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syllabus_2011spring - PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics Spring 2011

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PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics Spring 2011 www.physics.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/phys172/ To do AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: 1. Obtain the textbook rd Edition bunded with WebAssign Access Code . If you purchase a used 2 nd Edition, you must purchase an Access Code from WebAssign ( http://www.webassign.net/ ). In addition, you are responsible for all of the material that we cover in the 3 rd Edition. Read the Preface to the 3 rd Edition so you will be aware of what has changed from edition 2 to 3. Note: you must purchase WebAssign Access Code for every course that uses WebAssign homework system separately . 2. Obtain the new PHYS 172 Laboratory Manual (from bookstore). 3. Obtain an iClicker audience response remote (not a CPS pad). If you already own the remote it will also work for this course. 4. Register for WebAssign , the on-line homework service. 5. Register your iClicker on CHIP , your on-line PHYS 172 gradebook. 6. Click on the course URL listed above for any late announcements, etc. 7. Examine the Errata for the 3 rd Edition. You can find a link to these on the course web page. See below for more information on these important initial steps. During the first week you will: Attend the two scheduled lectures, on Tuesday and Thursday. Attend the Recitation session assigned to you by the Registrar. Log in to WebAssign and complete “HW #1” by midnight Thursday of the first week of classes. Lab meetings will not be held during the first week. Instead, log in to WebAssign and complete “Lab #1 Orientation” by midnight Tuesday of the first week of classes. Exam schedule: Exam 1: Wednesday, Feb 9 8:00-10:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music Exam 2: Wednesday, March 9 8:00-10:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music Exam 3: Wednesday, April 13 8:00-10:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music Final Exam: will be announced later in the semester. 1
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General Information and Syllabus PHYS 172 is the first semester of calculus-based physics with an emphasis on modern mechanics. A first semester calculus course such as MATH 161 is a co-requisite for PHYS 172; calculus concepts will be introduced gradually throughout this course. We assume a mastery of high school algebra as a prerequisite, and prior exposure to high school physics is highly recommended. This is a 4 credit hour course. The rule of thumb at this University is that you should spend twice as many hours (on average) studying for this course outside of class as you do in class. That is, eight hours a week spent reading, doing the homework, recitation, and laboratory assignments, and studying for the quizzes and exams would be a typical investment of time for most students in this course. Course Coordinator
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course PHYS 172 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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syllabus_2011spring - PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics Spring 2011

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