3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
PHYSICS PROGRAM GENERAL COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE NUMBER: PHYS1402
COURSE TITLE: Introductory General Physics 2
CREDIT HRS: 4 LECTURE HRS: 3 LAB HRS: 3
INSTRUCTOR NAME AND OFFICE: _____________________________PHONE: ______________
CLASS TIMES: LEC __________________________ LAB ____________________________
PREREQUISITE: Physics 1401.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a continuation of Physics 1401 and as such is intended for pre-dental, biology, premedical, pre-pharmacy, and pre-architecture majors and other students who need a two-semester technical course in physics. Electricity, magnetism, and light are studied.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Physics, fifth edition, Cutnell & Johnson
Physics Laboratory Experiments, fifth edition, Wilson
SUPPLIES: scientific calculator, scantron grading forms, metric ruler, protractor, and graph paper
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Our first goal is to help students develop a conceptual understanding of physics principles. Secondly, a strong reasoning ability, combined with a good conceptual understanding, is the legacy that we wish to leave to our students. We want to show students that physics principles come into play over and over again in their lives. The SCANS skill building philosophy of establishing a foundation of basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities are addressed. The mastery of five identified competencies: resource identification, interpersonal skills, information acquisition and use, systems understanding and use, and knowledge of current technology is necessary to complete the course requirements.
METHOD OF EVALUATION:
20-40% Laboratory Work/Reports
0-10% optional assignments (e.g. term paper, research report, independent studies)
A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Average, D = Poor, F = Failing, W = Withdrawn, I = Incomplete
CLASS ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all classes and laboratory meeting and are fully responsible for their attendance. Students should consult with the instructor when an unavoidable absence due to emergency or illness occurs. Note; beepers and cellular phones must be silenced during lecture and laboratory attendance.
AMERICANS WITH DISABLILTIES ACT: for information regarding services for students with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, or information pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Postsecondary Education, call the Disability Services Office at 972-860-8348 (voice or TDD), or Email EFCDSO@DCCCD.EDU.
WITHDRAWL POLICY: To drop a class with a grade of “W” it is the students responsibility to follow the prescribed procedure as outlined in the college catalog. You must complete a drop/withdrawal request and return it to the Registrar’s Office by the semester deadline. The deadline for receiving a “W” is indicated on the academic calendar and the current class schedule. If a student stops attending class and does not officially withdraw that student will receive a performance grade based on work completed and missed, usually a grade of “F”.
COURSE CONTENT: subject to change by instructor to insure all pertinent material is covered.
Lecture: Electric Forces
Laboratory: Introduction to laboratory procedure
Lecture: Electric Fields
Lecture: Electric Potential Energy
Laboratory: Fields & Equipotentials
Lecture: The Electric Potential
Laboratory: Ohm’s Law
Lecture: Electric Circuits
Laboratory: Voltmeter & Ammeter
Lecture: Magnetic Forces
Lecture: Magnetic Fields
Lecture: Electromagnetic Induction
Lecture: Alternating Current Circuits
Laboratory: Resistance in series/parallel
Lecture: Electromagnetic Waves
Laboratory: Kirchoff’s Rules
Lecture: The Reflection of Light: Mirrors
Lecture: The Refraction of Light: Lenses
Laboratory: RLC Circuits
Lecture: Interference and the Wave Nature of Light
Laboratory: Geometric Optics
Lecture: Special Relativity
Lecture: Particles and Waves
Final Exam Week