Unformatted text preview: Physics 53 Course Information Duke University Spring 2012 Text: Halliday, Resnick, Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, Vol. 1, 9th ed. All reading assignments and homework problems are from this text. Supplemental course materials will be distributed via Blackboard. Instructional Staff: Name Title Email Thomas Mehen Lecturer & [email protected] Coordinator Mehdi Meziane Recitation Instructor Phone Office & Hours 660 2555 Physics 249 M 1  2 pm T 11am  12pm [email protected] 660 2754 FFSC 2317 M 4:30 6:30 pm Jonah Bernhard Teaching Assistant [email protected] Mauricio Pilo Pais Lab Instructor [email protected] Austin Ely Lab Instructor [email protected] 660 2490 Physics 274A T 1 2 pm, F 1:30 2:30 pm Lecture: Lectures are on Wednesday and Friday in Room 130 from 8:30 am – 9:45 am. The sections of the text to be covered are indicated in the PHY 53 Course Calendar (see below). LECTURES WILL BE MOST USEFUL IF YOU READ THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE BOOK PRIOR TO LECTURE. The lectures will be supplemented with physical and video demonstrations. Recitation Sessions & Lab The schedule for labs and recitation sessions is: Sec. 1 2 3 4 Recitation Time (Room) W 1:15 3:15 pm (Physics 154) Th 1:15 3:15 pm (Physics 154) W 3:30 5:30 pm (Physics 154) Th 1:15 3:15 pm (Gross Chem 111) Lab Time (Room) F 3:30 5:30 pm (Physics 141) F 1:15 3:15 pm (Physics 141) Th 6:00 8:00 pm (Physics 141) F 6:00 8:00 pm (Physics 141) The format of the recitation sessions is  Review of Material (20 30 minute)  Problem Solving (~1 hour)  Quiz (4 multiple choice question, 30 minutes) Labs are run by Ken McKenzie and the TAs. Please refer to documents distributed in lab for information about the labs. This information is also available on Blackboard. Help Room Staff will be available to answer students’ questions about the material on the evenings before homework is due, i.e., almost every Tuesday, and also the evenings before midterm exams: 2/9, 3/15, and 4/12. These days are marked on the PHY 53 Course Calendar. The location and time will be posted on Blackboard. We will also schedule a help room before the final exam.
Homework Each homework assignment consists of 5 recitation problems and 3 homework problems. Students should attempt all 5 recitation problems before coming to recitation session. In the problem solving part of the recitations session, students will break into small groups and collaborate on solving these problems. Students will hand in written solutions to the 3 homework problems. These are due at the beginning of class on Wednesday (see calendar below). Students may discuss these problems with others, however the write up of the solutions must be done individually. It is a violation of the Honor Code to copy the solutions of another student. Other resources such as textbooks, webpages, etc., resources may be consulted. However, it is an Honor violation to consult the solutions manual for the course textbook. We do not accept late homework. The 2 lowest homework scores will be dropped in computing the final homework average. Homework counts for 10% of the final grade. Quizzes There will be a quiz at the end of each recitation session, except on weeks in which there is a midterm. The instructor will announce via email at the beginning of the week what sections of the book will be covered in that week’s quizzes. Typically this will be material covered in the previous week’s lectures. The quizzes consist of multiple choice questions intended to test students’ understanding of basic concepts. Quizzes are closed book. A comprehensive PHY 53 formulae sheet is provided for all quizzes. Calculators may be used and will be provided. No partial credit is awarded for wrong answers on the quiz. There are no makeup quizzes. The 2 lowest quiz grades will be dropped in computing the final quiz average. The quiz average counts for 10% of the final grade. Exams There will be three midterms (2/10, 3/16, 4/13) and a final exam (5/4, 9:00 am 12:00 noon). The midterms will cover the chapters indicated on Physics 53 course calendar. The final exam will be comprehensive. All exams will consist of multiple choice questions which test understanding of basic concepts, as well as longer problems which test problem solving skills. Exams are closed book. A comprehensive PHY 53 formulae sheet is provided for all exams. Students may only use calculators provided by the department. No partial credit is awarded for wrong answers on multiple choice questions. Each midterm counts for 15% of the final grade and the final exam counts for 25% of the final grade. There are no make up exams. If absence from a midterm is not excused, the student receives a grade of 0. If an absence is excused then the final exam grade is substituted for the midterm grade when computing the final average. Grading Summary: Honor Code Homework Quizzes Labs Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Midterm 3 Final Exam 10% 10% 10% 15% 15% 15% 25% All students are expected to abide by the Duke University honor code. All work on quizzes and exams must be done independently and only using the allowed sources (i.e., the comprehensive PHY 53 formulae sheet and calculators). Students must sign a statement that they are abiding by the honor code on each exam. Submitted homework must be completed in a manner consistent with policy outlined above. Homework Assignments # Recitation Problems Homework Problems Due Date 1 Chapter 1: 19, 31 Chapter 2: 43, 63, 79 Chapter 2: 22, 64, 70 1/18 2 Chapter 3: 29, 63 Chapter 4: 67, 81, 99 Chapter 3: 50 Chapter 4: 20, 52 1/25 3 Chapter 5: 59, 73, 93 Chapter 6: 79, 87 Chapter 5: 76 Chapter 6: 78, 96 2/1 4 Chapter 7: 15, 33, 49 Chapter 8: 37, 41 Chapter 9: 7, 15, 21, 35, 37 Chapter 7: 22 Chapter 8: 36, 64 Chapter 9: 8, 16, 38 2/8 Chapter 9: 67, 101 Chapter 10: 7, 17, 69 Chapter 10: 57 Chapter 11: 25, 31, 63, 71 Chapter 9: 48 Chapter 10: 32, 44 Chapter 10: 78 Chapter 11: 16, 54 2/22 8 Chapter 12: 37, 51, 61, 71, 79 Chapter 12: 40, 56, 64 3/14 9 Chapter 13: 13, 25, 37, 71, 79 Chapter 13: 28, 54, 80 3/21 10 Chapter 14: 47, 53, 65, 71, 83 Chapter 14: 24, 70, 82 3/28 11 Chapter 15: 33, 63, 67, 93, 97 4/4 12 Chapter 16: 11, 23, 59, 71, 89 Chapter 15: 24, 60, 92 Chapter 16: 34, 54, 60 13 Chapter 17: 13, 21, 23, 37, 49 Chapter 17: 54, 66, 94 4/25 5 6 7 2/15 2/29 4/11 PHY 53 Course Calendar Black  Reading Blue HW Due Date Green Help Room Red – Midterm Exams M T W Th F 9 10 11 12 13 Ch. 1: 1 7 January Ch. 2: 2 9 16 Help 17 18 Room
Ch. 3: 1 8 Ch. 4: 1 6 HW 1 Due
Help 24 25 Room Ch. 5: 7 9 HW 2 Due Help 31 1 Room Ch. 7: 1 9 HW 3 Due Help 7 8 Room Ch. 9: 1 6 HW 4 Due 23 30 February 6 13 Help 14 Room 20 Help 21 Room 27 Help 28 Room 19 20 Ch. 4: 7 9 Ch. 5: 1 6 26 27 Ch. 6: 1 5 2 3 Ch. 8: 1 8 Help 9 10 Room Midterm 1 (Ch.1 8) 15 16 17 Ch. 9: 7 12 HW 5 Due Ch.10: 1 7 22 23 24 Ch.10: 8 10 Ch.11: 1 5 HW 6 Due 29 Ch.12: 1 5 HW 7 Due Ch.11:6 12 March April M T W Th F 1 2 Ch.13: 1 6 5 6 7 8
9 12 Help 13 14 Help 15 16 Room Ch.13: 7 9 Room Midterm 2 HW 8 Due (Ch. 9 12) 19 Help 20 21 22 23 Room Ch. 14: 1 6 Ch. 14:7 10 HW 9 Due 26 Help 27 28 29 30 Room Ch. 15: 1 4 Ch.15: 5 9 HW 10 Due 2 9 May Help 3 4 Room Ch.16:1 13 HW 11 Due Help 10 Exam 11 Room Review HW 12 Due 16 17 23 30 18 Ch.17:1 6 5 Help 24 25 Room Exam Review HW 13 Due 1 2 Help 12 13 Room
Midterm 3 (Ch. 13 16) 19 20 Ch.17:7 10 6 Ch.16:1 13 26 27 3 4 Final Exam (Ch. 1 17) 9 12 am ...
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