Dr. Goderya: Physics 105
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PHY 105 College Physics:
Class Section 10 Lab. Section 510
Syllabus- Tentative 01/15/12
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http://faculty.tarleton.edu/goderya/documents/Teaching/phy105/index.html
Course
This is an introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. It is a trigonometry-based physics
course for students majoring in either biology or a pre-professional field.
Student Learning Goals:
1.
Acquire conceptual knowledge of electricity, magnetism and optics, and the role these
topics play in their choice of careers by way of applications and examples.
2.
Acquire mathematical and analytical problem solving skills:
Using trigonometry, algebra
and geometry. Drawing suitable diagrams, identifying relevant concept and setting up
problems algebraically to synthesize equations to determine the unknowns, and to check
the validity of answers (does it make sense) in correct units. Be able to solve problems
that involve multiple concepts, including those learned in the prerequisite course(s). Be
able to solve conceptual and numerical problems often asked in standardized test (like
MCAT). The topics for this particular course are:
a. Electric forces and fields
b. Electric energy and capacitance
c. Electric current and resistance
d. Direct current circuits
e. Magnetism and inductance
f.
Alternating current circuits
g. Reflection and refraction of light
h. Mirrors and lenses
i.
Optical instruments
j.
Wave optics
3.
Acquire experimental skills: Students are expected to complete several laboratory
experiments over topics covered in the course. In these experiments student are
expected to setup up equipment, draw diagrams and/or circuits with appropriate
symbols, use technology for, data collection and data analysis, calculate percentage
error do elementary error analysis and prepare reports.
4.
Overall ability: Students should be able to integrate the ideas covered in different topics
along with ideas from geometry, trigonometry, and algebra to develop solutions to
problems involving more than one idea.
Instructor:
Dr. Shaukat Goderya
Office:
Science Building Room 213B
Phone (O):
(254) 968 - 9730
E-mail:
[email protected]
Office Hours*:
MWF 10 – 11 AM
or by appointment, or after lab
Lab Assistant / SI:
TBA

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