PHYSICAL SCIENCE 01

Ticket Number 3401

6:50 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Wednesdays

Room: CMS-028

 

Instructor:.................. Professor Charles Mallory

Email:........................ Professor.Mallory@gmail.com

Web Address: .......... http://TheMalloryFamily.net/  Check this location often.  This location will contain old quizzes, tests, handouts, study guides, and grades.

Office Hours:.............. Wednesdays CMS 028 before class 6:20PM, Thursdays CMS 030 6:20 – 6:50 PM

SLO:.......................... Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

1.  Conceptualize and explain simple physical phenomena and identify the related scientific concepts.

2.  Describe various forms of motion and identify the forces that produce each.

Text: ......................... An Introduction to Physical Science, by Shipman, Wilson & Todd, 12th edition

It is highly recommended that you purchase this book.  Note that other editions of this book will have different questions at the end of each of the chapters which may cause you issues while studying.

Attendance:............... This will be taken each class and will count for 5% of your final grade.  Please be aware that if you stop coming to class it will be your responsibility to drop the class.  If you stop coming to class and do not take the final you will have earned an “F” in the class.

Class Description:..... This course is designed for non-science majors.  It meets the General Education requirements for Natural Sciences.  This survey course covers the general principles of Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy.

Homework: ............... Homework will be given for each chapter and will count for 15% of your grade.  The test and final questions will come from the homework.  The assignments will be collected and graded.  The grading will be based upon the work shown and not just for the answers.

Tests: ....................... Several tests will be given and will count for 50% of your final grade.  The test questions will primarily come from the questions at the end of each chapter of the book.  Please note that the problems will be slightly changed from the homework questions.  Each test is designed to take about 30 minutes to complete.

Final:......................... The Final will count for 30% of your final grade.  The final questions will be taken from the tests and will be slightly changed.  The final will be cumulative and cover all tests.  Failure to take the final exam will result in an automatic fail in the course.  If you decide to stop coming to class, it is your responsibility to drop the class.

Grading: ................... The grading will be performed on a semi-modified curve.  The grade you will earn will be based on the following scale:

A         90% - 100%

B         75% -  89%

C         60% -  74%

D         45% -  59%

F          0% -   44%

 

I guarantee that you will receive at least the above grade if not higher due to class performance.  You will be provided with the grades periodically during class through the email address you provided during registration.

 

Grade Breakdown:.............................. Attendance         5%

                                                            Tests                50%

                                                            Homework        15%

                                                            Final Exam       30%


Tentative Lecture Schedule – Updated April 6th

Date

Day

Chap

Material

Assignments

Feb 10, 2016

Wed

Intro

Significant Digits & Scientific Method

None

1

Measurements

  Exercises  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22

Feb, 17, 2016

Wed

2

Motion

  Exercises 7, 9, 11, 13, 18

Homework Chapter 01 Due

Feb 19, 2016

Fri

Last day to ADD, for a SECTION TRANSFER, to process an AUDIT

Feb 21, 2016

Sun

Last day to DROP without a "W", to receive a refund (on line only)

Feb 24, 2016

Wed

3

Force and Motion

  Exercises 4, 9, 21

Homework Chapter 02 Due

Mar 02, 2016

Wed

4

Work and Energy

  Exercises 4, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24

Homework Chapter 03 Due

Test on Chapters 01 & 02

Mar 09, 2016

Wed

5

Temperature and Heat

  Exercises 5, 11, 18, 21

Homework Chapter 04 Due

Test on Chapters 03 & 04

Mar 16, 2016

Wed

6

Waves

  Exercises 3, 7, 11, 13

Homework Chapter 05 Due

Test on Chapter 05 questions - 30 min. max.

Mar 23, 2016

Wed

7

Wave Effects and Optics

  Exercises 1, 6, 15

Homework Chapter 06 Due

Test on Chapter 06 questions - 30 min. max.

Mar 30, 2016

Wed

No Class – Sorry, Instructor Ill

Apr 06, 2016

Wed

No Class – Spring Break

Apr 13, 2016

Wed

 

 

Homework Chapter 07 Due

Test on Chapter 07 questions - 30 min. max.

 

 

8

Electricity and Magnetism

  Exercises 13, 19, 20

 

 

 

9

Atomic Physics

  Multiple Choice Questions 4, 5, 6

  Fill in the Blank Questions 3, 4, 5, 7, 9

  Short Answer Questions 6, 7, 9

  Exercises 2

Homework Chapter 08 Due

Test on Chapter 08 questions - 30 min. max.

Apr 20, 2016

Wed

10

Nuclear Physics

  Multiple Choice Questions 2, 3, 8

  Fill in the Blank Questions 1, 3, 4

  Short Answer Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10

Homework Chapter 09 Due

Test on Chapter 09 questions - 30 min. max.

Apr 27, 2016-

Wed

11

The Chemical Elements

  Matching i, j

  Multiple Choice Questions 6, 11

  Short Answer Questions 3, 6, 19

  Exercises 1, 2, 17, 18

Homework Chapter 10 Due

Test on Chapter 10 questions - 30 min. max.

May 04, 2016

Wed

12

Chemical Bonding

  Multiple Choice Questions 4, 6, 7,

  Fill in the Blank Questions 7, 8, 11

Homework Chapter 11 Due

Test on Chapter 11 questions - 30 min. max.

May 08, 2016

Sun

Last day to DROP with a "W" (on line only)

May 11, 2016

Wed

13

Chemical Reactions

  Exercises 1, 2

Homework Chapter 12 Due

Test on Chapter 12 questions - 30 min. max.

May 18, 2016

Wed

--

Astronomy

Homework Chapter 13 Due

Test on Chapter 13 questions - 30 min. max.

May 25, 2016

Wed

--

Astronomy

Test on Astronomy

Jun 01, 2016

Wed

Final 8:00PM - 10:00PM


Periodic Table of the Elements

Period

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1
IA
1A

 

18
VIIIA
8A

1

1
H

1.008

2
IIA
2A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13
IIIA
3A

14
IVA
4A

15
VA
5A

16
VIA
6A

17
VIIA 
7A

2
He
4.003

2

3
Li
6.941

4
Be

9.012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5
B
10.81

6
C
12.01

7
N
14.01

8
O
16.00

9
F
19.00

10
Ne
20.18

3

11
Na

22.99

12
Mg

24.31

3
IIIB
3B

4
IVB
4B

5
VB
5B

6
VIB
6B

7
VIIB
7B

8

9

10

11
IB
1B

12
IIB
2B

13
Al
26.98

14
Si
28.09

15
P
30.97

16
S
32.07

17
Cl
35.45

18
Ar
39.95

------- VIII -------
------- 8 -------

4

19
K
39.10

20
Ca
40.08

21
Sc
44.96

22
Ti
47.88

23
V
50.94

24
Cr
52.00

25
Mn
54.94

26
Fe
55.85

27
Co
58.47

28
Ni
58.69

29
Cu
63.55

30
Zn
65.39

31
Ga
69.72

32
Ge
72.59

33
As
74.92

34
Se
78.96

35
Br
79.90

36
Kr
83.80

5

37
Rb
85.47

38
Sr
87.62

39
Y
88.91

40
Zr
91.22

41
Nb
92.91

42
Mo
95.94

43
Tc
(98)

44
Ru
101.1

45
Rh
102.9

46
Pd
106.4

47
Ag
107.9

48
Cd
112.4

49
In
114.8

50
Sn
118.7

51
Sb
121.8

52
Te
127.6

53
I
126.9

54
Xe
131.3

6

55
Cs
132.9

56
Ba
137.3

57
La*
138.9

72
Hf
178.5

73
Ta
180.9

74
W
183.9

75
Re
186.2

76
Os
190.2

77
Ir
190.2

78
Pt
195.1

79
Au
197.0

80
Hg
200.5

81
Tl
204.4

82
Pb
207.2

83
Bi
209.0

84
Po
(210)

85
At
(210)

86
Rn
(222)

7

87
Fr
(223)

88
Ra
(226)

89
Ac~
(227)

104
Rf
(257)

105
Db
(260)

106
Sg
(263)

107
Bh
(262)

108
Hs
(265)

109
Mt
(266)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanthanide Series*

58
Ce
140.1

59
Pr
140.9

60
Nd
144.2

61
Pm
(147)

62
Sm
150.4

63
Eu
152.0

64
Gd
157.3

65
Tb
158.9

66
Dy
162.5

67
Ho
164.9

68
Er
167.3

69
Tm 168.9

70
Yb
173.0

71
Lu
175.0

 

 

Actinide Series~

90
Th
232.0

91
Pa
(231)

92
U
(238)

93
Np
(237)

94
Pu
(242)

95
Am
(243)

96
Cm
(247)

97
Bk
(247)

98
Cf
(249)

99
Es
(254)

100
Fm
(253)

101
Md
(256)

102
No
(254)

103
Lr
(257)

 

 


Significant Figures

 

 

 

Example

Sig. Digits

 

Sci-Notation

1

All non-zero digits are significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.589

4

 

1.589E+00

 

 

 

0.897

3

 

8.97E-01

 

 

 

36000

2

 

3.6E+04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Significant Zero's

 

 

 

 

 

a

All sandwiched zero's

13.02

4

 

1.302E+01

 

 

 

1.0002

5

 

1.0002E+00

 

 

 

10.5

3

 

1.05E+01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

All trailing zero's preceded by a digit

5.000

4

 

5.000E+00

 

 

to the right of the decimal point.

20.000

5

 

2.00000E+01

 

 

 

15.00

4

 

1.500E+01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Non-significant Zero's

 

 

 

 

 

a

Leading Zeros

0.0200

3

 

2.00E-02

 

 

 

0067

2

 

6.7E+01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

Trailing Zero's to the left of the decimal

56000

2

 

5.6E+04

 

 

point in a number without a decimal

1360

3

 

1.36E+03

 

 

point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NOTE: Write the numbers in exponential notation if you have any doubt.  All zeros used to

 

indicate the power of 10 (order of magnitude) are not significant.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rounding Off

1

If the last digit to be retained in a number is followed by a number less than 5 (<5),

 

ROUND DOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round to 3 significant figures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.23

rounds to

28.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

578.1

rounds to

578

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

If the last digit to be retained in a number is followed by a number greater than 5 (>5),

 

ROUND UP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round to 2 significant figures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.998

rounds to

6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00258

rounds to

0.0026

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.6502

rounds to

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If the last digit to be retained in a number is followed by 5 (0000000… implied),

 

ROUND the last digit retained to an EVEN NUMBER.

 

 

 

 

 

Round to 2 significant figures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.75

rounds to

1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.050

rounds to

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.45

rounds to

1.4

 

 

 

 

Round to 4 significant figures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67.835

rounds to

67.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

67.885

rounds to

67.88

 

 

 

 
 

 


 


Calculations

Uncertainty and Significant Figures

 

The Least Accurate Number (LAN) determines the number of digits to which the answer is expressed.

 

Addition and Subtraction

 

1.      The LAN is the number with the least number of digits following the decimal point.

2.      The answer (sum or difference) can have no more digits following the decimal point than the LAN.

 

         Example:

                        What is the total mass of a mixture made by mixing the following substances?

 

                                         212             g water (LAN)

                                              1.8         g salt

                                              1.88      g sugar

                                         ____________________

                                         215.98       g (incorrect)

                                         216             g (correct)

 

Multiplication and Division

 

1.         The LAN is the number with the least number of significant figures.

2.         The answer (product or quotient) can have no more significant figures than the LAN.

 

            Example:

Calculate the volume of a rectangular solid that has a length of 4.16 cm, a width of 2.2 cm, and a height of 2.00 cm.

 

            Volume = Length x Width x Height

 

            Volume = (4.16cm) (2.2cm) (2.00cm)

                                              LAN

 

            Volume = 18.304 cm3 (incorrect)

 

            Volume = 18 cm3 (correct)

 


 

Code of Academic Honor and Integrity

Los Angeles Mission College

Departments of Physical and Life Sciences

Students at Los Angeles Mission College, because they are members of an academic community dedicated to the achievement of excellence and the pursuit of honor, are expected to meet high standards of personal, ethical, and  professional conduct. These standards require personal integrity and a commitment to honesty. Without the ability to trust in these principles, an academic community and a civil society cannot exist. Los Angeles Mission College students and faculty are as committed to the development of students with honesty and integrity as they are to the academic and professional success of its students.

The Academic Code of Honor and Integrity is an undertaking of the students, both individually and collectively, that they will:

1.     Not give or receive unpermitted aid during exams, quizzes or assignments

2.     Not give or receive unpermitted aid in assignments, reports or any other course work that is to be used by the instructor as a basis for grading.

3.     Do their share and take an active part in upholding the spirit and letter of the Code of Academic Honor and Integrity.

Some examples of conduct that are regarded as being in violation of the Academic Honor Code include:

·         Copying from another’s examination or quiz, or allowing another to copy from one’s own papers

As a part of the effort to promote and instill an environment of honesty and integrity during quizzes and examinations, the following guidelines will apply for any courses in the Departments of Physical and Life Sciences:

1.     Students will leave all books and all other non-essential items (e.g. paper, electronic devices) on the floor or inside their backpacks so that they are not useable nor block the sight line between professor and student. No electronic devices will be in reach.

2.     Students will not communicate in any way that will dishonorably assist themselves or another student.

3.     Students will leave the room during an exam only if permitted by the professor’s policy.  If permitted, only one student may leave the room at any time and be gone for only the average length of time needed for the stated purpose.  Students will leave all purses, bags, books, phones, jackets, etc., in the classroom during the absence.

4.     Students will promote the spirit and letter of the Code of Academic Honesty and Integrity by dissuading fellow students from dishonest activity and, when such casual persuasion does not work, informing the professor of the possible dishonest activity, either anonymously, or otherwise.

5.     Students will make every effort to avoid the appearance of dishonesty or lack of integrity

Violation of this policy will not be tolerated and violators will be subject to penalties. The success of the Code of Academic Honor and Integrity is based upon the collective desire of students, faculty and the community to live in an environment that embraces respect for that which is right – both in the college and in society as a whole.

I have read and understand the Code of Academic Honor and Integrity and will abide by both its intent and its spirit:

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