Roane
State Community College
Division
of Mathematics and Sciences
PHYS
2110
Calculus
Based Physics I
COURSE
INFORMATION
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Course Type: Face to Face
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Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday,
9:3010:50
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Credit Hours: 4 credit
hours ( 3 credit hours plus 1 credit hour for the required laboratory course)
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Course Objectives:
1. To understand the
fundamental definitions and physical laws of classical mechanics, relativity,
waves, sound, and heat.
2. To gain experience with a
general systematic technique for solving problems and practice using it on
problems in classical mechanics, relativity, waves, sound, and heat.
3. To improve the conceptual
ability to select and apply the proper physical laws and concepts to obtain correct
and reasonable solutions to problems in classical mechanics, relativity, waves,
sound, and heat.
4. To apply the scientific
method for the experimental evaluation of the physical concepts, theories, and
laws of classical mechanics, relativity, waves, sound, and heat.
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this link for the detailed competencies)
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Learning Outcomes:
1.
Conduct and experiment, collect and analyze data, and interpret results in a
laboratory setting
2. Analyze, evaluate, and test a scientific hypothesis
3. Use basic scientific language and processes, and be able to
distinguish between scientific and nonscientific explanations
4. Identify unifying principles and repeatable patterns in nature,
the values of natural diversity, and apply them to problems or issues of a
scientific nature
5.
Analyze and discuss the impact of scientific discovery on human thought and
behavior
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Prerequisites for the course: Math
1910 Calculus I
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Course Topics
Chapter in text 
Topic 
Scientific Method 

1 
Physics, Space, Matter, and
TimeMeasurement 
2 
Motion in One Dimension 
3 
Vectors 
4 
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

5 
Force and MotionNewton’s Laws 
13 
Gravitational Force 
7 
Work and Kinetic Energy 
8 
Potential Energy, Work &
Conservation of Energy 
9

Momentum and Impulse 
10 
Rotational Motion 
15 
Periodic MotionOscillations 
16,17,18 
Mechanical Waves and Sound 
19 
Temperature and Heat 
39 
Relativity 
Chapter in text 
Topic 
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Specific Course Requirements: Attend classes and
perform lab experiments. Turn in class assignments and lab reports. Complete
quizzes and exams.
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Online Help Available: Physics
Help and Math Help and Additional Math Help
TEXTBOOKS
AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS
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Textbook: Physics
for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Serway
and Jewett , 8^{th} ed, Brooks/Cole Publisher, ISBN13: 9781439048443.
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Supplementary Materials: None
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION 
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Name:
Bill Murray ·
Office: Roane
State Oak Ridge, B133 Cubicle F ·
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:003:25 , 4:304:45 and Thursday
11:0011:30 , 12:302:00 click on link at right for detailed OFFICE
HOURS ·
Phone: 8654812000 ext 5235 ·
Email: murray@roanestate.edu ·
Homepage: http://www.roanestate.edu/webfolders/MURRAY/wpmurray.html 
GRADING
PROCEDURE AND GRADING SCALE
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Assignments and Evaluations: Topics will be
covered at about one topic per week.
Homework reading and problem assignments will be announced in class to
practice the topics covered in class. Three or more 100 point tests will be
given. The tests will evaluate how well you have learned the topics covered in
class since the last test. Each test
will be announced in class the week before the test. Quizzes of 5 to 20 points
each will be used if needed. The quizzes may or may not be announced in
class. An optional Final Exam will be
given at the scheduled exam period.
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Grading procedure:
Scores on tests represent a
measurement of at least the following factors:
1.
Student's knowledge of the material.
2. Test material difficulty.
3. Time available to complete tests.
4. Effectiveness of the teacher's instruction.
5. Numerous indirectly related things such as testing room
environment, health of student, etc.
Grades
assigned to test scores are adjusted to minimize the factors other than the
student's knowledge of the material by numerical ranking of the scores of class
members and by comparison with scores from previous classes.
Letter grades will be
discussed after each graded test, report, or assignment is returned.
Grading
scale:
The
final course grade is assigned by the same numerical ranking procedure using
the student's accumulated total points for the course. The course’s final grade
is determined using the following percentages:
Laboratory
Grade 25% of course grade
Tests and Quizzes 60%75% of course
grade
Optional Final Exam 015% of course
grade
For
students falling on the borderline between two grades, factors such as class
attendance, class participation, and teamwork will be used to decide between
the grades.
PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC
INTEGRITY
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Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, Plagiarism, Cheating, Fabrication and
Facilitation. Academic misconduct is prohibited. Upon
identification of misconduct, an instructor has the authority to assign an “F”
or a zero for the exercise, the examination, or the entire course. Students
guilty of academic misconduct that would typically result in the grade of “F”
for the course will not be permitted to drop the class in which the academic
misconduct occurred. The instructor will contact the appropriate Division
Dean who will then contact Records and request that an administrative hold be
placed on the course in question. The instructor will notify the student
of the appropriate due process/appeal procedure. The administrative hold
will remain in place until the academic misconduct matter is concluded.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
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Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable
and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate
disability services office staff. Prior to granting disability accommodations
in the course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's
eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services office
staff. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the
disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having
the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES
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CTAT/HELP DESK: If you are having using your course
web site tools please call CTAT at
8658824556, MF, 95 EST. For all other technical problems call Help Desk at: 8653543000 Ext
4357.
SYLLABUS CHANGES
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The
Instructor
reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus as long as the students are
notified.
Learning
Principles:
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some useful principle.
ESSENTIALS
OF LEARNING
GENERAL PROBLEM SOLVING PROCEDURE
1.
DEFINE THE PROBLEM
1.1 UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM.
1.2 SPECIFY THE DETAILS OF THE PROBLEM.
1.3 WRITE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM.
2.
VISUALIZE THE PROBLEM AND POSSIBLE SOLUTION METHODS
2.1 DRAW PICTURES OF THE PROBLEM.
2.2 DRAW DIAGRAMS OF THE PROBLEM.
2.3 PLAN POSSIBLE SOLUTION METHODS.
2.3.1 DRAW CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAMS OF POSSIBLE PROCEDURES.
2.3.2 DRAW PICTURES OF EXPECTED RESULTS FROM SOLUTION METHODS.
3.
DESCRIBE WHAT KNOWN RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO PRODUCE RESULTS
3.1 LABEL ALL PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS WITH THE KNOWN INFORMATION.
3.2 ASSIGN SYMBOLS TO KNOWN RESOURCES.
3.3 LIST ALL KNOWN CONDITIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS.
4.
ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM
4.1 DESCRIBE WHAT RESULTS ARE NEEDED.
4.2 DESCRIBE THE UNKNOWNS WHICH NEED TO BE DETERMINED.
4.3 ASSIGN SYMBOLS TO EACH UNKNOWN DESCRIBED.
5.
DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS FROM RESOURCES
5.1 LIST ALL SET OF RULES (IN SYMBOLIC FORM) WHICH RELATE NEEDED
RESULTS AND RESOURCES.
5.2 LIST ALL FORMULAS IN SYMBOLIC FORM WHICH CAN BE USED TO
DETERMINE RESULTS FROM RESOURCES.
5.3 LIST ALL EQUATIONS IN SYMBOLIC FORM WHICH RELATE NEEDED RESULTS
TO RESOURCES.
6.
SYNTHESIS OF A SOLUTION
6.1 USE THE AVAILABLE PROCEDURES TO PRODUCE THE
DESIRED RESULTS FROM
THE KNOWN RESOURCES.
6.2 REPLACE THE SYMBOLS USED IN THE PROCEDURES WITH ACTUAL VALUES OF
KNOWN QUANTITIES.
6.3 DETERMINE THE VALUES OF ANY RESULTS WHICH CAN BE FOUND DIRECTLY BY
FOLLOWING THE RULES OR USING THE FORMULAS AND EQUATIONS.
6.4 USE THE RESOURCES AND ANY RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE TO DETERMINE OTHER
RESULTS.
6.5 USE THE AVAILABLE PROCEDURES (USING TRIAL AND ERROR WHEN
NECESSARY) TO DETERMINE THE REMAINING NEEDED RESULTS FROM THE
ALREADY CALCULATED RESULTS AND THE KNOWN RESOURCES. USE ALL THE
PROCEDURES UNTIL ALL THE POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS HAVE BEEN TRIED.
7.
EVALUATE THE SOLUTION
7.1 IS THE SOLUTION POSSIBLE?
7.2 IS THE SOLUTION REASONABLE?