Engineering Physics I


Covid-19 Safety Policy:

In compliance with the CASC COVID-19 Safety Policy approved 7-14-20, Academic Operations will implement the following protocols upon return to campus.  Please see the CASC Policies & Procedures Manual for the full policy:

A.      Students in the classroom will be assigned a seat to enable contact tracing if needed

B.      Daily attendance will be recorded to enable contact tracing if needed

C.      Course content will be available in Blackboard or similar platform for all courses

D.     Course delivery will move totally online following Thanksgiving Break

E.      Masks or face shields are required when inside college facilities and vehicles, or when outdoors on campus and social distancing cannot be maintained.

F.       Symptoms:  Should any student begin exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, the student is asked to report immediately to the Office of Student Affairs. 

G.     Non-compliance (without approved disability accommodation) to the masking requirement may result in disciplinary sanctions for both students and employees.

a)      In-class offenses should be handled through the Office of Academic Affairs;

(i)      First Offense: instructor shall ask the student to place a mask properly on their face.  The student’s name shall be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs, regardless if the student complies with the request.  If the student does not comply, the behavior will be considered a conduct violation and the student will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.

(ii)   Second offense:  The student will immediately be removed from class/the area and be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs for evaluation of the violation.  Consequences shall then be determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

(iii) Third offense (In or Out of Class):  The student shall be banned from attending on- campus classes and being present on-campus.

a)       All other offenses should be handled through the Office of Student Affairs:

b)      Violations are cumulative in nature, meaning that an offense either in-class or out-of-class shall be considered a first, second, or third offense. 

H.                       Enforcement

Employees and students who refuse to comply with this Plan/Policy are subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with the CASC Policies & Procedures Manual, or Student Handbook, or as outlined above. If an employee or student indicates compliance is not possible due to medical reasons, the individual should be referred to the appropriate College office to request accommodations on the basis of disability office (Human Resources for employees; Learning Resource Center for students). Vendors, visitors, and patients who refuse to comply with this Plan/Policy are subject to having their access to campus suspended or terminated.

I.                          Resources

1.            Should any student feel they need to be evaluated by a physician, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. Carl Albert works closely with the Health and Wellness Center, and the Center has agreed to evaluate students virtually should the need arise.

Term:  Fall 2020

Course:    Phys 2014   Engineering Physics I
Delivery Format:  Traditional

Instructor Information:

Name:  Rob Wylie
Office Location:  RC 205
Preferred Contact Method:   E-mail
Office Phone:  918-647-1412
Office Hours:  As posted

Textbook 1 Information:                                           
Physics for Scientist and Engineers 9th ed,  Serway & Jewett, 9781133947


Course Description:
           This is a calculus-based course. It includes mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics.
Credit Hours:  4.00
Prerequisites:  Math 2265 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours theory, 2 hours laboratory.




Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s):

SLO 1. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand and Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion.
-Students will be able to examine uniform motion, uniformly accelerated motion, circular motion, and periodic motion.
-Students will be able to investigate situations and scenarios for different types of motion in two or three dimensions.

SLO 2. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve physics problems using different areas of mathematics including algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
-Students will be able to apply quadratic formula, factoring, trig identities, and derivatives or integrals.
-Students will be able to set up systems of equations and solve.
-Students will be able to use right triangle trigonometry to decompose vectors into components or find direction and magnitude of vectors.
-Students will be able to apply operations on vectors such as dot and cross products.

SLO 3. Upon completion of the course students will be able to communicate effectively physics principles.
-Students will be able to communicate physics principles by effectively writing solutions on board and verbally explaining to their peers.
-Students will be able to communicate physics principles by writing lab papers.

SLO 4. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply safety principles and use laboratory equipment effectively to verify physics laws, constants, etc.
-Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate lab skills including the proper use of basic measuring devices including meter sticks, balance scales, digital multi-meters, calipers, and the like.
-Students will be able to verify physics laws by analyzing graphical techniques such as but not limited to the graphing calculators.

SLO 5. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand and apply concepts of kinetic and potential energies and work to solve physics problems.
-Students will be able to examine pendulums, inclined planes, pulleys to calculate speeds and positions of motion.
-Students will be able to examine and analyze friction, gravity, and spring forces in systems to calculate changes in energies because of work these forces do.
-Students will be able to contrast differences between conservative and non-conservative forces.

SLO 6. Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate understanding of momentum to calculate aspects of collisions.
-Students will be able to analyze systems such as ballistic pendulum to calculate speed before impact.
-Students will be able to determine difference between elastic and inelastic collisions.

SLO 7. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve physics problems involving rotation successfully.
-Students will be able to measure and calculate centripetal force.
-Students will be able to apply centripetal force equations to scenarios such as amusement park rides.
-Students will be able to realize the similarity between rotational motion and linear motion and contrast differences.
-Students will be able to apply concepts of torque and moment of inertia to solve physics problems.

SLO 8. Upon completion of the course students will be able to investigate situations and scenarios involving elasticity and equilibrium.
-Students will be able to calculate young’s modulus constant for steel in laboratory and compare to textbook.
-Students will be able to apply appropriate modulus constants and relationships such as Hook’s law to solve physics problems.
-Students will be able to apply concepts of torque definitions of equilibrium of rotational systems to establish equilibrium.


Evaluation/Assessment Practices

 Assignments and Course Format:


This course will be taught primarily by lecture and demonstration. The textbook will be the basis for material to be presented and the student will be responsible for reading all material and working all problems assigned by the instructor. Computer assisted instruction disks, which are located in the learning resource center will be available for supplementary material. The laboratory experiments are assigned by the instructor with the student responsible for completion of assigned experiments.


Chapter 1:     3,15,17,20,28,42,45

Chapter 2:     10, 11,15,28,48,51,67

Chapter 3:     1, 11,16,18,23,29,36,51

Chapter 4:     1, 6,11,15,29,36,41,44,60,81

Chapter 5:     2,11,16,22,29,36,43,53,54,61,84,87

Chapter 6:     1,3,8,12,21,39,59

Chapter 7:     1,3,6,17,38,41

Chapter 8:     3,7,12,22,28,34,43,45,81

Chapter 9:     2,5,22,29,35,45,55,81

Chapter 10:   1,5,11,15,30,36,39,45,59,77,83

Chapter 11:   1,3,11,18,22,34,41,45

Chapter 12:    4,18 a-d,25,26,32,35,38,42,63



Grade Scale:

The following scale will be used to determine a letter grade: 

90% - 100% > A
80% - 89% > B
70% - 79% > C
60% - 69% > D
Below 60% > F    .


Grading Policies:


At least four 50 minute objective examinations will be given during the semester. Problems are assigned from each chapter taught and a grade is given in each lab experiment. The test average will comprise 80% of the semester grade with the remaining 20% of the grade determined by laboratory experiments and assigned problems. Tests will be given about every four weeks



      The student is expected to take all examinations at the specified time and date. If a students  has circumstances arise which make it impractical to take a test at its regularly assigned time it is his or her responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the examination if possible. The student will be given a make- up examination if, in the instructors opinion, the student had a legitimate reason to miss the regularly scheduled test. Make-up tests are strongly discouraged.



            The importance of attendance is stressed to the student. Students who begin to establish  

             irregular attendance habits are reminded of their need to attend regularly.


Additional Course Information:

Before class sessions begin, completely turn off power on all cell phones and other electronic devices and put them out of sight. Some allowances may be made for phones if it is truly important for students to have quick communication (a sick child, for example), but in such cases, students must inform the instructor before class begins, and the phone must be switched to a manner/silent mode.  Otherwise, do not take calls, make calls, check text messages, send text messages, listen to music, or use any other applications during class sessions.  Some exceptions may be made as long as devices are used in direct connection to the class, taking notes or researching a class topic, for example.  Reading e-mail, sending e-mail, checking/using social networking sites, or any other uses not directly related to a class are not permitted.  Depending on the exact nature of the offense, students who violate this policy regarding cell phones, laptop PCs, or any other electronic devices should expect a penalty, which may range from  being dismissed to being dropped from the class.  No cell phones or any electronic devices other than handheld calculators are allowed on tests.




Student Email:

IMPORTANT- All course information, billing, financial aid notices, housing information, scholarship awards, degree check results, and other mail will be sent to you via student email. Please remember to check your student email often for important information.

ADA statement:

Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way:

 *      Talk with your instructor after class about your disability or special needs related to work in class. An intake form needs to be filled out each semester for accommodations to be met.


 Poteau Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. Crissy Keeton 918-647-1319. Located in Hemphill Hall rm 112. Email Crissy at

Sallisaw Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Assistant Student Disability Services Coordinator located in the Learning Resource Center in office SC 8025. Candace Buckner 918-647-6977 extension 2253 . Students can also email Candace Buckner .


*      Call or e-mail your instructor about your disability or special needs related to work in web courses.

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. You may find information on our website under Student Affairs/Student Disability Services or under the LRC site. Online Students can download and scan or email their intake form and documents to

Health Services:

CASC Student Affairs/Student Life is designated as the first stop for students/employees in assisting them with primary care health services and holistic health prevention measures through a partnership with Stigler Health & Wellness Center, Inc. Dental Mobile Unit Services will also be provided each semester on the Poteau and Sallisaw campuses. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for a “Healthcare Eligibility Form.”

Poteau Health & Wellness Center and Sallisaw Health & Wellness Center will provide treatment of minor illness and injuries and behavioral health services. Understand that the student/employee is responsible for providing Medicaid/private insurance and/or paying the minimum office visit fees; CASC has no obligation for payment of the minimum office visit fees.


Student Counseling Services:

Carl Albert State College is committed to assisting students in all areas of their lives. Student success and well-being are of the utmost importance, and it is our goal to improve the quality of life so that personal and academic growth can take place. CASC suggests students utilize the preventative counseling services that are provided through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.



Research for your class should be conducted at the CASC Libraries.  College-level research requires college-level sources. CASC Libraries offer a number of appropriate sources in both print and electronic formats.  Visit the library in person for research assistance or at

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HEA-Required information:

The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) issued Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination (NPEC 2010-831). This publication is available at


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Notification of Class Cancellation:

In the event class must be cancelled by the instructor, the student will be notified through various methods including, but not limited to the following:  text message, email, or written notification.  Students should check their Carl Albert email accounts regularly for such notifications.  When possible, instructors will provide notification in advance.

In instances of school closure, the notification process occurs in the following ways: the alert system is used to send messages to include phone calls, text messages, and/or emails to all names in the alert system as soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of CASC; an email is sent to all Carl Albert email addresses; closure information is posted to the CASC website as quickly as possible; the phone message for incoming calls at the CASC switchboard will indicate closed status; and local radio stations and television stations are notified.  However television may or may not post our information, so please be sure to check other sources of information as listed above.

Assessment Statement:

Assessment is the process that evaluates the learning experience with the purpose of continual improvement and has the objective of assuring the accomplishment of the mission of Carl Albert State College.

Academic Integrity/ Misconduct Policy: 

The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:

  1. The instructor and his or her division chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.
  2. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:

1.      The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.

2.      Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.

3.      Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.  The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.  It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.


If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:

  1. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.
  2. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of the action taken to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  3. The student will receive a copy of the report if she or he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.
  4. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.


Carl Albert State College considers all forms of academic misconduct and dishonesty serious matters that warrant serious attention. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cases of cheating and plagiarism, and is, at the very least, subject to disciplinary action by the instructor of record. More serious infractions will warrant disciplinary actions by the college. 


Plagiarism is considered unacceptable and incompatible with the educational mission of Carl Albert State College. Since plagiarism always carries consequences, all students are expected to be familiar with the rules for avoiding plagiarism. 


Intentional plagiarism is a deliberate act of academic dishonesty in which an individual knowingly represents the work or knowledge of another person as one’s own, knowingly incorporates into one’s work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution, fails to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting a work, and/or consistently fails to cite or quote textual resources properly.


Cheating is considered to be a serious infraction of academic integrity and as such is not tolerated at CASC. Specifically, cheating includes, but is not limited to, instances where work is turned in that is not one’s own, copying others’ answers in exams and/or papers, infiltration of grading systems, use of deception in acquisition of answers, and/or instances of forgery. 


Grade Protest:

Students may challenge a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the division chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record.  Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)


Faculty Complaints:

A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Semester Regulations Concerning the Beginning and End of the Term:

Students should keep in mind that the semester begins with the first day of class and ends with the last day of the designated final exam period.  If final exam conflicts occur, students may request changes in individual final exam times in writing to their instructors.  Approval is based on the discretion of each instructor.  If a change is approved, the instructor must forward a copy of the written request and approval to the office of Academic Affairs. Requests based upon personal convenience are generally not approved. Approvals are normally limited to the following reasons:

●       Conflict with working hours on a job that has been held during the term and for which working schedules cannot be readily adjusted.

●       Religious reasons.

●       Four finals in one day.

●       Military obligations verified in writing.

●       Other exceptional hardship cases including health reasons concerning immediate members of the household, death of an immediate family member, or attendance of a funeral of an immediate family member.

When amicable agreement cannot be reached by the student and instructor, the division chair and/or Academic Affairs Office can grant accommodations.


Withdrawal Policy:

Students are responsible for withdrawing from course(s) they will not attend. Students should contact the Office of Admissions to formally withdraw, and, if receiving financial aid, the Office of Financial Aid to understand the impact to their aide. Students failing to attend initial class meeting will be dropped from the class without notification.  Beyond that, failure to attend class is not equivalent to dropping the class; students who fail to formally drop the class will receive a failing grade in the course. Students should consult the published Academic Calendar or Course Schedule to understand the last day to drop a course without charges or transcript record, drop with an automatic W grade, or drop with instructor input a W or F grade.


Online Etiquette Statement:

Carl Albert State College expects online users to follow the same basic rules that apply in face-to-face communication.  The following guidelines provide direction for students using Internet-based communication.  Failure to follow appropriate communication rules may result in negative consequences.

       Think before you write.  What you say online is permanent.  Review and edit before you post and take the feelings of others into consideration.

       Be friendly and positive.  Even if you disagree with an idea, there are ways you can approach your criticism without being hurtful.

       Use standard English.  Avoid slang and jargon with which others in the class may be unfamiliar.  Communication is only effective if the audience can relate to it.

       Be professional.  Avoid writing in all caps, using multiple exclamation or question marks, and emoticons. 

       Ask for help.  If you feel lost or need clarification, ask.  If you don’t ask the questions, your instructor and other students won’t be able to respond. 

       Besides, you’re probably not alone, but don’t wait for someone else to ask for you.


Statement of Instructor Modification Right:

This syllabus is subject to alteration at the discretion of the instructor.  Notification of alteration will be provided to students via class announcement, e-mail, blackboard posting, or similar reasonable method.


Student Financial Responsibility Statement:

In addition to enrolling in classes, part of your enrollment responsibility is payment of your Business Office Account (tuition, fees, etc.)

If you have already paid your entire balance for the semester, and any past balances, thank you.

If you have not Carl Albert State College requires all students to either pay for their Business Office Account by the first day of class or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan located on the website by the first day of class.

Students who anticipate receiving financial aid must enroll in the Payment Plan as well.  If the financial aid pays for all costs then the payment plan will not go into effect.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the Business Office at 918-647-1325