Course material can be found online at URL
Building 76, Office 1274
Office phone: 475-2538
FAX: : 475-5988
Section 01 Monday 10:10 - 12:10 pm GOS-3125 workshop Tuesday 7:00 - 8:20 pm TBA tests (only 3 per quarter) Wednesday 10:10 - 12:10 pm GOS-3125 workshop Thursday 9:30 - 10:50 am GOS-3130 short workshop Friday 10:10 - 12:10 pm GOS-3125 workshop
Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm 76-1274 (my office) Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm 76-1274 (my office) Thursday noon - 1:00 pm 76-1274 (my office) Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am 76-1274 (my office)You may call to make an appointment. If my office door is open, feel free to enter. I'm almost always in my office :-(
21 percent in-class quizzes and reports 15 percent homework 48 percent (total) tests 1, 2, 3 16 percent final exam 4 percent optional extra credit assignments (2 percent each) ----------- 104 percent
Course grades are based on a total of 100 percent. If the final exam score is higher than the lowest test score, it shall replace that score.
At the end of the course, I shall calculate the total score for each student. I will use the traditional means of assigning letter grades to scores: "A" for greater than 90%, "B" for 80% to 90%, etc.
If you know in advance that you will have to miss a test, or if you miss a test unexpectedly, you may request a makeup test. In order to request a makeup, you must fill out the following form and submit it to the Physics Department Office.
There will be no makeups for in-class material or homeworks.
There is a freely accessible on-line textbook which some of our instructors recommend:
You will NOT need the Mastering Physics access code for this course.
You might also look at some material describing measurements and calculations based upon them:
You will need to purchase a pad of good graph paper for your use in class. The paper must have 10 squares per inch (or, if that type is sold out, 8 squares per inch). The RIT bookstore sells two good varieties, each for about $6.
If my office door is open, please feel free to visit.
If you have any special needs, you must inform me during the first week of classes. Otherwise, I may not be able to make arrangements in time to help you. Please contact me after class or at my office.
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