Schedule


Class Meetings:

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
      Chapter Notes
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:

Pre-lab
Assignment:
Due Date:
A1 Sep 4
A2 Sep 11
A3 Sep 18
A4 Sep 25
A5 Oct 2
A6 Oct 16
A7 Oct 23
A8 Oct 30
A9 Nov 6
A10 Nov 13
A11 Nov 20
A12 Nov 29
   
Homework
Assignment:
Due Date:
H1 Sept 6
H2 Sep 13
H3 Sep 20
H4 Sep 27
H5 Oct 11
H6 Oct 18
H7 Oct 25
H8 Nov 1
H9 Nov 8
H10 Nov 15
H11 Nov 22
H12 Dec 1
   

Tests:

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

Final Exam schedule:

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

Grades

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