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Syllabus_spring2010_phys172 - PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics...

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1 PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics Spring 2010 Course web page : go to www.physics.purdue.edu Select Phys 172 in the “Current” drop-down box on the left Press “Go” To do BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK: 1. Obtain the textbook 1 (at campus bookstores). 2. Obtain the PHYS 172 Laboratory Manual (from bookstore). 3. Obtain an iClicker audience response remote (not a CPS pad). 4. Register for WebAssign . 5. Register on CHIP – your PHYS 172 online gradebook. 6. Register your iClicker on CHIP . 7. Check course web page for any late announcements, etc. 8. Attend lectures and recitation sessions 9. Complete assigned homeworks and Lab #1 orientation on webassign 10. Lab meetings will be not held during the first week. Note: The instructions for webassign, CHIP and iClicker are posted on the PHYS 172 course web page. Attendance is required for three evening exams this semester: Exam 1: Wednesday, Feb 10 8:00-10:00 pm Exam 2: Wednesday, March 10 8:00-10:00 pm Exam 3: Wednesday, Apr 14 8:00-10:00 pm (Exams are scheduled to take place in ELLT 116) Note : Make-up exams will NOT be given for any of these exams. Any student with a valid approved reason for missing an exam may receive an EX grade (see section VII). The date and time of the Final Exam will be announced later in the semester. General Information and Syllabus PHYS 172 is the first semester of calculus-based physics with an emphasis on modern mechanics. A first semester calculus course such as MATH 161 is a co-requisite for PHYS 172; calculus concepts will be introduced gradually throughout this course. We assume a mastery of high school algebra as a prerequisite, and prior exposure to high school physics is highly recommended. This is a 4 credit hour course. The rule of thumb at Purdue University is that you should spend twice as many hours (on average) studying for this course outside of class as you do in class. That is, eight hours a week spent reading, doing the homework, recitation, and laboratory assignments, and studying for the quizzes and exams would be a typical investment of time for most students in this course. 1 Note that the new edition is slightly different from older versions used in last years. While the content is very similar, using older edition may pose some inconveniences (like references to textbook page numbers in lectures will not match).
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2 Course Coordinator : Professor Sergei Savikhin Office: Room 64, PHYS Phone: 494-3017 Office Hours: Tues, 9:30-10:30 am, or by appt 2 Email: [email protected] Lecturer : Professor Oana Malis Office: Room 170, PHYS Office hours: by appointment 2 Phone: 494-3039 Email: [email protected] Lecturer : Professor Denes Molnar Office: Room 248, PHYS Office hours: by appointment 2 Phone: 496-8310 Email: [email protected] Recitation Instructors : Edwin Antillon [email protected] Jordan Kendall [email protected] Paris Miles-Brenden [email protected] Ben Phillabaum [email protected] Lishan Weng [email protected] Laboratory Coordinator : John Buncher Office: Physics Room 271 Phone: 45577 Email: [email protected] Lab Instructors : Suprem Das [email protected] Sourav Dutta [email protected]
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