Lectures: Disque 704, Tu Th 10:00 am - 11:20 pm (001), 11:30 am - 12:50 pm (002) Office: Disque 816 (McMillan/001), 805 (Vallieres/002) Office Hours: by appointment Phone: (215) 895-2709, (215) 895-2714 Fax: (215) 895-2940 e-mail: steve (at) physics.drexel.edu, vallieres (at) physics.drexel.edu course: phys105 (at) physics.drexel.edu sysadmin: sysadmin (at) physics.drexel.edu
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Grading will be based on 7 homeworks, accounting for 80% of the total grade. The final homework will take the form of a limited-time, take-home examination and will carry 20% of the total; the other homeworks will carry 10% each. There will also be an in-class mid-term examination, worth 20% of the total grade and based on the in-class exercises, on Thursday, May 8 (week 6). The final project will begin during the last class period and will be due the next day -- no exceptions!
Homeworks will be assigned on the course Web page, and are expected to be turned in electronically, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Homeworks will involve writing programs to solve problems, printing out the solutions, and possibly plotting graphs of the results. To ensure that all of your work is clearly presented, your solution should begin with a cover page containing the homework number and your name(!), and a brief description of the material that follows. Your solution to each problem should begin by presenting all of the written answers and numerical solutions requested, followed by graphs, tables, programs, etc., in the order listed on the cover page. All answers should be clearly marked, and all graphs and program listings should be clearly labeled. More detailed instructions on preparing and formatting your homework are presented in the course web pages.