Integrated Mathematics and Physics I (IPS*1500)
Code and section: IPS*1500*01
Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Dennis Mücher, Daniel Kraus
|Daniel Kraus (math)||MacNaughton firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dennis Mücher (physics)||MacNaughton email@example.com|
|Amanda Saunders (math)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eamonn Corrigan (physics)||email@example.com|
|Drake Lee (physics)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bryn Knight (physics)||email@example.com|
|Liam Schmidt (physics)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Please note that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may necessitate a revision of the format of course offerings, changes in classroom protocols, and academic schedules. Any such changes will be announced via CourseLink and/or class email. This includes on-campus scheduling during the semester, mid-terms and final examination schedules. All University-wide decisions will be posted on the COVID-19 website and circulated by email.
The University will not normally require verification of illness (doctor's notes) for fall 2021 or winter 2022 semester courses. However, requests for Academic Consideration may still require medical documentation as appropriate.
By enrolling in a course, unless explicitly stated and brought forward to their instructor, it is assumed that students agree to the possibility of being recorded during lecture, seminar or other \live" course activities, whether delivery is in-class or online/remote. If a student prefers not to be distinguishable during a recording, they may:
- turn off their camera
- mute their microphone
- edit their name (e.g., initials only) upon entry to each session
- use the chat function to pose questions.
Students who express to their instructor that they, or a reference to their name or person, do not wish to be recorded may discuss possible alternatives or accommodations with their instructor.
Inappropriate online behaviour will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate online behaviour include:
- Posting inflammatory messages about your instructor or fellow students
- Using obscene or offensive language online
- Copying or presenting someone else's work as your own
- Adapting information from the Internet without using proper citations or references
- Buying or selling term papers or assignments
- Posting or selling course materials to course notes websites
- Having someone else complete your quiz or completing a quiz for/with another student
- Stating false claims about lost quiz answers or other assignment submissions
- Threatening or harassing a student or instructor online
- Discriminating against fellow students, instructors and/or TAs
- Using the course website to promote profit-driven products or services
- Attempting to compromise the security or functionality of the learning management system
- Sharing your user name and password
- Recording lectures without the permission of the instructor
Credit Weight: 1.0 This weighting should be reflected in your efforts and apportioned study time.
This is a foundational course for students in B.Sc. mathematical and physical sciences majors. The disciplines of Mathematics and Physics are taught in an integrated fashion that demonstrates how they support and enrich one another. Measurement and uncertainty, algebra and trigonometry, forces and Newton's laws, functions and graphing, differentiation, angular momentum and energy conservation, limits, integration, kinematics, simple harmonic motion, and special relativity are presented in a harmonized fashion to ensure students have an improved understanding of these fundamentals.
Prerequisites: 4U Calculus and Vectors or equivalent, 4U Physics or PHYS*1020 or equivalent.
Restrictions: MATH*1080, MATH*1200, PHYS*1000. Restricted to B.Sc. students in APMS:C, BPCH, BPCH:C, BMPH, BMPH:C, CHPY, CHPY:C, CHEM, CHEM:C, MATH, NANO, NANO:C, PSCI, PHYS, PHYS:C, STAT, THPY
The course is intended to give a student a grounding in topics in physics and calculus in a manner that uses the physics as an example to ground the calculus and provides the calculus needed for the topics in physics. This integration of the two courses is intended to make both sets of material easier to absorb. Specific topics are listed subsequently under the heading Course Topics.
|Math||asynchronous||(YouTube links provided on Courselink)|
|Physics||Mo/Wed/Fr||1:30p -2:20p||MACN 113 or Zoom (live)|
|0101||Tues. 8:30-11:20am||MACN 414/415|
|0102||Thur. 8:30-11:20am||MACN 414/415|
|0103||Wed. 2:30-5:20pm||MACN 414/415|
|0104||Tues. 7:00-9:50pm||MACN 414/415|
|0105||Thurs. 11:30 - 2:20||MACN 414/415|
|0102, 0103, 0105||Tues. 11:30-12:20||virtual (synchronous)|
|0101, 0104||Fri. 12:30-1:20||virtual (synchronous)|
*Math & Physics quizzes are given during tutorials
- University Physics, 14th or 15th Edition, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, by H. Young and R. Freedman (this will also be used in IPS*1510 in Winter 2022). This book is available in the University Bookstore.
- Quick Start Calculus for Integrated Physics, Fourth Edition, by D. Ashlock (this will also be used in IPS*1510 in Winter 2022). This book is available in the University Bookstore and the Co-op Bookstore.
- Online Homework (FlipItPhysics (formerly smartPHYSICS)). There will be assigned warm-up questions that will be graded online, i.e., on the web, using FlipIt Physics (see handout for more details). Research has shown that this software has a positive effect on students learning of physics. To complete the online homework, you will need to purchase a stand-alone Student Access Kit for FlipItPhysics. The University Bookstore offers one semester access cards (or two semester cards for students going on to IPS*1510 in the Winter).
- i-Clicker/Reef Student Response Systems (commonly known as clickers): You can purchase a license for compatible smartphones through the University Bookstore. The use of the iClicker reef system is not mandatory this year.
Library Reference Material: There are many additional reference texts available on the library shelves. Look for call numbers beginning with QC21 or QC23 (Physics), QA155, QA303 (Math).
This course is divided into themes in order to emphasize some of the applications of physics and mathematics. The thematic approach is intended to give the material a grounding in the physical world outside of the classroom.
- Becoming a Scientist (Weeks 1-2) This section will emphasize the scientific method, the importance of errors and error propagation in experiments, and introduce students to basic statistical quantities such as the mean and standard deviation. An inquiry-based laboratory exercise has been designed to allow students to explore the differences between random and systematic errors, and become familiar with calculating statistical quantities from experimental data.
- Sport (Weeks 2-6) Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle; we will connect healthy living to physics and mathematics by showing examples of physics concepts such as kinematics, forces, circular motion, and torque in sports. A calculus-based approach will be used for solving problems.
- Natural Phenomena (Weeks 6-10) An understanding and appreciation for the world and materials around us is the emphasis of this section. This section will discuss the enormous energy provided by the sun, fluid dynamics and the flow of water through rivers, compare man-made and natural materials such as steel and spider-silk, and look at nanomaterials which are used to explain certain phenomena such as how geckos can climb walls.
- Space travel (Weeks 11-12) People have always been fascinated by space: the planets, stars, galaxies, etc. In this part of the course, we explore circular motion and forces in terms of objects orbiting about one another. We also introduce the concept of special relativity (specifically time dilation, and length contraction) which was proposed by Albert Einstein in 1905.
|Math Quizzes (10)||10 %|
|Math Homework (10)||10 %|
|Physics Quizzes (3)||12 %|
|Online Homework (smartPHYSICS) (6-8)||5 %|
|Case Study||8 %|
|Laboratory Experiments (4)||15 %|
|Final Exam||25 %|
Mathematics tutorials will be run via live online meetings (links provided on Courselink) and will involve open-book group quizzes. You will all work together with the TA to solve various problems and answer questions in Courselink.
Assigned weekly, due on Monday (unless Monday is a holiday, in which case the homework will be due on the following Wednesday). No late homework is accepted without appropriate justification. Work is to be submitted via Courselink Dropbox. Work can either be written and scanned or created digitally (writing on a tablet, using LATEX, etc.).
During three of the physics tutorial periods (see schedule), after receiving help for 90 minutes you will write a short quiz via Courselink. Details regarding what the quizzes will cover will be provided during the semester.
Physics Online Homework
During the course of the semester there will be 6-8 online homework (FlipItPhysics) assignments for students to complete.
There will be a case study exercise which will be completed individually. These integrated activities involve the mathematically modelling a simple and gradually more complex depictions of physical situations.
The physics lab experiments (see schedule) are described in detail in the Lab handouts posted on CourseLink. Experiments are to be completed and reports handed in during the lab period. All labs will be done in MacN 414. If you miss a quiz or a lab, you must provide your TA with a written explanation for possible academic consideration.
The midterm exam will be held outside of class time in week 6; Friday, October 15, 2021, 6pm, MACN 105. The midterm will consist of both multiple choice questions and problems. More details will be provided by your professors as the exam time approaches.
The final examination will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 8:30am-10:30am. Details will be discussed during the semester. The exam will cover the entire course.
The tutorial periods will be devoted to the development of problem-solving skills. All physics tutorials are held in MacN 415.
Course Topics, by Week
|Week||Physics Topic||Young and Freedman||Math Topics||Quick-Start|
|Sept. 10 and 13-17||The scientific method, measurement and error, error analysis||Ch 1.1-1.6 Laboratory Manual
Taylor (Error Analysis)
|Math you should know||Chapter 1|
|Sept. 20-24||Motion, 1-D kinematics||Ch 1.3, 1.7-1.10, 2||Derivatives and derivative rules||Chapter 2|
|Sept. 27-Oct. 1||1-D kinematics, 2-D kinematics, causes of motion - forces||Ch 2, 3, 4||Curve sketching and Optimization||Chapters 2-3|
|Oct. 4- Oct.8||Newton's laws, friction||Ch 3, 4, 5||Optimization and Integration||Chapters 3-4|
|Oct. 13-15||relative motion, midterm review||Ch 3, 4, 5||Optimization and Integration, midterm review||Chapters 4-5|
|Oct. 18-22||Circular motion, introduction to energy||Ch 3, 6||Vectors, parametric and polar curves||Chapter 5|
|Oct. 25-29||Conservation of energy, momentum, impulse and collisions||Ch 6, 7, 8||Polynomials, L'H^opital's rule||Chapters 5-6|
|Nov. 1-Nov. 5||Rotational motion, Rotational energy, moment of inertia||Ch 9||Methods of Integration, Definite integrals||Chapter 7|
|Nov. 8-12||Torque, angular momentum, equilibrium and elasticity, fluid statics||Ch 10, 11, 12||Derivatives and continuity; mean value theorem||Chapter 8|
|Nov. 15-19||Fluid mechanics, materials/nanomaterials||Ch 12||Review to this point, differential equations||Chapter 9|
|Nov. 22-26||Kinematics revisited-simple harmonic motion, special relativity||Ch 14, 37||Differential equations||Chapter 9|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 3||Special relativity, exam review||Ch 37, all chapters||Review and reflection||all chapters|
- Your best source of help is your tutorial/lab instructor during the tutorial/lab period.
- The course professors will be available to provide help (online for math, online or in person for physics) during their posted offce hours. These will be announced in class and are posted on Courselink. If you wish to obtain help from your professor at another time, please arrange a mutually convenient time via e-mail .
- Physics Tutorials
Of particular usefulness in this course are the tutorials on: Algebra (review), Significant Digits Unit Conversions Trigonometry (review), Free-Body Diagrams Graphing Log Paper Vectors (review), Torque and Rotational Motion, Dimensional Analysis, and Simple Harmonic Motion
Tentative Physics Tutorial/Lab Schedule
|1||Sept. 13-17||Tutorial 1:Introduction to IO Labs||MACN414-415|
|2||Sept. 20-24||Lab 1: Motion and uncertainty||MACN414-415|
|3||Sept. 27-Oct. 1||Tutorial 2, Physics Quiz 1||MACN414-415|
|4||Oct. 4-8||Lab 2: Error propagation in a pendulum, Case Study handed out||MACN414-415|
|5||Oct. 11-Oct. 15||Holiday Mon/Tue No Tutorial/Lab, Midterm Help Sessions||MACN414-415|
|6||Oct. 18-Oct. 22||Midterm week, no Tutorial/Lab||MACN414-415|
|7||Oct. 25-29||Lab 3:Forces and Atwood's machine||MACN414-415|
|8||Nov. 1-5||Tutorial 3, Quiz 2||MACN414-415|
|9||Nov. 8-12||Case Study Help Session||MACN414-415|
|10||Nov. 15-19||Lab 4: Torque and Angular Momentum, Case Study Due||MACN414-415|
|11||Nov. 22-26||Tutorial 4, Quiz 3||MACN414-415|
|12||Nov. 29-Dec. 3||Final Exam Review Sessions (TBA)||MACN414-415|
Collaboration versus Copying
Scientists work alone or in groups, very often consulting fellow scientists and discussing their research problems with peers. Collaboration is a feature of scientific activity and there are many benefits to working with others. However, no ethical scientist would ever publish or claim the work of others as his or her own and generally scientists give reference to the appropriate source of ideas or techniques which are not their own.
You are a young scientist and, in this spirit, I encourage you to discuss with others as you learn the material and work on the problem assignments. However, the work that you submit as your assignment must be your own and not a copy of someone else’s work. Identical scripts will be given a mark of zero and plagiarism will be dealt with severely. I encourage you to cite your references, citing books and other articles when they are used and acknowledging discussions with those who have helped you in your understanding and completion of the problem. This is good scientific practice.
Course Evaluation Information
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Please note that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may necessitate a revision of the format of course offerings and academic schedules. Any such changes will be announced via CourseLink and/or class email. All University-wide decisions will be posted on the COVID-19 website and circulated by email.
The University will not normally require verification of illness (doctor's notes) for fall 2020 or winter 2021 semester courses. However, requests for Academic Consideration may still require medical documentation as appropriate.
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