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Unformatted text preview: PHYS2001 Fall 2012 Instructor: Dr. John F. DiTusa Lecture : Sec. 3: 10:40 AM 12:00 PM, TTh Lecture Room : 130 Nicholson Hall Office Hours: : 8:00-9:00 AM Mon. and Wed . Office : 211-B Nicholson 1:40 PM -2:30 PM, Fridays Labs : 27 and 58 Nicholson [in Room 119 Nicholson Hall] or by appointment. Ph: 578-2606 E-Mail: ditusa@phys.lsu.edu Purpose: To introduce the concepts and methods of mechanics and thermodynamics at the level of a beginning university student. To build problem solving skills and to effectively use mathematics to describe nature. To understand the scientific method and the use of measurement to understand nature. Required Text : LSU PHYS2001, Physics , by Cutnell and Johnson, 8th Ed., Volume 1 Moodle Course WEB Site: Course information, including the syllabus, lecture notes, practice exams, solutions, grades, etc., will be periodically posted to the course Moodle web site accessible through MySpace (formally PAWS). Please be aware that materials posted on the Moodle web site are not public materials, they are my intellectual property! Therefore, it is illegal to give or sell any items posted to any individuals not registered in Physics 2001 section 3. I hereby expressly forbid any transfer of any if my materials to third party web sites. If I find that this trust has been violated I will remove all materials from all web sites. This includes class notes, practice exams, formula sheets, and exam solutions. In addition, any recordings of lectures, video or audio, without the express consent of the instructor is expressly forbidden . Class : This course covers chapters 1 through 16 of the text (Ch. 13 and 14 will not be covered). You are required to read and know the assigned textbook material before coming to class . YOU MUST Attend the lectures! The concepts and problem solving will be developed through the readings, lectures, demonstrations and class discussion. Quizzes : Quizzes will be given in lecture every day. These quizzes are designed to check if you have performed the reading assignment and/or carefully carried out the homework assignments. Therefore, you need to attend class and read the assigned material. Quizzes will be answered via Turning Point Clickers. There will be no scheduled make-up quizzes. Your 5 lowest quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester. This intended to remove the need for excuses. Every student has a valid excuse to miss a couple of lectures. If you will miss a class because of a University sponsored event, please alert me beforehand. You are personally responsible for the working of your clickers. Transferring these response systems to another student in order to get credit for a quiz is a form of cheating and will not be allowed. Homework: Homework assignments will be done online at the following website: http://webassign.net/ You will self-enroll in the homework system using the class key lsu 3706 5922 If you need to purchase an access code from the bookstore, make sure you...
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