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College Physics II (PH202-5D) Course InformationCourse Description: This second term of non-calculus-based physics will cover electromagnetic fields, electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, quantum systems including atoms, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: PH201 Corequisite: PH202L Learning Objectives - To understand physics of electromagnetic phenomena, optics, selected quantum phenomena, nature of atoms and nuclei.
- To develope the ability to apply the fundamental physical principles to explain physical phenomena. You should be able to:
- read a description of the problem and translate nonscientific prose into the language of physics
- set up figures or diagrams to assist in analyzing the problem
- identify key physical principles that leads to a solution
- find a relationship between the given information and quantities to be determined.
- carry out mathematical operations to reach a solution.
- To gain the ability to collect, evaluate and communicate scientific information through laboratory experiments.
Expected Outcomes: Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in electromagnetism, optics, and modern pnysics and the ability to apply this knowledge and mathematical skills in algebra, trigonometry and vectors for quantitative reasoning and problem solving.
Messages from the Instructor: - Final exam score: Class Average=67.7, Highest 95
- Solution for all homework sets
- Final Exam: Past Year Problems
- Final Comprehensive Exam: August 10 (Friday), 10:45AM - 1:15PM.
- All CAPA homework sets are open until 23:59, 8/9/07.
- Test 3 has been graded. (solution). Class Average=78.4, Highest Score=100. See online score card.
- Homework sets 8-9 solution
- Test 3: Past Year Problems
- Test 3: July 25 (Wed), 1:00PM-3:00PM.
- Test 2 has been graded. (solution). Class Average=61, Highest Score=88. See online score card.
- Test 2: Past Year Problems
- Test 2: July 11 (Wed), 1:00PM-3:00PM.
- Test 1 has been graded (solution). Class Average=63, Highest Score=100. See online score card. If you want to compare your score with others, see class ranking
- Test 1: Jun 20 (Wed), 1:00PM-3:00PM
- Homework set 1-4 solution
- Test 1: Past Year Problems
- Homework Set1 Solution and Score Distribution
- Final Exam Schedule: August 10, 10:45AM -- 1:15PM.
Course Schedule
Homework Assignments and Solution
Your Final Scores (8/13/07)
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(8/13/07)CAPA
online homework.Exams Three midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam will be given. No textbook nor notebook is allowed in the exams. One letter-size hand-written information
sheet is allowed. You can write down mathematical formulae, laws and priciples
of physics, physical formulae, physical contants, and other concepts related to
physics and mathematics on the information sheet. However, you are not allowed
to write solutions of any problems including homework problems, example problems
in textbook. A calculator may be used.
If you could not take an exem due to unforeseen problems, a make-up exam may be given. You can make up only one exam. You must notify the instructor within a day or two of the exam day with a written reason for the make-up.Homework Homework are electronically processed via an internet website: http://capa.phy.uab.edu/ In order to solve homework problems, you need internet access and a web browser (Firefox is recommended.) Homework due is strictly enforced by computer. You are strongly advised to start homework as soon as a set is assigned. Grading Course grade is determined based on the three midterm exam scores (15 pts each), final exam (25 pts), Lab (15 pts) and Homework (15 pts) Letter grades are determined based on total raw score (Max=100 pts). Table shows a general guideline of the letter grades. The borderlines may be adjusted depending on the class average and standard deviation.
Last day to Witdraw from course with "W": July 11, 2007 |