Instructor: J. Douglas Patterson, SCI 105C, VoiceMail
(913)469-8500 Ext. 5947,
Office Hours: MW 5:00 to 6:00
Course Description: Selected topics in physics will be introduced including wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and special relativity.
Prerequisites: MATH 242 & PHYS 220 or equivalent, (A.G. Calculus II & EngineeringPhysics I)
Text: Serway, Physics, 4th ed., vol. 3 & 4, Wiley, 1997
Supplies : 1" Three-RingBinder, Calculator with trigonometric functions, your brain.
Students who transfer to or from JCCC between semesters should be aware that the division of topics between Engineering Physics I and II may not be similar to the divisions elsewhere.
After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish the following:
Students are responsible for material covered in lecture as well as in the text.Quizzes:
There will be ten quizzes given during thelecture periods during the semester. These quizzes will take about 20 minutes on average and will cover information and concepts currently being discussed. The quizzes may be a take-home assignment, an in-class small-group discussion of a phenomenon, or a traditional question-&-answer quiz. Quizzes will be unannounced, therefore, class attendance is imperitive. No make-ups will be allowed for missed quizzes.Homework:
Homework will be assigned and collected weekly. Doing homework problems is essential to success in this and any physics course. No late homework will be accepted.Labs:
There will be biweekly laboratory assignments. No makeups will be allowed for missed labs. A formal lab report will be due at the beginning of the next lab session. Late labs will be accepted up to two days past the due date at a penalty of 10% per day.Tests:
There will be five unit tests and a final exam. Unit tests will cover material from lecture, homework, lab, and the text. The final exam will be comprehensive.
Grades will be based upon Homework, Labs, Unit Tests, and the Final Exam and will be computed in the following manner:
|Homework and Quiz % x2||200 pts.|
|Labs %||100 pts.|
|Unit Tests(5x100)||500 pts.|
|Final Exam||200 pts.|
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
65 - 79% = C
50 - 64% = D
below 50% = F
Academic Dishonesty Policy Statement:
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be subject to the appropriate penalties. Penalties may incluse, but are not limited to, a zero grade for the assignment, a failing grade for the course and/or expulsion from the college. Please make every effort to avoid the appearance of dishonesty in all course activities. All cases of academic dishonesty will be brought to the attention of the Program Director.
Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him/her from fully demonstrating his/her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible to discuss accommodation necessary to complete the course requirements.
Science Resource Center:
FREE tutoring is available at the Science Resource Center in SCI 205.
CASE Computer Classroom:
A computer lab has been set aside specifically for the use of students taking science classes. There you will find wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and various scientific programs. The CASE Lab is located in CLB112.
|Subject||Reading and Test Schedule|
|Electric Fields||Chapter 23 & 24|
|Electrical Energy||Chapter 25|
|DC Circuits||Chapter 26, 27 & 28|
|----------||UNIT ONE TEST|
|Magnetism||Chapter 29 & 30|
|Electromagnetic Induction||Chapter 31 & 32|
|----------||UNIT TWO TEST|
|Alternating Current||Chapter 33|
|Electromagnetic Waves||Chapter 34|
|----------||UNIT THREE TEST|
|Unit Four||Wave Phenomena|
|Nature of Light||Chapter 35|
|Geometric Optics||Chapter 36|
|Interference and Diffraction||Chapter 37 & 38|
|----------||UNIT FOUR TEST|
|Unit Five||Modern Physics|
|Special Relativity||Chapter 39|
|Quantum Physics||Chapter 40|
|Atomic Physics||Chapter 40|
|----------||UNIT FIVE TEST|
Final Exam Date: 6:00 to 8:55 on Thursday, July 29, in SCI 118