PHYS107: Physics B
Section: E51     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer II 2013 / (6 weeks): Jul 8, 2013 to Aug 15, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Lynn McCarty   Email: Lynn.Mccarty@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-504-8500x6781
Campus Location: Founders room F221

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 13 - 20 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

Requirements for enrollment:

  • Students must have regular, reliable access to the internet with a computer that is properly configured to use Canvas.
  • Students must have access to a scanner so work such as graphs and calculations can be submitted electronically.
  • Students must have met the following prerequisites before enrolling in this course:
    1. Completion of PHYS106 (C or better)

Challenges of E-Learning:

  • Students utilizing the E-Learning mode require strong independent learning skills to be successful. Although there is flexibility about when and where you do your studying, you will find that it takes more time than is typical for a face-to-face course.
  • For a successful summer session, you must be a self-disciplined, highly motivated learner who can spend about 25 hours each week working on activities for our 5-and-a-half week course. We will be covering material that is normally taught over 15 weeks (5 hours/week), so it will feel like three lab courses rolled into one.
Course Activities - students will:
  • Complete the orientation to the course.
  • Share information and interests with classmates.
  • Read information and study figures, illustrations, formulas, and captions in the textbook.
  • View the lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials for each chapter.
  • View/read the instructor's materials for each chapter.
  • Discuss questions on each chapter.
  • Complete collaborative investigations in small groups.
  • Complete self-check homework problems.
  • Take timed online chapter quizzes.
  • Review quiz solutions.
  • Complete virtual laboratory experiments and lab reports.
  • Discuss questions on the labs.
  • Prepare for the midterm exam.
  • Take the midterm exam in the Newtown Testing Center.
  • Review the midterm solutions.
  • Prepare for the final exam.
  • Take the final exam in the Newtown Testing Center.
Textbooks:

COLLEGE PHYSICS 9th Edition, Volume II, by Hugh Young, Addison-Wesley 2012; ISBN-13: 978-0-321-76623-6

Exploration of Physics Simulation Library Vol. 1 - This CD is available at the Newtown BCCC Bookstore at a reduced price.

Note:

For further information about the course or to learn more about the instructor, please contact the instructor directly:

Email: mccartyl@bucks.edu