PHY 106: General Physics 2 Summer 2, 2007
Days/Times M-Th 8:30 –10:05 (H 141) ; T & Th 10:15 –1:05 Lab (H 127); No class 7/4; make-up on 7/7
Dr. Richard Di Dio
O-237 | 215.951.1792 | ude.ellasal|oidid#ude.ellasal|oidid | Office: MW 10:10-11+ by appt.
Physics 106 is a calculus-based introduction to simple harmonic oscillations and waves, elementary optics, electromagnetism and DC circuits.
Text & Resources
- Halliday/Resnick/Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 7th Ed., Wiley 2005 (Parts 2, 3, and 4)
- Student Companion Website
- Student Companion Text and Student Solution Manual on reserve in Connelly Library
Online Resources and Electronic Communication
- Class wiki (didio.wikidot.com) for syllabus, homework, past tests, lab schedule, & more…It is your responsibility to check the wiki daily!
- WebCT for grades. Access WebCT via the mylasalle portal or the direct link on the course wiki.
- When e-mailing, use PHY106 at the beggining of each subject line.
You must have a TI-84 graphing calculator or equivalent. Calculator functions must include graphing, tracing, zooming, and parametric equations. The calculator must be carried to class and to all exams.
- Five Weekly Exams, each 10% of final grade
- Final Exam worth 20% of final grade. Counted 30% and lowest weekly exam dropped if beneficial
- Class Participation 5% (A mixture of attendance, asking, and answering questions.)
- Lab, worth 25% of the final grade (See Lab Guidelines for the specifics of this grade.)
Note: Students must receive a passing grade (> 60%) in BOTH lecture and lab components in order to pass the entire course. If this requirement is met, the final grade is determined by:
Grade lowered one step for every two unexplained lecture absences or one lab absence
- Weekly exams will usually be given during the first 30 minutes of Thursday’s lab period.
- Exams will be based on lectures as well as assigned readings/problems. Not all assigned material will be covered in class and questions based on this material may appear on exams
- Calculator borrowing during an exam is not permitted
- Plagiarizing/cheating during exams will result in an “F” grade in the course for all parties
- Missed exams: 1 missed exam counts as a “dropped” exam, and the final automatically counts for 30%. Only 1 test may be dropped because of not taking an exam; 0 credit for > 1 missed. A valid reason for missing an exam must be presented as soon as possible.
- Wk 1 Oscillatory Motion, Mechanical Waves
- Wk 2 Mechanical Waves continued, Superposition
- Wk 3 Electric Forces & Fields, Electric Potential
- Wk 4 Capacitance, Current & DC circuits
- Wk 5 Magnetic Forces and Fields, Reflection/Refraction of Light
- Wk 6 Mirrors, Lenses, and Wave Optics