Concentrate on the web material. Study the linked on-line material before the end of the day in the reading schedule.
Make sure that you can work the problems that are worked out in the web
material. Explore some of the links that are embedded in the web material.
Read the associated chapter in the textbook and answer the OpenStax Tutor
questions for extra credit. As you work through a module, complete the
associated laboratory. Participate in the discussion forum on
Canvas for class-participation credit.
Complete homework assignments, laboratories, and extra credit assignments and contribute to the module discussion before midnight on the due date in the homework, lab, discussion, and extra credit schedule below.
|Homework, Lab, Piazza
Ex. Credit schedule
|21 -Jan||Position and displacement||2.1, 2.2||A1||25-Jan|
|25-Jan||Speed, velocity, and acceleration||2.3 - 2.8||H1, Lab 1, Ex. Cr. 1, Discussion 1||28-Jan|
|28 -Jan||Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws of Motion||4.1, 4.2||A2||1-Feb|
|1-Feb||Weight, Newton's 3rd law||4.3, 4.4||H2, Lab 2, Ex. Cr. 2, Discussion 2||4-Feb|
|4-Feb||Projectile motion, Hooke's law||3.1 - 3.5||A3||8-Feb|
|8-Feb||Friction, drag, circular motion||5.1, 5.2||H3, Lab 3, Ex. Cr. 3, Discussion 3||11-Feb|
|11-Feb||Work, kinetic and potential energy||7.1 - 7.3||A4||15-Feb|
|15-Feb||Conservation of energy, power||7.4 - 7.8||H4, Lab 4, Ex. Cr. 4, Discussion 4||18-Feb|
|18-Feb||Momentum and impulse||8.1-8.2||A5||22-Feb|
|22-Feb||Conservation of momentum||8.3 - 8.7||H5, Lab 5, Ex. Cr. 5, Discussion 5||25-Feb|
|25-Feb||Rotational kinematics and dynamics||10.1 - 10.3||A6||1-Mar|
|1-Mar||Rotational energy and angular momentum||10.4, 10.5||H6, Lab 6, Ex. Cr. 6, Discussion 6||4-Mar|
|11-Mar||Static fluids, pressure and buoyancy||11.1 - 11.6||A7||15-Mar|
|15-Mar||Pumps, surface tension||11.7 - 11.9||H7, Lab 7, Ex. Cr. 7, Discussion 7||18-Mar|
|18-Mar||Fluid dynamics, ideal fluids||12.1 - 12.3||A8||22-Mar|
|22-Mar||Fluid dynamics, viscous fluids||12.2 - 12.6||H8, Lab 8, Ex. Cr. 8, Discussion 8||25-Mar|
|25-Mar||Temperature and heat||13.1 - 13.3||A9||29-Mar|
|29-Mar||Thermal properties of matter||14.1 - 14.7||H9, Lab 9, Ex. Cr. 9, Discussion 9||1-Apr|
|1-Apr||The laws of thermodynamics||15.1, 15.2||A10||5-Apr|
|5-Apr||Devices, entropy||15.3 - 15.7||H10, Lab 10, Ex. Cr. 10, Discussion 10||8-Apr|
|8-Apr||Oscillations||16.1 - 16.5||A11||12-Apr|
|12-Apr||Mechanical waves||16.7 - 16.11||H11, Lab 11, Ex. Cr. 11, Discussion 11||15-Apr|
|15-Apr||Sound waves||17.1 - 17.3||A12||19-Apr|
|19-Apr||The Doppler effect||17.3, 17.5||H12, Lab 12, Ex. Cr. 12, Discussion 12||22-Apr|
There are 8 sections. Each section has its own lab instructors.
Sections 1-5 have hand-on/online labs. Students in these section are divided into two groups for the hands-on activities.
Sections 12, 13, and 15 have online labs.
The Spring 2021 Physics 221 Lab Syllabus on Canvas explains the lab grading policy. You cannot earn passing grade for the course, unless you earn a passing grade for the labs.
Students in sections 1 and 2 earn class participation credit by attending class on Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, and answering clicker questions.
Students in sections 3 - 5, 12, 13, and 15 earn class participation credit by participating in the Canvas discussions forum. 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?
You can earn up to 2 points extra credit per module by completing a two-question extra credit assignment. You can submit this 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 2 additional points extra credit by completing the OpenStax Tutor reading assignments. See Canvas for details. Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments and laboratories.
Test are 90 minute online exams. Test 1 questions are about material covered in modules 1 - 6, and test 2 questions are about material covered in modules 7 - 12. You will take the exam online using the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.
|Test 1||March 9/10||formulas|
|Test 2||May 4/5||formulas|
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 promptly 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-|