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Unformatted text preview: Physics 7A (A/B) Course Policy Winter Quarter 2011 Welcome to Physics 7A This course is the first course in the Physics 7 series at UC Davis. The Physics 7 courses are a new approach to teaching and learning introductory physics. It involves: Learning by doing and participating (active learning). Application of models to concrete examples. Learning by exploration and discussion in small groups. Using a chalkboard. The lecture in Physics 7 is not designed to function as the sole means by which you acquire the course content. Rather, it is to be used to provide focus and to provide a framework for your discussion/lab (DL) experience and the time you spend outside of class. Much of your learning will occur as you participate in various types of activities, experiments, and discussions in small groups and as a whole class in DL, as you read the course material, and as you carry out the homework assignments between each DL meeting. Course Information and Contact Course Instructors Lecturer DL Supervisor Name : Prof. Robin Erbacher Prof. Hsin-Chia Cheng Office: 343 Physics building 433 Physics building E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com When using e-mail, please include PHY 7A in the subject line. If you are browsing from a public computer terminal, make sure to include your return email address (and your full name) in the body of your message, as it often does not show up in the email header. We would prefer replying to your official ucdavis.edu email address due to concerns about email spam. Needless to say, as always when using email or any correspondence for pro- fessional or educational purposes, please use proper correspondence etiquette if you expect a timely reply. This means a respectful salutation and closing, proper grammar and punctuation, as well as courteous manners. Also, if you do not receive a timely reply feel free to send again. 1 Lecture Hours Lectures are Mondays at 7:30-8:50 am and 9:00-10:20 am in the Roessler 66 lecture hall. Quizzes are on alternating weeks (see website calen- dar) during the lecture period. You must take quizzes in the lecture session for which you are enrolled. There are NO make-up quizzes: see section on quizzes for details. During lecture we will sometimes ask you clicker questions and use PRS (Personal Response System) to quickly gauge your understanding of a topic. You will receive class participation points for your responses, which will be part of your grade. You can purchase a PRS RF clicker from the bookstore. They may also have some on the secondary market (used): http://bookexchange.ucdavis.edu/index.cfm You will need your own clicker with your own student ID number entered in order to receive participation credit, as this is the only way to identify you individually. In the past, sharing has led to errors in credit given....
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