Chapter_1 - PHYISCS 113 SYLLABUS Physics 113 Spring 2011...

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PHYISCS 113 SYLLABUS Physics 113 – Spring 2011 Prof. Martin Guthold Office: Olin 302, Lab: Olin 202 Phone: 758-4977 Home: 923-9902 e-mail: gutholdm@wfu.edu OFFICE HOURS Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, 1:00-2:00 pm, 302 Olin Feel free to drop by any time and I’ll try to accommodate you. Physics 113 is the first course in a two-semester sequence in calculus-based general Physics. It does require the use of calculus and some vector calculations. (Calculus (Math 111) and Physics 113 may be taken at the same time). SCHEDULE Lectures are on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 am – 9:50 pm; room Olin 101 or on: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 am – 10:45 am; room Olin 101 All students must also enroll in one laboratory session. All five laboratory sessions are Thursdays. Labs will begin Thursday, Jan. 20 ; room Olin 104/105; no lab on April 21 (before Good Friday). Labs cannot be made up on other days. Attendance in the labs is required.
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TEXT AND MATRIALS Required text book: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 8th ed. by Serway & Jewett (6th 7th ed.ok) Required: For the lab you must get the lab manual from the bookstore (~$15). Required: Sign up for WebAssign (~ $ 47, more details below). Required: Purchase i-clickers at bookstore (~$ 30, can be used for other classes, too) Optional: Student solution manual (can help with some homework problems). EXAMS AND GRADING There will be one, comprehensive, 3-hour final exam and two1-hour, evening midterm exams given at the dates listed below. Homework problems will be assigned for each chapter and they will be also be graded. 1. Exam 20 % 2. Exam 20 % Final Exam 30 % Lab 15 % Homework 10 % i-clickers 5% Participation (stars) can move borderline grades. Exams: Exam 1: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5:00 – 6:00 pm or 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Chapters 1-9) Exam 2: Wednesday, March. 30, 5:00 – 6:00 pm or 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Chapters 9-15) Final (MWF): Saturday April 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (comprehensive, Chapters 1-20) Final (TuTh): Wednesday, May, 4, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (comprehensive, Chapters 1-20)
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HOMEWORK AND PROBLEM SOLVING Homework and problem solving is a very important part of learning in a Physics course.
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