What you need to know to get through this class.

**Course Information:**

Credits: 4

Clock hours - (lecture-lab): (3-2)

CRN: lecture 20980; labs 20981, 20982

Lecture Room: Berndt Hall 234

Lecture Times: MWF 12:20-1:15

Lab Room: Berndt Hall 610

Lab Times: Th 12:20-2:20, 2:30-4:30

Charles L. Hakes

Office : Berndt 630

Office phone: 247-7242 (However, this is

Probable office hours: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/hakes%5Fc/hakes_schedule_w13.htm

e-mail: hakes_c@fortlewis.edu (This is the best way to contact me)

Web Site: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/hakes_c

**Catalog Description: **An introductory
course in physics
covering the basic concepts of electricity, magnetism, and optics.
This course includes an
introductory physics laboratory with experiments in optics,
electricity, electronics and magnetism.

**Course Learning Objectives:**

In addition, the following couse specific objectives are listed:

- Students will understand the nature of fundamental charges and be able to calculate the forces on charged particles from other charged particles and from electric fields.
- Students will be able to estimate the electric field from point
charges and other simple geometric distributions of charge.

- Students will understand electric potential and be able to
calculate the relationship between changes in potential and kinetic
energy.

- Students will be able to solve simple circuits using Kirchhoff's laws and Ohm's law.
- Students will understand the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields and be able to calculate the magnetic field from currents for simple geometries.
- Students will be able to calculate the force on a charged particle moving in a magnetic field.
- Students will understand the concept of flux and be able to calculate the electro-motive force from simple cases of a changing magnetic flux.
- Students will understand the wave nature of light and be able to use the relationship between wavelength, frequency, and velocity.
- Students will be able to use Snell's law for simple calculations.
- Students will be able to solve simple problems involving concave
and convex lenses and mirors.

Course Requirements:

**Text: Physics, Principles with Applications,
**Seventh Edition, by Douglas Giancoli.
And Mastering
Physics (online homework).
Additionally, some of the labs will be taken from

**Lab Requirement: You MUST be
concurrently signed up for one of the lab sections that meets on
Thursday.**
Your overall grade will depend on your lab grade.
Your lab grade will count approximately 25%. However, you must
have a passing grade in both the lecture and the lab to have an overall
passing grade.

**Math
Requirement:** Calculus is not required or assumed.
However, I assume you are comfortable with algebra and
trigonometry, and we will be using vectors. Some of the Math
Tutorial videos might be useful. You should have a calculator
that understands scientific notation.

**Homework Requirement:** This is a
problem solving class. You
must know how to solve problems to pass the tests. The only
way to become
proficient is to practice. So... there will be homework from
every chapter
we cover in class.
The homework doesn't count as much as the tests, but you will find the
tests
rather difficult if you have not done the homework. Homework
problems will assigned on-line via Mastering Physics,
unless otherwise
specified. The course access code is PHYS202HAKESF2014.

Class Folder: You need a
plain manilla folder with a tab (no pockets). There will be daily
comments to add.

**i>Clicker Response System: **These are the
"clickers" for remotely
answering questions in class. You must have one to receive
credit for
answering any of the in-class questions. **It is up
to you to keep a
spare set of batteries.** During the first week of
class, you must
provide me with your transmitter number. Some of the
questions to be
answered using the clickers are for discussion (you can't get them
wrong),
but we may occasionally have graded questions over the reading or
previous
lecture materials at the beginning of class.

Withdrawing from Class: The last day to withdraw from this class with a "CW" is according to Fort Lewis policy and posted on the FLC Academic Calendar.

**Academic (dis)honesty:** Any
incidents of cheating on quizzes or
exams will result in being reported to the office of academic affairs,
and an F
for the course. (I may soften that penalty only if
circumstances warrant
it, at my discretion.) I do encourage you to work together to
discuss the
homework, but your written answer must be *in your own words*.
**Don't
Copy!** Unacceptable collaboration on a homework
assignment will result
in a score of *zero* for the entire
assignment. Copying or directly
paraphrasing answers from the textbook on a homework assignment will
result in a
*zero* for that question. Answer in your own
words in order to
actually learn something!

**Accessibility: ** Students with disabilities
who require reasonable
accommodations to fully participate in course activities or meet course
requirements must register with Disability Services, 280
Noble Hall,
247-7459. If you qualify for services, bring your letter of
accommodations
to me during office hours as soon as possible.