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Physics 213: Lecture 1, Pg 1 Physics 213 University of Illinois --- 2009 An Introductory Course in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
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Welcome to Physics 213 Welcome to Physics 213 Content: Thermal Physics Format: Active Learning (Learn from Participation) Textbook – Wo lfe ’s  Ele m e nts  o f The rm a l Phys ic s , 2 nd   e ditio n  Assignments on Syllabus page Lectures (presentations, demos, ACTs, and I-clickers) Discussion Sections* (group problem solving, quizzes) -- start this week Labs* (hands-on interactions with the phenomena) – Submit Prelab to instructor at 1st session (next week) Bring your calculator ! Ask the Professor (from the Homepage) : An opportunity for you to get answers in lecture to your questions. This Thursday only : 1 bonus point for filling in the “Ask the Professor” survey. James Scholar Students : Email [email protected] by next Monday. *Make sure you do not have a lab or discussion section before your Tuesday lecture.
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WWW and Grading Policy WWW and Grading Policy This course makes extensive use of the World-Wide-Web  http://online.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys213   information, the lecture slides, lab information, the homework assignments (which you will actually submit to be graded  on the Web), sample exams, and the official gradebook. Faculty:  Lectures:  Jon Thaler    Discussion:  R. Weaver  Labs:   K. Dahmen Grading Policy  see Course Description on Web for  CAREFUL STATEMENT!! Your final grade for Physics 213 will be based on your total score: final exam  (350 pts),  midterm exam  (200 pts),  four labs  (145 pts total),  Begin in Week 2. Prelabs due then. six homeworks  (145 pts total), and six quizzes  (highest five = 150 pts total) “Clicker” participation  (10 pts total) Rough guidelines for letter grade ranges are:   A+(960)   A(935)   A-(910) B+(885)   B(855)   B-(830) C+(800) C(770)   C-(740) D+(700)   D(660)   D-(620)      F(<620) NOTE:    Our policy on  excused absences  has changed  !!! See the  course description .
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i-Clickers i-Clickers Why? reduce inhibitions on answering questions interactive class, shown to improve learning by up to 4x How? turn your clicker ON (last button) wait until timer is activated submit/change answer before timer stops Register o nline  at 213 homepage , o r http://www.iclicker.com/ (use your netid) points awarded “retroactively”, but register soon anyway (but not in class!) Why, revisited we’ll award a point for every lecture attended (out of 1000 total) “attended” responded to 1/2 of questions You can “attend” at most one lecture per day; it doesn’t matter which one
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