PH 201

BASIC PHYSICS

FALL 2000

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cecilia Vogel OFFICE: 207 Science, 794-3404
E-MAIL: phvogel@augustana.edu WEB: helios.augustana.edu/~cv

 

OFFICE HOURS:

       Tue 2:30-3, Thu 12:30-1, Fri 11:30-12:30        Catch me after class
       Drop in or make an appointment.        Thu 8:30-10:30 am, in lab ( if I'm not busy with lab questions)

 

TEXT:  Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 6th edition, plus lab manual (sold separately).

GOALS AND ASSESSMENT:

GENERAL CONTENT GOALS:

        Motion        Forces
        Energy           Rotation
        Equilibrium             Gravity
                                                

PROCEDURE GOALS:

GRADING:

        4 exams @ 15% each   60%
        Lab    20%

        Homework

  15%
        Discussion    5%
          Total 100%

POLICIES:

HOMEWORK DUE: Homework should be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on the due date. Hand the homework in to me personally, or drop it in my mailbox (Inner room inside 201 Science.) Do not slide homework under my door.

LATE HOMEWORK: You may hand in late homework for 80% credit until noon on the next weekday after the due date (even if itís a day class doesnít meet). Homework will not be accepted for credit after solutions are posted or graded homework is returned.

POSTED SOLUTIONS: Solutions to homework assignments will be posted in the hallway of first floor Science Building. They will be posted after noon the weekday after the due date.

GETTING CREDIT FOR YOUR WORK:

    1. Having the correct answer(s) in your Monday e-mail.

    2. Coming to Tuesday discussion and discussing or asking questions regarding the question(s).

    3. Coming to my office and discussing with me one-on-one.

EXAM ATTENDANCE: Attendance is required on all days on which an exam is scheduled. If you have a conflict with a school-related event (e.g. intercollegiate sports, field trip), you may take the exam early. You must make arrangements with me before the scheduled exam date.

PREREQUISITES: I will assume you have the following prior knowledge or ability. If you donít, brush up on these things outside of class, or ask me for help. Lecture time will not be devoted to teaching them.