Physics Syllabus

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PHYSICS 125
Orange Coast College

Spring Semester, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Arnold Guerra III, aguerra@occ.cccd.edu, tel. (714) 432-0202 ext. 21282. http://boltzmann.eng.uci.edu/~aguerra/ Course website: http://www.occ.cccd.edu/online/aguerra/ Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:35 – 11:40 AM, Math Wing Building, Room 149. Laboratory: You must be enrolled in one of two the laboratory sections: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:05 PM, Lewis Building, Room 208. Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:05 PM, Lewis Building, Room 208. Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 PM, or by appointment. (Lewis, Room 203). Textbook: There is one required textbook: (1) Physics, 9th Edition, Volume II, by John Cutnell & Kenneth Johnson (John Wiley & Sons, Inc Publishers, 2012), packaged with WileyPlus. Also we will be using the Laboratory Manual for Physics 125 available online in my website at OCC. An excellent reference book with lots of solved problems is The Schaum’s Outline Series book on "College Physics", 9th Edition, by Frederick Bueche. Homework: Homework assignments will be posted online. You will need to purchase access to the WileyPlus online homework service, unless you bought access last semester when you took physics 120 with me. I will give you 5 chances to type in the correct answer to the homework problems before the due date. You will have about 5 days to work on the posted online homework assignments. If you already have access to WileyPlus, you may use your old login username and password. Then you will need to register in my course by visiting the following URL: http://edugen.wileyplus.com/edugen/class/cls319214/ I’ll discuss this issue further in class. Experiments: There will be a total of about 10 experiments conducted in the laboratory. Each student will turn in his/her own report of the experiments at the time indicated by me. Each report must follow the guidelines spelled out in the lab manual posted on the course website. Quizzes: There will be approximately 10 short quizzes....
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