PHYS218-syllabus

PHYS218-syllabus - PHYS218 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS...

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 Prof. Brian A. Todd Office:  Room 68, Physics Building Phone:  494-3004 Email:   batodd     @purdue.edu     Office Hours: Recitation Instructor:  Mr. Michael Meier Recitation Instructor:  Mr. Malcolm Ng E-Mail:   mdmeier     @purdue.edu     E-Mail:   ngm     @purdue.edu     Laboratory:  Dr. Andrzej (Andrew) Lewicki CHIP Administrator:  Dr. V.K. Saxena Office:   Room 142, Physics Building Office:  Room 176, Physics Building E-Mail:   [email protected]   E-Mail:   [email protected] Phone:  494-9575 TEXTBOOKS:   College Physics , Nicholas J. Giordano, Volume 1, Cengage Learning, ISBN 0-49-5739901, 2008 Physics 218 Laboratory Manual , Andrzej Lewicki, Nicholas Giordano and Michael Zimmer,  LAD Custom Publishing RESPONSE PAD:   I-Clicker, ISBN  0-7167-7939-0, Bedford/Freeman/Worth.  You must purchase an I-clicker in the  bookstore and register it on CHIP.  You will use your I-clicker in lecture and recitation  for quizzes.  COURSE GOALS:    The goals for this course are for you to understand classical mechanics and  thermodynamics at the conceptual level and to become adept at solving relevant numeric and  non-numeric problems.  While most of the basic principles can be understood without extensive  mathematical involvement, working numeric problems requires a proficiency in algebra and  trigonometry.  You will learn to work with vectors in this course and will see the relationships  among variables that illustrate the beginnings of calculus.  The course has three components:  Lecture, Recitation, and Laboratory.   LECTURES:    Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM PHYS room 114  The lecture will be used to introduce new material and may contain any number of iClicker  (available at bookstore)  quizzes.   The total quiz grade for each lecture will be 2 points, 1 of  which is awarded for simply taking the quizzes and the other which is awarded for answering  correctly.  You are free to collaborate with your fellow students in answering the quizzes. Your  DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS PHYS218 General Physics (Spring 2011)
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