Physics: Concepts and Connections, 4th ed. by Art Hobson (published by Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007)
Note: This book is available electronically from Safarix for about half the price of a new print edition.
Physics 101 Laboratory Manual, (available from UNC Student Stores, Course Pack Publishing, Spring 2008)
Class Participation is an important part of this
There are many opportunities for active student participation, both in
and out of the classroom, including: responses to in-class questions,
that are submitted in-class or on-line, predictions for classroom
(extra credit is given for volunteering to participate in certain
and "Minute Papers" (written feedback to the instructor on how you are
doing in the class and questions that you have). Responses to
in-class questions are scored primarily on effort, with only minor
emphasis on getting the "right" answers.
Project. To help make connections between physics and the "real
world" and gain experience with webpage development, students are
to publish an on-line group report that explains the physics of some
of technology of interest to their group. This project is due
near the end of the course and will be posted on the Web for the
to view. Each project will be reviewed by other students (similar
to the process for peer-reviewed journal publications).
Students have an opportunity to apply what they have
learned in this course through one of several
severice-learning experiences in the community coordinated by the APPLES Service-Learning Program.
A summary of this experience
can be reported via the web as an alternative to the group Web
Project. Students who register for a special section of this
course and commit to at least 30 hours of service can fulfill an
Experiential Education requirement.