Course Outlines

Physics 2A, B     Physics 4A, B, C


Physics 2A,B Outline

Required Text and Materials:

  • Physics, 5th Edition, By Cutnell and Johnson
  • Lab Notebook with graph sheets
  • 3.5 inch diskette (IBM formatted high density 1.44 MB)
  • 15 cm clear plastic ruler
  • protractor
  • scientific calculator

Course Objectives:

You will be expected to have gained a thorough understanding of the material presented to you by attending all lectures and labs, watching demonstrations, reading assigned material, working homework problems, and asking lots of questions.

Homework:

Homework problems will be assigned once a week as a rule. Assignments are available on the physics homepage. Working problems is one of the best ways you can learn the material in a physics course. Do the homework religiously and don't get behind! Work with other students and see your instructor frequently—don't be afraid to ask for help. Each assignment will be collected and you will receive points for turning in your assignments on time.

Laboratory:

Generally, you will be doing an experiment or exercise each week in the laboratory section of the course. A written lab report will be turned for each experiment done. The reports will be graded. Details will be given to you during the first laboratory session. Note: Experiments and lab reports must be completed for at least ¾ of the scheduled labs or no credit will be given for the entire course.

Exams:

Several one-hour exams will be given throughout the course. No make-up exams will be given unless a prior arrangement has been made with the instructor. An occasional quiz may be given unannounced to the class.

Final Grade:

Your grade in the course will be based on the total number of points* you receive for the following:

Item
Points
Percentage
Homework
100
12.5
Laboratory
100
12.5
One-hour Exams
400
50
Final Exam
200
25

Final Grades will be determined by calculating the percentage of your total points* earned relative to the total possible points for the course:

Percentage
Grade
90 - 100%
A
80 - 89%
B
70 -79%
C
60 -69%
D
<60%
F


*Additional points for extra credit projects, extra or fewer exams, quizzes, and the Physics Olympics may change the above percentages somewhat.

Course Content:

Physics 2A: Chapters 1-15 in Physics
Physics 2B: Chapters 16-32 in Physics

 


Instructor: Dr. Jesse Cude

Required Text and Materials:

  • Fundamentals of Physics-Extended 6th Edition, By Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Lab Notebook with graph sheets
  • 3.5 inch diskette (IBM formatted high density 1.44 MB)
  • 15 cm clear plastic ruler
  • protractor
  • scientific calculator

Course Objectives:

You will be expected to have gained a thorough understanding of the material presented to you by attending all lectures and labs, watching demonstrations, reading assigned material, working homework problems, and asking lots of questions.

Homework:

Homework problems will be assigned once a week as a rule. Assignments will be given in class and are also available on the physics homepage. Working problems is one of the best ways you can learn the material in a physics course. Do the homework religiously and don't get behind! Work with other students and see your instructor frequently—don't be afraid to ask for help. Each assignment will be collected and you will receive points for turning in your assignments on time.

Laboratory:

Generally, you will be doing an experiment or exercise each week in the laboratory section of the course. A written lab report will be turned for each experiment done. The reports will be graded. Details will be given to you during the first laboratory session. Note: Experiments and lab reports must be completed for at least ¾ of the scheduled labs or no credit will be given for the entire course.

Exams:

Several one-hour exams will be given throughout the course. No make-up exams will be given unless a prior arrangement has been made with the instructor. An occasional quiz may be given unannounced to the class.

Final Grade:

Your grade in the course will be based on the total number of points* you receive for the following:

Item
Points
Percentage
Homework
100
12.5
Laboratory
100
12.5
One-hour Exams
400
50
Final Exam
200
25

Final Grades will be determined by calculating the percentage of your total points* earned relative to the total possible points for the course:

Percentage
Grade
90 - 100%
A
80 - 89%
B
70 -79%
C
60 -69%
D
<60%
F


*Additional points for extra credit projects, extra or fewer exams, quizzes, and the Physics Olympics may change the above percentages somewhat.

Course Content:

Physics 4A: Chapters 1-14 in Fundamentals of Physics
Physics 4B: Chapters 22-34 in Fundamentals of Physics
Physics 4C: Chapters 15-21 and 34-41 in Fundamentals of Physics