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  1. Physics 216 PHYS-216 Physics with Lab J. M. Sebeson

  2. Important Information • Your professor: John Sebeson • Phone: (630)-953-1300, ext. 8299 • Email: jsebeson@devry.edu orsebeson@aol.com • Web page: http://jsebeson.webs.com/ • This course does not use the eCollege shell • Office hours: by appointment J. M. Sebeson

  3. Course Resources Web Page http://jsebeson.webs.com/ • Syllabus • Course Introduction • Reading and Homework Assignments • Quiz and Exam Schedule • Lab Schedule • Other files and information J. M. Sebeson

  4. PHYS-216 with Lab • This course is introductory college physics without calculus. • Covers basic classical Newtonian mechanics (motion, forces, energy, momentum). • Laboratory activities include experiments and computer simulations to illustrate the main topics. • In addition to learning basic physics, the course is intended to develop skills in problem solving and quantitative reasoning. J. M. Sebeson

  5. Text and other requirements • Textbook: Alan Giambattista, Betty McCarthy Richardson, and Robert C. Richardson, College Physics, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007. • Also recommended: . S. Walker (Rasinariu, ed.), College Physics, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2007. (Available in the library; homework problems are from this text and will be provided in a handout) • Lab: Handouts are instructor provided • Familiarity with Microsoft EXCEL is required for some labs • Scientific calculator • TI-89 recommended but not required • As a minimum, the calculator should be able to: • Handle trig and inverse-trig functions • Handle numbers in scientific notation J. M. Sebeson

  6. PHYS-216 Topics • Units, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, vector analysis • One Dimensional Motion • Two Dimensional Motion, Projectile Motion, Circular Motion • Rotational motion • Newton's Laws and their Applications • Work and Energy, Kinetic Energy, Power • Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy • Other topics, time permitting J. M. Sebeson

  7. Grading Weights • Homework: 20% • Quizzes: 30% • Final Exam: 30% • Lab: 20% J. M. Sebeson

  8. Grading Scale • Each element (and the total grade) is based on a point system (rounded up to the nearest tenth of a point) where: • 90 to 100 = A (e.g. 89.91=90.0=A) • 80 to 89.9 = B (e.g. 89.89=89.9=B) • 70 to 79.9 = C • 60 to 69.9 = D • Below 60 = F J. M. Sebeson

  9. Other Important Information • Reading and homework assignments will be posted on the Course Resources Page. • Quiz and test schedules will be included in the assignment list on the Web Page. • No work is dropped. • Grades will be posted in the eCollege gradebook. • Watch your email for any course announcements. J. M. Sebeson

  10. Tips and Tricks for this Course • Remember that quizzes and tests are 60 percent of your grade (quizzes 30% and final 30%). • It pays to do the homework and turn it in on time! Homework and labs are “easy” grades. • The best way to learn physics is to work as many problems as you can. • Don’t blow off labs; late labs don’t count and no labs are “dropped.” • Keep class handouts; these are basically lecture notes and all quizzes and tests are based upon them. Make sure you understand them. J. M. Sebeson

  11. My Background • Education: • B. S. Physics, 1969, Michigan State University • M. S. Electrical Engineering, 1971, Northwestern University • M. S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1973, Northwestern University • Ph.D. Candidacy (ABT) Materials Science, 1978, Northwestern University • Professional Experience:(1969 to Present) • 2000 – Present: Associate Professor, EET, DeVry University • 1989 - 2000: Hardware Development Director, Switching and Access Solutions, Lucent Technologies • 1985 - 1989: Head, Computer Engineering Information Department, AT&T Data Systems Group • 1979 - 1985: Technical Manager, Data Switching Product Engineering Group, Bell Laboratories • 1969 - 1979: Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories J. M. Sebeson

  12. Areas of R&D Work • No. 5 Electronic Switching Systemtm • AT&T 3Btm Computers • No. 2 Signal Transfer Point • Common Channel Signaling (CCIS) • 1A Processor (No. 1A ESStm and No. 4 ESStm ) • Computer Aided Design • Signaling link encryption systems • Hybrid integrated circuit fabrication and testing • Magnetic bubble memory devices • Laser holographic mass memory systems • Reliability theory • Solid state surface physics • Molecular kinetics J. M. Sebeson