UMass Amherst PHYSICS 132 - physics 132 syllabus (22 pages)

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Physics 132 - Intro Physics II
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Physics 132 Introduction to Physics II What is light What is an electron Fall 2018 Prof Dallapiccola How to contact me Office Lederle Graduate Research Tower LGRT 1038 Email carlod physics umass edu Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza see section below Do feel free to contact me at this address however for appointments etc Phone 413 545 0994 Class Sessions Days Class meets Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays Times P132 01 There is one section 9 05 9 55 Location Hasbrouck 20 Lab Unlike P131 there are separate lab sections please attend the section for which you are registered Labs begin the second week of class Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 1 2018 Contents How to contact me 1 Office 1 Email 1 Phone 1 Class Sessions 1 Days 1 Times 1 P132 01 1 Location 1 Lab 1 Contents 2 What tools will we use What will we use them for How much do they cost 5 Moodle Free 5 MasteringPhysics 35 00 5 Textbook Perusall Free 5 Piazza Free 5 Echo 360 Free 5 ABCD voting card Free 5 Calculator 5 Protractor About 2 00 5 Optional Camera 6 Total required cost about 37 00 6 What will I be learning 7 The big question What is light What is an electron 7 What do I already need to know 7 How will we explore this question What is the big structure of this course 8 Exam I will take place after Unit II 8 Exam II will take place after Unit IV but will be cumulative 8 Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 2 2018 Exam III will take place during finals week and will also be cumulative How will I be learning the material 8 9 Overall philosophy Learning is active 9 What do I need to do before class Homework 9 Where can I find the homework 9 What and where are the readings 10 What is this Perusall you keep talking about 10 How many Perusall comments do I need 11 The problems 12 Homework due dates 12 What can I expect to be doing during class Prior to the first day of each unit we will have a quiz How should I prepare for the quizzes What will we be doing in class 12 12 12 13 In this class the homework gets you ready for class and then class gets you ready for the exams Given that the purpose of class time is to engage in active learning activities in an environment where you are supported by myself and the TAs it will be important that you attend every class to get the maximum benefit 13 Hasbrouck 20 Learning how to recognize that you need help and asking for it 13 Where can I get the class materials 14 Exams 14 What is the point of the exams 14 How many exams will there be and what will they cover 15 What can I bring to each exam 15 How will the exams be structured 15 Taking the exam 15 Exam corrections Learning from your mistakes 16 How should I prepare for the exams How will my grade be computed 16 17 How much will each component be worth 17 What will be the grading scale 18 What if I have a question about how an assignment is graded 19 Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 3 2018 Where can I get help 19 Collection of resources on Moodle 19 What can I ask on Piazza 20 What if I want to improve my study habits have an administrative question or am wondering about how what we are learning in class connects to other material Help sessions in my office 21 What if I need homework help The physics consultation room 21 Cheating 21 Final thoughts and inclusivity 22 My door is always open 22 Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 4 2018 What tools will we use What will we use them for How much do they cost Moodle Free I will use Moodle extensively for Hub for all other tools Surveys Posting slides and other resources Extra credit opportunities MasteringPhysics 35 00 You may need to purchase a new MasteringPhysics account as the one purchased for P131 is only good for 6 months Linked from Textbook Perusall Free As in P131 you will be doing readings in this class in the Perusall system While the readings are free they are not yet organized into a book Piazza Free We will be using Piazza for class discussion and announcements The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates the TA and myself If you have any problems or feedback for the developers email team piazza com Echo 360 Free This will automatically record each day s lecture for viewing later if you like ABCD voting card Free Instead of clickers I will be using an ABCD voting card I will hand out one to each of you at the beginning of the semester New copies can be found on Moodle Calculator You will need a calculator for exams quizzes homework and in class activities Protractor About 2 00 You will need a protractor for our unit on geometric optics The straight edge of the protractor will probably be useful throughout the course as well for diagrams Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 5 2018 Optional Camera Total required cost about 37 00 Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst Many students find having a camera to be useful to take pictures of Demos Stuff of the board Whiteboard work 35 00 for MasteringPhysics 2 00 for a protractor 6 2018 What will I be learning The big question What is light What is an electron Almost everyone has a basic experience with light from everyday interactions and in our modern world electrons play a critical role in our everyday technology Furthermore most of you have talked about electrons and photons in other courses such as general chemistry What really is light What really is and electron At their fundamental levels what properties do these objects have How do they interact with each other The goal of this course is to partially answer some these questions in a very modern way To see a full list of what we are going to learn look at the What are we going to learn in this class document available on Moodle What do I already need to know This is an algebra based course so no familiarity with calculus is needed We will be building on the ideas from P131 in particular Forces and Newton s Laws Energy both potential and kinetic Mathematical tools such as symbolic manipulation and vectors We will provide resources to review this material as needed Physics Department University of Massachusetts Amherst 7 2018 How will we explore this question What is the big structure of this course In trying to answer the big questions on what of light and electrons are we will explore different aspects of their natures in six units Each unit will be about two


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