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Spring 2012 Physics II Syllabus

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					                General Physics II & Laboratory—PHYS 2064—Section 01
                                             Independent Study
                                                 Spring 2012

        INSTRUCTOR:               Jessica Clanton
        OFFICE:                   McClain Hall 300A
        PHONE:                    office: 870-508-6177
        E-MAIL:                   jclanton@asumh.edu
        OFFICE HOURS:
                                       Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. C.S.T. – 1:00 p.m. C.S.T.
                                       Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:30 a.m. C.S.T. – 12:30 p.m.
                                        C.S.T.
                                       Call for an appointment
                                        (Click HERE for my complete schedule.)

        ASUMH Mission

        The mission of ASUMH is to LEAD through educational opportunities.
           Lifelong Learning,
           Enhanced Quality of Life,
           Academic Accessibility, and
           Diverse Experiences

        General Education Philosophy

        Arkansas State University Mountain Home offers a comprehensive general education
        core that challenges students to acquire skills and knowledge that allow them to
        flourish in their professional and personal lives. The general education curriculum is
        designed to give students the ability to master basic skills in English/communications,
        mathematics, science, and social science.

        General Education Outcomes

        1) Students will learn basic skills in English/communications, mathematics, social
           science, and the sciences.
        2) Students will communicate in written and verbal forms.
        3) Students will be exposed to diversity issues.
        4) Students will use technology for academic and personal purposes.

        Required Texts and Materials

               College Physics, 2th Ed., Knight, Jones, Field; Pearson, Addison Wesley, 2010.
                See the image below.

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      Scientific Calculator

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

This course provides a foundation for understanding the physics of natural processes
      and
improves problem-solving skills through the application of physics principles. It also
provides direct observation of the principles and processes of physics and the
      development
of laboratory skills relevant to the study of physics. Upon successful completion of
      the
course the student will be able to:

              1. Explain, describe, discuss, recognize, and/or apply knowledge and
                 understanding of:
                    a. Wave optics,
                    b. Ray optics,
                    c. Optical instruments,
                    d. Electric fields and forces,
                    e. Electric potential,
                    f. Current and resistance,
                    g. Circuits,
                    h. Magnetic fields and forces,
                    i. Electromagnetic induction and electromagnetic waves,
                    j. AC electricity,
                    k. Relativity,
                    l. Quantum physics,
                    m. Atoms and molecules, and
                    n. Nuclear physics
              2. Solve physics problems by
                    a. Identifying relevant data,
                    b. Utilizing physics or mathematical methods, and


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                   c. Effectively and accurately communicating the solution.
              3. Apply physics skills and knowledge in
                   a. Higher level physics courses
                   b. Other courses that require physics skills and knowledge.

Course Description

Studies electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. Lecture three hours per
week, lab two hours per week. Pre-requisites: PHYS 2054. (D)

Writing Statement

Each student will complete several assignments which require the proper and
effective use of the written language.

Technology Statement

This course uses and Blackboard™ course management software to deliver the online
content and track student progress. You may access the online content and/or
determine your current course standing at any time and from any location where you
have access to the Internet. Exams and quizzes will be administered using
Blackboard™ software.

Academic Integrity

Dishonesty in any form, including but not limited to plagiarism, submitting
assignments prepared by others, unauthorized possession of exams, or using
unauthorized materials during exams, may result in the student being dropped from
the class with a failing grade or being suspended from the University. For further
information, refer to the ASUMH Catalog and Student handbook .

Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of ASUMH to accommodate students with disabilities. The registrar
is responsible for making arrangements to accommodate students according to
Section 50-4 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation, for example in seating
placement or in arrangements for examinations, should inform the instructor at the
beginning of the course.



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Food and Drink, Tobacco Use

Food and drink are allowed in the academic classrooms of McClain Hall, Dryer Hall,
and First National Hall at the discretion of the individual instructor. However, food
and drink are not allowed in computer labs, science labs, and the library.

As of August 1, 2009, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a tobacco-free
campus. All forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, and
pipes, are prohibited on campus. This includes in buildings, on university property, in
parking lots, and in vehicles on parking lots/streets owned by the university. Thank
you for your cooperation in making ASUMH tobacco free.

Attendance, Make-Up Work, and Expectations

This section of General Physics II is conducted as an independent study course.
Students will attend no class meetings, and will complete all exams and lab
assignments online or at home. You are expected to complete all reading and
homework assignments. If you have any questions, you should post them on our
course discussion board. You are encouraged to help each other with discussion
board questions, and I will regularly check and respond to your questions on the
discussion board. All exams and lab activities will be completed and submitted using
our Blackboard course page.

Grades will be determined by adding points from the FOUR chapter exams (500 points
total), the laboratory assignments (400 points total), and the final exam (100 points
total). A total of 1000 points can be earned in this course. 900 – 1000: A, 800 – 899:
B, 700 – 799: C, 600 – 699: D, below: F.

Laboratory Assignments

You will complete eight laboratory assignments worth 25 points each, and all lab
assignments will be completed and submitted using our Blackboard course page.

Resources available

      Norma Wood Library on the first floor of Roller Hall
      Schliemann Learning Center in Dryer Hall 208 (free tutoring and computer lab)




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