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Northeast Alabama Community College Fall
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SYLLABUS
PHY 214 General Physics with Calculus II
4 Semester Credit Hours
5 Contact Hours
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I.
Course Description
This course provides a calculus

based study
in classical physics. Topics included are
simple harmonic motion, waves, sound, light, optics, electricity, and magnetism. Lab is
required.
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Prerequisite
PHY 213
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Course Textbooks, Manuals, or Other Required Materials
Serway, R. and Jewett,
J. (2006).
Principles of Physics: A Calculus

Based Text
, 4
th
edition
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Cengage/Brooks & Cole
Publishers.
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Course Education Outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
A.
Solve measurement problems using dimensional analysis.
B.
Apply p
hysics principles to problem solving.
C.
Become more proficient at the mathematical skills required for problem solving.
D.
Build the physics and mathematics skills necessary for courses which follow this
one.
E.
Discuss the physics principles taught in this course
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V.
Activities Promoting General
Education
Outcomes
Cognition:
A. Problem solving
–
Students will solve basic problems rela
ted to the physics
concept under study.
B. Quantitative reasoning
–
Students will solve advanced, mul
ti

step problems.
C. Cr
itical
thinking
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Students will use conceptual and mathematical models to
understand theory and apply the theory in a relevant situation.
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Outline of Course Topics
A. Lect
ure Topics
1.
Waves (general, sound)
2.
Electric Fields
3.
Electric potential
4.
Capacitance
5.
Circuits (simple, complex)
6.
Magnetic fields
7.
AC circuits
8.
Light (electro

magnetic radiation, geometrical optics)
B. Suggested Laboratory Topics
1.
Waves on a string
2.
Speed of sound
3.
Plotting electric fields
4.
Simple circuits
5.
Resistors in series and parallel
6.
Magnetic fields
7.
Lenz’s Law
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RC circuit
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Plane and curved mirrors
10.
Refraction and lenses
11.
Diffraction
VII.
Methods of Instruction
A.
Lectures
B.
Physics laboratory
C.
Audiovisuals
D.
Student CD
E.
C
lass discussion
VIII.
Evaluation and Assessment
A. Procedures for Assessment of Student Achievement
1. Written examinations
2. Written quizzes
3. Laboratory work
4. Homework
5. Comprehensive final
Grades will be given based upon A = 90
–
100%, B
= 80
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89%, C = 70
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79%, D =
60
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69%, and F = below 60%.
B.
Departmental Assessment of General Education Outcomes
1.
Problem solving skills will be assessed by a test on electrical circuits.
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2.
Quantitative reasoning will be measured on Coulomb’s Law.
3.
Cr
itical
thinking will be measured by a test on magnetic fields and forces.
Students will demonstrate attainment of the general education outcome of
cognition with at least 70% proficiency.
Assessment of all sections of Physics 213 will occur at least once every
five
years. The assessment will consist of tests as indicated above. Each
instructor will complete the appropriate form documenting learning outcomes
and submit to the division chair.
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Use of Assessment Findings
During the Fall In

service of the year f
ollowing the scheduled review of PHY
214, a committee will review all course assessment materials submitted by the
instructors and division chair. The committee will submit a report of any
recommended curriculum changes for PHY 214 to the division chair,
who will
then submit them to the Student Learning Outcomes Committee. Upon approval
by the Student Learning Outcomes Committee, a copy will be filed with the
Office of Institutional Planning and Assessment.
IX.
Attendance
Students are expected to attend
all classes for which they are registered. Students who are
unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should
withdraw from that class before poor attendance interferes with the student’s ability to
achieve the objectives
required in the course. Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility
for federal financial aid.
X.
Statement on Discrimination/Harassment
NACC and the Alabama State Board of Education are committed to providing both
employment and educational environmen
ts free of harassment or discrimination related to
an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Such
harassment is a violation of State Board of Education policy. Any practice or behavior
that constitutes harassment o
r discrimination will not be tolerated.
XI.
Statement of Adherence to ADA Guidelines
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 state that qualified students with disabilities who meet the essential funct
ions and
academic requirements are entitled to reasonable accommodations. It is the student’s
responsibility to provide appropriate disability documentation to the College.
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