Physics 131 (FEH)SyllabusAutumn 2011Instructors:10:30 Professor Andrew Heckler, 1002 Physics Research Building, 688-3048, [email protected] Office Hours: Mon. 11:30-1:00, or set up appointment. 11:30 Professor Terry Walker, M2012 Physics Research Building, 292-3251, [email protected] Office Hours: Wed. 10:00-11:00, or set up appointment. 12:30 Professor Terry Walker, M2012 Physics Research Building, 292-3251, [email protected] Office Hours: Wed. 10:00-11:00, or set up appointment. 1:30 Dr. Kenneth Bolland, 1106D Smith Lab, 292-8065, [email protected] Office Hours: Th. 2:30-4:30, or set up appointment. No matter which course you are enrolled in, you may attend any of our office hours. This is a GEC Science Course:Physics 131 is a Physical Science course in the Natural Science category of the GEC. Goals/Rationale: Courses in natural sciences foster an understanding of the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, and the effects of science and technology on the environment. Learning Objectives: 1.Students understand the basic facts, principles, theories and methods of modern science. This course is a survey of the concepts and problem solving techniques involving linear and rotational motion, force, energy, work, and momentum. 2.Students learn key events in the history of science. This course follows some of the most important developments in physics in including ideas of Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, and a variety of physicists in the 18thand 19thcenturies. 3.Students provide examples of the inter-dependence of scientific and technological developments. Applications to technology are discussed and problems involving design applications involving basic physics principals are assigned and discussed. 4.Students discuss social and philosophical implications of scientific discoveries and understand the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world. The applications of these foundational topics to current and recent technological problems and the promise of current and recent research based on these foundations is discussed. Course Format:Large room meetings MWF in Smith 1009 and small room meetings TR in different rooms. Labs meet most weeks for two hours in Smith 2052. Text (Required): R. Knight: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: a strategic approach (2nd Edition), Addison Wesley Publishers. Ancillary Kit (Required): Active Learning Problem Sheets (the ALPS kit) purchased at the OSU bookstore on High Street. It is also called the “course packet”. Bring the guide to each recitation where it will be used almost every session. Lab Manual: This is posted on Carmen (see below). You will need to print it and bring it to lab. Lab Notebook (Required): Buy one at a bookstore for use in your physics laboratories. It should be a bound note book with graph paper pages (e.g. composition book with graph paper pages).
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