SCI 190                                                    Fall 2010

Instructor: Dr. Bruce Craver
Office: SC 101D
Office Hours:  Monday 10-11:50; Wednesday 10-11 and 3-4; Thursday 3-4:30; Friday 11-12
Phone: x92219 (229-2219 from off campus)
E-mail: Bruce.Craver@notes.udayton.edu
Homepage: http://www.udayton.edu/~physics/bac/bac.htm

"Science is a procedure for testing and rejecting hypotheses, not a compendium of certain knowledge." from Adam's Navel by S.J. Gould

"Science is built up from facts, as a house is with stones.  But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house."
Jules Henri Poincare

"Mystery isn't something gradually evaporating; it grows along with knowledge."  Flannery O'Connor

TEXT: Conceptual Physics, 11th edition - Paul G. Hewitt

GRADING: Grades are determined by the student's performance on the basis of the following components.               

Exams 1 – 3

= 3*(100)= 300 points

Exam 4

= 150 points

Quizzes/ Energy Module Exercises

= 100 points

Homework

= 50 points

Videos outside class

= 20 points

Project

= 50 points

Total

= 670 points

Grades are assigned on the basis of student percentage score of the total possible points.   There are no extra credit assignments. The following table shows the cut-offs used in the course for the various grades.
 
 

    A

    A-

   B+

     B

     B-

     C+

     C

    C-

     D

      F

  93%

    90

   87

     83

     80

     77

    73

    70

    60

 < 60 

 

Exams are during normal class period in the usual classroom.  Anyone missing an exam will be given a grade of zero.  Students missing an exam must see me as soon as possibleStudents are expected to come to my office to see me about an excused absence.  Students with an excused absence will be allowed to take a MAKE-UP EXAM to be given near the end of the semester.  In general quizzes will be unannounced.  There will be no make-up for quizzes but the lowest quiz score will be dropped. Homework is to be handed in during class the day it is due.

Late homework is not accepted. If a student is not able to attend due to illness or unforeseen circumstance they can ask a friend or classmate to bring it to class or submit it by email.

 

Review leader program – Sci 190 has two student review leaders assigned to each section every semester. These students are there to help any student in Sci 190 who wishes assistance in the class, and they will conduct two one-hour review sessions each week. The review leaders must attend class and take all exams and maintain an average above 90%. Many have done this more than one term and therefore have “taken the class several” times, typically from several faculty members. This provides them with a rich experience and background that aids them in helping students. All students are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Review Leaders – Tori Cook (Education major, 4 semesters experience), Tim Gorman (Physics major)

Review Session schedule – SC 106: Monday 6-7, Wednesday 7-8

 

During exams you may need a simple calculator. All cell phones and head phones must be put away during exams.

 

FINAL EXAM: Thu. 16 Dec., 2:30 - 4:20, SC119     EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE FINAL AT THE SCHEDULED TIME SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

DO NOT SCHEDULE TRAVEL DURING THIS TIME.
 

COMMENTS: In physics, as in all natural sciences, there is a cumulative effect in that new topics are constantly building on previously introduced concepts.  It is the very nature of scientific theories.  Consequently, it is important to not fall behind in your studies.  Throughout the semester you will receive assignments from the chapters which you should work on regularly.  Quiz questions will be based on these as well as topics discussed in class.  If you should have difficulty with any material please see me for help.  My office hours are listed above, but you are welcome to drop in at other times or call to arrange a time.  It is very important to get help as soon as problems arise, so do not postpone seeing me.  In addition, there is a web site, Physics Place , containing resources accompanying the text, the 11th Ed. of  Hewitt's Conceptual Physics .  You should find your password to access the site on a label inside your text. 

Occasionally I may reach you by email.  I will communicate with you only through the email address listed in the University Address Book.  You may change your email address by going to http://address.udayton.edu and following the instructions.  I believe this ensures mail sent to your notes address will be forwarded to whatever address you introduce at this web site.  Your Lotus notes address in the form ***@notes.udayton.edu can be accessed from anywhere once you are on the web, but you will need to learn how to do that.  If you do not make this change at the above site and employ another email address you are still responsible for checking assignments or announcements which are mailed to you at the address listed in the University Address Book.

 

USEFUL LINKS:
 

Links to slide shows used in class:

   Appendix C - Graphs and Rates        Acceleration            Newton 1st      Newton_2nd         Newton_3rd
  
Momentum conservation              Energy Conservation       gravity              Atoms                Heat Transfer

   Global Climate Change

 

The nature of science:

  National Academy of Sciences: Science and Creationism

  News Reports on Intelligent Design  - link to a collection of news articles published in papers in Ohio and throughout the US concerning the proposal by the Ohio state legislature to force the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in science classes.

 Sci 190 study guide

Population

 Academic Challenge, Fall 03

Global Climate Change Links - For any source it is a good idea to read about the authors and how they are supported.

Global Climate Change Warning Signs -

   http://www.climatehotmap.org/

Articles in popular publications -

       http://msnbci.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_33/b3896001_mz001.htm

       http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/26/coverstory/index.html
 

 
 
Union of Concerned Scientists  is the leading science-based nonprofit combining independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. It is a good source of information on global climate change and energy-related issues including energy sources and transportation.

  Koshland Science Museum – Global Warming Facts and our Future This is a well organized and well written presentation broken down into manageable sections. It is easy to navigate between various sections.

  Real Climate A blog run by scientists. See Attribution of 20th Century climate change to CO2  for a comparison of the media discussion and the scientists’ discussion of the causes of climate change.

  SCI 190 Tentative Schedule   

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR STUDY:

Chapter 1-  Review Questions: 11, 12, 13, 19

                   Exercises: 4, 5, 7

 

Chapter 2 - Review Questions: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 20

                   Exercises: 3, 4, 11, 15, 23, 24, 36, 44

 

Chapter 3 - Review Questions: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22

                   Exercises: 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 28, 30, 31, 32

 

Chapter 4 - Review Questions: 3, 5, 12, 18, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34

                   Exercises: 7, 8, 11, 16, 26, 32, 33, 52, 58

 

Chapter 5 - Review Questions: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15

                   Exercises: 5, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 30

 

Chapter 6 - Review Questions: 2, 3, 6, 16, 19, 20

                   Exercises: 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 27, 28, 43, 48

 

Chapter 7 - Review Questions: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 15, 20

                   Exercises: 1, 3, 6, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 42, 45, 59

 

Chapter 9 - Review Questions: 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 17

                   Exercises: 2, 3, 19, 41, 44, 55

 

Chapter 11-Review Questions: 1, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 26, 27

                   Exercises: 2, 9, 16, 18

 

Chapter 15-Review Questions: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 24, 29

                   Exercises: 2, 3, 7, 14, 17, 19, 25, 42

 

Chapter 16-Review Questions: 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26

                   Exercises: 4, 6, 11, 35, 41, 47, 48 49, 55

 

Chapter 17-Review Questions: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 26, 27, 29

                   Exercises: 10, 12, 15, 22, 36, 41, 55

 

Chapter 18-Review Questions: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25

                   Exercises: 9, 25, 36, 37, 44, 48

 

Chapter 19-Review Questions: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22

                   Exercises: 2, 7, 9, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36, 39, 40

 

Chapter 20-Review Questions: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 19, 20, 21

                   Exercises: 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 31, 37, 48

 

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