NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

General Physics II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: General Physics II
    B. Course Number: PH 124 - 10340
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Keranen, Joel
    G. Office: Heidel Hall (HH) 232
    H. Email Address: JKeranen@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2820
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 9:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 3:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 3:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 3:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM (MST);
    Other office hours by appointment. I answer email and Canvas messages within 24 hours on weekdays.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): PH114.
    M. Corequisite(s): PH124 L.
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is a continuation of PH 114, with a study of magnetism, electricity, sound, and light. Concurrent enrollment in PH 124L (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: PH 114

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is for non-engineering majors and transfers to most four-year colleges and universities. Please check with counseling to determine whether this course transfers for your degree.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    1) Textbook:
    Title: College Physics, Hybrid, 10th Edition

    Author: Raymond A. Serway & Chris Vuille
    ISBN: 9781285761954

    Edition: 10th 2015
    Publisher: Cengage Learning

    Note: College Physics, Hybrid, 10th Edition includes Enhanced WebAssign Homework and eBook LOE Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science. This card is required for the course.

    2) Lab Kit by Hands-On Learning. This kit is $126 plus shipping. Lab Manual is included in the course.

    Ordering Instructions:


    A) If you are on financial aid, order it through the NMJC Bookstore. Clearly tell them you need the Lab Paq Second Semester Physics Kit from Hands On Labs, and they will order it for you. Do this ASAP so that it will get shipped promply.



    B) If you are not on financial aid, and you want to order directly from the company, follow these steps:


    1.) Go to www.holscience.com


    2.) Click on "Lab Kits" on the top of the screen to pull down the menu.


    3.) Select "Student Ordering"


    4.) Select the large green "Yes" to the question: "Do you have a Log In and Password?"


    5.) Login: C000630


    6.) Password: labpaq


    Note: Password is case sensitive.


    7.) Select the lab kit required for your course

    It is the "Second Semester Physics" kit with 11 experiments. Code: PK-2 LabPaq (LP-2236-PK-01)


    8.) Follow the prompts to complete your order




    Suggested:

    Ruler and protractor.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

     

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    ·  Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

          90 - 100% =  A

          80 -  89%  =  B

          70 -  79%  =  C

          60 -  69%  =  D

          0 -  59%    =  F

    Grading Weights:

          Attendance  = 4% 
    HW, Journals, and Discussions  = 18% (Homework = 12%, Journals =3%, and Discussions = 3%)
    3 Exams = 33% 
    Laboratory = 25%
    Final Exam = 20% 
    Total Possible = 100%

    Attendance: A grade is awarded for attendance in this class. Roll will be taken through your logging in the course. This includes the activities done in the class portion and the lab portion.  You will be given a 1 for each attendance session for the class/discussion portion and a 1 for submitting the lab for the session.  A complete attendance into the class portion consists of the following:  1) Submitting the required discussion and journal postings, 2) Submitting the homework assignment for the week.  A complete attendance into the lab portion consists of submitting the week’s lab assignment.  

          Note:  Simply logging in main course or the lab portion of the course will earn you ˝ point for that class or lab portion. Submission of the assignments (homework or lab) will complete the attendance requirement.  

     

          In the event that you cannot log in to the course and lab to complete the assignments, a legitimate REASON is required: YOU NEED TO SHOW THE INSTRUCTOR AN EXCUSE! Email or phone the instructor with all excuses.  School sponsored activities, illness, and emergencies will not count against attendance, if proper notification from Professor/ Coach/ Doctor/ Parent/ Etc. is given. All unexcused absences will cost you points. Students who have zero (unexcused) absences will be allowed to drop their lowest exam score and replace it with their highest exam score! 


    Homework:  The student will submit weekly homework assignments via the 
    WebAssign Homework and eBook LOE Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science. This card is required for the course.

    Weekly textbook homework exercise assignments will be given online in WebAssign.  Do the required problems for each chapter, as instructed.  To access these you need to sign up to PH124 General Physics in the WebAssign website.

    To Register for WebAssign, please follow these steps.

    Steps for Student Registration to WebAssign and Course Section PH 124 Spring 2017

     

    Step 1:  Open the website:  www.webassign.net

     

    Step 2:  In the upper right hand corner, you will see a grey box with

      white letters “ENTER CLASS KEY”.  Click on this box.

     

    Step 3:  You will see the web page with  “Enroll with Class Key”.  Enter 4 characters for each box of the class key.  Enter this class key: 

    nmjc 6011 0126

     

    Step 4:  Verify the correct course.  It should be: 

    Course: PH124 --- Section PH124 Spring 2017
    Instructor: Joel Keranen
    New Mexico Junior College

     

    If you see this then click the red box that says “YES, THIS IS MY CLASS”. 

     

    Step 5:  If you do not have any WebAssign account, the select the button that states:

    I need to create a WebAssign account.

    If you have a WebAssign account then select:  I already have a WebAssign account.

    Click the red box with “CONTINUE”.

     

    Step 6:  Fill in your login information and your student information.  Be sure to remember your password and store it in a safe place for future reference.  When you are finished, then click on:  “CREATE MY ACCOUNT”. 

     

    Step 7:  The text you purchased at the NMJC Bookstore will have an access code. 

    Step 7a:  Login to WebAssign.

    Step 7b:  Select enter an access code.

    Step 7c:  Select your access code prefix.

    Step 7d:  Enter your access code and click Continue.

     

    Note:  You will be given a 14 day grace period to enter your access code. 

    Note:  If you are not in the Hobbs, NM area and you need access,  please go to

          Canvas and select the 

          Course Information module and go to: 

    Web Assign Information Please Read!

              How to access Web Assign

                     Options for Obtaining Access Code and Text

     

     

     

     

    Journals: Biographical and theory journals will be required for famous scientists, as assigned. The format of a journal entry is as follows:

    Title
    A) Biography of the scientist (should deal with physics!)
    B) The most important theory(ies) of the scientist is/are . . . 
    C) How do you think this scientist has impacted our world?

    In addition to this, you are required to submit a comment to another student's response in the journal area.

    Discussion You will be required to submit a response to a discussion question for each topic. Submit your response in the discussion area. This consists of typing a response on the discussion board under the appropriate topic.

    In addition to this, you are required to submit a comment to another student's response in the discussion area.


    Exams: All exams will be given online. Tests will be given over a three day period. The dates will be announced online in emails and announcements. Make-up exams will be given only for excused absences with notice.
    * On test days the students will be allowed to use notes on the exam!



          Lab Policies: Laboratory attendance is required. You should logon to the lab portion and do the required lab assignments. You will need to order a lab kit. 2) Lab Kit by Hands-On Learning. This kit is $126 plus shipping. Lab Manual is included in the course. 

    Ordering Instructions:

    A) If you are on financial aid, order it through the NMJC Bookstore. Clearly tell them you need the Lab Paq Second Semester Physics Kit from Hands On Labs, and they will order it for you. Do this ASAP so that it will get shipped promply. 

    B) If you are not on financial aid, and you want to order directly from the company, follow these steps: 

    1.) Go to www.holscience.com

    2.) Click on "Lab Kits" on the top of the screen to pull down the menu. 

    3.) Select "Student Ordering"

    4.) Select the large green "Yes" to the question: "Do you have a Log In and Password?" 

    5.) Login: C000630

    6.) Password: labpaq

    Note: Password is case sensitive. 

    7.) Select the lab kit required for your course
    It is the "Second Semester Physics" kit with 11 experiments. Code: PK-2 LabPaq (LP-2236-PK-01) 

    8.) Follow the prompts to complete your order


    A Few lab reports will be required. Here is the format of a lab report:

    Title

    Introduction: State the objective(s) of the experiment. State the important concepts. Use future tense.

    Procedure: Describe what you did. Use past tense to outline the procedure you took.

    Data and Analysis: Data tables should appear here. Graphs should appear here. Describe any calculations completed. State how the graph was completed. Compute the required quantities from the graph.

    Error Analysis: Calculate the percent error between any experimental quantity to the theoretical or accepted value. Discuss any possible errors that may have occurred in the procedure.

    Conclusion: A brief restatement of the important points of the experiment.
     

    It is recommended that you keep your homework, journals, and quizzes organized in a three-ring binder and have them with you each class session, so that you are prepared to answer questions about the homework, and for use in exam preparation.



    Final Exam: 
    The Final Examination will be an online comprehensive exam with an equal emphasis on the untested and previously tested material. Typically, the PH124 final has 45 multiple choice questions with a time limit of 2 ˝ hours.  

    * You will be allowed to use notes on the Final Exam.

     

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.

    The course content of PH124 supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:

    1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.
    2. Solve problems scientifically.
    3. Communicate scientific information.
    4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.
    5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Specific Objectives of General Physics PH124
    Upon completion of PH124, students should be able to:

    1) Demonstrate the properties of charge.
    2) Demonstrate and calculate electric forces.
    3) Demonstrate and visualize electric fields.
    4) Calculate the electric field for simple charge distributions.
    5) Demonstrate concepts about electric circuits.
    6) Demonstrate concepts about charge sources and capacitors.
    7) Explain voltage and resistance.
    8) Demonstrate circuit analysis.
    9) Explain and calculate energy and power in electric circuits.
    10) Perform simple circuit calculations with Ohm's law and the power relation.
    11) Demonstrate about the nature of magnetic forces.
    12) Demonstrate and visualize magnetic fields.
    13) Explain applications of magnetic fields and their forces to everyday situations.
    14) Perform simple calculations with magnetic fields, current, and charges with the right hand rule.
    15) Explain and calculate electromagnetic induction, ac motors, and dc motors.
    16) Demonstrate the wave model of light.
    17) Explain the particle model of light.
    18) Demonstrate reflection.
    19) Explain refraction and calculate refraction angle in Snell's Law.
    20) Demonstrate interference and diffraction of light.
    21) Demonstrate lenses.
    22) Demonstrate vision and optical instruments.
    23) Perform calculations by use of the thin lens equation.
    24) Perform calculations by use of the mirror equation.
    25) Perform simple calculations of refraction and diffraction of light.
    26) Demonstrate the properties of waves.
    27) Demonstrate the polarization of light.
    28) Perform calculations with Malus' Law.
    29) Demonstrate sound waves.
    30) Explain noise and the environment in terms of sound.
    31) Calculate sound level, power, and intensity of sound waves.
    32) Perform laboratory experiments and hands-on explorations.
    33) Demonstrate data analysis in laboratory.
    34) Perform error analysis in experimental data analysis.
    35) Write standard format reports for laboratory experiments.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Assistance:
    If you are having problems you are encouraged to come see me during my office hours, and there are tutors available, free of charge, in Mansur Hall, Room 124. Contact them at 575.492.2623 for the free tutoring. You can get additional help for free online with Brainfuse at http://www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/currentstudents/onlinetutoringbrainfuse.aspx. See the handout for more details. Also feel free to call me for help or see me for other methods of assistance. It is very important for you to seek help if you are having trouble.

    Conduct:
    1) Cheating will not be tolerated.
    2) All students in this classroom are adults and will act as such. Disruptions in the class will not be tolerated. First Offense: student will be given a verbal warning. Second Offense: student will be asked to leave the room and lose attendance point for that day. Third Offense: a conference with the Dean will be necessary before the student may return to class.
    3) Cell phones and pagers will be turned off while you are in the classroom.


  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE This outline for General Physics, is a tentative outline that is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor

    This outline for General Physics, is a tentative outline that is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

    Week

    Topic

    Laboratory

    Homework

    #1

    Getting Used to of Canvas

    Getting Used to of Canvas

    Submit a file with contact information.

    Submit a discussion introducing your self to the class.

    Submit a discussion on the importance of Physics.

    Do a Short Exam

    Register to WebAssign and do a short homework.

    #2

    Chapter 15:  Electric Forces and Electric Fields

    Electrostatics

    Chapter 15 in WebAssign

    Scientific Method Quiz

    Charles Coulomb Journal

    #3

    Chapter 16:  Electrical Energy and Capacitance

    Electric Fields

    Chapter 16 in WebAssign

    Journal:  Alessandro Volta

    Discussion:  How Batteries Work

    #4

    Chapter 17:  Current and Resistance

    Introduction to Circuits: Ohm's Law

    Chapter 17 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Electricity in Biology

    #5

    Chapter 18:  Direct Current Circuits

    Resistors in Series and Parallel

    Chapter 18 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Electric Circuits and Examples

    Journal:  Georg Ohm

     

    Exam 1 (Chapters 15, 16, 17, & 18)

     

     

    #6

    Chapter 19:  Magnetism

    Capacitance in a Circuit

    Chapter 19 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Magnetic Fields in the Body

    Journal:  Hans Oersted

    #7

    Chapter 20: Induced Voltages and Inductance

    Semiconductor Temperature Sensor

    Chapter 20 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Uses of Induces Voltages

    #8

    Chapter 21:  Alternating-Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves

    Magnetic Fields

    Chapter 21 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  AC Circuits Uses

    Journal:  Nikola Tesla

     

     

    Exam 2 (Chapters 19, 20, & 21)

     

     

    #9

    Chapter 22:  Reflection and Refraction of Light

    Electric Motor

    Chapter 22 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Describe the Physics of Reflection and Refraction

    Journal:  Pierre de Fermat

    #10

    Chapter 23:  Mirrors and Lenses

    Reflection and Refraction

    Chapter 23 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Use of Mirrors and Lenses

    #11

    Chapter 13:  Vibrations and Waves

    Color Mixing of Light and Optics

    Chapter 13 in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Use of Vibrations and Waves in Science and Engineering

     

    Exam 3 (Chapters 22, 23, & 13)

     

     

    #12

    Chapter 24:  Wave Optics

    Polarization of Light

    Chapter 24 in WebAssign

    Journal on Christiaan Huygens

    Discussion:  Practical Uses of Wave Optics

    #13

    Chapter 25:  Optical Instruments

    Diffraction Grating

    Chapter 25 in WebAssign

    Journal on Albert Michelson

    Discussion:  Optical Instruments

     

    #14

    Chapter 14:  Sound (Sections 1-6)

       

    Tones and Sound Resonance

    Chapter 14 A Homework in WebAssign

    Discussion:  Sounds in Music

    #15

    Chapter 14:  Sound (Sections 7-13)

    No Lab

    Chapter 14B in WebAssign

    Journal on Scientist who Investigated Sound

     

    #16

    Final Exams

    Monday, May 8 All Day Online