Department of Physics
PCS130: Physics II
Course calendar description
: A continuation of Physics I, calculus-based course. Introduction to
oscillations, mechanical waves, magnetism, electromagnetism, optics and nuclear physics. The laboratory is
an essential and autonomous part of the course.
: 3 hours of lecture; 1 hour of tutorial per week; 2 hours of lab every second week.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach (3
, Randall D. Knight, Addison-
The package includes a student workbook and Mastering Physics access code.
Clickers: i> clickers
will be used in class as a means of feedback. They are also available in the bookstore.
Read instructions on D2L on how to register your clicker.
Clickers used in a classroom setting are for the students use only. Impersonating someone by using
his/her clicker, or having someone impersonate you by using your clicker constitutes a
misrepresentation of personal identity or performance
and is considered academic misconduct
within the Ryerson student code of academic conduct (policy 60).
Clicker marks will be posted every week. It is the student
s responsibility to check on D2L whether the
marks are correct, as soon as they are posted. Corrections can be made at that time but not at the end of the
Department of Physics:
First Year Science office:
Academic Integrity website:
Dr. M.J. Carvalho
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7412 (no voicemail)
Office hours: Monday
2.00 p.m. (except on first
Thursday of the month)
Don’t hesitate to e
-mail me if the above times do not fit your schedule
we will arrange
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6 p.m. (ENG103); Thursdays 8 a.m.
9 a.m.( ENG103)
An overall mark of 50% with a minimum of 12/20 in the lab is required to pass the course. Marks are awarded
based on knowledge demonstrated.
The schedule for the assignments, tutorial work, and lab reports are described later in this document.
There will be one mid-term test on February 26 at 4 p.m. (tentative date). The exact date will be
announced later on.
The test location will be posted on D2L.
The final examination schedule will be
published by the University (accessible at
) and reposted
on the course website.
The Faculty Science has a common calculator policy which prescribes which models of calculators may be
used during all assessments.
The permitted models are the Sharp EL-546 and the Casio FX-991, both of
which are available at the Ryerson Bookstore.
Students will perform
related to the material of this course.
Labs will run for two hours,
every second week.
Labs start during the week of January 20
for those students with a code of 012,
032, 052, 072 and 092, in their PCS130 lab slot of their time-table.
Those with 022, 042, 062 and 082
in their time-table will start their labs during the week of January 27
Refer to the lab web site for
further details on the scheduling and what needs to be done in preparation for the labs.
Tutorials start on January 25th
The aim of the tutorials (attendance is not optional) is to help you use the material from the lectures and the
textbook to solve end-of-chapter problems and problems in the assignments, mid-term- and final exam.
the tutorials you will work on problems from the Student Workbook that comes with the textbook.
A list of
problems to be worked on will be given at the start of the tutorial. You will be required to hand in these
problem-sets at the end of the tutorial.
Your 8 best problem sets (out of 10) will be counted towards
your final mark
You will not be given any accommodations (for medical or other reasons) for failing to
hand in the remaining problem-sets.
Therefore you should try to hand in as many as possible because you
do not know how many you may have to miss later on.
Students who are more than 10 minutes late for
the tutorial will be given a mark of zero for that tutorial.
Lab sessions: Labs start on January 25th
access the physics
and become familiar with the lab guidelines and