PPT1 - WELCOME TO PHYS 151! Prof. Lim limtk@drexel.edu Neha...

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WELCOME TO PHYS 151! Prof. Lim limtk@drexel.edu Neha Joshi nj53@drexel.edu Zenghui Liu zl362@drexel.edu Rushi Gandhi rvg28@drexel.edu Hanbing Lin hl922@drexel.edu Swati Nigam sn389@drexel.edu Neha Kalghatgi nuk23@drexel.edu Kunal Shah kps49@drexel.edu
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Reasons to study science Debunk “magic”. Universe is Predictable rather than Magical Be more aware of the world around you. Develop social values appropriate to the scientific age – almost all the significant problems we face (poverty, population growth, AIDS, global warming, drugs, etc.) have a science component. The solutions have a science component . Bound up with science and its close relative, technology.
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Why Physics 151? See Physics in Everyday Life , it is not fiction. Learn that Physics is Fun not Frightening like Fear Factor! Learn to Think Logically like Spock, not like Chris Rock. ( Brainpower is in!) Develop and Expand Physical Intuition. Learn How Things Work. Develop problem-solving skills; recognize patterns.
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Course Highlights.1 Two 40-minute lectures a week. Lots of use of physicsclassroom.com and other sites. Demos galore. (Download lecture notes, old exams from class website or e-folio.) One 2-hr lab every week. Sessions are either homework /recitation or exercise. Read lab write-up before exercise lab! Pop quizzes at lectures, to be picked up from table at back of hall or in front when you enter class. Available until 30 mins to the hour, 2 questions each time, must have your signature, ID number and lab section and other "personal information". You can work with friends on these pop quiz questions. Hand in before you leave.
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Course Highlights.2 Pop Quiz has two components that count - attendance and pop quiz performance . There are minimum requirements for attendance in order not to be penalized Occasional extra-credit questions usually given out only to those who attend lectures. You can work in groups on these BUT the final submission must be in your own words. A team project is required. Each lab team - formed at random at first lab meeting - will make a proposal by week 7 and show off the project by week 10. A one-page report must be handed in.
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Course Highlights.3 One 45-min mid-term on the Thursday at 8 am of week 6 and a 90-min final . Students can submit questions, up to 5 will be included in mid-term and up to 10 in final. A one-sheet set of formulas is allowed into the exams. No cellphones or "fancy calculators". No immediate make-ups , special algorithm to determine "score" will be offered in some cases.
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Course Highlights.4 Graduating seniors can opt out of final. See me at 10th week to find out what I am prepared to give you as your grade. Students can submit "
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