Lect01 - Physics 213 An Introductory Course in...

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Physics 213: Lecture 1, Pg 1 Physics 213 University of Illinois --- 2009 An Introductory Course in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
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Welcome to Physics 213 Welcome to Physics 213 Content: Thermal Physics Format: Active Learning (Learn from Participation) Textbook – Wolfe ’s Elements of Thermal Physics , 2 nd edition Assignments on Syllabus page Lectures (presentations, demos, ACTs, and I-clickers) Discussion Sections* (group problem solving, quizzes) -- start this week Labs* (hands-on interactions with the phenomena) – Submit Prelab to instructor at 1st session (next week) Bring your calculator ! Ask the Professor (from the Homepage) : An opportunity for you to get answers in lecture to your questions. This Thursday only : 1 bonus point for filling in the “Ask the Professor” survey. James Scholar Students : Email Phys213-JamesScholar@physics.illinois.edu by next Monday. *Make sure you do not have a lab or discussion section before your Tuesday lecture.
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WWW and Grading Policy WWW and Grading Policy This course makes extensive use of the World-Wide-Web http://online.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys213 Here you will find general course announcements, the course syllabus, the course description & information, the lecture slides, lab information, the homework assignments (which you will actually submit to be graded on the Web), sample exams, and the official gradebook. Faculty: Lectures: Jon Thaler Discussion: R. Weaver Labs: K. Dahmen Grading Policy see Course Description on Web for CAREFUL STATEMENT!! Your final grade for Physics 213 will be based on your total score: final exam (350 pts), midterm exam (200 pts), four labs (145 pts total), Begin in Week 2. Prelabs due then. six homeworks (145 pts total), and six quizzes (highest five = 150 pts total) “Clicker” participation (10 pts total) Rough guidelines for letter grade ranges are: A+(960) A(935) A-(910) B+(885) B(855) B-(830) C+(800) C(770) C-(740) D+(700) D(660) D-(620) F(<620) NOTE: Our policy on excused absences has changed !!! See the course description .
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i-Clickers Why? reduce inhibitions on answering questions interactive class, shown to improve learning by up to 4x How? turn your clicker ON (last button) wait until timer is activated submit/change answer before timer stops Register online at 213 homepage , or http://www.iclicker.com/ (use your netid) points awarded “retroactively”, but register soon anyway (but not in class!) Why, revisited we’ll award a point for every lecture attended (out of 1000 total) “attended” responded to 1/2 of questions You can “attend” at most one lecture per day; it doesn’t matter which one Misc. batteries – if the battery-low indicator flashes, you still have several lecture’s worth of energy, i.e., NO
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