PH201 Syllabus for Fall of 1992

PH201 Syllabus for Fall of 1992


WinterTerm 2018


Tentative Syllabus

COURSE NUMBER: PH 212 (5 Credits) INSTRUCTOR: Ahmad Rajabzadeh

CRN: 33397

CLASS HOURS:MW 5:00 – 6:50PM Classroom: MH106, (Lab/Lecture)

Th 5:00 – 7:50PM (Labs)


W 7:00 – 7:30 PM (MH 106)PHONE: (541)917-4233

and by appointmentE-MAIL:

Instructor’s Website:


Welcome to PH 212 at Linn-Benton Community College. Physics 212 is the second term of

Calculus-based physics for students in physics, science, engineering, and other fields who are planning to transfer credit to a four-year college or university.

Course Description

The group of topics covered in PH 212 include universal gravitation; rotational mechanics and dynamics; static equilibrium; fluid mechanics; simple harmonic motion; waves; superposition of waves; sound; and geometric and physical optics; matter waves. Lab exercises help elucidate physical principles and teach measurement and analysis skills. This is a laboratory class.

  • Textbook

Textbook — Physics For Scientists and Engineers, by RandallKnighti, 4th edition,Addison-WesleyPub

Online access to MasteringPhysics, to accompany the textbook

Ph 212 Lab Packet and Student Workbook


Graph Papers (Engineering computation pad)

Glue stick (Needed for lab)

Calculator: Must have logarithms and trigonometric functions. The calculator used on tests may not be programmable or have graphing capabilities.


Successful completion and a passing letter grade(C or better)in MTH 252 and PH 211 are pre-requisites for PH 212. Important Note for Next Term: If you plan on taking Ph 213 in the Spring you need to complete MTH254 this term.We will draw extensively from the core of material presented in calculus 1, and 2 during our exploration of the physical world in PH 212

  • Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Describe and explain physical phenomena in the areas of: simple harmonic motion, rotational motion, traveling waves, and standing waves.

Conduct experiments to investigate topics, such as simple harmonic motion or standing wave parameters.

Use calculus to solve quantitative simple harmonic motion problems and wave phenomena.

Solve physics problems involving superposition of waves.

Select ray optics or wave optics methods to solve real world optics problems.

Design an experiment, collect data, synthesize data, and report on results.


If you need additional help with any of the material we are covering, you are welcome to ask me questions during my office hours. We can also schedule another meeting time if needed. The physics help desk in the atrium of Madrone Hall is open for several hours each week, where you can drop in for homework help. Also, you can sign up for Math and Physics tutoring in the Learning Resource Center.


Class attendance is most important in the learning process. Students are expected to attend every class meeting for which they have registered. In case of absence, it is your responsibility to find out the extent of the materials you missed. This is a lab-lecture course and there may be a lab or activity in each class session. In addition on most lecture days, there will be (a) short problem(s) selected from textbook or work book to solve in class and turn in for participation grade. This in-class activity is based on the development of the day lecture and will not be with prior notice. There will be a reading or lecture quiz on most class days.

It is expected that you will show up for class meetings on time. Entering the classroom late is distracting for myself and the other students in the class. If you show up for a lecture, plan to stay for the entire period. It is just as distracting if you leave early as if you arrive late. Please be respectful of your classmates.

Grading Policy

It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw from the course if they do not wish to receive a letter grade. The last day to withdraw is listed in the current schedule of classes. The ‘NC’ or ‘Y’ is no longer a grading option at LBCC. All students will receive letter grade of A – F.

An incomplete ‘I’ grade will not be assigned unless a student has talked with me in advance and a signed agreement between the student and myself has been agreed upon. I will consider giving an incomplete to a student only if the student has a good reason for making the request. As with the ‘NC” or ‘Y’ grade, an incomplete will not be given just because a student is not satisfied with their performance in the class.

Course grades will be based upon a100 point scale. The point values for coursework are: MT1 and MT2: 33%, Online Homework and Hand-in Problems: 15%, Quizzes: 5%, Laboratory experiments and in-class activities: 15%, QUESTS: 12%, Final: 20%. Course grades will be assigned using the following point scale: A: 90%-100%, B: 80%-89%, C: 70%-79%,

D: 60%-69%, F: G < 60%.

I reserve the right to move the grade boundaries down, but I will not move them up.

Problem Sets

The importance of working many problems cannot be overemphasized; there is no better way to gain an understanding of physics. The text contains an extensive set of questions and problems at the end of each chapter. Solve as many of these as you can.In addition, you are required to submit weekly homework that will be part of your course grade. The homework problems are available at a remote web site that is accessible through the course site. To access the homework, you must first register with the homework server. The site will take you to the registration page. You need to obtain a registration ID. Course title is: PH211Winter2018(AR)and Course ID"MPRAJABZADEH58611

Once registered for the online homework, remember your LOGIN NAME and PERSONAL PASSWORD, since you will need these to access your homework. There will be approximately one homework set due each week during the term.

  • Hand-In Problem:

Almost every week a homework problem will be due that is to be turned in in hard-copy format. The Hand-In Problem’s purpose is to allow you to receive feedback on how you present your work. Due date of each set will be specified on the set.

Lab Experiments

Each class period you will spend time in the class to do experiments that accompanies this course. In order to get a grade in this course, you must be present for at least 90% of the labs and activities. Please note no lab is dropped. You will receive zero for missed lab(s). In the lab, you will gain hands-on experience with the concepts from the course by performing laboratory experiments. Most of the time, you will completely finish an experiment in lab. There will be short activities during lecture hours as well. For selected experiments, you will be asked to complete a formal report for part of your lab grade. Your lab score counts 15% toward your course grade.

QUESTS (Quiz-Tests)

6Questswill be given on the dates shown on the tentative term schedule. They will be given during the last 30 minutes of class or lab time and will consist of 3 - 5 questions/problems, some taken directly from the homework assignments for the sections and worksheets. A logical sequence of steps leading to an answer (your'work') must be shown in order to receive full credit for a problem. That means you will not receive credit for just writing down the correct final answer to a problem or for including sketchy or illegible work. Your best 5 Quest grades will be taken for course grade. There will be absolutely no make up for QUESTS.


There will be weekly online or in class quizzes tentatively on every class or as announced. Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped for course grade calculation. There will be absolutely no make up for quizzes.

Each quiz is primarily over the materials covered during M – Thof each week. Some of quizzes will be prior to lecture (reading quiz), some will be after lecture (lecture quiz), and some will be from homework (homework quiz; exactly questions from suggested/assigned problems given on the course schedule matrix). It is important that you work the suggested problems as well regularly. Your quiz score counts 30 points toward your course grade. Quizzes may use PRS (Personal Response System) clickers.


There will be a two midterm (Mondayof 5th week, and Wednesday of 9th week) and a final exam for this course. Be prepared to demonstrate your understanding and command of the course material listed in the syllabus for a test. Review the assigned sections of your textbook even though you have read them once, review your lecture notes, and review your solutions to the assigned problem sets. Review your laboratory notebook for all labs up to and including the Friday prior to the test. Additional study aids that may help you will be provided by instructor.

Midterm tests may be given in the classroom as scheduled (as closely as possible) in the matrix of this syllabus. You have 50 minutes (or as specified on the test) to complete the midterm test and two hours for the final exam. The final exam for PH 212 is comprehensive and will be 25% of course grade. Tests may be of varied format: essay, short-answer, multiple-choice, problem solving, etc. You may be allowed to bring a 3” x 5” note card with equations and other information you find useful on one side and your name on the other side for use on exams. Makeup tests will only be given on extenuating circumstances.

Academic Integrity

Integrity is extremely important in any science or engineering discipline. It is taken no less seriously in the classroom. The Instructor has the right to issue a grade of "F" for the course in which the instructor believes the student has cheated.

Accessibility and Accommodations: If you need support or assistance because of a disability, you may be eligible for academic accommodations through Disability Services. For more information, contact Disability Services at (541) 917-4789

Linnbenton Community CollegeInstructor: Ahmad

Ph 212 – General Physics w/ CalculusWinter 2018

Ph 212 Daily Tentative Schedule

Note: Labs may be done on any class period

Beginning / Monday (110 min) / Wednesday (110 min) /

Thursday (3 hrs)- Labs

Week 1
1/8 – 1/12 / Introduction
Overview of Ph 212
Ch 12 (Rotational Dynamics) / Ch 12 / Lab 1
Torques in Equilibrium
Week 2
1/15 –1/19 / MLK Day
LBCC Closed / Ch 12
Ch 13
(Universal Gravitation)
QUEST 1 / Lab 2
Torque and Angular Acceleration (Moment of Inertia)
Week 3
1/22 –1/26 / Ch 13 / Ch 13
QUEST 2 / Lab 3
Universal Gravitation
Week 4
1/29 – 2/2 / Ch 14 (Fluids)
Review / Ch 14 (Fluids)
QUEST 3 / Lab 5
Activities with Fluids
Archimedes’ Principle
Week 5
2/5 – 2/9 / Test 1
(over Ch 12-14) / Ch 15 (Oscillations) / Lab 4
Simple Harmonic Motion
Week 6
2/12 – 2/16 / Ch 15 / Ch 16
(Travelling Waves) / Lab 6
Doppler Effect
Week 7
2/19 – 2/23 / Presidents’ Day
LBCC Closed / Ch 16
Ch 17 (superposition) / Lab 7
Prelab Lecture on Ch 17 (superposition)
Standing Waves
Week 8
2/26 – 3/2 / Ch 17 / Ch 17 (superposition) / Ch 33 (wave Optics)
Week 9
3/5 – 3/9 / Ch 33
Ch 34 (Ray Optics) / Test 2
( Ch 12 – 33) / Lab 8
Week 10
3/12 – 3/16 / Ch 34
Ch 35
(Optical Instruments) / Ch 35
QUEST 6 / Lab 9
Lenses and Telescopes
Final Week
3/19 – 3/23 / Final Exam
(Over All Chapters)


Ph 212 winter 2018