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Unformatted text preview: Physics 240 Winter 2012 Lecture #1 Dr. Dave Winn winn@umich.edu My Office Hours (1416 Randall Lab) Monday 1pm-3pm Tuesday 1pm-3pm Thursday 2pm-4pm (Prof. Gidley) The Big Picture Physics 140 Newtons Laws of Mechanics Force Laws Conservation Laws => Physics attempts to explain many phenomena with a few laws Physics 240 Electricity and magnetism: really one phenomenon Charge and electrostatics Current and magnetostatics Electrodynamics Electromagnetic waves and light Newton Franklin Course Components Reading: You have short reading assignments to be read before each lecture. Homework: 2 online assignments a week, due on Wednesday and Friday morning. Lecture: Concept tests with recorded electronic responses Discussion sections: You will have twice weekly discussion sections. During these meetings you will work new problems in groups, drawn from your textbook. Exams: There will be three midterms and a final. Multiple choice exams with about half quantitative, half conceptual questions Developed at MIT with National Science Foundation funding Distributed through Pearson Education Inc. Instructions at course web site The course name for physics 240 is UMICHP240F2011 Online homework system Exam dates 1. Thurs. Feb 2, 8-9:30 pm 2. Thurs. Mar 8, 8-9:30 pm 3. Thurs. Apr 5, 8-9:30 pm Final Exam: Friday Apr 20, 7:30-9:30 pm If you require special accommodations send an e- mail request to phys240lecture@umich.edu Course Grading Mastering Physics Homework: 15% 3 Midterms: 15% Final Exam: 25% Discussion Participation: 7.5% Lecture Score 7.5% Grading will be on an absolute scale: 82-100% A 72-82% B 54-72% C 49-54% D (Half Letter breakpoints can be found in ctools resources folder) No curve! it is possible for every student to get an A! Playing Fair Michigan Daily Headline Nov. 12 2002: Academic integrity still plagues campus We want to keep it that way! Please study together, but do your own work Some examples of academic misconduct: Giving or receiving assistance during exams, or using unauthorized reference material Submitting Iclicker answers for another student, or asking another student to do so for you Copying a friends mastering physics homework assignment (this is both dishonest and foolish, since we draw test questions from homework and you need the practice) Your routine: To keep on track in this course you will have to accomplish several tasks in between each lecture: 1. Complete a Mastering Physics assignment on the material from the previous lecture (Monday and Wednesday by 8am) 2. Attend a discussion section and solve problems on the material in the previous lecture 3. Complete your text reading of material which will be covered in the next lecture ( there will be a quiz! ) The Big Picture Physics 140 Newtons Laws of...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PHYS 240 taught by Professor Winn during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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