Physics 2401-H01, Fall, 2015
(Principles of Physics II, Honors!)
Miscellaneous Course Information

  Course Syllabus. Lab Syllabus. Fall, 2015 Academic Calendar & Final Exam Schedule.
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Homework is on the on-line commercial website WebAssign.
Access & registration instructions are Here.
You MUST be enrolled concurrently in Physics 2401 Lab & Recitation Sections!

The ONLY way to learn this stuff is to DO PHYSICS YOURSELF  by
WORKING MANY, MANY, MANY PROBLEMS!!
ATTENDANCE!!!!!
THE WEEKEND DOESN'T BEGIN ON THURSDAY!
FRIDAY IS A REGULAR CLASS DAY!
I don't take roll & have no specific attendance policy. But, isn't it obvious that (unless you are a genius!) class attendance is required to get a good grade (or better, to actually LEARN SOMETHING!)? There's a correlation between class attendance & grades. Skipping also means that you are WASTING the tuition & fees that you (or your parents) paid! With tuition & fees for a full-time (Texas resident) student, each class meeting costs about $40. Each time you skip, you are throwing away $40!! After a while this adds up! My lectures may not be entertaining or brilliant, but I do expose you to the material.
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1. Study Groups are an EXCELLENT idea! It's easier to learn stuff with friends' help! You are strongly encouraged to form such groups to work on homework & study for quizzes & exams together! This is how most professionals work in real situations! If you don't have friends in class, perhaps its time to make some!
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2. Lab & Recitation Co-Requisites: 
You MUST be enrolled concurrently in Physics 2401 Lab & Recitation Sections!
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3. Email List: TTU gives me a class email distribution list. We can use it to have email discussions (homework, etc). Please be sure that I have your correct email address & that you check your email DAILY!!  If you aren't on my list, you won't receive periodic messages & announcements. If you don't receive them & are on the list, something is wrong! Common problems causing this are discussed Here. Please see me if there are other problems! Please tell me if your email address changes!!
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4. Teaching Philosophy: Physics is a set of PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES & LAWS, not equations to memorize! For Exams, you get a "cheat sheet" (1 regular-sized piece of paper) with anything written on it (BOTH SIDES!). For Quizzes, I give you equations. Making a "cheat sheet" helps in studying. Just knowing equations isn't enough. Knowing the PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES behind them & how to apply them are more important!
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5. Downloading Quizzes, Exams, Lectures: Some files (especially lectures) are large! This may mean long download times. It might be more efficient to SAVE the file & open it later, rather than open it directly. It might be more efficient to go to the ATLC (library basement), & use a direct connection.
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6. Power Point: MS Power Point allows you to make 2,3,4,6, or 9 (tiny) slides per page. More Information.

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