Before each class meeting in the large lecture hall and the associated studio session study the web-based material and the corresponding chapters in the textbook. Complete one homework assignment before the studio session and a second assignment after the studio session. Notes from the meetings will be available for review below.
|Class meeting||Studio Session||Web material||Textbook||Class|
|Aug 24||Aug 29/30||Introduction||---||August 24|
|Aug 31||Sep 5/6||Electric Forces and Fields||18||August 31|
|Sep 7||Sep 12/13||Electric Energy and Potential||19||September 7|
|Sep 14||Sep 19/20||Electric Current and Cell Membranes||20/21||September 14|
|Sep 21||Sep 26/27||Magnetic Fields||22||September 21|
|Sep 28||Oct 10/11||Electromagnetic Induction||23||September 28|
|Oct 12||Oct 17/18||Electromagnetic Waves||24||October 12|
|Oct 19||Oct 24/25||Geometrical Optics||25||October 19|
|Oct 26||Oct 31/Nov 1||Optical Lenses and Devices||26||October 26|
|Nov 2||Nov 7/8||Wave Optics||27||November 2|
|Nov 9||Nov 14/15||Modern Physics||29||November 9|
|Nov 16||Nov 21/22||The Structure of Matter||30||November 16|
|Nov 30||Nov 28/29||Nuclear Physics and Medical Applications||31/32||November 30|
Assignments cover the material presented in the textbook and the web material. They may refer you back to some activity you were asked to complete in the web material or in class.
Assignments are submitted online on Blackboard. Assignments are scored by the computer and you will receive your assignment grade immediately. You can submit the assignments up to three times if you need to improve your score. The highest score counts.
Assignments are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date. No late assignments
will be accepted.
Note: You have to click the "Submit" button to actually submit your answers. The "Save" button will let you save an incomplete assignment so that you can get back to it later, but it will not submit the assignment for grading.
Test 1 and 2 are proctored 1-hour exams, test 3 is an 80-minute proctored exam. You will take test 1 and test 2 during the first hour of a studio session and test 3 during the final exam period for the class or studio session.
|Test 1||October 10/11||formulas|
|Test 2||November 7/8||formulas|
|Test 3||see schedule below||formulas|
The final exam is a 80 minute exam. You will take the exam in rooms 207.
|section:||Exam day:||Exam time:|
|1||Dec 8||10:15 am|
|2||Dec 12||10:15 am|
|3||Dec 12||2:45 pm|
|4||Dec 12||7:15 pm|
|5||Dec 11||8:00 am|
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-|