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Physics 102 Atoms to Galaxies (Lecture Sec. 5 / Lab Sec.

6) Lecturer:

Spring 2011

Dr. Shang-Fen Ren Moulton Hall 312 C (309) 438-5246 Email: 9:35 am 10: 50 pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Lectures: Class Website:

Textbook Companion Site: Hands on Activities: Open labs, Moulton 202 & 204 (tentative schedule) Monday closed Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Office Hours: 10:50am -11:50am, 3:15-4:15 pm, Tuesday and Thursday Moulton 312 C Make an appointment or stop by at other times

Required Materials: Textbook: The Sciences, An Integrated Approach, 6th Edition by James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2010, 2007 (or other similar Edition). You can buy the textbook in bookstores on campus or online. You can also choose the WileyPLUS option that will be discussed in class. Lab Manual: Hands on Activity manual 2007 by Jay Ansher (You can buy the manual in the bookstores on campus) Clicker: A registered TurningPoint remote response pad (clicker) is required. It must be registered on your iCampus site at https:/www/ (Remember to put in a new battery if you use your clicker from last semester). The clicker will be used in class for practice problems. Calculator: A scientific calculator is required for class and homework, etc Mallard Instruction (We will use Mallard for homework): Website: Your login name is your ULID Your initial Mallard password is your UID (Please remember your password after you change it, because I will not be able to help you to recover it if you forget).

Overview: The goal of this course is to provide an effective science education to students who are not intended to become scientists but who need knowledge of science to function well as citizens in a world that is increasingly dominated by science and technology. You do not have to know how to play music well to love music. Similarly, you do not have to be a scientist and know how to work out all the scientific problems in detail to appreciate sciences. The goal of this course is to provide the students an opportunity to read about and appreciate major discoveries in sciences and to develop the ability to place important public issues such as energy and environment, and medical advancement, in a scientific context. We will help students to develop a habit of learning science through reading, thinking, self-study, and group discussions. We will help students to understand the scientific process and to understand many great ideas in todays science and technology. We will emphasize the learning process but not the accumulation of facts and memorization of equations. For these purposes, we will actively involve students in classroom activities, and mathematics is kept to a minimum. Format: The format of this course is designed to provide students with an active learning experience that includes the following: Classroom Lectures: We will meet in the classroom twice every week. In these class times, we will introduce important science concepts and key terms covered in each chapter. The lectures will be simple and we will spend a lot of time for discussions. The students will be organized into groups each with 3-6 students. The student-groups will discuss class materials in class and may be asked to work out problems in front of the class. The students are also encouraged to present their own studies and understandings in class as an individual or in a group for extra credit. This peer-instruction approach of actively involving students in classroom learning and presentations can make the course materials fun and more accessible to students. Attendance: Attendance in classroom lectures and participation in discussions are required in this course but they can also be excused as the following: if a student cannot or does not want to come to class for some reason, the student can read the textbook by him/herself, work out all the review questions, discussion questions, and problems at the end of the chapter and put the answers in printing or neat writing and turn them to the instructor before the chapter starts to substitute for attendance. These writings have to be in the students own words, not copied/pasted from the textbook. If a student wants to leave the classroom before a class ends, the student is required to inform the instructor before the class starts. Readings: It is very important for students to read materials covered in each chapter of the textbook before coming to class. Please see the class schedule for pre-reading assignments every week and read the textbook before class. We will give reading quiz some times in class. Not all materials covered in the textbook will be covered in class, and those materials are required to be learned by students themselves. The students also need to read the textbook for homework problems, quizzes, and tests. In general, a good reading

habit is very important for students in this class. The more the students read the textbook, the better they can do in this course. Studies: The students are encouraged to actively study materials covered in this course and explore other related materials. After studying and understanding these materials well, students are encouraged to make short presentations in class as an individual (3-5 minutes) or in a group (5-10 minutes). The student presentations will be rewarded with extra credit judged by other students in the class. Hands-on activities (Labs): To help the students understand the physics concepts and related principles, there will be 10 hands-on activities in an open lab in Moulton 202 & 204. These hands-on activities are real-time computer simulations and experiments that the students can play with and learn concepts of physics from. Each activity is set up in the open lab for a week. Make sure you find time to go to the lab and finish the activity before its due date. Be sure to bring your activity manual to do the experiment. The questions coming up in these hands-on activities can always be discussed in class. The tentative due date for the activities are listed below. All activities are due at 4 pm on Fridays. No make-up activity is given, simply because the set-up for the activity will not be available after the due date. Homework: Homework will be assigned on Mallard every week. You are required to finish the homework on time. You can work as many as 10 times (each time you will get a different set of 10 problems) and the highest score will be counted (the more time you spend on homework, the higher homework grade you will receive). The homework assigned each week is due at 10:00 pm on Sunday after the week. Late homework will not be counted. Quizzes: We will have an in-class quiz for each chapter, and the quiz problems will be similar to homework problems and problems worked out in class. Exams: There will be three hourly exams and one final in this semester. These exams will be multiple choices and are taken in class. Many problems of the exams will be similar to the self-quiz problems and problems at the end of each chapter. Make-up exams will only be given to those having a medical or University excuse for the absence and should be taken within one week of the regular ones. Make-up exams may be more difficult than regular ones. Extra Credits: There are two ways to earn an extra credit in this class. The first is to do class projects that can be either a presentation or a class demonstration. All students are encouraged to participate in these class activities for extra credits. These extra credit projects can be student presentations or demonstrations in class or any other reasonable and creative activities. The presentation topics can be materials covered in the textbook, topics in the discussions and investigations at the end of each chapter, or other related topics of the course materials. The students can do the presentation as an individual (3-5 minutes) or in a group (5-10 minutes). A group project should be better than an individual project. The maximum number of students in a group is 6. The maximum credit each student project can earn is 2% final points, and the maximum number of projects a student can do in the entire semester is 5, so the maximum total is 10% final point (one letter grade higher). The actual extra credit each student can earn for the project will be judged by the class. The students should inform the instructor about the title and length of their extra credit project in advance

(at least two days) before the presentation. The maximum allowed project for each class is four. Those who signed up first will have the opportunity to present their projects. The second way to earn an extra credit is to do all hands-on activities (labs). If a student does all ten labs (nine is required), the lowest lab will be counted as extra credit. The maximum credit a student can earn for this extra lab is the same as other labs, that is 1.67% final point. Grading: This is a tentative list, and it might be adjusted slightly later. Reading quiz, attendance, and group activities in class Hands-on activities: Homework one for each chapter (drop 1) Quiz In class for many chapters (drop 1) Tests 3 for the semester Final no drop Total

5% 15% 15% 15% 30% 20% 100%

Grades correspond approximately as follows to letter grades: More than 90% A 80-89.9% B 70-79.9% C 60-69.9% D Below 60% F Letter grade will not be assigned on each individual quiz or exam, but will be determined at the end of the course when all scores are in. PHY 102 Tutoring: The Julia N. Visor Academic Center provides free weekly tutoring sessions for this course and many other general education courses. In fall 2009, 97.6% of students who attended at least eight tutoring sessions passed the class. To sign up, call (309) 438-7100. Julia N. Visor Academic Center 438-7100
Vrooman 012 (between Manchester and Hewett dorms) Mon-Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fri, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Important Things for Students to Do (to lead to a good grade): 1. Reading: Reading the textbook yourself before and after the chapter is covered is critically important. Pre-reading can help you to understand the materials better and provide you an opportunity to gain more ideas for classroom presentations that can be rewarded with extra credit. 2. Active Participation in Class: Come to class with an active attitude. Be prepared with your questions, ideas, and hopefully with a presentation for extra credits. Discuss more about the course materials with your group members. This may lead to a project presentation for extra credit. 3. Homework: Work on homework at the end of each chapter on time 4. Quiz: Prepare and take the in-class quiz for each chapter.

5. Lab: Work on the hands-on activities in the open-lab in time when it is assigned. 6. Exam: Be prepared for every hourly exam as well as the final exam. Any student needing to arrange a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability should contact Disability Concerns at 350 Fell Hall, 438-5853 (voice), 4388620 (TDD).

Tentative Course Schedule: This schedule is tentative and significant deviations may occur as announced in class. Dates Topics Pre-Reading Week 1 (1/10-1/14) Introduction Science as a Way of Knowing Chapter 1 Week 2 (1/17-1/21) The Ordered Universe Chapter 2 Week 3 (1/24-1/28) Energy Chapter 3 Week 4 (1/31-2/04) Heat and Second Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 4 Week 5 (2/07-2/11) Heat and Second Law of Thermodynamics (continue) Chapter 4 2/10 Exam 1 Week 6 (2/14-2/18) Electricity and Magnetism Chapter 5 Week 7 (2/21-2/25) Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation Chapter 6 Week 8 (2/28-3/04) Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity Chapter 7 Week 9 (3/07-3/11) Spring break Week 10 (3/14-3/18) The Atom Chapter 8 Week 11 (3/21-3/25) The Atom (continue) Chapter 8 3/24 Exam 2 Week 12 (3/28-4/01) Quantum Mechanics Chapter 9 Week 13 (4/04-4/08) Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond Chapter 10 Week 14 (4/11-4/15) Materials and Their Properties Chapter 11 Week 15 (4/18-4/22) Materials and Their Properties (continue) Chapter 11 4/21 Exam 3 Week 16 (4/25-4/29) The Nucleus of the Atom Chapter 12 Week 17 Final Exam (Cover all materials in the course) Moulton Hall 210 May 4th (Wednesday) 10:00am -12:00 pm Labs: See Lab Schedule next.

General Education Laboratories Schedule for Spring 2011 Moulton Hall Rooms 202/204 Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ** 13 ** 14 15 16 17 Date 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/04 2/07 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28 3/04 3/07 3/11 3/14 3/18 3/21 3/25 3/28 4/01 4/04 4/08 4/11 4/15 4/18 4/22 4/25 4/29 5/02 5/06 Physics 102 Activity No Lab this Week No Lab this Week A2-GA - Graphical Analysis A5-CI - Computer Interface A4-FF - Free Fall No Lab this Week A4-PM - Projectile Motion A6-NSL - Newton's Second Law No Laboratory Activities Spring Break A7-CE - Conservation of Energy B4-CLE - Coulombs Law of Electrostatics B1-WA - Wave Addition or B3-EOL - Electricity and Ohms Law B2-WNL - Wave Nature of Light or C1-HRD - H-R Diagram D1-LFA - Light From Atoms No Lab this Week No Lab this Week No Laboratory Activities Final Exams
MON - CLOSED TUE - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM WED - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM THU - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM FRI - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Laboratory Hours:

Notes for Students: Check the Notice Board outside Room 204 in Moulton Hall for latest updates or changes to laboratory schedule. You must bring your activity manual to do the experiment. It is required. You must turn in your own worksheet. No exceptions. **Weeks 12 and 13: Do the activity that is required by your class instructor. Notes for Monitors and Graders: Dr. Ansher will open the laboratory each morning. If the lab is locked when you arrive, contact Dr. Ansher (438-5247). Graders may pick up labs anytime on Friday afternoon before the lab closes and must have ALL labs graded and returned to the instructor by the following Friday. Students will ask for assistance in getting back their graded worksheets. All students MUST leave the room at the time the laboratory closes. Monitors who close the laboratory, please be certain that all the doors (202 and 204) are locked from the outside. For All questions contact Dr. Ansher (438-5247). For computer related problems contact Dr. Bogue (438-2933).