Physics 135, Introductory Physics with Calculus I,
Sections 003, Fall 2016
Physics 135 is a web-based, first-year physics course for majors in
mathematics, physics, computer science, and the physical sciences. It is a
four-hour course. Only students which have already completed a first-year
calculus course are allowed to register for Physics 135 without co-registering
for Mathematics 141.
The course uses web-based class
modules, a textbook, and a workbook. There are no formal lectures. While students can
meet with the instructor during office hours, the only time students are
required to show up in person is during the tests.
Students are required to complete the online
laboratories before the indicated due dates.
|Dr. Marianne Breinig (Physics)|
Office: 202 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
WF 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, M 12:45 PM -
|Web-based, interactive class modules|
|Any Introductory Physics with Calculus textbook,
for example Serway, Principles of Physics,
2nd, 3rd, or 4th
edition "College Physics", a free, online textbook by OpenStax College (http://openstaxcollege.org/).
The link to the HTML version is |
and a PDF copy can be downloaded from OpenStax.
This book does not use calculus.
|Saunders, Core Concepts in Physics|
|There are no formal lectures.
Students are expected to complete two web-based
class modules per week.
Each module should be completed by the date shown in the schedule.
Students are encouraged to come to the
department of physics tutorial center, visit the instructor during
office hours, and ask questions via email. Students are required to complete the online
laboratories before the indicated due dates. |
|Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the
Web-based modules. Students are expected to complete two class modules per week and
submit the assignments associated with each module
on time over the Web.|
|There will be two in-class exams on September 26/27 and on October 24/25, a final
exam during the exam period on December 5/6.
The exams will be given in PHY 201/203. The exams are based on the
material covered in the Web-based modules.|
|An extra credit assignment is embedded in each of the 10 modules.
Each extra credit assignment is worth up to 5 points. Extra credit
assignments must be handed in on time on Blackboard|
|Extra credit assignment
|Each exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The homework assignments are worth a maximum
of 100 points and the lab reports are also worth a maximum of 100 points.
Extra credit points are added to your total score from
tests, homework assignments, and laboratories.|
|450 and above
||90% and above
||87% - 89%
||83% - 86%
||80% - 82%
||77% - 79%
||73% - 76%
||70% - 72%
||67% - 69%
||63% - 66%
||60% - 62%
||57% - 59%
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented
disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). This will
ensure that you are properly registered for the services provided by ODS.
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