Office
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 10:50 a.m. to
11:50 am, Monday, Wednesday 2:50 to 4:50 p.m.
and by appointment. (Most Fridays 2:504:50 are also available.)
Lecture Hall/Times: The lectures for this class will take place MWF in NECKERS 440 from 2:00 to 2:50.
Once the
lecture has started, please do not gossip, distract your colleagues, or
otherwise disturb the class.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the SIUC Emergency Response Plan and Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) program. Emergency response information is available on posters in buildings on campus, available on BERT's website at www.bert.siu.edu, Department of Safety's website www.dps.siu.edu (disaster drop down) and in Emergency Response Guideline pamphlet. Know how to respond to each type of emergency.
TEXTBOOK: Physics for Scientists and Engineers (7th Edition) by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett {Brooks/ColeThompson} ISBN: 9780495013129
HOMEWORK: There will be homework assignments given during the semester, aprroximately one assignment per week. Not all homework problems will be graded. However, you must handin all of your homework solutions. The homework assingment and solutions for each homework assignment will be posted on the class web site on the day listed on the web page of this course.
It is your responsibility to check the web site to keep track of the assignments. In order to do this, you should visit the course site at least once a week, if not more often.
In order to really grasp the concepts, you will need to do the homework assignments yourself and to check your skills by comparing your solutions with the ones posted on the web.
RULES:
Plagiarism
Student
Conduct Code
PREREQUISITES:
Tentatively the following topics will be covered during the semester: Basics: Units, Conversions, Sig figs, etc. (Chapter 1) MATH SKILLS Since the main objective of this course is to understand and then successfully apply the fundamental concepts of physics to solving problems, it is important to have good math skills. To do well in the course, you need to have good math skills in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus (both differential and integral calculus). I strongly urge you to freshen up your math skills for this course. Please visit the Math Department's web site (see below) to review the relevant material in trig, algebra, and calculus, in particular review the materials posted for math 107, 108, 109, and 150. Please
remember, in the end, you will earn your grade by your hard work and
your performance. CLASS WORK: There will be several Homework assignments during the semester. You will be asked to turn these in for a grade. These grades, along with your class participation, will count as your class work grade which will comprise 8 % of your final grade for the course. EXAMS: There will be THREE exams/tests during the semester. The date of the exam will be announced by being posted on the class web site two or three lectures before the exam. Therefore, it is important that you check the class web site often (at least once per week). The exams will be closed textbook. However, a formula sheet listing the equations from the chapters over which the exam is based will be posted on the class web site. It is your responsibility to download the equations, print them, and bring them with you on the exam and the Final Exam days. You are NOT allowed to consult class notes, books, and programmed solutions on your calculators. On the day of the exam (or final exam) you can bring copies of Appendixes A and D, however, this does not imply that you will be allowed to consult the textbook during the exam and Final Exam. On the day of the exam, bring your student ID. It will be checked. You may use calculators during the exams or final exam, so bring one of your own. Any information brought into the exams through programmable calculators constitutes academic dishonesty and will be subjected to judicial proceedings according to university rules (see Rule section). The exams will be based on any information discussed in the lectures and/or in the textbook. Predominant content will be from the lectures (this does not mean the exam questions will be identical to the numerical problems we solved in class). Consequently, it is important for you to attend lectures. The lowest exam grade will be dropped and replaced by your final exam grade automatically if your final exam grade is higher. This constitutes reasonable accommodation for university sanctioned activities scheduled on days when exams are to be taken. It is very important that you do not skip exams just because you want to do so. If you miss an exam, it will be counted as your dropped exam. Therefore, it is imperative that you take all the exams because that will provide you flexibility and will help you maintain a good grade. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP EXAM. \The exams collectively count 60 % toward the final grade in the course. FINAL EXAM The final exam counts 32 % toward the final grade in the course. The final exam will be a comprehensive exam. Final Exam: Time:03:1005:10p.m. Place: Neckers 440 FIRE ALARM POLICY In case the fire alarm or the alarm is pulled during the exam or the Final Exam: what we will do Since we have six exams during the semester for this course, we are required to cover almost a chapter per week. Therefore, we can not afford to lose any lecture. In case the fire alarm or the alarm is pulled during an exam and since we will have to vacate the lecture hall, the exam in question will not be graded. Instead, a replacement exam will be given on Friday at 8 P.M. The exact date will be posted on the web site. In case the
fire alarm or the alarm is pulled during the Final Exam, then a
replacement final will be administered on the Friday night of the final
exam week at a place and time to be listed on the class’ web site.
Exams = 60.0
% KEEPING UP WITH GRADES: Grades have been posted. You should visit office hours at least once after the first three exams to find out how you are doing in the class. It is suggested that you do so more often. It is your responsibility to avoid surprises and know how you are doing at any given time throughout the course.
Homework Assignments, Exam Days and Solutions, Handouts/Class Notes and Equations Homework Assignments and Solutions:
Homework Assignment #1 Chapters
1 and 2: PDF DUE, in class, Wednesday,
September 2
Homework #1 Solutions Before you download homework solutions, download the problems and try them. You are not simulating test conditions if you look at the solutions before you try to work out the homework on your own. Clickers:
For information about the type of clickers we are using and information about how to use them.
READ THIS HOWTO
Exam Day:
Exam
1: Wednesday, September 23  Covering
Chapters 14
Handouts/Class Notes Problem Solving in PDF LECTURE 1 LECTURE 2 LECTURE 3 Example, Ch. 2, No. 10 LECTURE 4 LECTURE 5 LECTURE 6 LECTURE 7 Example Chapter 3 Examples Chapter 3 & 4 LECTURE 8 LECTURE 9 Example Chapter 5 LECTURE 10 LECTURE 11 LECTURE 12 LECTURE 13 Examples Chapter 7 & 8 LECTURES 14 and 15 Examples Chapter 9 LECTURE 16 LECTURE 17 Examples Chapter 10 LECTURES 18 and 19 LECTURE 20 and 21 Examples Chapter 14 Review for Test 2.5 (More) Examples Chapter 14 LECTURES 22 and 23 (More) Examples Chapter 10 and 11 LECTURE 24 LECTURE 25 Examples for Final EQUATIONS Chapters
1 and 2
GRADES
