Prerequisites: Algebra and trigonometry. Materials Needed: Text: Serway & Faughn, College Physics, fourth edition. Physics 103 Lab manual by Camerini, Fry, Kurtz, and O'Brian. Lab notebook: preferably hard bound with cross-hatched ruling. Bring to first laboratory meeting (week of 9/11). Calculator: preferably with trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Know how to use it, and make sure batteries are charged for exams. Lectures: 1:20 or 2:25 pm MWF in 1300 Sterling Hall. Profs. J. C. Sprott (3285 Chamberlin, 263-4449, firstname.lastname@example.org) and W. F. Fry (3418 Sterling, 262-5829, email@example.com). The lectures supplement but do not substitute for the reading. Read the assigned material before lecture. Discussion sections: Your discussion section will be led by your TA who will be your prime contact and source of assistance. General questions about the homework are allowed before it is due, but don't expect your TA to work out the solutions for you in advance. Laboratory: Follow the instructions in the introduction to the laboratory manual. The experiments are to be written up during the laboratory period in the lab notebook. Have your lab instructor initial and date the work before you leave the lab. The lab notebook is not to be taken from the lab except with permission of your instructor. Homework: The homework problems are assigned in the syllabus for each week and should be handed in at the beginning of the Monday lecture the following week. Late problem sets will not be accepted. Homework will count toward your grade. Feel free to discuss the homework with others, but make sure the paper you turn in is not simply copied from someone else. The solutions will be discussed in your discussion section and placed on reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin). Hour Exams: Exams will be given at 7:15-8:15 pm on the following Thursday evenings: October 5, Chapters 1-4 November 2, Chapters 5-8 November 30, Chapters 9-12 The exams will be closed book, but you will be allowed one 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper on which you may write anything you wish. The exams will be graded and handed back in your discussion section. Solutions will be discussed and placed on reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin). Final Exam: The final exam will be at 5:05 pm on Tuesday, December 19 (room to be announced). It will cover the entire course (Chapters 1-14) with equal weight. You will be allowed two 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets of notes. Grading: The course grade will be made up of the following components: 3 hour exams 300 points Final exam 200 points Labs and homework 100 points ---------- TOTAL 600 points Lab and homework grades will be assigned by your TA and will be normalized to the distribution on the hour exams. Letter grades will be assigned based on the total number of points accumulated. Consultation Room: Room 2402 Sterling is staffed by TA's from Physics 103 during much of the week. See the schedule card on the door. You may ask questions of any of the TA's or come during the hours that your TA is there. You may also make an appointment with your TA at any mutually convenient time and place. Alternate References: To see the same topics explained differently, try the following on reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin): Blatt, Principles of Physics, 3rd edition Cutnell and Johnson, Physics, 3rd edition Giancoli, Physics, 4th edition Jones and Childers, Contemporary College Physics, 2nd edition General Advice: Physics is not something you read and memorize, rather it is something you learn how to do. Try the following study procedure: 1) Read the chapter prior to lecture, so that you will know what it's about. 2) Listen carefully to the lecture and take notes. 3) This is crucial: Do not go back and read and re-read the chapter until you "understand it." Rather, start working problems, going back through the chapter to clarify points as they come up.
PHYSICS 103 FALL 1995 SYLLABUS References are to Serway & Faughn, College Physics, fourth edition. Lab manual is Camerini, Fry Kurtz and O'Brian, Physics 103 Lab Manual Week Reading Problems Lab 9/4 Chap 1 1, 18, 30, 33, 40 no lab 9/11 Chap 2 15, 17, 27, 37, 56 M-1 9/18 Chap 3 2, 11, 22, 28, 44 M-2 9/25 Chap 4 5, 20, 30, 50, 73 M-4 10/2 Chap 5 6, 16, 22, 38, 48 Exam makeup 10/9 Chap 6 3, 17, 35, 46, 64 M-10 10/16 Chap 7 8, 15, 22, 33, 43 M-5 10/23 Chap 8 4, 10, 15, 17, 21 M-6 10/30 Chap 9 10, 17, 19, 31, 47 Exam makeup 11/6 Chap 10 6, 11, 23, 33, 45 M-14 11/13 Chap 11 9, 13, 25, 41, 47 M-11 11/20 Chap 12 7, 11, 29, 37, 39 makeup 11/27 Chap 13 3, 9, 15, 19, 39 Exam makeup 12/4 Chap 14 7, 11, 15, 23, 31 H-4 12/11 review S-1 12/19 final exam Tuesday, 5:05 pm, Chapters 1-14 (room to be announced)
Physics 103 Hour Exams Fall 1995 Semester There will be three hour exams in Physics 103 at 7:15-8:15 pm on the following Thursday evenings: October 5, 1995 Chapters 1-4 November 2, 1995 Chapters 5-8 November 30, 1995 Chapters 9-12 If you have a serious conflict with one of these times, you were instructed to notify your TA before the deadline of September 15th, in which case you will be expected to take a makeup exam at 7:30 am the next morning (Friday) in room 4405 Sterling. In the event of an emergency or other serious conflict with these times, you should contact the Professor as soon as possible. Room Assignments for 103 Hour Exams TA Sections Exam Room Ashkan Alavi-Harati 311, 316, 318 B102 Van Vleck Ted Allen 305, 319 B102 Van Vleck Charles Boardman 308, 309, 327 B102 Van Vleck Guangshun Chen 312, 325, 330 Bascom 272 John Frandy 314, 326, 329 Bascom 272 J. Ireland 301, 307, 313 Bascom 272 Jenny Johnstone 302, 317, 320 Bascom 272 Steve Kadlecek 304, 306, 310 Bascom 165 Marc Linderman 315, 321, 322 Bascom 165 Susan Sulzer 303, 323, 328 Bascom 165
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