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Physics 211 Fall 2010 Syllabus 1 Instructor : Jonathan Hall ([email protected], 898-6307) Office hours: Mondays 9 - 10 AM, 2 - 3 PM; Wednesdays 11 AM - Noon, 3 - 4 PM Teaching Assistants : Textbook : Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol 1 (Chs 1-15) with Mastering Physics, 2/E Knight (author) 2008 | Addison-Wesley | ISBN-10: 0321516621 | ISBN-13: 9780321516626 The second ISBN is access to on-line “Mastering Physics” . A three-ring loose leaf binder is also required for keeping your class materials; having an up- to-date notebook is part of your participation grade; bring it to each class along with your textbook. Classroom and Time : Witkowski 21 Section 1: TR 8:00 – 10:30 AM Section 2: TR 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Course Credit : Your course grade is determined by the following “weights” In-class participation: 10%, Mastering Physics Assignments: 15% Tests (3) : 40%, Final Exam: 20%. Weekly Quizzes : 15%. The Thinking Student’s Guide to Grading : A (93 - 100%), A− (88 - 92 %): requires knowledge, effort, and understanding . B+ (84 - 87 %), B (80 - 83 %), B– (75 - 79 %): requires knowledge and effort. C+ (70 - 74 %), C (65 - 69 %): requires knowledge of basics, and effort. D (60 - 64 %): There is a deficiency in either knowledge and/or effort. F (59 % or less): Not yet ready to move on to the next courses. Purpose of the Course – The goal of this course is for you to develop the knowledge and skills required for success in an engineering and/or a science career. These goals include not only knowledge and understanding of physical concepts and quantitative problem solving skills, but also the ability to accomplish assigned tasks as part of a team. Method - “SCALE-UP” Physics – You will quickly notice that the course is NOT the same as a “traditional” lecture course that you may be used to. Using the results of education research, SCALE- UP physics encourages student learning and problem solving with “brains-on” activities in order to improve student success. In SCALE-UP physics, you will be asked to complete tasks with the same methods that working engineers and scientists use to figure out what they need to know and to
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