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 Piazza 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, Piazza, and extra credit schedule.
||Homework, Lab, Piazza
Ex. Credit schedule
|20-Aug||Electric forces||18.1 -18.3||A1||23-Aug|
|24-Aug||Electric fields||18.4 - 18.6||H1, Lab 1, Ex. Cr. 1, Discussion 1||26-Aug|
|27-Aug||Electric potential||19.1 - 19.4||A2||30-Aug|
|31-Aug||Electrostatic devices||19.5 - 19.7||H2, Lab 2, Ex. Cr. 2, Discussion 2||2-Sep|
|3-Sep||Steady currents||20.1 - 20.4, 20.6, 20.7||A3||6-Sep|
|7-Sep||Kirchhoff's rules||21.1, 21.6||H3, Lab 3, Ex. Cr. 3, Discussion 3||9-Sep|
|10-Sep||Magnetic fields and force||22.1 - 22.5, 22.7||A4||13-Sep|
|14-Sep||Application/Magnetic materials||22.8, 22.10, 22.11||H4, Lab 4, Ex. Cr. 4, Discussion 4||16-Sep|
|17-Sep||Faraday's law||23.1 - 23.3||A5||20-Sep|
|21-Sep||Devices||23.4 - 23.8||H5, Lab 5, Ex. Cr. 5, Discussion 5||23-Sep|
|24-Sep||Electromagnetic waves||24.1, 24.2||A6||27-Sep|
|28-Sep||EM spectrum /polarization||24.3, 24.4||H6, Lab 6, Ex. Cr. 6, Discussion 6||30-Sep|
|8-Oct||Reflection and refraction||25.1 - 25.5||A7||11-Oct|
|12-Oct||Mirrors||25.7||H7, Lab 7, Ex. Cr. 7, Discussion 7||14-Oct|
|19-Oct||The human eye||26.1 - 26.6||H8, Lab 8, Ex. Cr. 8, Discussion 8||21-Oct|
|22-Oct||Diffraction and interference||27.1 - 27.5||A9||25-Oct|
|26-Oct||Thin films/ resolving power||27.6, 27,7||H9. Lab 9, Ex. Cr. 9, Discussion 9||28-Oct|
|29-Oct||Photons||29.1 - 29.3||A10||1-Nov|
|2-Nov||Matter waves||29.5 - 29.7||H10, Lab 10, Ex. 10, Discussion 10||4-Nov|
|5-Nov||The hydrogen atom||30.1, 30.2||A11||8-Nov|
|9-Nov||The periodic table / lasers||30.5 - 30.9||H11, Lab 11, Ex. 11, Discussion 11||11-Nov|
|12-Nov||Nuclear decay||31.1 - 31.5||A12||15-Nov|
|16-Nov||Nuclear energy||31.6, 32.1||H12, Lab 12, Ex. 12, Discussion 12||18-Nov|
Assignments cover the material presented in the online material. They may refer you back to a module or to some activity you were asked to complete in a laboratory.
Assignments are submitted online on Canvas. Assignments are scored by the computer and you will receive your assignment grade immediately. You can submit the assignments up to three times if you need to improve your score. The highest score counts.
Assignments are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date. No late assignments will be accepted.
There are 4 sections. Each section has its own lab instructors. Students in a section are divided into two groups for hands-on activities. The Fall 2020 Physics 222 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.
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?
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 80 minute online exams. Exam 1 questions are about material covered in modules 1 - 6, and exam 2 questions are about material covered in modules 7 - 12. You will take the exam online using the Respondus LockDown Browser.
|Test 1||October 6/7||formulas||Study Guide|
|Test 2||December 3/4||formulas||Study Guide|
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-|