PHYS 1810, Sections 101 and 102, 4 Credit Hours

Barbara Gilbert

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Section 101: 9:30–11:15am, Section 102: 3:30-5:15pm

Main Campus: Section 101: L-207, Section 102: L-204

JS312M

224-4000, ext 53014, Cell:417-9368

All office hours will be held in the SRC, Monday and Wednesday: 3:00-4:15pm, Tuesday: 11:30am-1:00pm, and Thursday: 2:15-3:15pm

September 11th - drop date WITHOUT a WITHDRAW pass/fail, November 10th - drop date WITH a WITHDRAW pass/fail.

- Textbook: University Physics, Volume 2, by OpenStax College (free as a pdf download at https://openstax.org/details/books/university-physics-volume-2)
- Please
**always**have a scientific, preferably graphic, calculator with you at all times. - Please purchase a small spiral notebook that you will use to keep a reflective journal.

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II is a lecture/demonstration course in thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism at the calculus level for science and engineering students.

PREREQUISITE: PHYS 1710. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MATH 1715

If a student does not meet these requirements, he or she may be dropped from the class at any time. RECOMMENDED COREQUISITE: PHYS 1892 – Students are strongly advised to take the lab accompanying the lecture.

The overall objective is that the student be able to describe physical phenomena using a variety of models and develop certain analytical skills associated with problem solving. By the end of the course the student should be able to:

- describe and apply the concepts of electric charge, electric field and electric potential
- calculate electric force and the electric fields of discrete charge distributions using Coulomb's law
- employ Gauss's law to determine the electric fields of continuous charge distributions
- utilize the concepts of work and energy to calculate electric potential
- explain the concepts of resistance and capacitance
- use Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s rules to determine resistances, capacitances, voltages and currents in simple circuits
- describe how magnetic fields can be generated
- use the Biot-Savart law and/or Ampere's law to calculate the magnetic fields of various current distributions
- calculate the force that a magnetic field exerts on a moving charge
- use Faraday's law and Lenz's law to calculate induced emfs
- utilize the law of conservation of energy to solve calorimetry problems
- apply the zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics
- apply the equations and concepts underlying the kinetic theory of gases

**Attendance:**According to CNM regulations, students enrolled for credit or audit are expected to attend all class sessions. Attendance is taken daily at the beginning of class. If you come in after attendance has been taken, please inform me of your attendance after class. Students that come in more than 10 minutes late are considered absent for the class. Students who miss the equivalent of 15%, or 5 classes, may be dropped from the class. Students must keep in mind, however, that it is ultimately their responsibility to withdraw from the course. Absences from class do not relieve students from responsibility for missed assignments, material covered in class or exams.**Collaborative In-Class Sessions:**We will be engaging in collaborative work most of our class meetings. Be respectful of your yourself, your peers and your environment. Come well prepared and ready to contribute. Clean your area before you leave class.**Reflective Journal: A**t the beginning of class each Tuesday you will submit a journal that contains an entry conceptually summarizing the previous week's material, i.e. the journal due Tuesday of the nth week will contain a summary of the material from week n-1.**Use the same spiral notebook for the entire semester.****Homework:**Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis. The homework assignments and solutions can be found on our class website, barbsphysics.net, under the homework tab. Answers to the odd numbered problems are in the back of your book. Each homework score will range from 0 to 10 points. Doing the homework is very important for digesting the material and crucial to performing well on the quizzes, midterm and final exam.**Quizzes**: Thirteen quizzes are scheduled. Each quiz will be administered during the first 15 minutes of class on Tuesdays. Quizzes will be primarily based on in-class problems and homework. Your class attendance/participation, your reflective journal conceptual summary AND completing your homework are important to doing well on the quizzes. Both problem-solving skills and a conceptual understanding are important to your success. There may be multiple choice questions, free response problems, and/or brief explanations. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each successive quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only***Midterm Exam:**A mandatory comprehensive midterm exam will be given on Thursday 10/26. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only***Final Exam:**A mandatory comprehensive final will be given on the last day of class. It can serve to replace a missed test or a lower test score. In the event that CNM closes on the day of the final exam, the final grade will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course. Students may generate an 8”x11” two-sided formula sheet for the final exam. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only***All students must receive a grade above 50% on the final exam in order to pass this course.**

**Our final exam will be Thursday, December 7th, ****Section 101: 9:30am-11:15am, and Section 102: 3:30pm-5:15pm. **

Grades will be calculated according to the following scheme:

- Quiz average, with the lowest score dropped, will yield 15% of your semester grade.
- Homework average with the lowest score dropped yields 15% of your semester grade.
- Weekly reflection journal average, with the lowest score dropped yields 15% of your semester grade.
- Collaboration participation average yields 15% of your semester grade. This grade will be based on how well prepared you were for class, and how effectively you participated in each collaborative session.
- Midterm yields 20% of your semester grade.
- Final exam yields 20% of your semester grade.

**Note: All students must receive a grade above 50% on the final exam in order to pass this course. **

In the event CNM closes on the day of the final exam, final grades for students will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course.

(A 90 -100%) (B 80 - 89.9%) (C 70 - 79.9%) (D 60 - 69.9%) (F below 60%)

Students are expected to regularly check barbsphysics.net. It is there that you will find homeworksolutions, a copy of the syllabus, and any other class materials.

This schedule is approximate. To finish the necessary material, i.e., all that is listed above, it is extremely important for you to keep up with the class. For most humans, physics is not easy. But with organization, time and effort you can do it! I am here to help. Please ask when you have questions and take advantage of my office hours!

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. As a CNM student you agree to adhere to the CNM Dishonesty Policy , please see this link for details.

We will accommodate students with disabilities documented by the CNM Disability Resource Center. During the first two weeks of the semester, those students should inform the instructor of their particular needs.

PaperCut is an element of the sustainability effort at CNM. Its purpose is to reduce paper usage. Each student has an online account with an allotment of 150 free printer pages per term. If this allotment runs out, additional pages may be purchased by the student. For more information, go to the PaperCut website: http://cnm.edu/papercut.

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