Lect02 - PHYS 172: Modern Mechanics Spring 2012 Lecture 2...

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Spring 2012 PHYS 172: Modern Mechanics Lecture 2 – Vectors Momentum & Relativity Read: 1.6-1.11 1
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Today •General Course Information •Newton's First Law of Motion •Vectors •Velocity •Principle of Relativity •Special Relativity 2
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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 utside of class as you do in class. Read the syllabus carefully. outside of class as you do in class. That is, eight hours a week spent reading, doing the homework, recitation, and laboratory assignments, and exams would be a typical investment of time for most students in this course. QUESTIONS? Email Prof. Denes Molnar [email protected] 3
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Evening Exams (3) 30% Final Exam 20% Labs 15% Homework (WebAssign) 15% Clicker questions 5% Recitation 15% TOTAL 100% We will use an absolute grading scale with values as given on the syllabus. 89% or better to get an A-. QUESTIONS? Email Prof. Denes Molnar [email protected] 4
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Reminders: For help with homework problems, go to the Physics Learning Center in Room 12 (PHYS Bldg) during the assigned hours. Schedule can be found on the home page. It is staffed by trained teaching assistants assigned to this course. Use it! 1. Extensions can be granted for Homework assignments, if you have a good reason and don t abuse the privilege. Download form under HW Extension request from the course web site. 2. To request an Excused Grade for an exam due to a valid reason (illness, etc), download Absentee Report from the course web site. Do this in advance if at all possible. Advance notification is required
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course PHYS 172 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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Lect02 - PHYS 172: Modern Mechanics Spring 2012 Lecture 2...

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