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UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II Course Code: PHY 131 Time: M,T,W,Th Session: Summer 2021 B Location: Online & ASU Sync Instructor: Professor Damien Easson, Ph.D. Office: Goldwater Building, Rm. 522 Phone: 5-0860 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: email, or Zoom by appointment Teaching Assistants: Nikhil Jain: [email protected] Tucker Manton: [email protected] Prerequisites: University Physics II is offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional majors who have the appropriate background in mathematics. The prerequisites for this course are University Physics I (ASU course PHY 121), Calculus I (ASU course MAT 265 or MAT 270), and Calculus II (ASU course MAT 266 or 271), with a grade of C or better. Calculus III (MAT 267 or 272) is a pre/co-requisite (C or better if completed). It is essential that students posses a solid knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and basic differential and integral calculus skills. Vector calculus and differential equations will be used regularly throughout the course. It is highly advised that any student without knowledge of the above requirements should withdraw from the course. Text: Young/Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics in SI Units, 15e Course description: University Physics II is an introduction to electromagnetic fields and forces. Topics of interest include electric forces and fields, electric potential and voltage, Gauss’s law, electric current, basic DC and AC circuit analysis, magnetic field and forces, electromagnetic induction, and Maxwell’s equations. Course format: Welcome to PHY131! During the week I will record and share video lectures on our Canvas webpage. Watching the shared lectures carefully is essential. You may do this on your own schedule (in a timely fashion) and need not be in a specific classroom or location. Students are responsible for all material presented in the lectures, all homework, and for all changes to the schedule or plans announced by email or on Canvas. When necessary, scheduled updates may be emailed to you directly.Lectures will be announced on Canvas and you may watch them at your leisure. Please send me any questions you have via email or, if you prefer, setup a meeting time with me. I am always happy to meet with you individually or in small student groups. Your TA will contact you concerning details of recitation sessions and office hours. During the live Zoom recitation sessions (ASU Sync) you will be able to ask questions and to develop critical problem solving skills. Recitation sections will begin July 6. Questions may also be sent to your TA or asked during office hours. Make use of your TA to explain challenging material and answer your questions about problem solving and homework. Homework, Mastering Physics: Homework is one of the most important components in this course. The main purpose of the homework assignments is to help you to learn the material and build a solid understanding of physics concepts. Solving physics problems effectively is a skill that you must develop by the end of the course. Lectures will cover the key concepts, but homework will help you to master these concepts. Reading the textbook is essential for deeper understanding of the main concepts and problem solving techniques used. There is no way to do well in this course if you do not put sufficient effort into completing the homework and reading assignments. You are encouraged to work together in small Zoom groups, but you must do your own work. Your homework assignments are to be completed using Mastering Physics. It is your responsibility to understand how to correctly enter answers in the proper format into the computer, save your work and be sure your assignments are submitted properly and on time. All incorrectly entered data will be marked wrong by the system and will not be given credit or changed by me. Due dates for homeworks will be available on the Assignments tab (and Calendar) at the Mastering course website for PHY131. You will have one or two homework assignments a week assigned on Monday and Thursday. In general, assignments made on Monday are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, and assignments made on Thursday are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, but the official due dates are always the ones on the Mastering website. Assignments submitted after the due hour has passed will receive no credit. More information about Mastering Physics, including insturctions for the creation of your account can be found under the Student Support section of the Mastering homepage: pearsonmylabandmastering.com and https://support.pearson.com/getsupport/s/students See attached Pearson Registration flyer below. You must self-enroll in this course. To self-enroll and purchase the above textbook, follow the insturctions precisely on the “Getting Started Handout Mastering Physics ” link on Canvas.Examinations: There will be five exams on the dates shown on the tentative schedule below (please put these dates in your calendar!). All exams have equal value. You may use any textbooks, calculators and notes during the exams (“open book” policy). The total score for the exams will be calculated (at 17% each). Academic dishonesty on an examination will result automatically in a failing grade for the course and referral to the Dean for further sanctions. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Exams will be taken through the Mastering Physics website on Tuesdays as scheduled below. You may take the timed exams between 11am and 12:45pm (AZ timezone), but you will have a fixed 75 minutes to complete the exam once you start. The exams will appear as Assignments on the Mastering site calendar at 11am on the day of exam. It is your responsibility to have a computer and reliable internet connection during the exams and to enter all answers in proper format (no partial credit is given on the exams which are multiple choice). No makeup exams will be given. All grading will be kept on the Mastering Physics site and NOT on Canvas. Your final class grade will be calculated as described below. You should check BOTH Canvas and Mastering daily for updates. Grading policy: Homework 15% Exams 85% Assuming the class average near to 75% or higher, the grades will be determined strictly as follows: ASU

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