Class MTWR 10 - 10:50 AM, 154 Rankin
Lab W 12 - 2:50 PM, 102 Rankin
Other times by appointment.
a) "Hour" Exams: Each exam will be given in the following format: 60% In-Class closed note, closed-book, closed-neigbor (i.e., you're on your own) portion (stressing concepts, short problems, etc.) and 40% Take-Home portion (stressing more detailed problems, extensions of concepts, etc.). For the Take Home portion, any resource is available EXCEPT individuals holding a degree in Physics AND as long as you properly reference the resource. It is recommended that the take-home portion be done in groups, where the score of the group is the average of the members' scores.
b) Laboratory/Lab Activities: Lab WILL meet every Wednesday during the semester. Lab reports will be due by the next class meeting. (More on the report format during the lab meeting.) Lab activities will be any activity which is not a lecture. On some occasions, a one-page maximum write-up is to be turned in. These will be announced at random moments during the semester.
c) Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive. The exam will be divided into two parts: 1) a Multiple-Guess section of concepts and short problems; and 2) a problems section with one to two part problems.
d) Project: The class will be divide into groups which will be responsible for designing and building apparatus to demonstrate some principles of physics. The grading will be based on the design, implementation, teamwork and the quality of the physics. A handout with additional information will be handed out later in the semester.
e) Classwork: This portion of the course grade will depend
on the following factors:
1) Weekly group quizzes which will be given only on Mondays during the semester; 2) Homework assignments which will be randomly collected during the semester; 3) Journal daily entries which will be collected each Thursday until the first exam, then every exam day after that. The journal entries should be an explanation of a physics concept as if you were explaining this to someone NOT in Physics; 4) Class participation; 5) Class presentations (book reports, short problems, etc.); 6) Short, one-page, papers which will be assigned during the semester; and 7) 3-5 page paper on a Woman Scientist or Engineer (excluding Marie Curie) which is due after Thanksgiving. The woman must be cleared by FALL BREAK!
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Click here to view the Fall, 1997 schedule of activities.