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Physics 4C, General Physics With Calculus: Exploring the mysteries of the big U.
  Light, Optics, Waves, Heat and Entropy
Course Description, Schedule of Topics
Instructor: N.V. Alexander
OFFICE HOURS
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
TEXTBOOK
Young, University Physics  (14th Ed]) W/ MASTERINGPHYSICS.COM MODIFIED; ONLY USE MODIFIED VERSIONS!
LECTURES Will generally follow the text. Try to scope  assigned material before you come to class. Please ask questions in class or during my office hours. Click HERE  for a review of Physics 4B (SP 15).  I'll  be honest. This course may get hectic. I strongly recommend you form study groups; explore the wealth of resources I've tried to provide.  Read on !
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CRITICAL THINKING, COMMUNICATION : Students shall be able to read, diagram and solve qualitatively and quantitatively key physics applications aided by correct and efficient lab experiments using industry standard equipment.
CRITICAL THINKING, COMMUNICATION : Students shall be able to effectively, efficiently, and correctly run lab experiments using industry standard equipment.
COMMUNICATION: Demonstrates an understanding of experimentation and real world applications within the scientific method as well as a mastery of physics lab experiments through the submission of a complete lab report with all required elements present.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON: Increase confidence in understanding qualitatively and quantitatively physical concepts, communicating ideas and thinking analytically.
CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, GLOBAL AND CULTURAL INVOLVEMENT: Students should identify the role and influence of ethics, morality and politics in the development and application of physics.
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Drop for Non-Payment Due (if registered between November 8 - December 16) January 6
HOLIDAY-Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16
Spring 2017 Instruction Begins January 17
Saturday Classes Begin January 21
Last day to Add or Drop (FULL-TERM CLASSES) with No-Grade-Of-Record (NGR) in-person February 3
Last day to Add or Drop (FULL-TERM CLASSES) with No-Grade-Of-Record (NGR) online February 5
Census Day (FULL-TERM CLASSES) February 6
Last Day to Apply for Pass/No Pass (FULL-TERM CLASSES) February 16
Holiday - President's Weekend February 17 - 20
Flex Day February 21
Saturday Classes Meet March 18
Spring Break (No Instruction) March 20 - March 25
Last Day to Apply for Degree / Certificate April 7
Last day to WITHDRAW with "W"  in-person and online  (FULL-TERM CLASSES) April 17
Last Day of Instruction - Saturday Classes May 13
Last Day of Instruction - (FULL TERM CLASSES) May 19 FRIDAY
Final Examination (see Final Exam Schedule) May 20 - 26
Commencement May 27
Holiday - Memorial Day May 29
Instructors: Spring 2017 Grades Due via CLASS-Web by 11:00 pm June 2
Spring Grades Available via CLASS-Web Week of June 12th
HOMEWORK
Homework will be assigned in the form of weekly quizzes based on problems in the text book.. GO TO MASTERINGPHYSICS.COM
EXAMS Tentative dates for three midterm exams will be announced. Sample exams will  be posted. You shouldn't  collab. with your friends during  exams. Please  work independently; be original. Line for line, you should shine on your own work.. Don't worry. One or more pages of your own handwritten notes aka cheat sheets are allowed.  Please do not use pages xeroxed from the book or downloaded from the quiz hints or solutions. (You may use two or more pages during the final exam.) Do not bring scratch paper to the exams. The only things you need are a pencil or pen, eraser,  calculator, and your alert mind.  Before the test begins, please put all other things on the floor. Avoid  staying up all night crammin'; stay on top of it..  Get your rest,   and you will be blessed (for optimal performance). Any disputes on grading must be resolved within one or two days after the exam is returned. No make-up exams are allowed unless you can prove a state of emergency with legal, medical documents. You must take the final exam on the date and time that it is scheduled.
LABORATORY Laboratory Room: 1806
Laboratory Schedule: The tentative dates of the lab experiments will be given in class. All experiments assigned are required. If you do not complete them all your total course grade will be dropped by one grade point or more. Your lab report is generally due a week after the experiment at the next lab session. Read the manual or handout before coming to the lab. If you miss an experiment for unavoidable reasons, make arrangements to make it up as soon as possible. Some lab reports will require using the spreadsheet program Excel. See the links here,
L1, L2, or L3   for exercises on Excel.  I will provide in-class tutorials on using the software, if requested, and I have ordered a short reference book on Excel that you may wish to buy. You may also get access to Computer Science lab by talking to me. The computers in the LIBRARY,  LAB AND LECTURE ROOMS and Tutorials Center are also available.
GRADING POLICY Grades in the course will be based on a total score consisting approximately of the following percentages: Laboratory: 18  Quizzes: 18 Midterm exams: 40  Final exam: 24  Letter grades:90-100  A; 80-89 =  B;  63-79 = C; 50-62 = D

TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE
Order of Topics May Vary: BEWARE

 Physics 4C----SPRING 2017

Week   

Chapter  

Topic (NOTES)

1 12 FLUIDS
2 14 OSCILLATIONS REVIEW
simulation
3 15 Mechanical waves
4 15/16 Mechanical waves/Sound
5 17 TEMPERATURE/HEAT
6 32 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
7 33 Reflection - Refraction
8 34 Optics
9 35 Interference
10 35/36 Interference/Diffraction
11 36 Diffraction
12 17/18 Temperature, Heat/Gasses
13 18 Gasses
14 19 First Law of Thermodynamics
15 19 First Law of Thermodynamics
16 20 Second Law of Thermodynamics/Entropy
17 20 Second Law of Thermodynamics/Entropy
**** ***** Review

Test 1|Test 2|Test 3|Test4|Sample Final