|INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cecilia Vogel||OFFICE: 207 Science, 794-3404|
|E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org||WEB: helios.augustana.edu/~cv|
|∑ 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|
Computation Ė practice and assessment through homework and exam "problems."
Communication Ė practice and assessment through homework and exam "questions," discussion questions, and group problems.
Problem-solving Ė practice and assessment through homework and exam problems and group problems different from any you've seen before.
Critical thinking Ė practice and assessment through in-class questions, multiple-choice problems on exams.
|∑ 4 exams @ 15% each||60%|
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:
For full credit, you must show all work and justify all answers.
You may work together on homework (not on exams!!), but you should each write your answers your own way. Identical answers will not receive full credit.
Partial credit will be given on most incorrect problems -- the attempt is worth something. Note: You will receive less partial credit if you get a ridiculous or impossible answer and donít notice it. If you do get a ridiculous or impossible answer (e.g. the mass of a person comes out to be 2 g) and canít find your error, indicate at the end of the problem that this cannot be the right answer and explain why (e.g. "Even a small baby has a mass of a few kg, not a few g").
The lowest homework score will be dropped before your final grade is calculated.
Your discussion grade will be based on weekly discussion questions, each week worth two points. The first point is earned by answering the discussion question(s) via e-mail to phvogel by Monday noon. The second point can be earned by:
Having the correct answer(s) in your Monday e-mail.
Coming to Tuesday discussion and discussing or asking questions regarding the question(s).
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.