|TA OFFICE HOURS: Click Here!!
We will be using an Web Based Homework system called Mastering Physics.. You will submit most of your homework answers via computer. This is to give quick feedback to homework questions. You will be allowed a stated number of attempts to submit a correct assingment. (Homework can be saved. This would not count as a submission) THE DUE DATES ARE SET AND NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE GRADED. Note: the values for the problems in the web question will be different for each student. If you figure out how to solve the problem as a group, you will still have to calculate your values for your own answer. The WEB based homework frees up Teaching Assistant time for teaching you in office hours rather than grading. UTILIZE OFFICE HOURS FOR HELP IN THE COURSE AND HOMEWORK!
COPYING Homework Solutions is plagiarism. If you should happen upon Homework solutions to this book or course, I Give you this warning. ALSO, it has been proven that students who just use an obtained homework solution without attempting the problem learn very little and the grade suffers at exam time.
The homework will help you keep pace with the course and the feedback will let you know how well you are doing.
In additional to your three lectures, there is a required one tutorial session each week. Tutorials begin on Friday January 7 An iClicker is also required for the tutorial sessions.
Objectives: Tutorials give you the opportunity to discuss the physics you have experienced in lectures with your classmates, and the teaching assistants. With our support, you will work collaborative with your classmates to solve a set of tutorial problems. Given out at the beginning of each tutorial, these problems are designed to help you with your homework by developing and practicing your problem solving skills. The tutorial problems are not marked but attendance will be taken through the use of the iClickers..
Further help: in addition to your tutorial session and your teaching assistants weekly office hours, you can also use the drop in help-center: located at Willamette Room 147.
EXAMS: We will have three exams during the term. . Each in term exam is worth 20.% Of the final grade. The final exam is worth 30% Although, some topics do crossover, in general, each exam will just cover the material studied between each exam. There will be a comprehensive final exam, but the questions that pertain to topics covered in exams 1 and 2 will be multiple choice type questions.
|Mastering Physics: 15%|
|In Class Clickers: 5%|
|Exams 1 and 2 40% (20% each)|
|Final Exam 30%|
A few more notes, and some advice:
Successful Problem solving: Heres a few guidelines on solving problems:
Every effort will be made in this class to deter dishonesty through classroom procedures. You are all welcome to work in groups on Homework assignments, but each person must submit their own assignment on-line. Additionally, exams must be based on individual work only (i.e. don't look at someone else's exam). It is degrading to impose draconian security measures to enforce honesty. Instead, we will use the honor system in this course and allow each of you to uphold your personal standards of conduct. For those of you who have failed to develop your own ethics, the University has designed the Student Conduct Program. Suspected academic dishonesty will be reported.
If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please see me as soon as possible.