p240_ct1_w12_jan_5 - Physics 240 Winter 2012 Lecture#1 My...

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Physics 240 Winter 2012 Lecture #1 Dr. Dave Winn [email protected] My Office Hours (1416 Randall Lab) Monday 1pm-3pm Tuesday 1pm-3pm Thursday 2pm-4pm (Prof. Gidley)
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The Big Picture Physics 140 Newton‟s 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
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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
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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
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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 [email protected]
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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!
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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)
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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! )
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The Big Picture
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