Phys151_PPL1

Phys151_PPL1 - Why Physics 151? See Physics in Everyday...

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Why Physics 151? See Physics in Everyday Life, it is not fiction. Learn that Physics is Fun not Frightening like Fear Factor! Learn to Think Logically like Spock, not like Chris Rock. (Brainpower is in!) Develop and Expand Physical Intuition Learn How Things Work Develop problem-solving skills; recognize patterns Appreciate that the Universe is Predictable rather than Magical - at least below the surface
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Course Highlights 2 40-minute lectures a week. Lots of use of physicsclassroom.com and other sites. Download lecture notes, old exams from class website. 1 2-hr lab "every other week“. Read lab write-up before lab! Other sessions are for homework and recitation. Pop quizzes at lectures, to be picked up from table at back of hall or in front when you enter class. Available until 30 mins to the hour, 2 questions each time, must have your signature, ID number and lab section and other "personal information". You can work with friends on these pop quiz questions. Hand in before you leave. Has two components that count - attendance and pop quiz performance. Minimum requirements for attendance in order not to be penalized Occasional extra-credit questions usually given out only to those who attend lectures. You can work in groups on these BUT the final submission must be in your own words. A team project is required. Each lab team - formed at random at first lab meeting - will make a proposal by week 7 and show off the project by week 10. A one-page report must be handed in.
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Course Highlights II One 45-min mid-term on the Tuesday at 8 am of week 6 and a 90-min final . Students can submit questions, up to 5 will be included in mid-term and up to 10 in final. A one-sheet set of formulas is allowed into the exams. No cellphones or "fancy calculators". No immediate make-ups , special algorithm to determine "score" will be offered in some cases. Graduating seniors can opt out of final. See me at 10th week to find out what I am prepared to give you as your grade. Students can submit "Stump the Prof " questions for extra credit. In labs, homework and pre-lab (done on your own) should be submitted, these and class participation count. Five labs where experiments are to be performed. Reports (one per team) are due at the end of lab. Must complete at least 4 to pass course though all 5 will count.
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What is Physics? Physics is: The Study and Understanding of nature in a disciplined
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