1404-001 (General Physics II), Fall, 2017 Attention! This course is finished! I don't know when or if I will teach it again! Class
Meets: 8:00 - 9:20am, Tuesday ANDThursday, Science Room 0010 The Course Theme is Maxwell's Equations of Electromagnetism! Attention!! This page & its sub-pages are under construction! There may be more changes as the semester continues!! Last Update, 8/28/17 Fall, 2017Academic Calendar& Final ExamSchedule. Course SyllabusAnnouncementsLecturesExams Homework on WebAssign: Instructions. Guide. Local Technical Support.
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1404 Lab/Discussion section!Lab/Discussion Syllabus& Rules!
College Physics: Reasoning & Relationships,
by N.J. Giordano (Brooks/Cole).
The Latest EditionwithWebAssignAccessis REQUIRED!!
The textbook has a Website which contains helpful information
Note:The book is available from bookstores
& on-line. New & used
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urge you to shop around
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Given the book cost, wouldn't it be worthwhile
to READ IT???
Topics, Objective & Level, Math Pre-Requisites
Topics:Selected from Chs. 17-26 of text.
Detailed coverage will be announced as we go.
This course is at the standard introductory physics
Objective: This is 2nd semester, Algerbra-Trig based Physics!! See Syllabus. A thorough understanding of Physics 1403,General Physics I (or an equivalent course elsewhere) is assumed. This ISN'Ta Physics I
course! It's not my job to teach youPhysics I!!There isn't time!
I must assume that you know
problems students have with this course are that they really don't know Physics I concepts very well. The pace of the material is
necessarily fast. Some colleagues call it "Firehose Physics"
because it goes so fast that learning something is analogous to
drinking out of a firehose!
Pre-Requisites: The math needed for this course is Algebra & Trigonometry (or
Pre-Calculus). This ISN'Ta math
course! It's not my job to teach you math.
There isn't time!
I must assume that you know
problems that students have with this course are the fast pace
& the math. The Syllabus has course
details, discussions of
Quizzes, Homework, & grading scheme. PLEASE READ IT!
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1404 Lab/Discussion Section!
Exceptions?? See the Physics office(Sc. Rm. 101, 834-0416)! Lab/Discussion Syllabus. Lab Rules!
1404 Lab/Discussion: Labs will not meet until the week of Sept. 11.
In order to be admitted to your first lab/discussion meeting, you arerequired to have a Physics 1404 Lab Manual! The Society of Physics Students has them on sale in Sc. Rm. 004. The days & times they are open are posted on the door to that room.
You must have a lab manual to be admitted to lab, including the first
class day. If you show up without one, you will receive a zero for that
Attend as many
classes as possible, come to class prepared, do the
READ the material BEFORE I lecture over it,
& keep up as
we go along!
Attendance: I don't take roll & I have no
specific attendance policy. But, isn't it obvious that (unless you're a genius!) class
attendance is REQUIRED to
grade? (or to LEARN
between class attendance
& grades. Skipping also means that you are WASTING
the tuition & fees that you paid!
fees for a full-time (in state) student, each
costs about $27. Each time
you skip, you are throwing away $27.
After a while this adds
up! My lectures may not be entertaining or brilliant, but
I do expose you to the material.
start Thursday, which is a CLASS DAY!!
On Time Attendance:Out of courtesy to me & your classmates, PLEASE COME TO CLASS ON TIME!!!It's very RUDE to noisily barge into a room where a class is underway! Similarly, it's very RUDEto leave in the middle of a class! Please
don't come if you can't attend for the full class or
if you aren't able to arrive on time! Physical illness is an
obvious exception. If you have an expected reason to be late or to
leave early, please try to let me know beforehand.
You arestrongly encouragedto form study groups to study for exams together!This is how professionals work in "real life"!!Try to solve the old ExamsBEFORElooking at the solutions. YouCAN'T LEARN PHYSICSby copying solutions!!
Exams I, II, & III will be scheduled approximately evenly throughout the semester. The exact dates will be announced well in advance.
OurCourse Keyis:ttu 8294 3563. Access instructions should also be in your Student Access Kit.
If you didn't get an Access Kit with the book,please buy one ASAP atWebAssign.
Working problems is themost effectivemeans of learning physics!!
Homework will comefrom end of chapter problems in the text. Once you register on WebAssign, you'll be able to work on assignments. I'llATTEMPTto post assignments about the same time as we start a topic.Typically, assignments will beDue at 11:30 pm 4 or 5 days later.There will be several problem sets. You might find problem solutions elsewhere.If so, try to solve them first without looking at the solutions!!Copying solutionswon'tteach you physics!
try to prevent the attendance decreases seen semesters, a short (~10 min) Quiz will be givenAfter Each Chapter,with simple questions about what recently happened in class and/or with problems similar to those intheHomework. These are averaged with Homework.Quiz average = 1 Homework Assignment. TheQuiz gradeis a small portion of thecourse grade. See Syllabus.
There will be NO make-up quizzes for any reason!!
It makes no logical sense to give make-ups on something that is designed to make you come on Fridays!
You arestrongly encouragedto form groups to work on homework & study for quizzes together!This is how most professionals work in "real life"!