Course Syllabus for PHYS-2020-941, General Physics II
ETSU Supplemental Syllabus Attachment.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, this course is being offered in a remote (i.e., online) format for the Spring 2021 semester. Prior to each scheduled lecture, I will be posting a Zoom link on the course D2L course web page that you are to use to access the synchronous lecture. You are expected to attend each Zoom lecture in `real time'! However, if you are forced to miss a lecture due to illness, or be late to a class, each lecture will be recorded and the link for that recording will be pasted on the D2L course web page.
To access the ETSU D2L web site, click on the following link:
ETSU asked all instructors to include the following message: Our class will meet through
the Zoom online conference system. Our success as an online class will depend on the
same commitment we all bring to the physical classroom. We will adopt the same rules
and norms (take notes; participate by asking and answering questions; wear classroom-ready
clothing). For everyoneâ€™s benefit, join the course in a quiet place whenever possible.
Turn on your video whenever possible. Mute your microphone unless you are speaking.
Close browser tabs not required for participating in class.
There will be 4 homework sets assigned throughout the semester composed of two sections of questions. The first section will be problems posted on the textbook's WebAssign web site (see below for details on accessing this site). You will be given further information about WebAssign during the first week of class. These WebAssign problems will be graded and count as 10% of the course grade. The second section of problems will not be graded and will have solutions posted on the course web page. Try to do these problems by yourself before retrieving the solutions from the web page. Doing both sections of problems will be a big help in studying for the exams.
There will be 3 quizzes during the semester posted on the D2L course web page. Each quiz is worth 20% of your course grade. Each quiz will contain ten 2-point math-oriented multiple choice questions and ten 1-point multiple choice questions. You will have 60 minutes to complete each quiz! You are allowed to access the course notes and the textbook during these quizzes, but you cannot access any other web site while working on your quiz!
Sickness and Make-Up Quizzes: If you are sick on a given quiz day, contact Dr. Luttermoser via email (lutter@etsu.edu) prior to that quiz to let him know of your illness. Failure to do this will result with a score of ZERO for that quiz. Once you are feeling better, a `make-up' quiz will be written for you.
The Final Exam will be similar in structure to the Sample Final posted posted below: ten `Hard Multiple Choice' questions, twenty `Easy Multiple Choice' questions, and four `Problems' where you are to show your work using algebra and trigonometry to derive your answer. See the `Sample Final Solutions' link below for examples on how you are expected to answer these problems. This Final Exam is worth 30% of your course grade and will be posted on the D2L course web site 15 minutes before the start time of this exam. You will have 3 hours to download, complete, scan (or photograph), and upload your Final Exam to the associated Dropbox on the D2L course web page. Like the quizzes, the Final is open notes and open book, however you cannot access any other web site while taking your final (see below)!
NO ONLINE HELP WEB PAGES
are to be used for the quizzes, homework or
Final Exam! Since ETSU has been forced to offer courses in a remote fashion
during the COVID-19 Pandemic, many students have been making use of various online
companies to `cheat'. Please note that Dr. Luttermoser is familiar with
these web sites and will be checking each of these sites to make sure none of the
students in this course are making use of these sites to answer the questions/problems
on the quizzes, homework, and final. Note that it is easy to
verify this, even if a phony email address is used on these sites. Should a
student be caught using such a site, they will receive a ZERO on that homework set,
quiz, or final.
Quiz Reviews: | Quiz 1 Review |
Quiz 2 Review | |
Quiz 3 Review | |
Final Review | |
Final Exam Prep: | Final Sample Problems |
Note that half of the final will cover the material in the first 3 review
sheets and half will cover the material in the 4th review sheet.
Sample Final Sample Final Solutions |
Web site of course textbook publisher: Serway & Vuille's College Physics .
Click here to go to the Department of Physics and Astronomy
home page.