Lectures: M 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Matheson 401 F 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Disque Hall, room 12-103 Recitations: Tu Th 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Matheson 401 Office: Disque 610 Office Hour: M F 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., or by appointment Phone: (215) 895-2723 Fax: (215) 895-5934 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Physics: Concepts and Connections, by Art Hobson
(Prentice Hall, 1995).
Additional reading material will be provided as needed.
Lectures and Recitations: The lecture and recitation
schedule is here. You will be expected to
read the text material before attending each lecture. Attendance at
lectures and recitations is required.
Note: The attached schedule is still tentative, and may be modified to change the emphasis placed on different topics. The date of the mid-term will not change, however.
Recitations: Material presented in recitations will supplement the lectures, providing an opportunity for problem-solving exercises and in-depth classroom discussions. Recitation assignments will be distributed during the Friday lecture of the preceding week. Here are the assignments so far. The recitation instructor is Joseph Trout (office: Disque 808; e-mail: email@example.com).
Homeworks: A total of 9 homeworks will be assigned, one on each of the 9 chapters covered. Each homework will consist of two or three questions drawn from the ``Exercises'' section at the end of the chapter being studied. Homeworks will be assigned on Fridays, and will be due 1 week later. Here are the homework assignments so far.
Quizzes: 7 (10 minute) quizzes will given during the classes indicated on the attached schedule. Material in the quizzes will be drawn from the ``Review Questions'' section at the end of the chapter being studied.
Exams: A one-hour mid-term examination will be given in class on Tueaday, October 29. There will also be a final examination, held during finals week. Examination questions will mainly require short (one page or less) essay answers. The final will concentrate mainly on the second half of the course. Makeup examinations will be scheduled only in exceptional circumstances.
Final Grade: The final grade breakdown will be as follows:
Mid-term examination 30% Final examination 35% 6 best homeworks 15% 5 best quizzes 10% Class attendance/participation 10%