# University Physics

University Physics I and II - Honors (syllabus)

The honors sections of the University Physics courses are taught as "flipped" courses. Students learn the content outside of class by watching recorded lectures designed specifically for the course. In class, students discuss and summarize the concepts learned, and working in groups apply the new knowledge to solving problems. In the honors section of physics 2750 and 2760 students work in groups on a regular basis. They discuss and solve problems together and must come to a consensus (conclusions with which they all agree). Working in groups allows students to:

learn from peers as well as strengthen their own understanding and reasoning skills.

pool knowledge and skills and therefore tackle more complex problems than they could on their own.

share diverse perspectives and build trust.

develop a wider sense of ownership and hold one another (and be held) accountable.

delegate roles and responsibilities (who will present).

learn to deal with different personalities.

Collaborative learning

Group exams

Active learning

Presenting solutions

University Physics I (physics 2750) (syllabus)

Description: First course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering students. Topics covered are vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, energy, momentum, oscillations, waves, fluids and thermodynamics. The course has three lectures, one discussion, and one lab weekly. Prerequisites: MATH 1500 (calc I) or equivalent. Recommended: MATH 1700.

Curriculum materials used:

OER textbook: University Physics (vol I, II), Open Stax - supplemented by recorded lectures

Laboratory Manual for University Physics I, Dorina Kosztin, updated and published annually, used by ~400-500 students per year, 2008 – present.

Video tutorial problems: 5-10 recorded problems for each chapter

University Physics II (physics 2760) (syllabus)

Description: Second semester course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering students. Topics covered are electrostatics, DC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic phenomena, AC circuits, optics, light waves interference and diffraction. The course has three lectures, one discussion, and one lab weekly. Prerequisites: MATH 1700 (calc II) and grade of C- or better in PHYSCS 2750. Recommended: MATH 2300 (calc III).

Curriculum materials used:

OER textbook: University Physics (vol II, III), Open Stax - supplemented by recorded lectures

Laboratory Manual for University Physics II, Dorina Kosztin, updated and published annually, used by ~400-500 students per year, 2008 – present.

Video tutorial problems: 5-10 recorded problems for each chapter

Sample tutorial problem for phys 2750: find the work done by various forces acting on an object

Sample tutorial problem for phys 2760: find the induced emf in a coil due to a magnetic field changing with time.