Physics 231 Hybrid Course Outline
This is the first part of the two-semester General University Physics Course taught at NOVA.
The class is intended for students who major (or plan to major) in physics, engineering, chemistry, or computer science. If your major is different from those mentioned above, and you are unsure whether the class is for you, please, email the instructor for clarification.
Prerequisites. MTH 173 and a satisfactory placement score for ENG 111
- This is a hybrid course with the face-to-face meeting time reduced. Students are required to have access to a computer with fast internet connection.
- In addition, students are required to participate in ALL on-line activities. Online participation counts toward attendance in the class.
- Students are expected to have working knowledge of some form of Editing Software, such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Documents, etc.
- Students may be required to participate in virtual classes through Blackboard Collaborate. For instructions on how to participate, check with the Student FAQ website.
Course Organization and Policies.
- Course Organization. Detailed description of the course policies, including, grading, disability issues, academic misconduct, etc., are available at the Course Policy website.
- Schedule. A Tentative Schedule of Classes is available at:
Schedule of Classes Please note, the schedule is subject to change.
- Communication. Preferred communication is through email. The instructor will respond to emails within 48 hours, unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
- Academic Dishonesty. Students are expected to abide by the College's Rules on Academic Dishonesty.
- Attendance. Students are expected to attend all classes.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes.
- Course Content Summary and Objectives as published on the NVCC web site.
- By the end of the semester students are expected to know how to apply the following concepts to topics of Mechanics, Fluids, Oscillations, and Thermodynamics:
- Kinematics: Motion in one and more dimensions, including Rotational Motion
- Dynamics: Forces, Newton's Three Laws and their applications.
- Energy and the Laws of its Conservation.
- Linear and Angular Momentum and their conservation.
- There will be weekly online quizzes (average two per week), five one-hour exams and a final exam. For the specific grading policies, check with the Course Policies available on Blackboard in the Syllabus Folder, or published on the web at Physics 231 Hybrid. The online assignments are usually immediately graded if multiple choice. Non-multiple choice assignments and in-class assignments are graded within a week.
Last modified: Mon Dec 19 09:53:22 EST 2011