CLASS SYLLABUS, RULES, GRADING DETAILS.
Text: The first part of the class will use Giancolli (optics etc). Then we'll switch to
Spacetime Physics for relativity, and TBD for everything else.
Class times Lectures on M, Tu, W, and non-quiz Fridays. Discussion session: Mondays 4:00-5:00, MHA 2623. Problem solving session: Thursdays 5:00-5:50pm, MHA 2623.
Homework: Exercises will be suggested weekly, and some will be graded. Do your exercises: they're essential for learning the material. Don't peek at the answers or just watch someone else do them (it's like watching someone else exercise at the gym); you need to do the exercises yourself.
Quizzes: Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 6. The best 4 scores count toward your grade. No makeup quizzes can be given. If you have to miss a quiz, it will be your dropped quiz. Bring a pen, bluebook, and one 3 by 5 card formula sheet (front and back). NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
TED: Quiz and final scores, histograms, and grades will be posted on TED. There is no TED website for the class - only this one.
Final: As scheduled, Monday March 16, 11:30-2:30.
Grading: 4 best quizzes =40%, graded HW = 10%, Final=50%.
Helpful / fun things: Physics Tutorial Center
The Mechanical Universe
Feynman Lectures in Physics
Emily's notes on special relativity (very helpful!).
Emily's notes on Lorentz transformations (a bit more advanced in aspects than I covered in our class).