Lect01 - Physics 213 An Introductory Course in...

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Lecture 1, Pg 1 Physics 213 An Introductory Course in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Faculty: Lectures: Jon Thaler Discussion: K. Dahmen Labs: R. Giannetta
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Lecture 1, Pg 2 Welcome to Physics 213 All course information is on the web site. Read it !! http://online.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys213 Format: Active Learning (Learn from Participation) Homework: Do it on the web !! Lecture: Bring your calculator. Discussion: Group problem solving. Starts this week Lab: Up close with the phenomena. Starts next week Prelabs are due at the beginning of lab. No prelectures!! Instead, Ask the Prof. See the web site. This Thursday only: Bonus point for doing the survey. Textbook: Wolfe, Elements of Thermal Physics. Reading assignments on Syllabus page James Scholar Students: Email Phys213-JamesScholar@physics.illinois.edu by next Monday .
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Lecture 1, Pg 3 Three Lectures per Week Unlike P211 and P212, we have three lectures per week (MWF). MW lectures will focus on concepts, ACTS, and demos. Friday lectures will focus on problem solving and question/answer. If you are confused by something in a MW lecture, ask about it on Friday.
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Lecture 1, Pg 4 WWW and Grading Policy Almost all course information is on the web site Here you will find: announcements syllabus (what we’re doing every week) Look at it !! course description lecture slides lab information discussion solutions (at the end of the week) homework assignments sample exams gradebook. The official grading policy: (See the course description for details) Your grade is determined by exams, homework, quizzes, labs, and lecture. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No other scores will be dropped. Letter grade ranges are listed on the web. Excused absence forms must be turned in within one week of your return to class. If you miss too many labs or quizzes, whether excused or not, you will not get course credit!! Need to send us email? Send it to the right person. See “contact Info” on the web page.
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Lectures Use iClickers See “iClickers” on the web page. We’ll award credit for each lecture attended. “Attended” responded to 1/2 of questions. We don’t grade your responses. It doesn’t matter which lecture you attend. Because each lecture is 0.05% of your grade, we do not give excused absences . Batteries: If the battery-low indicator flashes, you still have several lectures’ worth of energy, i.e., NO iClicker EXCUSES. Everyone will get iClicker EX for lecture 1, so: . Don’t worry if you don’t have yours today. . Don’t assume that credit in the grade book for lecture 1 means you’ve properly registered (wait ~2 weeks to see). Once again:
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