NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

General Physics II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: General Physics II
    B. Course Number: PH 124 - 10340
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: M 6:00:00 PM - 7:59:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Keranen, Joel
    G. Office: Heidel Hall (HH) 232
    H. Email Address: JKeranen@nmjc.edu
    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
    L. Prerequisite(s): PH114.
    M. Corequisite(s): PH124 L.
    N. Class Location: HH127
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    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

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    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.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Required:

    1) Title: College Physics, Digital Access and Print, 11th Edition
    Author: Raymond A. Serway & Chris Vuille
    ISBN: 978-1337604888
    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

    Suggested:

    Ruler and protractor.

     

    Suggested:

    Ruler and protractor.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

     

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    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

    Grading Weights:

    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:

     

    Create Account

     

    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 
    Main Purpose 
    Key Concepts 
    Procedure 

    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.

     

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Assistance: 
    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. 

    Conduct:
    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.

     

    DON’T

    DO

    hi mister can you extend the due date for the accel lab for me plsigot 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?

    Sincerely,

    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.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE This outline for General Physics, is a tentative outline that is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor

    This outline for General Physics, is a tentative outline that is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. 

    Week

    Topic

    Laboratory

    Homework

    #1

    Introductory Material

    Chapter 15:  Electric Forces and Electric Fields

    Introduction and Lab Safety

    Simple Electrostatics Experiment

    Submit a discussion introducing your self to the class.

    Submit a discussion on the importance of Physics.

    Do a Short Exam

    Register to WebAssign and do a short homework.

    #2

    Chapter 15:  Electric Forces and Electric Fields

    Chapter 16:  Electrical Energy and Capacitance

    Electrostatics and Coulomb’s Law

    Chapter 15 in WebAssign

    Scientific Method Quiz

    Charles Coulomb Journal

    #3

    Chapter 16:  Electrical Energy and Capacitance

    Electric Fields and Electric Field Mapping

    Chapter 16 in WebAssign

    Journal:  Alessandro Volta

    Discussion:  How Batteries Work

    #4

    Chapter 17:  Current and Resistance

    Capacitors

    Chapter 17 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Electricity in Biology

    #5

    Chapter 18:  Direct Current Circuits

    Introduction to Circuits: Ohm's Law

    Chapter 18 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Electric Circuits and Examples

    Journal:  Georg Ohm

     

    Exam 1 (Chapters 15, 16, 17, & 18)

     

     

    #6

    Chapter 19:  Magnetism

    RC Circuits

    Chapter 19 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Magnetic Fields in the Body

    Journal:  Hans Oersted

    #7

    Chapter 20: Induced Voltages and Inductance

    Magnetic Fields  

    Chapter 20 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Uses of Induces Voltages

    #8

    Chapter 21:  Alternating-Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves

    Faraday’s Law

    Chapter 21 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  AC Circuits Uses

    Journal:  Nikola Tesla

     

     

    Exam 2 (Chapters 19, 20, & 21)

     

     

    #9

    Chapter 22:  Reflection and Refraction of Light

    LRC Circuit Analysis

    Chapter 22 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Describe the Physics of Reflection and Refraction

    Journal:  Pierre de Fermat

    #10

    Chapter 23:  Mirrors and Lenses

    Reflection and Refraction of Light

    Chapter 23 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Use of Mirrors and Lenses

    #11

    Chapter 13:  Vibrations and Waves

    Color Mixing of Light and Optics

    Chapter 13 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Use of Vibrations and Waves in Science and Engineering

     

    Exam 3 (Chapters 22, 23, & 13)

     

     

    #12

    Chapter 24:  Wave Optics

    Polarization of Light

    Chapter 24 in WebAssign

    Journal on Christiaan Huygens

    Discussion:  Practical Uses of Wave Optics

    #13

    Chapter 25:  Optical Instruments

    Optical Instruments

    Chapter 25 in WebAssign

    Journal on Albert Michelson

    Discussion:  Optical Instruments

     

    #14

    Chapter 14:  Sound (Sections 1-6)

       

    Tones and Sound Resonance

    Chapter 14 A Homework in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Sounds in Music

    #15

    Chapter 14:  Sound (Sections 7-13)

    Review for Final

    Chapter 14B in WebAssign

    Journal on Scientist who Investigated Sound

     

    #16

    Final Exams

    Monday, May 6 at 6:00-7:45 p.m. in HH127