Roane
State Community College
Division
of Mathematics and Sciences
PHYS
2110
Calculus
Based Physics I Lab
COURSE
INFORMATION
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Course Type: Face to Face
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Day and Time: Thursday, 2:00-5:00
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Credit Hours: (1 of
the 4 credit hours for the Physics I)
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Course Objectives:
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1. To learn and apply the scientific method for experimental
evaluation of the physical concepts, theories, and laws of classical mechanics,
relativity, waves, sound, and heat.
2. To do experiments using the
fundamental definitions and physical laws of classical mechanics, relativity,
waves, sound, and heat.
3. To gain experience with
experimental techniques used in doing scientific experiments by using them to
do classical mechanics, relativity, waves, sound, and heat experiments.
(Click 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 non-scientific 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
o Measuring Mass, Length, and Time
o
Two Dimensional Motion
o
Laws of Motion
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Gravitational Force
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Work and Energy
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Impusle and Momentum
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Simple Harmonic Motion
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Mechanical Waves - Sound
o Temperature and Heat
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Specific Course Requirements: Attend classes and perform
lab experiments. Turn in lab reports..
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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, ISBN-13:
9781439048443.
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Supplementary Materials: None
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION |
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Name: Bill
Murray ·
Office: Roane State Oak Ridge, B-133
Cubicle F ·
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-3:25 , 4:30-4:45 and Thursday
11:00-11:30 , 12:30-2:00 click on link at right for detailed OFFICE HOURS ·
Phone: 865-481-2000 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: Each experiment will
be done in teams and will take one to two meetings of the class to
complete. Each team will turn in a lab
report one week after the completion of each experiment. Each lab report will be evaluated based on 70
points for planning and performing the experiment and 30 point for the lab
report.
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Grading procedure:
Each team will earn 70 points for
planning and performing an experiment unless they do
not turn in the lab
report. The lab report will count 30
points or more based on the
completeness and
correctness of the report. The report
has six parts worth 5 points each.
Points will be subtracted from the five points for missing or incorrect
information and extra points will be added for information that is better than
required in describing and/or explaining the experiment. The combination of the 70 points and the
total of the points for the six sections of the report will be the team
grade. The grade for each team member
will be the team grade adjusted by the net number of points they earned or lost
on the sections of the report for which they were responsible.
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Grading scale:
The
final lab grade of each student will be the average of the
their own grades for the assigned experiments.
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 865-882-4556, M-F, 9-5 EST. For all other technical problems call Help Desk at: 865-3543000 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.
Laboratory Procedures and
Learning Principles:
Procedures
1. Laboratory courses
are taught to students so they can learn to use the scientific method to obtain
new information or evaluate the usefulness and validity of previously
discovered information.
2. There are four stages in the process of learning to use
the scientific method for a person's own purposes.
a.) Observing
Demonstrations-Watching experimentation.
b.) Participation-Helping others in their experiments.
c.) Imitation-Doing experiments from others instructions.
d.) Creation-Doing their own experiments.
3. In this Physics lab
you will be taught to do experiments using the creation method. You will be
given a question or questions which you and your team must answer by first
designing the experiment needed to obtain the requested results, then performing the experiment, and finally reporting the
results of your experiment.
4. All professional researchers must follow one basic rule
in order to obtain meaningful results in experimentation. That rule is: USE ALL
AVAILABLE RESOURCES. You will be expected to ask for the help you need as you
perform these experiments and your teacher is one of your resources but not the
only resource. You will need to learn to identify and use the needed resources
correctly.
5. Your grade for each experiment will be based on 100
points. You will receive 70 points for designing and performing the experiment.
You will receive the other 30 points for your report of the results of the
experiment.
However, if the report is not turned in you will not receive
any credit for the experiment. If your results do not agree with your
predictions and you correctly explain what caused this to happen you will still
receive full credit.
PHYSICS LABS
1. Identify the
relationship or results needed.
2. Find out what relationships or results have been found by
others in the past.
3. Identify the dependent variables, the independent
variables and the parameters which affect the relationships or results.
4. Use a straight line transformation and the historical
relationships or results discovered to graph the predicted or expected results.
a. Identify the
dependent variable (DV) and the independent variable (IV) to be graphed.
b. Identify the
parameters to be held constant.
c. Determine the
range of the IV and DV based on the measurement and excitation equipment available.
d. Predict the
results for the chosen range and produce the predicted graph.
5. Measure the IV and
DV for at least five different values of the IV which cover the entire range
and with reasonable intervals between successive values of the IV.
a. Use the graph of
the predicted results to determine the best values of the IV to use in the
measurements and to estimate the expected values of the DV to look for in your
measurements.
6. Plot the measured
results on the same graph with the predicted results.
7. Compare the measured results to the predicted results and
use the comparison to make specific conclusions.
a. Compare the slope
of the measured graph to the slope of the predicted graph and report the slope
error (gain error).
b. Compare the intercept of the measured graph to the
intercept of the predicted graph and report the intercept error (offset error).
c. Report the errors as percent error based on the predicted
values unless the predicted value is zero. If the predicted value is zero, then
report the error as the actual difference in measured and predicted values.
SCIENTIFIC METHOD
1. OBSERVATION OF A PHENOMENON.
2. THEORY OR HYPOTHESIS FORMULATED TO EXPLAIN THE OBSERVATION.
3. MAKE QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENTS OF THE OBSERVATION.
4. EVALUATE THE THEORY WITH THE MEASUREMENTS.
5. IF THEORY AND MEASUREMENTS DISAGREE RETURN TO STEPS (2) AND
OR (3) AND REPEAT THIS PROCEDURE.
6. IF THEORY AND MEASUREMENTS AGREE REPORT THE CONFIRMATION OF
THE THEORY.
PHYSICS
LABORATORY REPORT FORMAT
I.
Title--What did you do?
II.
Purpose and Objectives?--Purpose states why and objectives give an
outline of how you did the experiment.
III.
Conclusions and Recommendations--Conclusions describe what you
accomplished by comparing your predicted results with your actual measured
results. The stated purpose and objectives must be covered by conclusions. At
least one recommendation stating an improvement which could be made to the
experiment or other things which could be done with it is required.
IV.
Results and Analysis of Errors--Results must be graphs of predicted and
measured values which show the relationship between the dependent and
independent variables and serve as proof for your conclusions. The predicted
and measured results should be plotted on the same axes whenever possible. If
the results can not be graphed they should be shown
in tables. The Analysis of errors should be a table listing all instruments
used and the inherent error associated with each one and a separate list of any
errors which are not caused by the instruments.
V.
Procedure--The procedure should state specifically how you did the
experiment and must include drawings and diagrams to illustrate the apparatus
used in the experiment.
VI.
Appendices--Tables of all measured data as collected and one sample of
each different calculation made to obtain the results is required. References
used and acknowledgements for people who helped should also be given.
PHYSICS
I LABS LAB ASSIGNMENTS
1 a.
What is the relationship between the length of a simple pendulum and its period?
b. What is the relationship between the
mass of a simple pendulum and its period ?
2 a.
What is the relationship between position and time of flight for a projectile?
b. What is the relationship between
position and initial velocity for a projectile?
3 a.
What is the relationship between the force which causes the acceleration of an object and the acceleration it
causes?
b. What is the relationship between the
amount of matter which is accelerated by a force and the size of the
resulting acceleration?
4. a. What is the value of the
acceleration of gravity at this location, on
this date, and at this time?
b. What is the relationship between the
weight of an object and its relative location between the earth and the
moon?
c.
What is the relationship between the mass of an object and its relative
location between the earth and the moon?
5 a.
What is the relationship between the external work done on an object and its change in kinetic energy?
b. What is the relationship between the
external work done on and object
and its change in potential energy?
6. a. What is the relationship
between the external impulse applied to
and object and its change in momentum?
b. What is the relationship between the
total momentum of two objects before they collide and the total momentum
of two objects after they collide?
7 a.
What is the relationship between the displacement of an object attached to a spring and the force causing the
displacement?
b. What is the relationship between the
amplitude and the period of simple harmonic motion?
c.
What is the relationship between the mass and the period of simple harmonic
motion?
8 a.
What is the relationship between the frequency and the wavelength of a sound wave at this location, at this time, on this
day?
b. What is the effect of changing the
temperature on the relationship you found in the first experiment?
9. a. What is the relationship
between the amount of change in
temperature of and object and the specific heat of
an object?
b. What is latent heat of fusion of ice?