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PH108ElementaryPhysics2Section01

Spring2016
InstructorInformation
Dr.JenniferL.Poor
PhysicsOffice
GallahueHall205.............................Phone:(317)9409222
LASDeansOffice(Mon.,Tues.,Wed.,andFri.2pm5pmandThurs.9amnoon)
JordanHall237................................Phone:(317)9409604
OfficeHours(GH205)
Tuesday
11am12pm
Thursday
Noon1pm
Iamalsogenerallyavailableatothertimes,butyoushouldmakean
appointmenttobesureI'llbeintheoffice.
Email
jpoor@butler.edu

CourseInformation
Lecture
Recitation
Lab

Credits
Prerequisite

Tues.,Wed.,Fri...............................10am10:50am.................Gallahue106
Mon. .............................................10am10:50am.................Pharmacy106
Section01A,Instructor:Dr.ShannonLieb
Thursday..............................10am11:50am..................Gallahue212
Sections01BInstructor:Dr.AnnHeilman
Thursday..............................1pm2:50pm....................Gallahue212
Sections01CInstructor:Dr.Poor
Thursday..............................3pm4:50pm....................Gallahue212
4.0SemesterHours
CompletionofPH107andmasteryofalgebraandtrigonometry.

Materials
Newforthissemester:
PH108LabManualforSpring2016
FromLastSemester:

CollegePhysics,1stedition,Etkina,Gentile,andVanHeuvelen,2014Pearson.
MasteringPhysicsaccesscode(packagedwithbookinbookstore).Ifyouhaveonefrom
lastsemester,youshouldbeabletologinasusual.Youwillhavetochoosethenewcourse,
though,athttp://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringphysics/.
YouwillneedourCourseIDwhichisPH108DRPOORSPRING2016.Ifyouarenewtothe
courseandbuyinganewaccesscode,donotloseit.Itwillcost$66tobuyanewone.
College Physics Active Learning Guide, 1stedition,Etkina,Gentile,andVanHeuvelen,
2014Pearson.Thiscomespackagedwithyourtextbook.
Calculatorseparatefromyourphone

OnReserveintheScienceLibraryinHolcomb202,youwillfindthefollowingasextraresources:

Physics,FifthEdition,DouglasC.Giancoli,1998.

StudyGuidetoAccompanyPhysicsbyGiancoli,FifthEdition,JosephBoyle,
1998.ThishasworkedoutsolutionstoGiancoliproblemsandstudyguides.

CollegeAlgebraandTrigonometryandPrecalculus,SecondEdition,Lial,
Hornsby,andSchneider,2001.Note:theanswerstomostproblemsareinthebackofthebook.

CourseObjectives
Thiscourseisthesecondsemesterofasequencedesignedasasurveyofthefundamentaltopicsin
classicalphysicsbasicallythephysicsweknewbefore1900.Understandingthesebasicsisstill
fundamentalfordescribingmosteverydayphysicalphenomenaandisalsoessentialforunderstanding
modernphysics.Inthefirstsemester,thefocuswasonthestudyofmotionthroughkinematics,
Newtonslaws,conservationofmomentum,andconservationofenergy.Thissemester,wewillstudy
fluids(Chapters10and11),electricity(Chapters14and15),circuits(Chapter16),periodicmotion
(Chapter19),wavemotion(Chapter20),andoptics(Chapters21and22).Developmentofproblem
solvingskillswillbeemphasizedthroughout.Thelaboratorycomponentwillallowthestudentto
experiencethephenomenadiscussedinlectureandwillstrengthentheabilitiestoquantifyphysical
observations.
StudentLearningOutcomes:Thegoalsforthiscoursecanbegroupedintothreebroadareas:
Thestudentshouldgainfactualknowledgeincludingterminology,methodsforsolvingproblems,
andhowtouseequationsthatdescribethephysicalphenomenastudied.
ThestudentshouldlearnfundamentalprinciplesandtheorieswhichincludeNewtonslaws,
conservationofenergy,andconservationofmomentumastheyapplytofluidmotion,oscillatory
motion,wavemotion,lightbehavior,andtheelectricforce.
Thestudentwilllearntoapplythoseprinciplesandproblemsolvingmethodstonovelsituations.

CourseStructure
Lectures:Thelecturetimewillbeusedforyoutotestwhetheryouhaveunderstoodthematerialyouhaveread
inthebook,todeepenyourunderstandingofconcepts,toapplythemtonewsituations,tostimulate
discussion,tosolveproblems,andtoshowyouhowthingsfittogether.Theywillnotconcentrateon
repeatingdefinitionsandbasicconceptsfromthebook;youwillbeexpectedtogatherthatinformation
fromyourreading.
ReadingQuizzes:Youwillbeexpectedtohavereadthereadingassignmentsfromthetextbookandtoknow
thebasicdefinitionsandterminologyfromthoseassignmentsbeforecomingtoclasssoyouarereadyto
applythemtophysicalsituationswhenyougetthere.Toencouragecarefulreading,frequentshort
readingquizzeswillbegivenatthebeginningofclass.Thequizzeswillcoverthereadingassignment
forthatdayandwillfocus,notontheconcepts(whichwillbeclarifiedinlecture),butonmaterialinthe
assignmentthatcanbememorized.Note:itisexpectedthatstudentswillattimesandforgoodreasons
needtomissclassandthusmisstheopportunitytotakeareadingquiz.Therefore,thelowesttwoquiz
gradeswillbedropped.Inaddition,studentscanmakeupformissingquizzesbyattendingrecitation
whichisextracredit.Therearenomakeupreadingquizzes.
RoleofHomework:Beingabletoapplyphysicsconceptsandbeingabletosolveproblemsarenotmerelya
matterofmemorizingthedefinitionsandsymbolsoftheconceptswelearn,althoughthoseareessential.
Thoseskillsarelearnedthroughpracticebydoingconceptualandnumericalproblems.Thispractice
cannotbeaccomplishedbylookingatthesolutionstoproblemsthatsomeoneelsehasdone.Lookingat
preparedsolutionsdoesnotallowyourbraintogothroughthedecisionmakingprocessesitwillneedto
whenyouareanalyzingasituationbyyourself.Thepointisthatyouneedtopracticesortingthrough
thewrongpathstotakeandfiguringoutwhythosearewrongpaths.Thequestionsandproblemsyou
doforhomeworkaretheretohelpyougetthatpractice.Themoresituationsyouveappliedthe
conceptstobyyourself,thegreateryourcomfortlevelandsuccesswillbewhennewsituationsare
thrownatyou.andthatisexactlywhatwillhappentoyouonthetests.Thelectures,studytables,and

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Iarealltheretohelpyoualongasyourpractice.Alsotheanswerstotheoddproblemsareinthebackof
thebookifyouneedadditionalpractice,andproblemswithanswersinthebackcanbefoundinthetext
onreserveinthelibrary.
HomeworkPolicies:Homeworkwillbeassignedforeachchapterwecover.Homeworkassignmentswillbe
givenoutapproximatelyonceeveryweekortwoandwillhavefiveorsoproblemsand/orquestions,
usuallypartlyfromthebookandpartlyfromtheMasteringPhysicssite.Allhomeworkassignments
willbeweightedequallybychapter.Studentsmaydiscusstheassignmentswitheachother,butthe
solutionshandedinmustbeeachstudentsownwork.Copiedassignmentsorparaphrasingswillresult
inazerogradeforallpartiesinvolved.Homeworkassignmentswillbedueatthebeginningofclasson
theduedateandwillnotbeacceptedlate.Thisisfirm.However,becauseattimesunforeseen
circumstancesorillnessmaykeepyoufromhandinginanassignmentontime,onehomeworkgrade
willbedropped.Solutionstotheassignmentsfromthebookmustbeneatlywrittenandallintermediate
stepsandanyassumptionsmademustbeshownexplicitly.ThefullsolutionswillbepostedonMoodle
aftertheassignmentisdue,andeachstudentisresponsibleforstudyingthesolutionsandasking
questionsuntilheorsheunderstandsthosesolutions.Opportunitiestoseetheproblemsworkedoutand
toaskquestionswillbeavailableduringofficehours,studytables,andbyappointment.
Recitation:Duringtherecitationperiod,studentswillformgroupsthatwillworkonquestionsand

problemsthatareassignedtothemfromtheEtkinaActiveLearningGuideandhandouts.
Studentswillreceiveextracreditforattendingrecitationandparticipatinginthediscussions.
Somequestionsonthetestswillberelatedtothematerialdiscussedinrecitation.
StudyTables:AstudytablewillbeheldeachTuesdayeveningfrom7to9pminGallahue228startingthe
secondweekofclasses.Studentsareencouragedtoattendandaskquestionsaboutclassmaterial,book
material,andproblems.
Laboratory:Studentswillberequiredtoattendweeklylabsessionsandturninaprelabassignment,alab
report,andlabhomeworkforeachlab.Aseparatelabsyllabuswillbehandedoutwithdetails.
Tests:Therewillbethreetests.Theywillbeheldonthefollowingdates:
Wednesday,February10
Friday,March18
Friday,April15
Testswillconsistofconceptualquestionsandnumericalproblems.Theconceptualquestionsmaybein
severalformatsincludingmultiplechoice,rankings,orshortanswer.Sincephysicsisasubjectinwhich
thematerialbuildsonitself,sometestquestionsmaydependonmaterialcoveredonpreviousexams.A
missedexamcanbemadeuponlywithdocumentedproofofanemergencysuchasaseriousillness
(needdoctor'sletterexplainingseriousnessofillness)ordeathinthefamily(notefromfuneraldirector).
Ifastudentcannotattendanexamforanyreason,heorsheisexpectedtonotifymebeforetheexam.I
havevoicemail;thestudentshouldleavehisorhercontactinformation.
FinalExam:AcomprehensivefinalexamwillbegivenonWednesday,April27 th,from8to11am.Thepolicy
formissingthefinalexamsisthesameasforthetests.Ifastudentcannotattendthefinalexamatthe
scheduledtimeduetoaconflict,thisclassshouldbedroppednow.Theexamwillnotbegivenearly
peruniversitypolicy.
Grades:Thefinalgradewilltakeintoaccountthelaboratory,thethreeexams,homeworksets,andthefinal
exam.Itwillbebrokendownasfollows:

LabReportsandLabHomework.........................24%
ThreeExams@12%each...................................36%
FinalExam..........................................................20%
Homework...........................................................12%
ReadingQuizzes..................................................8%
Recitation(ExtraCredit)......................................2%
TOTAL:...............................................................102%
Thegradescaleinpercentagewillbeasfollows:
A......93100
B.......8386
C.......7376
A.....9092
B.....8082
C.....7072
B+....8789
C+....7779
D+....6769

D......6366
D.....6062
F.......<60

Academicdishonestywillnotbetoleratedandmayresultinautomaticfailureofthecourse.Itisyour
responsibilitytoknowwhatconstitutesacademicdishonesty.Informationincludingdefinitionsandpenaltiescan
befoundathttps://www.butler.edu/student-handbook/academic-integrity. Feelfreetoaskmeifyouarenot
surewhetheranactionispermissible.
Note: It is the policy and practice of Butler University to provide reasonable accommodations for students with
properly documented disabilities. Written notification of Student Disabilities Services is required. If you are
eligible to receive an accommodation and would like to request it for this course, please contact Student
Disability Services. Allow one week advance notice to ensure enough time for a reasonable accommodation to
be made. Otherwise, it is not guaranteed that the accommodation can be provided on a timely basis. Students
who have questions about Student Disability Services or who have, or think they may have, a disability
(psychiatric, attentional, vision, hearing, physical, medical, etc.) are invited to contact Student Disability
Services for a confidential discussion in Jordan Hall 136 or by phone at (317)940-9308.