College Physics II (PH202U4) Course Information
Course Description:
This is the second of a twosemester introductory, algebrabased college physics sequence.
Topics include: electric forces and fields, electric potential energy, electric circuits,
magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, optics,
selected topics in modern physics.
Prerequisite:
College Physics I, PH201 with grade C or above
Corequisite:
College Physics Lab II, PH202L
College Physics II Recitation, PH202R
General learning objectives:
 Develop the ability to collect and evaluate information within the scientific methods
(observation and experiments).
 Understand the natural world through laws and principles of natures.
 Apply quantitative reasoning to the naturally occurring phenomena.
Specific Learning Objectives:
 To understand physics of
 Electromagnetic phenomena
 Ohm's law and electric circuits
 Optics (mirrors, lenses, interference phenomena, etc.)
 Selected topics from quantum phenomena and nature of atoms.
 Selected topics from nuclear physics
 To develop 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 physics 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:
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 [07/01] Recitation classes meet this week except for Wednesday section (T2). Students in section T2, and other students who cannot attend the recitation this week should download the worksheet from the
course web site and study it by yourself. Turn in your worksheet in lecture class on July 10 (Tue.)
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 [06/21] Mid term exam 1 will be held on June 28 (Thu.) as scheduled.
 [06/21] Listing of past exam problems is updated.
 [06/01] Final exam schedule is updated. August 2 (Thur.) 4:15pm6:45pm
 [05/28] We have recitation and lab from the week of June 4.
 [05/28] The first lecture class will meet on June 5 (Tue.)
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Past Exams
Attendance Requirement
Lectures, lab, recitation and homework are all integral parts of the course.
Attendance in lecture, lab and recitation is required and will be regularly checked.
Exams
Two midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam will be given.
The final exam will be given on August 2 (Thur.), 2012 from 4:15PM to 6:45PM.
No textbook nor notebook is allowed in the exams.
Calculators without physics, engineering, or informationstorage modules may be used.
However, cell phones, laptop computers, PDAs, tablets(iPads) and other electronic devices capable of
computation, information storage, accessing Internet, and other types of communication, are not allowed.
One lettersize handwritten information
sheet is allowed. You can write down mathematical formulas, laws and principles
of physics, physical formulas, physical constants, and other concepts related to
physics and mathematics on the information sheet. However, you are not allowed
to write solutions of any problem including homework problems and example problems
in textbook.
If you could not take an exam due to unforeseen problems, a makeup 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 makeup. No more than one exam can be made up.
Quizzes
Quizzes will be frequently given during recitation without advanced notice.
No makeup quiz will be given.
Homework
Homework are electronically processed by WebAssign.
 You must be able to access Internet using an appropriate web browser. See
System requirement.
 To begin with, you need to open an account using a class key uab 3500 6443.
Go to Login page and click "I HAVE A CLASS KEY" at the bottom of the page.
Then, follow the instruction. If you are confused,
see stepbystep instruction.
 Once enrolled, you need to purchase the online homework within 14 days. There are several ways to purchase the access.
See Purchase Instruction.
 If you have general questions regarding WebAssign, go to Student Support.
 If you need further assistance, contact Student Support
The due time of homework is strictly enforced by computer and no extension will be given.
You are strongly advised to start homework as soon as it is assigned.
Grading
Successful completion of lab(PH202L) and recitation(PH202R) is required to pass the course (PH202).
Students who do not regularly attend lab or recitation will receive "F" regardless of their exam scores
in the lecture part.
The course grade is determined based on the two midterm exams (15 pts each), final exam (35 pts),
recitation (10 pts), Lab (10 pts) and Homework (15 pts).
Letter grades are determined based on total score (Max=100 pts).
The following table shows a general guideline of the letter grades.
The border lines may be adjusted depending on the class average and standard deviation.

Letter Grade  Total Score 
A  > = 90 
B  > = 80 
C  > = 70 
D  > = 60 
F  < 60 

Withdrawal from the course
Last day to withdraw from the course with "W": July 13, 2012
Medical withdraw: If you developed serious medical problems during the term,
you can withdraw from the course at any time before the end of the term.
Consult with your adviser. If you have missed two or more exams due to major medical problems,
you should consider medical withdraw.
