Schedule

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

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Modules:

Concentrate on the web material.  Work through it by the date shown in the scheduleMake sure that you can work the problems that are worked out in the web material.  Then make sure that you can work similar problems that are worked in the textbook and the workbook.  Explore some of the links in bold text that are embedded in the web material.  Complete the optional exercises for extra credit.

Jan 11 Pressure
Jan 13 Ideal Fluids
Jan 18 Viscous Fluids
Jan 20 Temperature
Jan 25 Kinetic Theory, Heat
Jan 27 Heat flow, Heat Capacity
Feb 1 Thermodynamics
Feb 3 Heat Engines
Feb 8 Entropy
  Test 1
Feb 15 Forces and Fields
Feb 17 Gauss' Law
Feb 22 Potential Difference
Feb 24 Electrostatic Dev.
Mar 1 Electric Current
Mar 3 Kirchhoff's Rules
Mar 8 The Magnetic Force
Mar 10 The Magnetic Field
Mar 22 Magnetism in Matter
  Test 2
Mar 29 Faraday's Law
Mar 31 Devices
Apr 5 EM waves
Apr 7 Diffraction
Apr 12 Thin Films
Apr 19 Geometric Optics
Apr 21 Mirrors
Apr 26 Lenses
Apr 28 Summary
  Test 3
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Assignments:

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Assignments cover the material presented in the Web-based class modules.  They may refer you back to the module, to a textbook, or to the workbook.

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Assignments are submitted over Blackboard.  Assignments are scored by the computer and you will receive your assignment grade immediately.  You can submit these assignments up to three times if you need to improve your grade.  The highest score counts.

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Assignments are due at 5 PM on the indicated date.  No late assignments will be accepted.

Assignment:   Due Date:
A1   Jan 13
A2   Jan 20
A3   Jan 25
A4   Jan 27
A5   Feb 1
A6   Feb 3
A7   Feb 8
A8   Feb 17
A9   Feb 22
A10   Feb 24
A11   Mar 1
Assignment:   Due Date:
A12   Mar 3
A13   Mar 8
A14   Mar 10
A15   Mar 22
A16   Mar 31
A17   Apr 5
A18   Apr 7
A19   Apr 12
A20   Apr 19
A21   Apr 26
A22   Apr 28
Laboratory:   Due Date:
Lab 1   Jan 18
Lab 2   Jan 25
Lab 3   Feb 1
Lab 4   Feb 17
Lab 5   Feb 24
Lab 6   Mar 3
Lab 7   Mar 22
Lab 8   Mar 31
Lab 9   Apr 7
Lab 10   Apr 21
     
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Extra credit:

bulletExtra credit assignments must be handed in on time.  You can earn up to 5 points extra credit by completing an assignment.  Later assignments often require skills learned while completing an earlier assignment.  Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments and laboratories.
Due Date Assignment:
Jan 18 Extra credit 1
Jan 27 Extra credit 2
Feb 8 Extra credit 3
Feb 22 Extra credit 4
Mar 1 Extra credit 5
Due Date Assignment: 
Mar 8 Extra credit 6
Mar 22 Extra credit 7
Apr 7 Extra credit 8
Apr 19 Extra credit 9
Apr 28 Extra credit 10
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Tests:

bulletTest are proctored, computer based exams.  They are only available during scheduled times, and only on the computers in room PHY 203.  Students with a scheduling conflict must contact the instructor. 
Test 1  February 13 or 14  distribution of scores
Test 2 March 27 or 28  distribution of scores
Test 3 Exam period,  May 3 or May 4     distribution of scores
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Grade book

You can examine the entries made for you in the instructor's grade book on Blackboard.
Percentage grades translate to letter grades as shown in the table below.
  Please notify the instructor if you think a grade has not been recorded correctly.

90% and above    A
87% - 89% A-
83% - 86% B+
80% - 82% B
77% - 79% B-
73% - 76% C+
70% - 72% C
67% - 69% C-
63% - 66% D+
60% - 62% D
57% - 59% D-
below 57% F