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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 [email protected] 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 Hereyou will find general courseannouncements, thecoursesyllabus, thecoursedescription & information, thelectureslides, lab information, thehomework assignments (which you will actually submit to begraded on theWeb), sampleexams, and theofficial gradebook. Faculty: Lectures: Jon Thaler Discussion: R. Weaver Labs: K. Dahmen Grading Policy seeCourseDescription on Web for CAREFUL STATEMENT!! Your final gradefor Physics 213 will bebased on your total score: final exam (350 pts), midtermexam (200 pts), four labs (145 pts total), Begin in Week 2. Prelabs duethen. six homeworks (145 pts total), and six quizzes (highest five= 150 pts total) “Clicker” participation (10 pts total) Rough guidelines for letter graderanges 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 !!! Seethe coursedescription .
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i-Clickers Why? reduceinhibitions on answering questions interactiveclass, shown to improvelearning by up to 4x How? turn your clicker ON (last button) wait until timer is activated submit/changeanswer beforetimer stops Register onlineat 213 homepage , or http://www.iclicker.com/ (useyour netid) points awarded “retroactively”, but register soon anyway (but not in class!) Why, revisited we’ll award a point for every lectureattended (out of 1000 total) “attended” responded to 1/2 of questions You can “attend” at most onelectureper day; it doesn’t matter which one Misc. batteries – if thebattery-low indicator flashes, you still haveseveral lecture’s worth of energy, i.e., NO EXCUSE at 1% of thefinal grade, kvetching and whining isn’t worth it old I-Clickers (with 8-digit ID number) should work
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Clickers – Example What’s your major: A. Engineering B. Physics C. Chemistry D. Other science E. Something else NOTE: Everyone will get I-Clicker credit for Lect. 1, so a. don’t worry if you didn’t haveyours today.
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