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Unformatted text preview: Page Welcome to Physics 21 Welcome to Physics 21 (University Physics I) (University Physics I) Agenda for Today Agenda for Today z Course Overview Course Overview z Measurement and Units Measurement and Units Units and conversions Order of magnitude estimates Dimensional Analysis z Some announcements z A diagnostic test Technology used in Physics 21 Technology used in Physics 21 z Blackboard.gwu.edu Website for course administration Syllabus, grading policy, discussions, and much more z MasteringPhysics.com Online homework system tied to our textbook You need to register at the site, using the access code Our course ID is MPZENG16440 z TurningPoint In-class interactive exercises (graded) z Powerpoint Lectures integrated with TurningPoint and video demos. Page How much work is involved? How much work is involved? z 25 TurningPoint exercises ( 10 %) 2 lowest scores dropped 20% extra credit for full attendance z 12 homework sets, one per week ( 20%) 20% extra credit (2 additional problems) z 7 labs (15%) + 5 quizzes ( 5%) lowest score on quizzes, but not labs z 3 exams (exam1 , 15%; exam2 , 15%; exam3 , 20%) 10% extra credit built in each exam exam recovery points z Total about 50 pieces of graded work Grade reports will be posted during the course. So the total points for the course including the bonus in parenthesis will be 10(2) + 20 (4) + 15 + 5 + 15 (1.5) + 15 (1.5) + 20 (2) = 100 (111). Your letter grade will be determined according the table to the right. F <55 D- 55.0-58.5 D 58.5-62.0 D+ 62.0-65.5 C- 65.5-69.0 C 69.0-72.5 C+ 72.0-76.0 B- 76.0-79.5 B 79.5-83.0 B+ 83.0-86.5 A- 86.5-90.0 A 90.0-97.0 A+ > 97 What the course is What the course is NOT NOT about? about? z Its not easy (by nature) z Its not plug and chug Youll be constantly challenged to think and reason critically. You have to think a few steps to solve the problems....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course PHYS 021 taught by Professor Dick during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08