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Syllabus for Physics 1302W.300 Introductory Physics for Scientists and Engineers Spring 2009 Revisions to the Syllabus and other important information will appear on class web pages. Laboratory and discussion sections will meet during the first week of class. Instructor: Paul Haines. Office: Phys 313, phone 624-7578, e-mail HAINES@PHYSICS.UMN.EDU Office Hours: M 1.30-2.30pm, W 9.00-10.00am, or other times by e-mail appt. Class Times and Place: Lecture: MTW 11.15am-12.05pm Room: Physics 150. Occasionally I may substitute F for one of the MTW classes, watch out for notices in class and on the web. Quiz days: Thursdays and Fridays, 5 th -6 th February ; 26 th -27 th February ; 2 nd -3 rd April ; 23 rd -24 th April . Final: Thursday 14 th May 18.30-21.30 (room tba) See http://onestop.umn.edu/calendars/final_exams/common.html Necessary Materials: 1. Fishbane,Gasiorowicz,Thornton: Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3 rd Edition (Chapters 12, 21-33) 2. The Competent Problem Solver - Calculus Version . 3. Physics for Science & Engineering:Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory (Seventh edition) 4. An Interwrite PRS RF remote Supplementary materials: The solutions to all your textbook problems are posted to WebVista (myU.umn.edu). The Class: Welcome to Physics 1302W. This is the 2nd of a three semester introductory course in physics for students in science and engineering. 1302W discusses the application of physics to electrical and magnetic systems, with a short digression to study gravity. We will study the fundamental properties of electrical charge and magnetism as well as practical applications like electrical circuits and magnetic devices. The course is 1
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designed to give you a solid conceptual understanding of the way the real world works based on a few fundamental principles of physics; to enable you to solve realistic problems using logical reasoning and quantitative problem solving skills; and to learn to effectively communicate technical information. To achieve these goals, this course requires you to understand the material in depth. The course assumes a good working knowledge of the concepts and skills in 1301W. Because of the nature of its material, this course will be more abstract and mathematical than 1301W. DO NOT FALL BEHIND. It is difficult to catch up and gets worse the longer you leave it. If you are having problems contact me or your TA before it is too late. A lab is included to allow you to apply both the concepts and problem solving skills to the real world. It will also emphasize technical communications skills. A discussion section will give you the opportunity to discuss your conceptual understanding and practice your problem solving skills. In the lab and discussion sections, there will be a strong emphasis on group problem solving as a powerful learning tool and as a preparation for work in your profession. The course contains a number of different components.
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