ph202 syllabus - Syllabus for Physics 202 Section 1M,...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Syllabus for Physics 202 Q Section 1M, Spring 2011 Instructor: Lowell Wenger Lecture Class Meeting: MWF, 3:00 pm & 3:50 pm, CH 301 Office Phone: 934-8659 Office Hours: T, Th 2:30 pm “ 4:00 pm Office Location: CH 305 E-mail: wenger@uab.edu Prerequisite: PH 201 or its equivalent Co-requisites: PH 202R and PH 202L (students must register for a recitation ± lab section) Textbook: Cutnell ± Johnson, Physics, 8th Ed. (Wiley ± Sons) Course Description: This is the second of a two-semester introductory, algebra-based college physics sequence. Topics include: electric forces and fields, electric potential energy, electric circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, optics, selected topics in modern and nuclear physics. The course has required lecture, recitation, and laboratory components. Learning Objectives (General and Specific): . Demonstrate the ability to collect and evaluate information within the context of the scientific method. . Use this ability to further one& s understanding of the physical world, especially electromagnetic phenomena, optics, selected quantum phenomena, and the nature of atoms and nuclei. . Demonstrate the ability to interpret data, apply fundamental physical concepts, reason quantitatively and use mathematical analysis skills to effectively solve problems. A student should be able: 1) to read a description of the problem and translate nonscientific prose into the language of physics key quantities that point to a solution determine a relationship(s) between the given physical quantities and the ones to be found out mathematical operations to arrive at a meaningful solution. Physics is concerned with the development of thinking, analyzing, and problem-solving skills, not memorization of facts. . Demonstrate (in the associated laboratory) the ability to collect, evaluate, and communicate scientific information and data. . Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. . Demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge and mathematical skills in algebra, trigonometry, and vectors for quantitative reasoning and problem solving.
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Sheet1 Page 2 Measurement of Learning Objectives: Homework problem sets, exams, recitation exercises, and laboratory reports will be used to measure understanding of the fundamental concepts presented in the lectures as well as the student ability to apply this understanding to problems. Immediate grading of the homework problems by the online homework system will provide feedback to students on their strengths and weaknesses. Problem sets and exams also provide an opportunity to evaluate the progression of a student“ s reasoning and mathematical skills. Expectations from the Students:
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PH 202 taught by Professor Nordlund during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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