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 18||Aug 23/24||Introduction||---||August 18|
|Aug 25||Aug 30/31||Electric Forces and Fields||18||August 25|
|Sep 1 online||Sep 6/7||Electric Energy and Potential||19||September 1|
|Sep 8||Sep 13/14||Electric Current and Cell Membranes||20/21||September 8|
|Sep 15||Sep 20/21||Magnetic Fields||22||September 15|
|Sep 22||Sep 27/28||Electromagnetic Induction||23||September 22|
|Sep 29||Oct 11/12||Electromagnetic Waves||24||September 29|
|Oct 13||Oct 18/19||Geometrical Optics||25||October 13|
|Oct 20||Oct 25/26||Optical Lenses and Devices||26||October 20|
|Oct 27||Nov 1/2||Wave Optics||27||October 27|
|Nov 3||Nov 8/9||Modern Physics||29||November 3|
|Nov 10||Nov 15/16||The Structure of Matter||30||November 10|
|Nov 17||Nov 21/22||Nuclear Physics and Medical Applications||31/32||November 17|
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||September 27/28||formulas|
|Test 2||November 1/2||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 5||10:15 am|
|2||Dec 7||10:15 am|
|3||Dec 7||2:45 pm|
|4||Dec 6||7:15 pm|
|5||Dec 5||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-|