Outcomes 
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Optional Resources 
Tasks 
Decide if you have the necessary mental, physical, and temporal resources to succeed in this course.

Syllabus


Orientation to Online Learning (complete by Tuesday if you haven't taken an online class before)
Math Assessment (complete on your own by Tuesday and compare to Math Assessment Solutions if your math skills might be rusty)
SelfAssessment and Orientation to PH203 (complete by Tuesday if you did not take PH202 online with me)

Get to know the instructor and other students. 


Discussion (begin by Tuesday)

Identify purposes of the various websites used in this course. 
Using eLearn: Navigation, Discussion, Email, Assessments
MasteringPhysics registration instructions


Register for MasteringPhysics by Wednesday 
Refine (not learn) math skills necessary for success. 
Textbook: Preface, Chapter 1 (all), 31 to 34 
Traditional Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 3 (first 20 minutes)
Tutorial: Vectors (Lesson 1)
Solving Simultaneous Equations

MasteringPhysics Homework (extension to Wednesday this week; optional for returning students):
Introduction to MasteringPhysics, Error Propagation, Math Review

Obtain necessary materials and appointments. 
Syllabus
Proctored Exam Rules 
Used Lab Kits and Textbooks 
Purchase lab kits and textbook (see syllabus and complete by Wednesday)
Set appointments for all exams (see dates below) with an approved proctor and send me an email with details (times and dates of appointments; name, job title, institution, and email address of proctor). The midterms are 2 hours and the final is 3 hours. Complete this by Wednesday. 
Avoid getting dropped from the class. 


You must complete all of the above tasks by Wednesday, April 4 at 11:55 pm, or you risk a "noshow drop". 
Learn and practice the required lab report format. 
General Lab Instructions
Sample Lab 
Excel 2003 Graphs 
Data Collection, Analysis, and Representation Lab (due Sunday; you may resubmit your report from PH201 or PH202) 
Outcomes 
Required Resources 
Optional Resources 
Tasks 
Solve DC circuit problems using Ohm's law, resistance of wires, power of circuit elements, and the series and parallel rules for resistors
Demonstrate proper use of resistors, batteries, voltmeters, and ammeters.
Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of Ohm's law and the series and parallel rules for resistors.

Walker: Chapter 21 
Traditional Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 2
Interactive Lectures: Current, Resistance and Power; DC Circuits with Batteries and Resistors; Capacitors in Circuits
Animations: PhET Ohm's Law, PhET BatteryResistor Circuit, PhET Resistance in a Wire, PhET DC Circuit Construction Kit

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Electric Current and DC Circuits I
Textbook Homework: 21.15, 21.29, 21.39, 21.40, 21.44
Labs: Introduction to Electronics, Ohm's Law

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Solve DC circuit problems using RC circuit formulas and the series and parallel rules for capacitors
Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of the temperature dependence of resistivity
Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of the formulas for RC circuits

See week 2

See week 2

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Electric Current and DC Circuits II
Textbook Homework: 21.54, 21.61, 21.66, 21.85, 21.86
Labs: The Temperature Dependence of Resistivity, RC Circuits

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Solve problems using magnetic field, magnetic force, and magnetic torque for moving particles and currentcarrying straight wires, loops, and solenoids.

Walker: Chapter 22
Proctored Exam Rules 
Traditional Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3
Interactive Lectures: Forces on Moving Charges; Forces on Current Carrying Wires; Fields of Long, Current Carrying Wires
Animations: PhET Magnet and Compass, PhET Magnets and Electromagnets
Songs: Magnet, Oersted

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Magnetism
Textbook Homework: 22.8, 22.20, 22.28, 22.35, 22.39, 22.51, 22.55, 22.71
Midterm #1 (chapter 21)

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Solve problems regarding the magnitude of induced emf and the direction of induced current.
Calculate inductance of a solenoid.
Solve problems with inductors in DC circuits.
Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of the properties of generators.

Walker: Chapter 23 
Traditional Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 2
Interactive Lectures: Electromagnetic Induction
Animations: PhET Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Song: Faraday

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Magnetic Flux and Induction
Textbook Homework: 23.6, 23.16, 23.25, 23.30, 23.38, 23.43, 23.46, 23.54, 23.61
Lab: Generators

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Solve problems of AC circuits with resistors, capacitors, or inductors
Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of an AC RC circuit

Walker: Chapter 24 
Animations: PhET Circuit Construction Kit
Songs: Rainbow, ELove, Sky Blue, Solar Energy, Star Colors, UV and IR

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: AC Circuits
Textbook Homework: 24.13, 24.20, 24.31, 24.44, 24.50
Lab: AC Circuits 
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Solve problems for electromagnetic waves including relating directions of electric field, magnetic field, and propagation; Doppler effect; spectrum; energy; intensity; momentum; pressure; and polarization 
Walker: Chapter 25
Proctored Exam Rules 
Lecture 1 (skip first 15 minutes), Lecture 2
Animations: PhET Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Fields, PhET Color Vision and Filters
Songs: Rainbow, ELove, Sky Blue, Solar Energy, Star Colors, UV and IR

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Electromagnetic Waves
Textbook Homework: 25.6, 25.14, 25.21, 25.36, 25.48, 25.54, 25.69
Midterm #2 (Chapters 22, 23, and 24)

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Use geometric optics to solve problems of lenses and mirrors
Perform and communicate scientifically defensible tests of the index of refraction and the lens equation

Walker: Chapter 26 
Traditional Lecture: Lecture
Interactive Lectures: Dispersion of Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Reflection and Refraction, Dispersion, Mirrors, Lenses
Animations: PhET Geometric Optics
Song: Snell

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Geometric Optics
Textbook Homework: 26.12, 26.26, 26.46, 26.47, 26.68, 26.91
Labs: Index of Refraction, Laser Diffraction

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Solve problems of interference and diffraction for light
Use diffraction of light to identify elements

Walker: Chapter 28 
Traditional Lecture: Lecture
Interactive Lecture: Interference and Diffraction
Animations: PhET Wave Interference

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Physical Optics
Textbook Homework: 28.7, 28.17, 28.33, 28.44
Lab: Diffraction

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Solve problems of special relativity including time dilation and length contraction 
Walker: Chapter 29
Twin Paradox
Ladder Paradox

Ehrenfest Paradox 
MasteringPhysics Homework: Relativity
No lab or textbook homework

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Proctored Exam Rules


Comprehensive Final Exam due Monday, June 11 at 11:55 pm 