Schedule, sections 1 - 5, 12, 13, 15

Modules:

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.

Reading
Schedule
Online material
 
Textbook
Chapters
  Homework, Lab, Piazza
Ex. Credit schedule
due
date
20-Jan Introduction        
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
4-Mar Review        
9/10-Mar Test 1        
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
22-Apr Review        
  Test 2            

Homework assignments:

Laboratories:

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.

Class participation:

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?

Extra credit assignments:

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.

Tests:

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

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 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-
below 57% F