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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Natural Sciences • Physics


Engineering Physics I PHYS-211

  • Fall 2012

  • Section 01

  • 5 Credits

  • 08/27/2012 to 12/20/2012

  • Modified 08/24/2012



Contact Information


Instructor: Chad Ebert

Email: crebert@nic.edu
Office: STR 304
Phone: 208.676.7144

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM, STR 304
Thursday, 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM, STR 304

Meeting Times


Lecture

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM, STR 202

Lab

Thursday, 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM, STR 306

Description


This is the study of kinematics and dynamics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, rotational dynamics, linear and angular momentum, collisions, static equilibrium, oscillations, gravity, central forces, fluid dynamics, and sounds waves. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 4 hours per week

Materials


Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Serway and Jewett
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Edition: 8

Laboratory Manual: Physics 111 General Physics Lab / Physcis 211 Engineering Physics Lab

Author: NIC
Publisher: NIC

Calculator

Minimally needs to perform trigonometric functions, though a graphing calculator is preferred. 

Composition Book

A bound notebook suitable for doing homework problems to be turned in periodically.

Outcomes


Course Outcomes - Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles in kinematics, Newton's Laws, gravity, energy, momentum, and waves.
  2. Solve problems of Classical Physics by using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
  3. Develop a broad vocabulary of scientific terms.
  4. Develop laboratory skills in gathering, documenting, and analyzing data (pertaining to Classical Physics) to form conclusions.

General Education Abilities emphasized in this course - 1) Critical/Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, 2) Mathematical, Scientific & Symbolic Reasoning

Outcomes and abilities are measured by any of the following:  Exams, quizzes, homework, lab reports.

Assessment


Breakdown

Grades will be broken down into four categories and weighted as follows:

4 Midterms (10% each).....................40%

Homework/Quizzes............................25%

Labs................................................15%

Final Exam........................................20%

 

I will tentatively use the following grading scale.  The minimum percentage requirement for a given grade may decrease, but will not increase.

 

Minimum   Percentage

Grade

Minimum   Percentage

Grade

Minimum   Percentage

Grade

93

A

80

B-

67

D+

90

A-

77

C+

63

D

87

B+

73

C

60

D-

83

B

70

C-

Below   60

F

 

Criteria

Homework and Quizzes:

Homework is assigned to complement the lecture material.  Details on how homework will be completed and graded will be presented the first week of class.  In addition to homework, quizzes will be given periodically in class.  During the quizzes, you will be able to use the text, any notes, your homework, and similar materials.  Together, your homework and quizzes will make up 25% of your overall grade.

Exams:

Exams will be given in class on the dates shown in the schedule below.  The material on the exam will be similar to the material covered in lecture and in the homework.  If you know you will miss an exam for any reason, notify me via phone or email as soon as possible so that accommodations can be made ahead of time.  If no accommodations can be reached before the exam starts, a grade of zero will be recorded for that exam.  No make-up exams will be given!  Each midterm will be worth 10% of your overall grade, and the final will be worth 20% of your overall grade.

Labs:

Labs make up 15% of your overall grade.  Labs are worth twenty points each, and there are a total of 260 lab points.  Your lab grade will be based primarily on your lab reports and participation in the activities.  Lab reports will be due at the beginning of the next lab meeting.  All written work must be prepared using a word processor or other suitable software (no handwritten lab reports will be accepted).  Each report will include the following:

Introduction:  A paragraph explaining the purpose (hypothesis) of the experiment, the apparatus used (description of equipment, including its precision), and a brief summary of the procedure carried out.

Data, Calculations, and Results:  This section will include any data sheets, the calculations performed to get your results, and any charts, graphs, tables, etc.  Graphs must be computer generated and include a title, labeled axes, and units.

Conclusion:  A paragraph stating what you learned from the experiment.  Did your results verify the hypothesis?  Include the answers (use complete sentences) to any questions asked in the lab manual.  Comment on and try to explain errors you encountered.  Also explain why you think things happened the way they did and how you might improve your results.

 

Late Lab Report Policy:

 

Delinquency:

Penalty:

Within 1st Week Late

Lose 25 %

Within 2nd Week Late

Lose 50 %

After 2nd Week Late

Lose 100 % (not accepted)

Course Policies


Prerequisites:

A working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry, which will be used extensively throughout the class.

Corequisites:

Phys-211 and Phys-211L must be taken concurrently

Math-170 (Calculus I)    

Attendance:

Attendance in lecture will be recorded and is strongly encouraged.  Students will be responsible for all material covered in lecture.  Attendance in lab is essential to the learning process and therefore required.  Absences in more than two labs will result in an overall final grade of an F. 

Schedule


Tentative Course Schedule:

 

Date

Book   Sections

Lecture/Lab Topics

8/27

1.1-1.5

Intro Test & Physics and Measurement

8/28

1.6,   App. B.8

Significant Figures and Error Propagation

8/29

2.1-2.5

Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

8/30

Lab

Introduction to Lab and Problem Solving

8/31

2.4-2.5

Acceleration and Motion Diagrams

9/3

N/A

Labor Day

9/4

N/A

Instructor Out of Town

9/5

2.6-2.7

Constant Acceleration and Freely Falling Bodies

9/6

Lab

Measurement and Uncertainty

9/7

3.1-3.3

Vectors

9/10

3.4

Vector Components and Unit Vectors

9/11

4.1-4.2

2-D Motion

9/12

4.3-4.4

Projectile Motion and Uniform Circular Motion

9/13

Lab

Excel Graphing and Tools

9/14

4.5-4.6

Tangential and Radial Acceleration & Relative Motion

9/17

Midterm   1

Chapters 1-4

9/18

5.1-5.3

Force, Mass, and Newton’s First Law

9/19

5.4-5.6

Newton’s Laws and Gravitational Force (Weight)

9/20

Lab

Vectors

9/21

5.7

Applications of Newton’s Laws

9/24

5.8

Forces of Friction

9/25

6.1

Uniform Circular Motion

9/26

6.2-6.3

Non-Uniform Accelerated Motion and Motion in Non-Inertial Frames

9/27

Lab

Uniformly Accelerated Motion

9/28

7.1-7.3

Work Done by Constant Force and Scalar Products

10/1

7.4

Work Done by Varying Force

10/2

7.5

Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem

10/3

7.6-7.7

Potential Energy, Conservative Forces, and Non-Conservative   Forces

10/4

Lab

Atwood's Machine

10/5

7.8-7.9;   8.1-8.2

Conservative Forces and Potential Energy Relationship, Energy   Diagrams, Non-isolated and Isolated Systems

10/8

8.3-8.4

Situations Involving Friction and Non-conservative Forces

10/9

8.5

Power

10/10

Midterm   2

Chapters 5-8

10/11

Lab

Conservation of Mechanical Energy

10/12

9.1-9.3

Conservation of Linear Momentum and Impulse-Momentum Theorem

10/15

9.4

Collisions in 1-D

10/16

9.5

Collisions in 2-D

10/17

9.6

Center of Mass

10/18

Lab

Momentum

10/19

9.7

Motion of a System of Particles

10/22

10.1-10.3

Rigid Body Rotational Kinematics

10/23

10.4

Rotational Kinetic Energy

10/24

10.5

Moment of Inertia

10/25

Lab

Ballistic Pendulum

10/26

10.6-10.7

Torque

10/29

10.8-10.9

Energy Considerations and Rolling Motion

10/30

N/A

ADVISING DAY – SEE YOUR ADVISORS!!!

10/31

11.1-11.2

Vector Product and Angular Momentum in a Non-Isolated System

11/1

Lab

Torque, Angular Acceleration, and Moment of Inertia

11/2

11.3-11.4

Angular Momentum and Conservation

11/5

12.1-12.3

Rigid Bodies in Equilibrium

11/6

12.3

Rigid Bodies in Static Equilibrium

11/7

12.4

Elastic Properties of Solids

11/8

Lab

Equilibrium

11/9

Midterm   3

Chapters 9-12

11/12

13.1-13.2

Universal Gravitation and Gravitational Force

11/13

13.3

Kepler’s Laws

11/14

13.4-13.6

Gravitational Potential Energy

11/15

Lab

Archimedes’ Principle

11/16

14.1-14.3

Pressure

11/19

14.4

Archimedes’ Principle

11/20

14.5-14.6

Fluid Dynamics and Bernoulli’s Equation

11/21-11/23

N/A

Thanksgiving Break

11/26

15.1-15.2

Simple Harmonic Motion

11/27

15.3-15.4

Harmonic Motion Energy and Relationship between Simple Harmonic   Motion and Uniform Circular Motion

11/28

15.5

Pendulum

11/29

Lab

Hooke's Law and Simple Harmonic Motion

11/30

16.1-16.2

Traveling Wave Model

12/3

16.3

Speed of Waves on Strings

12/4

17.1-17.3

Sound Waves

12/5

17.4

Doppler Effect

12/6

Lab

Speed of Sound in Air

12/7

Midterm   4

Chapters 13-17

12/10

18.1-18.2

Superposition and Standing Waves

12/11

18.3

Standing Waves on a String

12/12

18.4-18.5

Resonance and Standing Waves in Air Columns

12/13

Lab

Lab Makeups and Review

12/14

N/A

Curriculum Day

TBA

Final

TBA – See Finals Schedule

Additional Items


Division Policies


Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities.  Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information.  For a complete explanation of the NIC Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity, please refer to Policy/Procedure 5.06.01:  http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.06.01policy.pdf

Academic Integrity

I.  Disruptive behavior in the class is not tolerated. To quote from the NIC “Student Code of Conduct,” Article II, (found in the Student Handbook): In order to carry out North Idaho College’s Mission and to create a community of learners, the students, faculty, staff, and administrators must share common principles or values.  These values, which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility, make up academic integrity.
II.  Academic Dishonesty.  Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College.  These violations include the following:

  1. Cheating - Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
  2. Fabrication - Falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
  3. Plagiarism - Knowingly representing the words, ideas or work of another as one's own in an academic exercise.
  4. Violation of Intellectural Property - Stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the college.
  5. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty - Knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Our department strongly endorses the above code, believing that no learning can take place if a strong commitment to academic integrity is compromised.  Any unethical behavior, including any violation of academic integrity or instance of plagiarism, may result in a grade of zero for an assignment in question or failure of the course.

Institutional Policies


Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student enrolled at North Idaho College.  This includes, but is not limited to, face-to-face classes and Internet classes.

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.

Non-Payment

By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.

Withdrawal

Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:  http://www.nic.edu/calendar/

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure: http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.04.02procedure.pdf.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: http://www.nic.edu/Websites/index.asp?dpt=29&pageID=1336

Additional withdrawal information:  http://www.nic.edu/catalog

Incompletes

An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement


DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.