Schedule

Modules:

Study the linked on-line material before the end of the scheduled day.  Make sure that you can work the problems that are worked out in the online material.  Then make sure that you can work similar problems that are worked in the textbook and the workbook.  Explore some of the links in bold text that are embedded in the on-line material.  Complete the homework assignments and optional extra credit assignments.

Reading
Schedule
Online material
 
Textbook Chapters   Homework, Lab, Piazza,
Ex. Credit Schedule
Due
Date
January 20 Introduction        
January 21 Pressure and buoyancy 14.1 - 14.4  Vol. 1   A1 25-Jan
January 25 Ideal fluids 14.5 - 13.6   A2 28-Jan
January 28 Viscous fluids 14.7   A3, Lab 1, Ex. Cr. 1, Disc. 1 1-Feb
February 1 Kinetic theory and the ideal gas law 1.1 - 1.3, 2.2 Vol.2   A4 4-Feb
February 4 Heat and heat flow 1.6   A5 8-Feb
February 8 Thermal properties of matter 1.4 - 1.5   A6, Lab 2, Ex. Cr. 2, Disc. 2 11-Feb
February 11 The first and second law of thermodynamics 3.1 - 3.6   A7 15-Feb
February 15 Heat engines and refrigerators, Entropy 4.1 - 4.7   A8, Lab 3, Ex. Cr. 3, Disc. 3 18-Feb
February 18 Electric forces and fields 5.1 - 5.7   A9 22-Feb
February 22 Gauss' law, polarization 6.1 - 6.4   A10, Lab 4, Ex. Cr. 4, Disc. 4 25-Feb
February 25 Electric potential 7.1 - 7.6   A11 1-Mar
March 1 Electrostatic devices 8.1 - 8.4   A12, Lab 5, Ex. Cr. 5, Disc. 5 4-Mar
March 4 Review        
March 9/10 Test 1        
March 11 Steady electric currents 9.1 - 9.5   A13 15-Mar
March 15 Kirchhoff's rules 10.1 - 10.4   A14, Lab 6, Ex. Cr. 6, Disc. 6 18-Mar
March 18 The magnetic force 11.1 - 11.5   A15 22-Mar
March 22 Magnetic field, Magnetic materials 12.1-12.7   A16, Lab 7, Ex. Cr. 7, Disc. 7 25-Mar
March 25 Faraday's law, motional emf 13.1 - 13.5   A17 29-Mar
March 29 Devices 13.6 - 13.7   A18, Lab 8, Ex. Cr. 8, Disc. 8 1-Apr
April 5 Electromagnetic waves 16.1 - 16.5   A19 8-Apr
April 8 Diffraction and interference 3.1 - 3.3  Vol. 3   A20, Lab 9 12-Apr
April 12 Thin film interference 3.5   A21, Ex. Cr. 9, Disc. 9 15-Apr
April 15 Geometrical optics 1.1 - 1.7   A22, Lab 10 19-Apr
April 19 Mirrors 2.1 - 2.2   A23 22-Apr
April 22 Lenses 2.3 - 2.8   A24, Ex. Cr. 10, Disc. 10 25 Apr
April 25 Review     Make-up lab 25 Apr

Homework assignments:

Class participation:

Participate in online discussions for class participation credit.  At least one meaningful contribution to the discussion associated with each module before the due date shown on the schedule gives you 100% class participation credit for this module.  Post questions, answers, hints, comments, etc, under one of the suggested topics or start your own topic.

What is a meaningful contribution?

Extra credit assignments:

You can earn up to 25 points extra credit by answering 25 extra credit questions, distributed over the 10 modules.  You can submit these extra credit assignment twice.  The questions are challenging, but you are encouraged to discuss the assignment with your fellow students in the discussion forum before the submission.  You can earn up to 25 additional extra credit points by making more than one meaningful contribution to the discussion associated with each module.  Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments, class participation, and laboratories.

Tests:

Test are 90 minute online exams.  Exam 1 questions are about material covered in modules 1 - 5, and exam 2 questions are about material covered in modules 6 - 10.  You will take the exam using the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.

Tests:

Test are proctored, computer based exams.  They are only available during scheduled times, and only on the computers in a room in Nielsen Physics.  Students with a scheduling conflict must contact the instructor.  An alternate exam time can be arranged.

Test 1 March 9/10 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 May 4/5 formulas Study Guide

Grades

You can examine the entries made for you in the instructor's grade book on Canvas.
Percentage grades translate to letter grades as shown in the table below.  Please notify the instructor if you think a grade has not been recorded correctly.

90% and above A
87% - 89% A-
83% - 86% B+
80% - 82% B
77% - 79% B-
73% - 76% C+
70% - 72% C
67% - 69% C-
63% - 66% D+
60% - 62% D
57% - 59% D-
below 57% F