|Physics 4C, General Physics With Calculus: Exploring the mysteries of the big U.|
Optics, Waves, Heat and Entropy
Course Description, Schedule of Topics
Instructor: N.V. Alexander
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
TEXTBOOK Young, University Physics (14th Ed]) W/ MASTERINGPHYSICS.COM MODIFIED; ONLY USE MODIFIED VERSIONS!
LECTURES Will generally follow the text. Try to scope assigned material before you come to class. Please ask questions in class or during my office hours. Click HERE for a review of Physics 4B (SP 15). I'll be honest. This course may get hectic. I strongly recommend you form study groups; explore the wealth of resources I've tried to provide. Read on !
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EXAMS Tentative dates for three midterm exams will be announced. Sample exams will be posted. You shouldn't collab. with your friends during exams. Please work independently; be original. Line for line, you should shine on your own work.. Don't worry. One or more pages of your own handwritten notes aka cheat sheets are allowed. Please do not use pages xeroxed from the book or downloaded from the quiz hints or solutions. (You may use two or more pages during the final exam.) Do not bring scratch paper to the exams. The only things you need are a pencil or pen, eraser, calculator, and your alert mind. Before the test begins, please put all other things on the floor. Avoid staying up all night crammin'; stay on top of it.. Get your rest, and you will be blessed (for optimal performance). Any disputes on grading must be resolved within one or two days after the exam is returned. No make-up exams are allowed unless you can prove a state of emergency with legal, medical documents. You must take the final exam on the date and time that it is scheduled.
LABORATORY Laboratory Room: 1806
Laboratory Schedule: The tentative dates of the lab experiments will be given in class. All experiments assigned are required. If you do not complete them all your total course grade will be dropped by one grade point or more. Your lab report is generally due a week after the experiment at the next lab session. Read the manual or handout before coming to the lab. If you miss an experiment for unavoidable reasons, make arrangements to make it up as soon as possible. Some lab reports will require using the spreadsheet program Excel. See the links here, L1, L2, or L3 for exercises on Excel. I will provide in-class tutorials on using the software, if requested, and I have ordered a short reference book on Excel that you may wish to buy. You may also get access to Computer Science lab by talking to me. The computers in the LIBRARY, LAB AND LECTURE ROOMS and Tutorials Center are also available.
GRADING POLICY Grades in the course will be based on a total score consisting approximately of the following percentages: Laboratory: 18 Quizzes: 18 Midterm exams: 40 Final exam: 24 Letter grades:90-100 A; 80-89 = B; 63-79 = C; 50-62 = D