NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
General Physics II
|A.||Course Title:||General Physics II|
|B.||Course Number:||PH 124 - 10340|
|D.||Days/Time:||M 6:00:00 PM - 7:59:00 PM|
|G.||Office:||Heidel Hall (HH) 232|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-2820|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Monday: 3:00:00 PM-5:30:00 PM (MST);
Tuesday: 9:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
Wednesday: 9:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
Thursday: 9:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
Other office hours by appointment. I answer email and Canvas messages within 24 hours on weekdays.
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course is a continuation of PH 114, with a study of magnetism, electricity, sound, and light. Concurrent enrollment in PH 124L (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: PH 114
This course is for non-engineering majors and transfers to most four-year colleges and universities. Please check with counseling to determine whether this course transfers for your degree.
1) Title: College Physics, Digital Access and Print, 11th Edition
Author: Raymond A. Serway & Chris Vuille
Edition: 11th 2018
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Notes: College Physics, Hybrid, 11th Edition includes Enhanced WebAssign Homework and eBook LOE Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science. This card is required for the course.
2) Ranking Task Exercises in Physics, O'Kuma, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall 2004 ISBN: 978-0131448513
3) Physics Laboratory Manual: Real Time Physics Active Learning Laboratories by Sokoloff, Thornton, & Laws, Module 3 Electricity and Magnetism, ISBN: 978-0-470-76889-1 Wiley 2012
3) Physics Laboratory Manual:
Real Time Physics Active Learning Laboratories by Sokoloff, Thornton, &
Laws, Module 4 Optics, ISBN: 978-0-470-76888-4 Wiley 2012
4) Physics Science Pack
5) Scientific Calculator
Ruler and protractor.
Ruler and protractor.
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F
Attendance = 4%
Homework, Journals, and Quizzes = 20% (Homework = 12%, Journals =4%, and Quizzes = 4%)
3 Exams = 36%
Laboratory = 20%
Final Exam = 20%
Total Possible = 100%
Attendance: A grade is awarded for attendance in this class. Roll will be taken through a sign in sheet; if you fail to sign in you are considered absent. You will be given a 1 for attendance each day. If you are tardy, (15 min. late), or leave early the grade will drop to a ½ and if you do not show up, you will receive a grade of 0 for that day. (IF YOU ARE LATE FOR A Legitimate REASON, YOU NEED TO SHOW THE INSTRUCTOR A DOCUMENTED EXCUSE!) School sponsored activities, illness, and emergencies will not count against attendance if proper notification from Professor/Coach/Doctor/Parent/Etc. is given. All unexcused absences will cost you points. Students who have zero (unexcused) absences will be allowed to drop their lowest exam score and replace it with their highest exam score!
Homework: The student will submit weekly homework assignments via the WebAssign Homework and eBook LOE Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science. This card is required for the course.
Weekly textbook homework exercise assignments will be given online in WebAssign. Do the required problems for each chapter, as instructed. To access these you need to sign up to PH124 General Physics in the WebAssign website.
To Register for WebAssign, please follow these steps.
Steps for Student Registration to WebAssign and Course General Physics II – PH124
Step 1: Open the website: www.webassign.net
Step 2: In the upper right hand corner, you will see a grey box with
white letters “ENTER CLASS KEY”. Click on this box.
Step 3: You will see the web page with “Enroll with Class Key”. Enter 4 characters for each box of the class key. Enter this class key:
nmjc 9566 8739
Step 4: Verify the correct course. It should be:
Course: PH124, section PH124 Spring 2019
Instructor: Joel Keranen
New Mexico Junior College
If you see this then click the red box that says “YES, THIS IS MY CLASS”.
Step 5: If you do not have any WebAssign account, the select the box (on the lower right corner of the page) that states:
If you have a WebAssign account then sign in your account. You can also link it to your Cengage Account by clicking the box on the upper right corner that states: Link Your WebAssign Account.
Step 6: Fill in your login information and your student information. Be sure to remember your password and store it in a safe place for future reference. When you are finished, then click on: “CREATE MY ACCOUNT”.
Step 7: The text you purchased at the NMJC Bookstore will have an access code.
Step 7a: Login to WebAssign.
Step 7b: Select enter an access code.
Step 7c: Select your access code prefix.
Step 7d: Enter your access code and click Continue.
Note: You will be given a 14 day grace period to enter your access code.
Journals: Two types of journals will be assigned: They are Discussions and Biographical Journals. These are done in Canvas.
Discussions will be about physics topics. Please answer these using physics ideas. If you use and sources online or in print, please cite these at the end of your discussion post.
Biographical journals will have a format as follows: Title A) Biography of the scientist (should deal with physics!) B) The most important theory(ies) of the scientist is/are . . . C) How do you think this scientist has impacted our world?
Quizzes: Quizzes may be given at any time. Always be prepared for a pop quiz. Take-home quizzes will also be given. Quizzes will be part of the homework grade.
Exams: All exams will be given online
in the Testing Center. Testing Center staff will log you on for the tests.
Tests will be given over a five day period.
The dates will be announced in class, and
online in emails and announcements. Make-up exams will
be given only for excused absences with notice.
* On test days the students will be allowed to use notes on the exam!
Laboratory Policies: Laboratory attendance is required. You should bring a straight edge and a scientific calculator to lab. A lab report is due at the beginning of the following week's lab. The following shows the required format of a report:
Title: Example: Electric Field Mapping.
Introduction: State briefly what the goal of the experiment is. Use future tense. Examples: The purpose of this experiment is to demonstrate the vector nature of electric fields. We will measure the length of a table.
Procedure: Explain the steps you took in order to perform the experiment. In this part of the lab, use diagrams to show equipment used. Use past tense here and for the remainder of the lab. Example: A setup consisting of two voltmeters, conducting paper, two electrodes, wires, and probe, was used to map voltage lines and electric fields. Figure 1 shows the apparatus. Etc......
Data: In this part of the lab, show the data you obtained from the experiment. This is the place for tabulated data. Place data tables here.
Analysis: State your result. State how you obtained your result. The result is obtained either by the use of a formula or by graphing. Show all graphs and calculations here. Error Analysis: Calculate the error of your result. This is performed either by use of a formula or graph. The graphical method would appear on a graph(s) of the preceding section. Conclusion: State briefly what was done in the lab and the result obtained. Example: A curved track and video camera were used to measure the acceleration due to gravity. We found the value of g to be 9.78 +/- 0.30 m/s^2. The accepted value is 9.80 m/s^2, giving experimental agreement.
Each lab is worth 10 points. The lab report is
worth 5 out of the ten points. Properly
filled out data sheets are worth 5 points. The data sheets should be placed at the back of the report. The
report should be typed on a computer.
Pre-lab: Pre-labs are due at the beginning of the lab. You will be told if a pre-lab is required for next week’s lab. The format of a pre-lab is as follows: Title
It is recommended that you keep your homework, journals, and quizzes organized in a three-ring binder and have them with you each class session, so that you are prepared to ask questions about the homework, and for use in exam preparation.
Final Exam: The Final Examination will be a comprehensive exam with a greater emphasis on the untested material. Typically, the PH124 final has 40% of the content as already tested material, and 60% of the content is untested material. * You will be allowed to use notes on the Final Exam.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.
The course content of PH124 supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:
1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.
2. Solve problems scientifically.
3. Communicate scientific information.
4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.
5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.
Specific Objectives of General Physics PH124
Upon completion of PH124, students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate the properties of charge.
2) Demonstrate and calculate electric forces.
3) Demonstrate and visualize electric fields.
4) Calculate the electric field for simple charge distributions.
5) Demonstrate concepts about electric circuits.
6) Demonstrate concepts about charge sources and capacitors.
7) Explain voltage and resistance.
8) Demonstrate circuit analysis.
9) Explain and calculate energy and power in electric circuits.
10) Perform simple circuit calculations with Ohm's law and the power relation.
11) Demonstrate about the nature of magnetic forces.
12) Demonstrate and visualize magnetic fields.
13) Explain applications of magnetic fields and their forces to everyday situations.
14) Perform simple calculations with magnetic fields, current, and charges with the right hand rule.
15) Explain and calculate electromagnetic induction, ac motors, and dc motors.
16) Demonstrate the wave model of light.
17) Explain the particle model of light.
18) Demonstrate reflection.
19) Explain refraction and calculate refraction angle in Snell's Law.
20) Demonstrate interference and diffraction of light.
21) Demonstrate lenses.
22) Demonstrate vision and optical instruments.
23) Perform calculations by use of the thin lens equation.
24) Perform calculations by use of the mirror equation.
25) Perform simple calculations of refraction and diffraction of light.
26) Demonstrate the properties of waves.
27) Demonstrate the polarization of light.
28) Perform calculations with Malus' Law.
29) Demonstrate sound waves.
30) Explain noise and the environment in terms of sound.
31) Calculate sound level, power, and intensity of sound waves.
32) Perform laboratory experiments and hands-on explorations.
33) Demonstrate data analysis in laboratory.
34) Perform error analysis in experimental data analysis.
35) Write standard format reports for laboratory experiments.
If you are having problems you are encouraged to come see me during my office hours, and there are tutors available, free of charge, in the Library. Contact them at 575.492.2614 for the free tutoring. You can get additional help for free online with Brainfuse at http://www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/currentstudents/onlinetutoringbrainfuse.aspx. See the handout for more details. Also feel free to call me for help or see me for other methods of assistance. It is very important for you to seek help if you are having trouble.
1) Cheating will not be tolerated.
2) All students in this classroom are adults and will act as such. Disruptions in the class will not be tolerated. First Offense: student will be given a verbal warning. Second Offense: student will be asked to leave the room and lose attendance point for that day. Third Offense: a conference with the Dean will be necessary before the student may return to class.
3) Cell phones and pagers will be turned off while you are in the classroom.
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Please use appropriate, professional language, grammar and structure in your emails, homework, lab reports, and any other coursework. I will do the same. Do not send an email that looks and reads as though it were composed as a text message.
hi mister can you extend the due date for the accel lab for me pls…igot behind bci dont get this stuf thx
Dear Professor Keranen,
Would you please allow me until Friday to complete my laboratory report on acceleration? I am not understanding some of the concepts for this experiment. Are you available at noon tomorrow so I can get help with it?
Student who plans to make an A
NMJC Communication Standard:
ü No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
ü Correct spelling and proper capitalization
ü Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
ü Logical organization
NOTE: THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COLLEGE, CLASS, OR INSTRUCTOR CIRCUMSTANCES.