PHY 2048C – Summer C 2010 Physics Department University of Central Florida MTWR – 12:00pm – 12:50pm. Instructor: Dr. Elena Flitsiyan MAP 315 email@example.com (407)823-1156 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. SARC: Check on the website of the Student Academic Resource Center (www.sarc.sdes.ucf.edu) for the days and times of tutoring hours for this course. They are very helpful. Text Book: „Physics for Scientists and Engineers‟ by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Eight Edition, vol.1. (The „Student Solutions Manual‟ is recommended as learning aid). Also required: WebAssign login. Course Outline: PHY 2048C is first of a two-semester calculus-based general physics course with the lab. This is a four credit hour course. The course is quite intense and will require you to invest considerable time in study and problem solving. Expectations: The minimum mathematics required is a working knowledge of vector algebra, and some vector calculus; Cartesian and polar coordinates. Good knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is required as well as differential and integral calculus. It is vital that you are familiar with these, and that you can apply them to problem solving. To obtain maximum benefit from this course you should READ THE MATERIAL BEFORE AND AFTER IT IS COVERED IN THE CLASS. It is very difficult to catch up if you fall behind. Keep current and do not hesitate to seek help when needed. Attendance: CLASS ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT SINCE MANY OF THE EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE CLASS LECTURES EXAMPLES, DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS. TAKING GOOD CLASS NOTES IS ESSENTIAL. Structure: The course comprises a set of lectures, interactive lecture demonstrations (ILD), unannounced quizzes, homework assignments, mid-term examinations, and final exam. Homework: An average of 5 to 15 problems will be assigned each week. You will have approximately seven days to work on these, and submit your results. Small groups are acceptable, but you will need to report individually. We will be using a Web based system called WebAssign so be sure to obtain a login from the bookstore. The instructions on how to register into www.webassign.com are given in a separate page. Registration deadline is May29th (no exceptions), however the first assignment will be posted during the second week of the course, so you better register asap. Homework will count as 15% of your final grade. ILD: A total of five Interactive Lecture Demonstrations will be performed during the course. The ILDs are designed to facilitate learning of the conceptual aspects of the topic covered in the class, by making the students to actively participate during the demonstrations. A whole class-lesson will be devoted to each ILD. A student completing at least 4 out of the 5 ILDs will obtain 10% towards the total course grade. ILDs will be unannounced. Quizzes: There will be several unannounced quizzes. They will be short, one to three questions (fifteen minutes), without book or any other help. You are required to bring pen and paper for the quizzes to every class. Quizzes will count as 10% of your final grade. As one quiz grade will be dropped there will be no make-up quizzes. Examinations: 65% of your grade will be determined on the bases of the exams: two 50 minutes in-class Mid-Term exams (40%) and a 50 minutes final exam (25%). You MUST bring a number two (2) pencil and a computer scored answer sheet to the final exam. You also MUST know your student ID number and record it accurately in the proper location of the Test Form so the computer can keep turn in your exam answer sheet. All examinations are without books or other aid material. You will be provided a list with appropriate equations. A non- graphic, non-programmable calculator may be used during exams. University justifications must be provided if not present. Grades: The final grade will be calculated according to the following scheme: Homework (WebAssign) 15% ILD 10 % Quizzes 10% Two Mid-Term exams 40% Final exam 25 % Grading Scale: A 88 – 100 B 75 – 87 C 60 – 74 D 50 – 59 F 0 – 49 Important Dates Classes Begin May 17 Drop/Swap deadline May 20 Last Day for Full Refund May 20 Add deadline May 21 Grade Forgiveness Deadline June 25 Withdrawal Deadline June 25 Classes End, Last Day to Remove Incomplete August 6 Final Examination August 5 Grades Due on My UCF (noon) August 11 Grades Available on My UCF (begins at 9 a.m.) August 13 Using WebAssign: Webassign is web-based homework system that allows you to access you homework assignment, submit answers, and get feedback from any computer with a connection to the internet and a Web browser. You can access WebAssign from the login page: http://webassign.net/student.html. Logging in: Username → Your UCF PID (Just the number, for example your PID is A1139127 in this case your username is 1139127). If you don‟t know your PID, get online and go to http://connectucf.edu. Click on the link that says “Click here to get your PID and NID” and follow the directions. Institution → (lower case) ucf Password → physics [Note that if you have used WebAssign at UCF before, your old password changed to “physics”). If you have forgotten your password, click on the “forgot password” link on the WebAssign login page. For this to work, your UCF email listing will have to be correct. If it not, make sure your instructor has your correct email address so it can be uploaded into WebAssign]. Next, register your WebAssign access code by clicking on the link under announcements and then entering your access code in the box that comes up with the registration page. You must enter your access code by the end of the first week of classes. You can purchase a WebAssign access code at the campus bookstore. It comes on a scratch-off card. You can also purchase a WebAssign Access code from the WebAssign homepage at http://webassign.net and clicking on the order now link on the top right hand corner of the webpage. You will need a credit card to complete the online transaction.