Homeworkis on the on-line commercial websiteWebAssign. Access & registrationinstructions are Here. YouMUSTbe enrolled concurrentlyinPhysics 2401 Lab &Recitation Sections!
TheONLYway to learn
this stuff is toDO
MANY, MANY PROBLEMS!!
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
are a genius!) class
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
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.
idea! It's easier to learn stuff with friends' help! You
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!
3. Email List: TTU gives me a class email
distribution list. We can use it to have
etc). Please be sure that I
have your correct
email address & that you check your emailDAILY!! If
you aren't on my list, you won't receive periodic
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!!
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
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
Downloading Quizzes, Exams, Lectures:Some
(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
It might be more efficient to go to the ATLC
(library basement), & use a direct
6. Power Point: MS Power Point allows you to make 2,3,4,6, or 9 (tiny)
slides per page.