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Physics20162017

Dr.Werden

Welcome to Physics! Why studyphysics? Physics isthe study ofthephysicalworldmatter,


energy, & all their transformations. The goal of physics is to use a small number of basic
concepts, equations, &assumptionstodescribethephysicalworld.Physicsprinciplesinvolved
canbeusedtomakepredictionsaboutabroadrangeofphenomena.

Whileinthisclass,youwilllearnabout:

FIRSTSEMESTER
SECONDSEMESTER
LabSafety&ScientificProcesses
Thermodynamics
OneDimensionalMotion
Momentum&Impulse
Vectors
Electrostatics
Dynamics
CurrentElectricity
TwoDimensionalMotion
Electromagnetism
CircularMotion
Waves,Sound,&Light
Work,Power,&Energy
GeometricOptics
ConservationofEnergy
LightasaWave

MATERIALS:
Folder/bindertokeepyouroutlines,assignments,handouts,etc.
Writingtool(#2pencilneededfortests)
Paper
Inexpensivescientificcalculator

POLICIES&PROCEDURES:
Respectyourselfandtherightsofotherstolearnandwork.
Bepromptbeinclass,seated,withmaterials,readytoworkwhenthebellrings.
Everydayhaveyourmaterials
DoNOTeat,drinkorchewgumatthelabstationunlessgivenpermissionbythe
teacher.Studentsmayhavewaterinacontainerwithatightclosinglidattheirdesks
butnotatthelabstations.
BEHAVEinasafeandresponsiblemanneratalltimes.Horseplay,practicaljokesand
pranksaredangerousandprohibited.
Useallequipmentcorrectly,safely,andasdirected.Ifyoudonotunderstand
something,asktheteacherbeforeproceeding.

Alllabsafetyrules&procedureswillbefollowedasinstructed
ObservegoodHOUSEKEEPINGpractices.Workareasshouldbekeptcleanandtidy
atalltimes.Returnallsupplies/equipmenttoproperstoragearea.
Immediatelyinformtheteacherofanyinjuries,nomatterhowsmallitmaybe.
Sitinyourassignedseat,untildismissedbytheteachernotthebell
PowerDown:Cellphoneswillbeoffandoutofsightwhilethissignisposted.
Confiscationwilloccurotherwise.
Assignments:
Turninallcompletedassignmentsintotheappropriatetraylocatedbythedoor
AnyassignmentsturnedinlatewillbepenalizedaccordingtotheDHSLateWork
Policy

Absences:
ObtainmakeupworkfromthelabeledfilebytheFirstAidbox
Youhaveonedayperdayofabsencetocompletemakeupwork
Anyworkassignedbeforeyourabsenceisduethedayyoureturnfromyour
absence
Ifyoureabsentthedaybeforeatest,orthedayofthetest,youmusttakethe
testwhenyoureturnifnonewmaterialwastaughtduringyourabsence.
Retests:
Offeredaftertheoriginaltest&administeredasperDHSretestpolicy
Retestdateswillbepostedaccordingly
Passes:
DHSpolicyisthatnohallpassesarepermittedduringthefirst10&last10
minutesofeachclassperiod
Please,donotinterruptinstructionbecourteous&waituntilinstructionis
finishedbeforeyouaskforahallpass
Onlyonepersonisallowedoutoftheroomatatimenoexceptions
CheatingorPlagiarism
WillnotbetoleratedandviolatorswillbepenalizedaccordingtoDHSpolicy.
Rememberhonesty,issomethingyoudowhenothersarenotlooking.
GradingPolicy:
50%dailygradesfromhandouts,worksheets,quizzes,lab,etc.
50%majorfromtests,projects,reports,etc.

Text:PhysicsbyJamesS.Walker(2014)PearsonInstructionsforonlineaccesswillbe
provided

Tutorials:Tuesday2:503:20PMandThursday6:507:20AMorbyappointment

ContactInformation:
(281)2813278788

steven.werden@fortbendisd.com
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