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Unformatted text preview: 1 PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics Fall 2011 www.physics.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/phys172/ To do AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: 1. Obtain the textbook Matter & Interactions, Modern Mechanics, 3 rd Edition. 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. 2. Obtain the new PHYS 172 Laboratory Manual (from bookstore). 3. Obtain an iClicker audience response remote (not a CPS pad). 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, Aug 25. Lab meetings will not be held during the first week. Instead, log in to WebAssign and complete Lab #1 Orientation by midnight Tuesday, August 30. Attendance is required for three evening exams this semester: Exam 1: Wednesday, Sep 14 8:00-10:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music Exam 2: Tuesday, Oct 18 8:00-9:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music Exam 3: Wednesday, Nov 16 8:00-9:00 pm, Elliott Hall of Music The date of the Final Exam will be announced later in the semester. Exam week ends on the evening of Saturday, Dec 17, and attendance is required. 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 2 assignments, and studying for the quizzes and exams would be a typical investment of time for most students in this course. Course Supervisor : Professor Andrew Hirsch Office: Room 178, PHYS Office hours: By appointment Phone: 494-2218 Email: email@example.com Lecturer : Professor Steve Durbin Office: Room 180, PHYS Office hours: Tues. & Thurs., 2-3 PM Phone: 494-6426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Fuqiang Wang Office: Room 249, PHYS Office hours: By appointment Phone: 494-5510 Email: email@example.com Recitation...
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