Physics 150, 150A – Physics - Section 1– Spring 2009 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00-11:50 in Faraday West 200 Bob Shea Faraday East C223 [email protected] Office hours: M,W,F - 12 Noon - 1:50 PM. I will also be around in the AM prior to the 11 AM class time on M,W,F, but times may vary. Generally, I am not available on T, Th. Best thing is to e-mail me in advance to make sure about meeting you. I check e-mail frequently Class home page: check Blackboard Textbook: Conceptual Physics, Paul Hewitt, Pearson/Addison Wesley, 10th edition. Grading: 5 multiple choice format exams, the last one of which will be on the final exam day (there will not be a midterm exam per se). Each exam will be worth approximately 16% of the grade (5 x 16 = 80%). Homework from the previous week will be collected 5 times and will be worth 20%. The first time will be announced; the others will not be announced. To receive full credit, you must have 4 of the 5 turned in. Other assignments, or in class worksheets, will be worked into this same 20%. Test scores and other grades will be posted on Blackboard. Homework assignments will also be posted. Homework will generally consist of completing the Review Questions at the end of each chapter in Hewitt. If you are taking the lecture part only, this course is 3 semester hours. If you are taking the lab section, the course is 4 semester hours. If taking the lab section, you meet at a separate time once a week with a separate instructor for the lab. The grade I receive from lab will count for 25%, and the other percentages above will be reduced accordingly. If you are enrolled for the lab, you must attend the classes and complete the work in order to receive a passing grade for the 4 semester hours of Physics 150A The grading scale will be 85% - A, 75% - B, 60% - C, 50% - D Tentative exam dates are Fri., Jan. 30th; Wed., Feb. 18th; Fri., Mar. 20th; Wed., Apr. 15th; and Wed., May 6th (10 AM), which is the final exam date. If there is interest, there will be a review session before each exam at 12 Noon, on the last class day before the exam. The last exam (final exam) will nit be comprehensive, but rather will cover the last 1/5 of the course material (Chapters 28.27. & 33). Everything is tentative and subject to change. Announcements of any changes will be made in class and will take precedence over anything posted. Generally, this should not be an issue at all. Topics to be covered: Chapter 3 Chapter 2,4,5 Linear Motion Newton's 1st, 2nd, 3rd Law of Motion 3 days Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Momentum Energy Rotational Motion 2 days 3 days 2 days Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 15 Gravity Projectile & Satellite Motion Temperature, Heat, & Expansion 3 days 3 days Chapter 19 Chapter 20,21 Chapter 23 Vibrations & Waves Sound, Musical Sounds Electric Current Chapter 28 Chapter 27 Chapter 33 Reflection & Refraction Color The Atomic Nucleus & Radioactivity 4 days 3 days 2 days 4 days 4 days 3 days 2 days 2 days 40 classes + 5 test days = 45 days Good luck in Physics 150 / 150 A this semester. Success in this course will be a combination of: 1) regular class attendance 2) reading and rereading of the chapter material 3) completion of the Review Questions for homework for each chapter See me about any and all problems, and I will try and help you resolve them.