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Unformatted text preview: Physics 2   If this is your first quarter at UCI, welcome!   If you have any ques<ons about the course, about Physics at UCI, don’t hesitate to contact me. Send me an email at [email protected]   If you want a quick response, write a clear email and include details. You will normally get a reply the same day. Use your UCI account. Gmail, etc get spammed.   Phone: (949)824 ­2626   Office: 2129 Reines Hall Office hours   Instructor Steve Barwick : 2 ­3 Tues   TAs   Wang, Yuanfeng [email protected]   Thacker, Cameron [email protected]   Joachim, Robert [email protected]   O’Bryan, Jon [email protected]   Smith, Brian [email protected]   Shimmin, Chase [email protected]   Bla\, Alan abla\@uci.edu   Office hours: TBA Messageboard   Available from your MYEEE account   Or go directly to:   h\ps://eee.uci.edu/boards/f11/p2a/   You will be able to carry on a conversa<on with the rest of the students in your class as well as the TA’s. Each day of the week, your TA or I will moderate the Messageboard.   General ques<ons about the course or MasteringPhysics   Ques<ons about homework problems   Do not give out full solu<ons to the homework problems. Only provide hints. Physics 2 and Physics 7  Your introductory Physics sequence this year is:   P2   P7C, P7LC   P7D, P7LD   P7E P2 syllabus   Textbook: University Physics with Modern Physics by Young and Freedman, 13th Edi<on (same as Physics 7).   It is possible to do well in this course without a textbook, but you need access to MasteringPhysics   If you have MasteringPhysics access with 12th edi>on, that is fine   You should have purchased iclickers. We will use them Mon/ Fri. First week clicker scores won’t count towards final grade.   You should have access to MasteringPhysics.   See course website for your op<ons and step ­by ­step instruc<ons.   Since there will be a short MP homework assignment this weekend, register for MP now. Physics 2 Curriculum   Units, Significant figures, simple word problems   Basic Calculus  ­ ­ Differen<a<on and Simple integra<on, know your func<ons (graph them, find the slopes, find maxima and minima on the graph and using deriva<ves)   Vectors  ­ ­ represent them on a graph, know how to add, subtract and mul<ply them  ­ ­ basically as comfortable with them as you are with numbers!   1 ­D and 2 ­D kinema<cs  ­ ­ understand and be able to solve problems involving objects moving in line or a plane under constant accelera<on. Ra<onale for Physics 2  Unburden yourself from having to worry about technical details and concentrate on Physics and Engineering!  You have to learn a language well to appreciate a culture. This course given you the basic skills you need to succeed at Physics and Engineering courses.  Learn how to study Physics in an op<mal manner. Physics 2 to Physics 7C   Structure of Physics 2 (P2) is different from all the other courses you will take at UCI.   You have to get C (not C–) or higher in Physics 2 in order to enroll in Physics 7C.    P7C is an Engineering school requirement.    If you get a grade lower than C in P2, you cannot take P7C.   To get C or higher in P2, you have to pass the FINAL EXAM PART A with a raw score of 75% or higher. Physics 2 Grading C Higher than C Part A score > 75% Part A score > 75% Total score ≤ C Total score > C Lower than C ­ C– Part A score < 75% Part A score < 75% Total score < C Total score ≥ C Ra<onale for Physics 2 grading structure •  The P2 Final Exam will be similar in difficulty and content to the Physics Placement Exam. The skill set required to pass this exam is absolutely essen<al to understanding Physics and Engineering topics. •  Think of P2 as a tutoring class to develop this basic skill set. How Total Score is Computed Total Score Distribu0on Clicker 5% Final Part A 30% Quiz 20% Tutorial 10% Final Part B 15% Homework 20% Homework on MasteringPhysics   Homework for each week is split into 2 parts.   Short pre ­class work due BEFORE lecture at 11 AM on Monday.  Pre ­class work will require to your do some reading from lecture notes (that will be posted in advance). Note that the topics assigned for reading will not be covered in detail in the class. If you do not do this pre ­class work, you will not get maximum benefit out of the class.  Including reading assignment pre ­class work should take you about an hour on average.   Long homework due at 11 AM on Friday based on topics covered in class that week.  Depending on the level of your prior prepara<on, long homework will take you between 3 ­8 hours per week. Homework on MasteringPhysics   First pre ­class work (short homework) is due Monday Sept 26 at 11 AM (in less than 3 days).   Rela<ve weight of short vs long homework depends on the points assigned.  If pre ­class work due on Monday is 6 points and long homework due on Friday is 30 points, then pre ­class work is worth 6/30 or a fish of the long homework. These numbers will change from week to week depending on the reading assignments.  The points from all the short and long homework assignments will be added up and that will cons0tute 20% of your total score. Homework grading on MasteringPhysics   All homework assignments count towards final grade. In other words, lowest homework score is not dropped.   The number of allowed a\empts for each problem will be 6.   You lose 3% credit per incorrect answer on ques<ons that are not mul<ple ­choice or true/false. For example, if on a part of a problem you took 3 a\empts to get the right answer (i.e., two a\empts were incorrect), you will get (100 ­2*3)%=94%. Homework on MP, mul<ple choice  For mul<ple choice problems with N > 2 op<ons, you lose 100%/(N ­1) credit per incorrect answer. See Syllabus for more details.  For true/false problems, you only have one a\empt in keeping with the rules for mul<ple choice problems.  Some problems have hints. There is a 3% deduc<on for opening each hint. Since this is a small deduc<on, you are highly encouraged to open hints if you need them. Introduc<on to MP assignment •  There is a prac<ce assignment called “Introduc<on to MasteringPhysics” available for you to work on. •  This does not count towards your final grade but it is highly recommended that you do this assignment if you are new to MP. •  It will help you understand MP and clarify MP ­ related issues without losing points in the other assignments. Tutorial grading, 1   Lowest tutorial score will be dropped.   Your TA will grade you on the spot. Each group needs to ensure that aser each problem their work is graded by their TA.   Grading: You will be given 0 or 1 or 2 for each problem by your TA.  0 implies no effort or understanding  2 an excellent grasp of the basics and an understanding of how to solve the problem  Anything in between is given 1 Tutorial grading, 2   Grades are based on wri\en work and responses to ques<ons asked by the TA.   The TA will randomly pick 2 or 3 members of each group to ask ques<ons for each problem. If <me permits, you may be given a chance to discuss again with your group and respond.   Discussions are highly encouraged and they are the most important aspect of the tutorials.   Students should not allow other students to copy their work. TAs will be advised to be very strict about this and give both students involved (in the process of copying) a zero for that problem. Quiz grading, 1   Quizzes will be given on Friday in class. Lowest quiz score will be dropped. Each quiz will contain 2 (or some<mes 3) problems based on the homework and tutorial for that week.   Grading criteria. You will be graded on a 0 to 4 scale for each problem by a TA. 0 = No effort or understanding. Also given for unreadable solu<on or for cases where the final answer is wri\en with no indica<on of the steps involved. 1 = Rudimentary understanding and some effort made towards solving the problem. Also given if the solu<on is only par<ally readable or if the variables used are not defined in words. Quiz grading, 2   Grading criteria, con<nued. 2 = Good grasp of the fundamentals required to solve the problem, however there wasn't a clear idea of how to proceed to solve the problem. Most or all of the variables used were defined clearly in words. 3 = Almost complete grasp of solu<on except for errors either in some intermediate step or in the final answer. All the variables used were defined clearly in words. 4 = All steps legibly wri\en out with the correct final numerical or symbolic answer. All the variables used were defined clearly in words. Clicker grading •  Based on par<cipa<on, unless otherwise men<oned before a ques<on. •  You cannot use someone else’s clicker in class. You cannot have someone else use your clicker in class. –  All such a\empts will be treated as a case of academic dishonesty. How to approach Physics 2   Come to class and do all problems. P2 will concentrate exclusively on problem solving.   The skills you learn or hone in P2 will help throughout your stay at UCI and in your employment as an Engineering or Physical Sciences grad.   Work in groups but make sure you can do the homework by yourself. You will not have a cheat sheet for the final exam, and no discussions will be allowed in the final exam. Final Exam Part A   Similar in content and difficulty to the Physics Placement exam. We will provide prac<ce exam in Week 10.   Mul<ple choice.   Will not only test how fast you can do problems but how solid your basic skills are that are required to study Physics and Engineering.   You have to be careful with numerical calcula<ons. There is li\le margin for error in the exam. Prac<ce and focus are essen<al.   There are no nega<ve points for guessing and geyng answers wrong. However, it should be clear that you cannot guess your way to a score of 75%. Class schedule  Monday: Short lecture on basic concepts; solving problems with help from your neighbors  Wednesday: Tutorial with extended problem solving sessions in groups supervised by your TA and helped by peer tutors.   See course website for grading criteria  Friday 11 AM: Homework due  Friday: Review problems followed by Quiz each week.   See course website for grading criteria ...
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