INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD
Dr. Richard A. Lindgren, Research Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Virginia
Professor Lindgren is very experienced in teaching online courses and has taught
over a thousand students the past 10 years.
For information about the Instructor, click firstname.lastname@example.org
LECTURER & DEMONSTRATOR ON VIDEO:
Dr. Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Virginia
and lecturer on the video is Professor Louis Bloomfield, who has originated and
developed the courses How Things Work I and II at UVa.
How Things Work II (HTW2) is a continuation of How Things Work I (HTW1). But it starts with a short review of HTW1 on
the laws of motion in Chapters 1 and 2. It then jumps to Chapters 10 through 15 covering topics in everyday
life involving electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, electronics, and modern physics.
In particular, the material covers static electricity, xerographic copiers, flashlights, household magnets,
electric power, radio, microwaves ovens, sunlight, discharge lamps, LEDS, lasers, cameras, optical recording, audio players,
nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, medical imaging and radiation. We will study the principles of operation
of the devices mentioned above, study their history, and the scientific relationships to each another.
This course is organized around COLLAB, the UVa version of Sakai,
which is a management system used by over 350 educational organizations.
You will obtain access to COLLAB after you are registered for the course.
COLLAB access is password protected. After you have activated your email address, you must
obtain your username and password to use features of COLLAB at UVa.
Click on the button called Log-in-Instructions to learn how
to log onto COLLAB. Your UVa email address must be activated
before you log onto COLLAB. We will use COLLAB to exchange information
through the Discussion Board, to post Announcements, to post Comments and to provide
additional learning Resources.
SYLLABUS CLICK HERE
The first and second columns in the syllabus is the class day and date and the second column is a running number of the
number of classes or sessions. The third column is the content title of the section number in the Wileyplus online text
and the fourth column is the chapter and section number in Wileyplus. You are expected to read the text and view all the animations
in each section. If you click on the section number, you will bring up a set of power point slides summarizing that particular section.
Please read the power point slides until you understand the answers to all the questions. Columns 3 and 4 is the outline for the class
and all homework material and exams will be based on the material in those sections in Wileyplus. The last column contains video
lectures and demonstrations videotaped from an actual How Things Work course given by Bloomfield in 2008 using an earlier edition of the textbook.
The organization of the lectures and material are similar to that in edition 6 but appear in a different order as you can see from the lecture titles.
Nevertheless, these videos are a useful resource and you will enjoy watching the lectures and the demonstrations. Wileyplus online does not contain
actual demonstrations. An index of all the demonstrations giving a short description and where they are on each lecture file can be obtained
HERE. Click on the video
title in the last column and the video will be launched in MP4 format. Click on Computer Requirements tab on the left of the page if you need help
in reading the files.
AND EXAMS ON WILEYPLUS
All homework and exams are conducted and submitted through the online electronic text Wileyplus. This website is a complete learning
and delivery system as you will see. You will easily learn how to find the assignments on Wileyplus. Problem Set 1 w1ll
consist of 4 assignments on Wileyplus CH1A, CH1B, CH2A, and CH2B. For example, CH1A will be an assignment based on Chapter 1.
The A signifies it will consist of numerical type problems. The B signifies it will consist of mostly conceptual multiple choice questions.
Homework will be due every two weeks on Monday nights at 11:59 PM. You will submit them on Wileyplus as well. Grading of the assignments is
done automatically and will be available on Wileyplus after the problem set is due. You may get help from myself or other students in
the class by using the Discussion Board on COLLAB.
UVa EMAIL ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION
You must activate your UVa email since all correspondence will be
through your UVa email address. Click on the button on the left called
Log-in-Instructions to learn how to activate your UVa email
The recommended text is the online electronic version of How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, sixth edition, by
Louis A Bloomfield Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. You will have to purchase access to the electronic version at
WileyPlus. The electronic version contains the entire text, plus animation videos, exercises, and problems from which the
homework assignments and exams will be based. If you have taken PHYS 6050 in the Fall 2016, you will not have to pay again for access
to the website. After you have registered for PHYS 6060, I will email you the 6 digit course ID to get access to the electronic text and purchase it.
You may also purchase a soft cover bound version of the text (ISBN 978-1119-01384-6) or a loose-leaf version of the text, but neither are needed if you have electronic access.
There are used older versions as well such as editions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 that are also available, but contain different content than edition 6. If you
can pick up edition 5 at a good price, it might be worth it along with using the electronic version.