UW121Syllabus - Syllabus: PHYS 121 C, Autumn 2010 Lecture...

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Syllabus: PHYS 121 C, Autumn 2010 Lecture Instructor: Svetlana Gladycheva e-mail: segladys@uw.edu Office: I don’t have one, I am a free bird… Office Hours in the Study Center: M, F 11:30am -12:30pm or by appointment Lecture Hall: room A102 in the auditorium wing of the Physics and Astronomy Building. Lecture schedule: MWF 10:30- 11:20 Midterm exams: Thursdays 10/14, 11/5, 12/3 TEXTS: Tipler, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers", 6th edition; McDermott and Shaffer "Tutorials in Introductory Physics"; PHYS 121 Lab Manual. CLICKER: Physics courses use the H-ITT radio frequency transmitters sold at the University Bookstore. Warning: these are NOT the same clickers used in biology and chemistry classes, so be sure you can see the H-ITT logo on the model that you purchase. Model TX-3100 is the standard. You may be able to find an old one, but be sure that it has not only the H-ITT logo, but also is radio frequency (not infrared) and has 13 buttons for entering your answers and changing modes. WEBASSIGN ACCESS: You will need to purchase access to the WebAssign system for both lecture homework and for pre-labs and post-labs. Do this online through WebAssign, because if you try to buy a WebAssign access card from a bookstore it will very likely turn out to be the wrong thing! You will get a free trial grace period when you first login to WebAssign, then you can purchase access directly from that site. Scientific CALCULATOR will be extremely handy NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in 121 Lab and tutorial is mandatory Tutorial Instructor: Prof. Peter Shaffer shaffer@phys.washington.edu PHYS 121 Lab Instructor: Prof. David Pengra dbpengra@u.washington.edu Lecture Instructor's Comments Welcome to PHYS 121, the first of a three-quarter sequence of introductory physics courses for physics and engineering majors. You should find this course challenging and stimulating. I hope that you also find it to be interesting and enjoyable. Have a great quarter! The course design is a cooperative effort of many faculty, each of whom is deeply concerned with providing the most effective learning experience for every student. Each element of the course (lecture, lab and tutorial) is essential to your mastery of physics. The three elements are carefully coordinated, but are not necessarily synchronized. Research has shown that presenting material in cycles, so that the same topic is approached more than once from different viewpoints, is a very effective means of encouraging deeper understanding and long-term retention of ideas. Memorization of material is not particularly helpful in this class. Your goal in this class should be to understand how each new topic is related to all of the previous material, and how the concepts, rules and formulae can be applied to solve real-world problems. Never let anything go by if you do not understand. Generally, ask questions immediately. If it is inconvenient to interrupt, make a quick note to yourself and inquire later.
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