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									                          Conceptual Physics
                             Physics 110
                         Winter 2007 Syllabus
Instructor
      Frank Skorina
      Office in room 40, way in the back
      frank.skorina@wwcc.edu
      527-4578 (w), 301-3839 (c)

Course Description
This is a single-quarter course that serves as an introduction to physics. The course will
emphasize physics concepts, and not computation. Knowledge of algebra is
required.

In this particular course, we will cover motion, force, energy, electricity, and
magnetism.

Class Schedule
      Room 225
      Meeting times and Labs will be determined
      No class on Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
      No class on Monday, January 15 (MLK Day)
      No class on Monday, February 19 (Presidents’ Day)
      No class on Thursday, March 1 (advising day)
      Last Class is on Tuesday, March 13
      Final exam will be determined

Materials
      Conceptual Physics, Tenth Edition by Paul G. Hewitt
      Companion Practicing Physics workbook
      Calculator

Science Learning Center
      Physics help available
      Located with the Math Lab
      Current hours are Mon. through Fri., 9:30-3:00 (but hours may change)
      Contact Mary Burt (mary.burt@wwcc.edu) for more information.




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Grading
      Labs, 20%
      Quizzes, 15%
      Exams, 15% each
      Final Exam, 20%
      Grade Table where x is the percent of points earned:

                             B+ 87x<90        C+ 77x<80       D+   67x<70
              A   93x∞
                             B  83x<87        C 73x<77        D    60x<67
              A- 90x<93     B- 80x<83        C- 70x<73       F    –∞x60

Class Structure
Since class size is a very small, I expect our class periods to go like this. We meet and I
answer questions. I talk and you ask questions. I ask questions and we discuss the
answers. I give a quiz now and then. I assign reading and some questions and we
part until the next class.

Homework
Homework will be given often. Reading needs to be done and problem answers
need to be written out. This is one ingredient to absorb the material.

Labs
With this class, we can do a lot of cool things in the lab. We will have about 10 labs,
scheduled as needed. Lab grades will be based on a worksheet, a lab report, or a
lab quiz. Enthusiasm is important.

Quizzes
I will give short written quizzes and some oral quizzes to track your understanding.
Quizzes will be at least once a week.

Exams
There will be three exams during the quarter and one comprehensive final exam.




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Weekly Schedule
Week #1, Jan. 2 – Jan. 5
     No Class Monday
     Chapter 1 – About Science
     Chapter 2 – Newton’s First Law of Motion—Inertia

Week #2, Jan. 8 – Jan. 12
     Chapter 3 – Linear Motion
     Chapter 4 – Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Week #3, Jan. 16 – Jan. 19
     No Class Monday
     Exam #1 on Tuesday, January 17 (Chapters 2-4)
     Chapter 5 – Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Week #4, Jan. 22 – Jan. 26
     Chapter 6 – Momentum

Week #5, Jan. 29 – Feb. 2
     Chapter 7 – Energy
     Exam #2 on Friday, February 3 (Chapters 5-7)

Week #6, Feb. 5 – Feb. 9
     Chapter 11 – The Atomic Nature of Matter

Week #7, Feb. 12 – Feb. 16
     Chapter 22 – Electrostatics

Week #8, Feb. 20 – Feb. 23
     No Class Monday
     Chapter 23 – Electric Current

Week #9, Feb. 26 – Mar. 2
     No Class Thursday
     Chapter 24 – Magnetism

Week #10, Mar. 5 – Mar. 9
     Chapter 25 – Electromagnetic Induction
     Exam #3 on Friday, March 9 (Chapters 11, 22-25)

Week #11, Mar. 12 – Mar. 16
     Review Monday and Tuesday
     Final Exam TBD (Chapters 2-7, 11, 22-25)

Disclaimer
Instructor reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus at any time.




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