Schedule

Modules:

Study the linked on-line material before the end of the day in the reading scheduled.  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.  Complete homework assignments, laboratories, and extra credit assignments and contribute to the module discussion before midnight on the due date in the homework, lab, and extra credit schedule. 

Reading
Schedule
Online material
 
Textbook Chapters
 
  Homework, Lab, Piazza
Ex. Credit schedule
due
date
24-Jan Introduction        
27-Jan Electric forces 18.1 -18.3   A1 31-Jan
31-Jan Electric fields 18.4 - 18.6   H1, Lab 1, Ex. Cr. 1, Discussion 1 2-Feb
3-Feb Electric potential 19.1 - 19.4   A2 7-Feb
7-Feb Electrostatic devices 19.5 - 19.7   H2, Lab 2, Ex. Cr. 2, Discussion 2 9-Feb
10-Feb Steady currents 20.1 - 20.4, 20.6, 20.7   A3 14-Feb
14-Feb Kirchhoff's rules 21.1, 21.6   H3, Lab 3, Ex. Cr. 3, Discussion 3 16-Feb
17-Feb Magnetic fields and force 22.1 - 22.5, 22.7   A4 21-Feb
21-Feb Application/Magnetic materials 22.8, 22.10, 22.11   H4, Lab 4, Ex. Cr. 4, Discussion 4 23-Feb
24-Feb Faraday's law 23.1 - 23.3   A5 28-Feb
28-Feb Devices 23.4 - 23.8   H5, Lab 5, Ex. Cr. 5, Discussion 5 2-Mar
3-Mar Electromagnetic waves 24.1, 24.2   A6 7-Mar
7-Mar EM spectrum / polarization 24.3, 24.4   H6, Lab 6, Ex. Cr. 6, Discussion 6 9-Mar
10-Mar Review        
22-Mar Test 1        
24-Mar Reflection and refraction 25.1 - 25.5   A7 28-Mar
28-Mar Mirrors 25.7   H7, Lab 7, Ex. Cr. 7, Discussion 7 30-Mar
31-Mar Lenses 25.6   A8 4-Apr
4-Apr The human eye 26.1 - 26.6   H8, Lab 8, Ex. Cr. 8, Discussion 8 6-Apr
7-Apr Diffraction and interference 27.1 - 27.5   A9 11-Apr
11-Apr Thin films / resolving power 27.6, 27,7   H9. Lab 9, Ex. Cr. 9, Discussion 9 13-Apr
14-Apr Photons 29.1 - 29.3    A10 18-Apr
18-Apr Matter waves 29.5 - 29.7   H10, Lab 10, Ex. 10, Discussion 10 20-Apr
21-Apr The hydrogen atom 30.1, 30.2   A11 25-Apr
25-Apr The periodic table / lasers 30.5 - 30.9   H11, Lab 11, Ex. 11, Discussion 11 27-Apr
28-Apr Nuclear decay 31.1 - 31.5   A12 2-May
2-May Nuclear energy 31.6, 32.1   H12, Lab 12, Ex. 12, Discussion 12 4-May
5-May Review        
12-May Test  2        

Homework assignments:

Laboratories:

Each section has its own lab instructors.  The Spring 2022 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 Canvas discussions for class participation credit.  Meaningful participation before the due date of the second homework, lab, and extra credit associated with a module 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 26 extra credit points per module by completing a two or three question extra credit assignment per module.  You can submit these extra credit assignments twice.  You are encouraged to discuss the assignment with your fellow students in the discussion forum before the submission.  You can earn 24 additional extra credit points 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:

Tests 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 tests online using the Chrome browser with the Proctorio extension during any 90 minute period between 7:00 am and 11:30 pm on the test day.

Test 1 March 22 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 May 12  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