__PHYS 2020-001: GENERAL PHYSICS II__** COURSE SYLLABUS for FALL 2007**

Office Hours:

Text: *College Physics*, 7th Edition, by Serway & Faughn

Recommended supplement: *Schaum’s College Physics 8 ^{th} (or
9^{th}) ed. ... *by Bueche

**Course Website http://www.etsu.edu/physics/henson/henson.htm
**[will have
problem assignments, answers, and sample tests, etc.]

**Capa Homework Website http://capa.etsu.edu**

General Physics II is the
second semester of a two semester survey course in algebra-based physics;
topics will include electricity and magnetism, waves, light and optics, and
nuclear physics. Lectures will include a
demonstration/experiment of physical phenomena followed by a brief development
of the mathematical relations used to describe the phenomena. Numerical solutions to problems involving the
phenomena and examples of applications of concepts and principles will then be
presented. Please feel free to consult
with me outside of class if you are having unusual difficulty with the
course. The problem-solving techniques
of this course will be new to many of you and you may need special
assistance. Also contact me if you have
need for test taking or note taking accommodation or have questions about the
grading procedure or your own grade at any time.

**note: **General Physics is a __problem-solving
course__—i.e., Your performance in this course will be measured by your
ability to solve numerical problems and explain physical phenomena, not by your ability to recite a
formula or law of physics. The only
proven method by which you can learn to solve such problems is to work out the
assigned problems at the end of each chapter, APPLYING THE APPROPRIATE CONCEPTS, LAWS, OR
THEORIES. the more problems you
learn to work, the
better you will perform on the exams. The exams will consist of problems AND QUESTIONS similar
to THOSE IN THE textbook
and other examples I may work in class. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND
PRINCIPLES DISCUSSED IN THE LECTURE WILL BE COVERED BY BOTH THE
NUMERICAL PROBLEMS AND
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS.

Your grade will be based on your performance on __four__
regular exams, a

A >= 92.6% B- = 78-81.9% D+ = 60-64.9%

A- = 90-92.5% C+ = 74-77.9% D = 55-59.9%

B+
= 86-89.9% C = 70-73.9% F
< 55%

B = 82-85.9% C- = 65-69.9%

Calculators will be allowed for all exams, but
formula notecards will not! I will
provide a list of any necessary constants but you will be responsible for ALL
formulas, equations, relationships, etc. involving geometry, trigonometry,
algebra, and physics that may be required to solve a test problem.

*SPECIAL NOTES: All exams count; none are "dropped".
But if you take all four regular exams, then your
Final Exam grade (%) will be used to replace your lowest regular exam grade if
it will help your average. There are
no "extra credit" assignments. If you make 60% or better on the
Final, and if you have taken at least three of the regular exams, then you will receive a
passing grade for the course. If you make less than 50% on
the Final, then you will not receive a passing grade for the course.*

You are expected to attend class regularly and should note the dates for each
exam given in the schedule below. *NOTE that there are
no make-up exams scheduled*. If you miss an exam, and if you promptly
provide me, __in writing__, a verifiable & acceptable excuse for
missing, then that exam will be considered your "low" score and
replaced as described in the "special notes" above.
Extraordinary situations (school sponsored activities, serious health problems,
etc.) will be handled on an individual basis but you must *Please
remember that it is your responsibility to initiate the procedure if you miss
graded material.*

**CLASS SCHEDULE**** FOR PHYS 2020-001
FALL 2007 **

******** **See my
website for suggested end of chapter questions & problems, answers to even
numbered problems, and sample exam questions with answers (although I am not
posting full solutions).

** **

**Chapter ** **Read Sections**

CH 16 Electrical Energy and Capacitance 16.1 thru 16.7, 16.9

CH 17 Current and Resistance 17.1, 17.3 thru 17.5, 17.8

__EXAM 1 Tuesday, September 18__

CH 18 Direct Current Circuits 18.1 thru 18.4, 18.7

CH 19 Magnetism 19.1,
19.3 thru 19.9

CH 20 Induced Voltages and Inductance 20.1 thru 20.5

__EXAM 2 Thursday, October 11__

CH 13 Vibrations and Waves 13.1 thru 13.4, 13.7
thru 13.11

CH 14 Sound 14.1, 14.4 thru
14.10

CH 21 Electromagnetic Waves 21.8 thru 21.12

__EXAM 3 Tuesday,
November 6__

CH 22 Reflection and Refraction 22.1 thru 22.5, 22.7

CH 23 Mirrors and Lenses 23.1 thru 23.4, 23.6

CH 24 Wave Optics 24.1,
24.2, 24.6 thru 24.9

__EXAM 4 Thursday, November 29__

CH 29 Nuclear Physics 29.1 thru 29.6

CH 30 Nuclear Energy 30.1 thru 30.5

Comprehensive
Problems

__FINAL EXAM Thursday, December 13, 8:00
AM __

__ONLINE CAPA (Computer Assisted
Personalized Approach) HOMEWORK__

Homework assignments can be accessed
by going to http:/capa.etsu.edu . From the CAPA homepage, first click on the “Login
to CAPA” link. On the login page, make
sure the “Class” is listed as
**gp2trfal07**** ** and then enter your 9-digit student number and
the 4-digit homework set ID number. Then
click on the “Here” button to work on CAPA and on the next page click on the
“Try current set” button to view your homework questions.

There are help pages and you can also
view your current CAPA grade status as well as view “previous” homework problem
sets with the correct answers displayed.
You may log in and out of CAPA as many times as you wish. You can submit answers one problem at a time
or together. You may find it most
helpful to **print out your problem set
first** and then work on the problems away from the computer until you have
solutions completed. **NOTE:
CAPA will not look at whether or not your answer is correct IF the
format is wrong! FOR EXAMPLE, if you
enter “mn” for length units [instead of mm] CAPA will respond with a “U” for
that attempt. This means the units are not
acceptable EVEN IF YOUR NUMERICAL ANSWER IS CORRECT! You must fix the units first before CAPA
will grade the answer. ONLY a response
of “N” implies your numerical result is incorrect.**

I have listed the due date/time for
each problem set below. This will also
be displayed at the top of your individual homework problem pages. I have set the due time in the mornings with
the intent that you finish each set BEFORE class so that I may discuss the
problem solutions during that class period.
CAPA will display the answers to each set 1 hour after the due
date/time. To see these answers, simply
enter the number of the homework set (1, 2, 3, etc.) and Click on the “View
previous set” button.

PAY ATTENTION to the problem due
dates, they will not be changed!!

__Homework Set #__ __Date
Due__ __Time Due__

1 9/

2 9/13

3 9/27

4 10/

5 10/25

6 11/

7 11/15

8 11/27

9 12/