Homework assignments and dates are subject to change with reasonable notice. Ph ics 1 SPRING 2010 Calendar ...
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