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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Spring 2007 Physics 2C April 2, 2007 Thermodynamics and Waves INSTRUCTOR: Professor Melvin Okamura ( ) Office: 1218 Mayer Hall Office Hours: Wed, 3-4 pm and by appointment Phone: 534-2506 COURSE COORDINATOR : Patti Hey, 118 Urey Hall Addition, 822-1468, 2C TEACHING ASSISTANT : Chuck-Hou Yee. Office Hours TBA CLASS SCHEDULE: Lectures: MW 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. WLH 2001 Tu 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. York 2722 Weekly Quiz: F 12:00 – 12:50 a.m. WLH 2001 Discussion Session W 2:00 – 2:50 pm HSS 1330 Problem Session: Th 7:00 – 8:50 p.m. York 2622 A Clicker will not be used in this course . FINAL EXAM:Wed, June 13, 2007, 11:30-2:30. (location to be announced) TEXT: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume III. Richard Wolfson and Jay M. Pasachoff¸ 3 rd Edition 1999. Pearson Addison Wesley Publishing. Custom Edition for UCSD. PREREQUISITES: Physics 2B, Math 20 C and concurrent enrollment in Math 20D. COURSE FORMAT : Physics 2C is a lecture course covering waves and thermodynamics. The course consists of three lectures per week on Mon., Tues and Wed. with a quiz usually given on Friday covering the material discussed in the lectures the week. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS : Problem sets are assigned as selections from each text chapter. Solutions will be available on the course web site. The problems will be worked in detail during the Thursday problem session. The homework will not be graded, but problems in the quiz may resemble homework assigned for the week. HELP IS AVAILABLE : A discussion session is held on Wed afternoon and a problem session will be held on Thursday evening. At the discussion session the TA will discuss material covered in lectures. At the problem session the TA will work problems. Attendance is voluntary, but students are encouraged to use these meetings to help master course material and prepare for quizzes. Individual assistance is available during office hours. TUTORIALS: Additional help can be obtained from Physics Department tutors, available Sunday through Thursday 3pm -8pm at Mayer Hall 2106. QUIZZES: A weekly quiz will be given on Friday. You can use a calculator and a sheet of equations (8x10 one side). You should bring blank paper for calculations. No computers or cell phones should be used during examinations. There will be no quizzes on the 1 st and 9 th weeks. The overall quiz grade will be computed from the
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2 best 6 quizzes out of 8 total quizzes. Two of the quizzes can therefore be used for absences without penalty. There will be no make-up quiz ; this is the reason that I allow students to drop 2 quizzes. At the first quiz, you will be assigned a 3-digit number as your code number, which you will insert along with the course number on quiz answer sheet instead of your name. The format of the quizzes will be scantron graded multiple-choice questions. You will need to bring a scantron examination sheet that is available at the bookstore. No. 101864-PAR. Quiz grades will be posted by code number on the course web page. Questions about quiz grades should be made in writing to the teaching assistant within one week of posting of the grade.
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