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Applied Sciences Education Research Group (ASERG)
Faculty of Applied Sciences (FSG)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

"The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation." Roger Bacon

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me". - Isaac Newton

"Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know".- Bertrand Russell

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Associate Professor Dr. Jaafar Jantan
a.k.a. Dr. J.J.
  • Born June 21st, 1961 in Malacca, West Malaysia.
High Schools: 
  • St. David's High School, Bukit Bahru ('74-'76) 
  • Sekolah Menengah Sains Melaka (Sek. Menengah Muzaffar Syah), Air Keroh ('77-'78)
  • Sek. Dato' Abdul Razak, Seremban ('79)
But just call me

Tertiary Education

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan Kansas ('80-85; '91-94)
  • Maktab Perguruan Temenggong Ibrahim, Johor Bahru ('86).
Present Position:
  • Vice-Chair, Asian Physics Education Network, UNESCO
  • Faculty Member, Physics Dept., Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA ('87 - present).

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UiTM, FSG, interactive engagement in learning thermodynamics, industrial chemistry, applied chemistry, teaching portfolio for Dr. J.J., Course Outline, Peer Facilitating Learning-Cycle Instruction, Collaborative Learning, Specific Operational Objectives, Facilitators Notes

 

     
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Academic Qualification
Kelulusan Akademik

Ph.D., Physics Education
Kansas St University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA (supervised by Prof. Dean Zollman)
Dec 1994
M.Sc., Condensed Matter Physics
Kansas St University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Thesis: "Magnetic Phase Transitions in Gadolinium-Rich Magnetic Glasses"
Dec 1985
B.Sc., Physics
Kansas St University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
May 1983
SPLI, Teaching Certificate
Temenggong Ibrahim Teacher Training College, Johor Bahru Johor, West Malaysia
Dec 1986

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Course Objectives:

Lecture/Discussion:    2 hours/week

Laboratory:                2 hours/week

This course  interactively engage students in the cognitive and the psychomotor (science) domain in areas of electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, light and atomic physics. It begins by discussing the presence of charges in matter, its conservation and discrete properties and ways that materials can be charged followed by the concept of electric field and how charges interact with each other and the dynamics of the charges under the influence of electrical forces. These dynamics are further probed through the concepts of electric flux, electric potential, work done, electrical energy, electrical power, capacitors, electric current, resistance and resistivity. The laws governing the electrical phenomena including Coulomb’s Law, Ohm;s Law and Kirchoff’s Laws are introduced and used to help discuss the electrical phenomena. In addition, the magnetic phenomena and the effect of magnetic field on charges are introduced. Then the dynamics of charges and the production of magnetic field by moving charges are introduced leading to the induced electromotive force in a coil and its applications to magnetic energy, inductors, motors, generators and its significance and applications to alternating current. The laws involved such as Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law are introduced to help understand magnetic phenomena. The discussion of electromagnetic waves especially light which exhibits the ability to be reflected, refracted, diffracted and interfered through Michelson Morley’s and Young’s Double-slit experiment will be done following the discussion of light as waves. Quantum mechanics is introduced through the particle properties of electromagnetic wave and the wave properties of particles by introducing the black body radiation, the photoelectric effect, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Compton effect. Finally, atomic physics through the nature of atom associated with photons such as the atomic models and the x-ray will be introduced and discussed. In addition, the course will allow students to develop their science skills through a series of laboratories (by involving the use of common scientific devices and/or computer simulation) which incorporates investigating natural phenomena and obtain some form of laws or theory.

 

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

 

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3.0             LESSON PLAN

 

Course Planning PHY407-Material for Technologist

 

Week

Total Hours

Contents

1

2

Diagnostics and Learning Skills

·         Conceptual Survey in Electricity & Magnetism

·         Learning Styles & Views on Science (physics)

·         Concept Mapping

Lab # 1: Download this and fill in the predictions before coming to the lab. Lab1

Pre Lab Activity Simulation. Get this simulation (You will be quizzed at the beginning of the lab hour.)

Balloons & Static Electricity or go the PhET Website. or download the PhET simulations (zip file, 10 Mb) to your desktop.

Download the Concept Map lecture htm or pdf

 

 2

 2

Electric Forces Electric Fields

·         charged objects and the electric force

·         conductors and insulators

·         charging by contact and by induction

·         Coulomb's law

·         the electric field

·         electric field lines

·         the electric field inside a conductor

Assignment #1: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

Lab # 2: Download this and fill in the predictions before coming to the lab. Lab2

YOU MUST RUN THE 3 LAB (SIMULATIONS) BEFORE COMING TO LAB. WE WILL USE THE LAB TIME FOR DISCUSSING YOUR METHOD AND YOUR RESULTS

Electric Field Hockey, Vector-Math and Charges and Fields or go the PhET Website.

To save to your desktop, right click your mouse and "Save target As"

 

 3

 2

Lab # 3: Download this and fill in the predictions before coming to the lab. Lab3

YOU MUST RUN THE 3 LAB (SIMULATIONS) BEFORE COMING TO LAB. WE WILL USE THE LAB TIME FOR DISCUSSING YOUR METHOD AND YOUR RESULTS

 

Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential and Capacitance

·         potential energy

·         the electric potential difference

·         the electric potential difference created by point charges

·         capacitors and dielectrics

·         capacitors in series and parallel

·         RC circuits

Assignment #2: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 4

2

Quiz 1

 

Resistance, resistivity and Ohm’s Law

·         electromotive force and current

·         Ohm’s law

·         resistance and resistivity

·         electric power

·         series and parallel wiring

·         circuits wired partially in series and partially in parallel

Assignment #3: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 5

 2

Quiz 2

 

Electric circuits & Kirchoff’s Laws

·         internal resistance

·         Kirchhoff’s laws

·         the measurement of current and voltage

 Assignment #4: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 6

 

Mid-Term Break

 7

 2

 

Test 1

 

Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields

 

·         magnetic fields

·         the force that a magnetic field exerts on a moving charge

·         the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field

·         the mass spectrometer

·         the force on a current in a magnetic field

Assignment #5: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

8

 2

 

Quiz 3

 

Force on a current in a magnetic field

·         the torque on a current-carrying coil

·         magnetic fields produced by currents

·         Ampere's law

·         magnetic materials

Assignment #6: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

9

 2

Electromagnetic Induction

·         Induced emf and induced current

·         motional emf

·         magnetic flux

 

 Assignment #7: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

10

 2

Quiz 4

 

Faraday’s and Lenz’s Law; Inductance

·         Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction

·         Lenz’s law

·         the electric generator

·         mutual inductance and self-inductance

Assignment #8: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 11

 2

Test 2

 

Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current

·         capacitors and capacitive reactance

·         inductors and inductive reactance

·         circuits containing resistance, capacitance, and inductance

·         resonance in electric circuits

·         semiconductor devices

Assignment #9: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter 

 

 12

 

Electromagnetic Waves and Snell’s Law

·         the nature of electromagnetic waves

·         the electromagnetic spectrum

·         the speed of light

·         the energy carried by electromagnetic waves

·         the index of refraction

·         Snell’s law and the refraction of light

·         total internal reflection

Assignment #10: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 13

 2

Quiz 5

 

Interference/Diffraction and Young’s double-slit experiment & the principle of linear superposition

·         Young’s double-slit experiment

·         the Michelson interferometer

·         diffraction

·         the diffraction grating

·         x-ray diffraction

Assignment #11: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 14

 2

Particles and Waves

·         the wave-particle duality

·         blackbody radiation and Planck’s constant

·         photons and the photoelectric effect

·         the De Broglie wavelength, the wave nature of matter & the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

Assignment #12: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

 

 15

 2

 

The Nature of the Atom

·         Rutherford scattering and the nuclear atom

·         line spectra

·         the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom

·         De Broglie’s explanation of Bohr’s assumption about angular momentum

·         the quantum mechanical picture of the hydrogen atom

·         x-rays

Assignment #13: CMAP and/or selected problems at end of chapter

16

 2

Test 3

17

 

 

FINAL EXAMINATION

 

NOTES: Public Holidays:

Thurs Jan 10th-Week 2 (Maal Hijrah), Jan 23rd (Thaipusam), Thurs March 20th-Week 12 (Maulidul Rasul)

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." -Aristotle

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Assessment

This class involves both formative and summative assessment.  Get Table of Specs for the finals

 Formative:

 Formative assessments are meant to identify students’ initial beliefs and this is first done during the first week through a diagnostic device called the Conceptual Survey in Electricity & Magnetism (CSEM). Solutions of quiz are discussed after every quiz and its recommended that you participate in that discussion. Consistent probing are done through class discussions and peer discussions before, during and after each class which will help identify weaknesses the students are facing. Remedy to those problems are done during class sessions. I may employ a retest of the same test in helping you achieve the intended learning outcomes and course outcomes but of course you will receive only a small portion of the marks. Nonetheless, it will help you in learning and in passing the course.

 

Summative:

PODS (Labs) = 10%

Quizzes: (5 x 2%) = 10%

Tests: 3 x 10% = 30%

Final exam: 50%

 

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References

 

TEXTBOOK

 Physics by Cutnell & Johnson 7th edition (algebra based)., John Wiley &Sons, Inc. bundled with WileyPlus

  

REFERENCE BOOK

 Fundamental of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker;6th or 7th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Simulation Software (download free on internet:  http://phet.colorado.edu/new/get_phet/index.php PHET Physics Education Technology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)  

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

 This class will use the constructivist rather than the behaviorist approach of learning. It aims to develop deep learning (deep understanding and life-long retention) and minimize on surface learning (memorization). This course will employ a combination of interactive lecture and cooperative learning technique, a form of active learning method utilizing the Prediction-Observation-Discussion-Synthesis (PODS) Learning Cycle. Volumes of research in science learning have concluded that students employing active-learning not only have significantly better understanding and retention of the subject matter but also will be able to solve problems involving numerical calculations with better approach and more exact solution. Hence, conceptual ideas will be strongly stressed especially during peer group discussions before getting involved with problem solving. Problems requiring numerical results can easily be solved with full confidence ONLY if students have sound scientific reasoning abilities encompassing all the ideas and concepts. Hence peer discussions (cooperative learning) will be used along with concept maps and reading summaries before a formal interactive lecture (reinforcement) is given. In addition, other teaching and learning tools such as tools to identify learning styles, initial beliefs (common-sense beliefs or misconceptions) about electricity and magnetism, will be used to probe cognitive skill readiness of the students. Furthermore, digitized lectures, samples of solutions to end-of-chapter problems, simulations and other teaching and learning tools will be made available on the internet for students to view, download, print and share with their peers. Information and Communication Tools (ICT) will be fully incorporated in developing students’ understanding in the subject matter and as part of life-long learning in becoming knowledgeable workers (k-workers) in the information age.

 
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Lectures

 
Lecture 1-chap18: pithball-pdf (for printing) Lecture 2-1 Chap18pdf (for printing)

Lecture 2-2 Chap18 pdf (for printing)

Chap18-Cutnell Chap21-Cutnell Chap22-Cutnell Chap24&26-DrJJ - 2 slides: 6 slides
Lecture 1-pithball-pps (shows animation) Lecture 2-1 Chap18-forces-pps Chap19-Cutnell Chap21a-DrJJ Chap22-DrJJ Chap27&29-DrJJ - 2 slides: 6 slides
  Lecture 2-2 Chap18-forces-pps Chap20-Cutnell Chap21b-DrJJ   Chap30-DrJJ - 2 slides: 6 slides

       

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Cutnell's 7th edition-sample problems solved/KEY to Quizzes & Tests

 
Sample of Solved Problems With Reasoning   KEY to quizzes & Tests
Chap 18 Chap 21   Quiz 1 Test 1
Chap 19 Chap 22   Quiz 2 Test 2
Chap 20     Your MARKS NOW Test 3
        Finals Oct2006

       
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