syllabus_215 - Physics 215 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics...

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TEXTBOOK “Physics and Everyday Thinking” , Fred Goldberg, Steve Robinson and Valerie Otero. It’s About Time, Armonk, NY, 10504 Herff Jones Education Division. ISBN 978-1-58591-665-8 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 215 Physics for Elementary Education Spring 2010 Professor in Charge: Prof. Haugan Lecture: 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm [Monday] FRNY G140 Office: Room 282, Physics Building Phone: 494-5504 Email: haugan@purdue.edu Office Hours: After Class/By Appointment Graduate Assistant: Jordan Kendall Laboratory: 8:30 am - 11:20 am [Wednesday] Room 154, Physics Building Office: Room 222, Physics Building Email: kendallj@purdue.edu Office Hours: After Class/By Appointment Graduate Assistant: Mayra Cervantes Laboratory: 8:30 am - 11:20 am [Tuesday] and 2:30 9m - 5:20 pm [Tuesday] Room 154, Physics Building Office: Room 222, Physics Building Email: mcervant@purdue.edu Office Hours: After Class/By Appointment Graduate Assistant: Daniel Whitenack Laboratory: 11:30 am - 2:20 pm [Tuesday] Room 154, Physics Building Office: Room 136, Physics Building Email: dwhitena@purdue.edu Office Hours: After Class/By Appointment
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You will also need the Student Resources CD included with the text book. Please purchase a book so that you can remove the pages and turn them in as your homework and laboratory work assignments. I-CLICKER Audience response device, ISBN 0-7167-7939-0 Publishers Bedford, Freeman and Worth The I-Clicker will be used in BOTH lecture and laboratory. You must acquire an I-Clicker before the beginning of Laboratory 2 during the second week of classes. Remember to bring it to that laboratory session and to each lecture and laboratory session after that. We will begin to use the I-Clickers as soon as they are activated. COURSE EFFORT This course is extensive, covering examples from the major area of physics, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, gravity, thermal physics, circuits, light and optics. Physics is a beautiful and exciting topic to study. Physics 215 is a 2 credit hour course including both a weekly lecture and laboratory. You are among an elite group of students who will pass the knowledge you gain to future generations. You have the strong will and intellectual capability to delve deeply into this practical yet aesthetically pleasing topic. What is physics? Newton first showed us that while the physical world appears complex, chaotic and unpredictable, a limited number of simple fundamental principles can explain the behavior of seemingly complex physical systems. Physics continues to develop by seeking simple, understandable basic principles capable of accounting for all the physical phenomena we observe. The course will be focused on doing physics in the laboratory, learning by doing, developing your understanding by collaborative discussion and collaborative activities in the laboratory. The final step is to write out and explain what you have learned to others. It is important that you place the correct amount of work time into your schedule at the beginning of
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