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PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
Course Syllabus - Summer 2019

The instructor reserves the right to make minor changes to the syllabus during the term. The instructor will notify students, via email or course announcement, when changes are made in the requirements and/or grading of the course.


Individuals with disabilities who need to request accommodations should contact
the Disability Services Coordinator, 255 Edgewater Hall, 678-466-5445,  


Course Description:


Number and Title:

PHYS 2212 (CRN 50276)
Principles of Physics II

Credit Hours:

3.0 semester credit hours

Catalog Description:

An introductory course which will include electrostatics, electric current and circuits, and electromagnetism, and may also include optics and modern physics. Elementary calculus will be used.

Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites:

Prerequisites: PHYS 2211, Principles of Physics I and 
PHYS 2211L, Principles of Physics Laboratory I

Co-requisite: PHYS 2212L, Principles of Physics Laboratory II

Note: Due to the co-requisite nature of PHYS 2212 and PHYS 2212L, students dropping one of the two courses must also drop the other.

Notebook Computer Requirement:

Each CCSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements for the student's academic program. Students will sign a statement attesting to such access. For further information on CCSU's Official Notebook Computer Policy, please go to    http://www.clayton.edu/hub/itpchoice/notebookcomputerpolicy


Computer Skill Prerequisites:

Able to use the Windows TM operating system.

Able to use a the Microsoft Word TM word processing program.

Able to send and receive e-mail using the Outlook  TM or Outlook Express  TM program

Only use your CSU e-mail account or the e-mail system included in D2L to communicate academic information to your instructor. 

Able to attach and retrieve attached files via email.

Able to use a Web browser.

In-class Use of Student Notebook Computers:

Student notebook computers will not be used in the classroom in this course. Computers will be required to access course materials and to communicate with your instructor.


Program Learning Outcomes:

General education outcomes. 

 The Clayton State University Core Curriculum outcomes (see Area D) are located in the Graduation Requirements section of the   Academic Catalog and Student Handbook  .

Chemistry outcomes:

PHYS 2212 is a required course in the B.S. degree program in Chemistry. PHYS 2212 supports

4.      apply knowledge of physics and mathematics to solve chemical problems.

5.      communicate scientific information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.

6.      collect, evaluate and interpret scientific data, and employ critical thinking to solve problems in chemistry and supporting fields.

7.      collaborate effectively on team-oriented projects     


Course Learning Outcomes:

Course Outcome 1: Be able to identify and describe the basic laws of electromagnetism, optics and special relativity.

Course Outcome 2: Be able to apply the basic laws of physics to the solution of conceptual and quantitative problems.



Summer Semester 2019


Instructor Information:


Dr. Tatiana Krivosheev
phone: (678) 466-4783
fax: (678) 466-4899
internet: http://faculty.clayton.edu/tkrivosh/home



Lakeview Discovery and Science Center, Room 235K


Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. 

 Other times by appointment.

Class Meetings:



LDSC, Room 255

Class Times:

3:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Monday and Wednesday


Textbook Information:


Text: University Physics with Modern Physics    (14th Edition) by Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, Lewis Ford; Pearson (2015).


Text Coverage:

Chapters 21-36



In-class examinations: 2-75 minute exams @ 150 points


In-class quizzes*: 10 quizzes @ 15 points


Critical thinking exercises: 4 @ 25 points




Final examination**:





*Quizzes covering fundamentals of study assignments will be administered. Quizzes will be announced in advance. More than ten quizzes may be given; the highest ten quiz scores will count towards the course grade.

**The final examination will be comprehensive.




90 - 100%


80 - 89%


70 - 79%


60 - 69%


below 60%



Mid-term Progress Report

The mid-term grade in this course, which will be issued by June 17, reflects approximately 30% of the entire course grade. Based on this grade, students may choose to withdraw from the course and receive a grade of "W." Students pursuing this option must fill out an official withdrawal form, available in the Office of the Registrar, by midpoint, which occurs on June 21, 2019.    Instructions for withdrawing are provided at this link   .

The last day to withdraw without academic accountability is Friday, June 21, 2019.



Course Schedule:






Text Chapter


May 20

Electric Forces and Fields



May 22

Electrical Energy and Electric Potential



May 27

Memorial Day – No Class



May 29

Capacitance and Dielectrics



June 3

Current and Resistance



June 5




June 10

Exam 1



June 12

Magnetic Forces and Fields



June 17

Sources of Magnetic Field



June 19

Faraday’s Law


June 21

Midpoint: the last day to withdraw without academic accountability


June 24




June 26

ac Circuits



July 1

Problem Solving Session



July 3

Wave Optics

35.1 – 35.3


July 8

Ray Optics

18.1 – 18.4


July 10

Exam II

27-31, 35


July 15




July 17


34.1 – 34.3


July 22

Final Exam 

21-31, 34-35


Course Policies:

Students must abide by policies in the Clayton State University Student Handbook, and the Basic

Undergraduate Student Responsibilities.  The Student Handbook is part of the   Academic Catalog and Student Handbook .


University Attendance Policy 

Students are expected to attend and participate in every class meeting. Instructors establish specific policies relating to absences in their courses and communicate these policies to the students through the course syllabi. Individual instructors, based upon the nature of the course, determine what effect excused and unexcused absences have in determining grades and upon students’ ability to remain enrolled in their courses. The university reserves the right to determine that excessive absences, whether justified or not, are sufficient cause for institutional withdrawals or failing grades.

Course Attendance Policy

Attendance is expected for all class periods.  Attendance is required for quiz and examination periods.  Any absence must be accompanied by a written excuse from a doctor or other competent authority.  Without excuse, a grade of zero points will be assigned for the missed work.  If a valid excuse is provided:

Make-up quizzes will be given only if they are taken before quiz solutions are posted (usually the evening of the day the quiz is given).  If the make-up quiz cannot be taken before the solutions are posted, the missed quiz will be counted as one of approximately two quizzes which can be dropped (approximately twelve quizzes will be given in the course.  The highest ten quiz scores will be used to calculate the course grade).

Make-up examinations will be given only if they are taken before graded examinations are returned to students (next class period).  In the event that a make-up examination cannot be taken before exams are returned to students, the missed examination will not count in calculating the course grade.  This means that the final exam will be responsible for a greater weight in determining the course final grade. The final examination must be taken. Students missing the final examination should contact their instructor concerning the applicability of an    Incomplete grade.

Late bonus problems will not be accepted.  Late materials will not be accepted after the final course meeting (July 22, 2019).


Academic Dishonesty

Any type of activity that is considered dishonest by reasonable standards may constitute academic misconduct. The most common forms of academic misconduct are cheating and plagiarism All instances of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the work involved.   All instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the   Office of Community Standards  .  Judicial procedures are described in the section of the   Academic Catalog and Student Handbook   titled, Procedures for Adjudicating Alleged Academic Conduct Infractions. 


Disruption of the Learning Environment

Behavior which disrupts the teaching–learning process during class activities will not tolerated.  While a variety of behaviors can be disruptive in a classroom setting, more serious examples include belligerent, abusive, profane, and/or threatening behavior.  A student who fails to respond to reasonable faculty direction regarding classroom behavior and/or behavior while participating in classroom activities may be dismissed from class.  A student who is dismissed is entitled to due process and will be afforded such rights as soon as possible following dismissal.  If found in violation, a student may be administratively withdrawn and may receive a grade of WF. More detailed descriptions of examples of disruptive behavior are provided in the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures sections of the Clayton State University   Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.


Weapons on Campus
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Other Policies

The use of simple calculators is allowed for all quizzes and examinations. All examinations are closed book. No student-produced "memory sheets" or note cards are allowed. An instructor-produced reference data pamphlet will be provided for all quizzes and examinations. The use of cell phones during quizzes and examinations is strictly prohibited.

No smoking, eating or drinking is permitted at any time in the classroom.

Important dates:



Weekly, announced in advance.

In-class exams (tentatively):


Monday, June 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Final exam:

July 22 (Monday) 3:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.


Last day to drop without academic accountability: 

Friday, June 21, 2019






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