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Unformatted text preview: Physics 104 Winter 2011 Syllabus Physics 104 is a Physical Science course in the Natural Science category of the GEC. The goals and objectives for this category are: Goals/Rationale: Courses in natural sciences foster an understanding of the principles, theories and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, and the effects of science and technology on the environment. Learning Objectives: 1. Students understand the basic facts, principles, theories and methods of modern science. 2. Students learn key events in the history of science. 3. Students provide examples of the inter-dependence of scientific and technological devel- opments. 4. Students discuss social and philosophical implications of scientific discoveries and un- derstand the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world. A Textbook and an Activity Book are required for Physics 104. These are available ONLY at the UniPrint location at Station 88 in the Ohio Union. Textbooks and Activity Books can be ordered in advance for pickup at UniPrint. Orders for Textbooks and Activity Books can be placed online at the Ohio Union UniPrint: uniprint.osu.edu A web site is maintained for Physics 104. It can be accessed at www.physics.ohio-state.edu/104 or by going the OSU Department of Physics web page www.physics.ohio-state.edu clicking on courses and then selecting 104. Students are encouraged to visit the 104 web site to see course announcements and to view solutions to the written assignments, which appear on the web site approximately one week after each assignment is due. Midterm I Tuesday, Febaruary 1, 7:00 p.m., Smith Lab, room 1153. Covering periods 1-7 Midterm II Tuesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., Smith Lab, room 1153. Covering periods 8-13 Final Examination Tuesday, Marach 15, time (probably 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm) and Lo- cation (probably Smith Lab 1153) to be set by Registrar, Comprehensive Examinations cannot be given at times other than those scheduled. In particular, early examinations and examinations at alternate times are not given. The time for the Final Examination for Physics 104 will be assigned by the University Registrar, based on the Tuesday evening weekly meeting time for the course. Physics 104 Syllabus Winter 2011 Page 2 Many departments give common midterms and final examinations in the evening for...
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