Schedule

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 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.

Reading
Schedule
Online material
 
Textbook Chapters
 
  Homework, Lab, Piazza
Ex. Credit schedule
due
date
19-Aug Introduction        
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
1-Oct Review        
6/7-Oct Test 1        
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
15-Oct Lenses 25.6   A8 18-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
19-Nov Review        
3/4-Dec Test  2        

Homework assignments:

Laboratories:

There are 6 Lab Groups.  Each Lab group has its own lab instructor.  Canvas has automatically assigned each student to a Lab Group. 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.

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 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 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

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