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212SyllabusWinter09 - General Physics with Calculus(PHYS 212 winter 2009 MWF 2:002:50 p.m in Weniger 151 or at 3:00-3:50 p.m in Weniger 153 Text

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General Physics with Calculus (PHYS 212, winter 2009) MWF 2:00–2:50 p.m. in Weniger 151, or at 3:00-3:50 p.m. in Weniger 153 Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2 nd edition) by Randy Knight Additional items: you must purchase access to MasteringPhysics ( http://www.masteringphysics.com ) which comes bundled with the textbook (and an extra workbook for no extra cost) at the university bookstore, the Physics 212 lab manual, and a Quizdom device Professor: Dedra Demaree Office: Weniger 373 Office Hours: Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, Thursday 1-2 pm, Friday 10-12 am, or by appointment (feel free to stop in if my door is open). Please note that I only have 10 minutes before and after the 2pm class to set up, prepare demos, and configure the media systems. Please try to limit your questions immediately before and after class Office Phone: 541-737-1713 E-mail: [email protected] Webpage: www.physics.oregonstate.edu/~demareed/COURSES/ph212/ AND blackboard Prerequisites: PH 212 requires completion of MTH 252 and PH211, With MTH 254 as a corequisite Lab Teaching Assistants: Michael Paul, John Hart, Sam Peterson, Lin Li, Tim Surber and Faye Barres Recitation Teaching Assistant: TBA What is Physics: Physics is the study of nature in its simplest form. It is the science of daily existence, and is something you know a great deal about already. The nature of forces and how things respond to those forces, the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum, and some aspects of gravity are all concepts you have experienced and observed. The formal study of physics should guide and clarify your thinking to build a consistent understanding of the fundamentals that allows you to build models for describing physical behavior of systems. What to Expect from Lecture: The purpose of the lectures will be for developing your conceptual understanding, working on representing phenomenon, practicing problem solving, and building our understanding though observations and explanations of phenomena. Lecture will be interactive - there will be times in lecture that you are strongly encouraged to talk to your neighbors, especially during some of the voting questions. However, due to the large size of the class and my personal teaching style it is very distracting for me if you talk while I am talking. I try to pay attention to what you are saying as it helps me see what points you are confused about – and it is hard to listen to dozens of people at the same time as trying to tell something to the whole class! If you have something to say that will benefit everyone to hear, then say it, and loud enough for the whole class to hear (OR better, raise your hand…) – but otherwise please keep noise to a minimum while I am talking. That means you will have to pay close attention to when we transition from group activities to lecture activities so you can quiet down quickly. The Textbook:
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course PH 212 taught by Professor Demaree during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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212SyllabusWinter09 - General Physics with Calculus(PHYS 212 winter 2009 MWF 2:002:50 p.m in Weniger 151 or at 3:00-3:50 p.m in Weniger 153 Text

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