`Physcs112.E0A`

],
while the pre-course password is [`p112`

].

`Can you draw in the field lines?`

**Text: ** *Physics for Scientists and Engineers* (4th Edition), by Serway

**Interactive Lecture: ** P. Fraundorf, T & R 5:30-6:45pm, B122 Benton. Office hours: T 4:30-5:30pm or by appointment, B421 Benton Hall.

**Laboratory: ** Tuesdays 6:55-8:45pm, B335 Benton Hall. The lab will consist of a series of
experiments for which detailed instruction sheets are provided in the manual (by Loyd)
accompanying the textbook. You will be expected to have studied the instruction sheets
and to have completed the "Pre-Lab Assignment" beforehand. (Your teaching assistant
may be consulted briefly a few days before the experiment is performed.) The pre-Lab is
worth a third of the lab grade. Also, be sure to participate in all the experimental work
during the lab session as each of you will be tested on the details of the lab work at the
end of the semester.

**Discussion: ** T & R 5:05-5:30 pm B122 Benton Hall. The discussions will start the first Thursday of the semester.

**Homework: ** Each of the assigned problems (see attached sheet) will be worth 1 point. No late hand-in's will be accepted. Supplemental homework problems, undiscovered errors in the book that you bring to our attention, and classroom activities (e.g. presentations and quizzes), may let you increase your homework score as well.

**Exams: ** There are three or four hour-long in-class exams and one final (see attached Syllabus). There will be no make-up exams given. A missed exam is entered as 0% in your grade statistics.

**Grades: ** Labs (pre-lab, report, & test) count 30%, homework 10%, the three hour-exams 12%
each, and the comprehensive final 24%, toward your final grade. Numerical letter
grades (e.g. A*4.0, 3.0*B<4.0, 2.0*C<3.0, etc.) for each of the above activities will be
set equal to CourseSD*[(N-M)/S)] + CourseMean. Here N is the number of points you
receive for that activity, {M, S} are the class mean and standard deviation for the
activity, and {CourseMean, CourseSD} are the final grade mean and standard deviation
for the whole course. After each exam, I will give you values of M and S as well as your
score N, so that you can calculate a numeric grade for the exam. Use CourseMean=3.0
and CourseSD=1.0 for this estimate. The exact value for CourseMean (usually up,
nearer to 3.1) and CourseSD (usually little changed) will be chosen after the final, to
reflect overall class performance and to minimize grade roundoff error for individuals
just beneath a cutoff.

**Drops: ** The University regulations regarding drops will be strictly enforced. You may drop
without a grade prior to 7 February 1997. After that date you will receive the grade
you have earned up to the point of the drop.

**Symbols: ** Make sure that you know the Greek alphabet and special Mathematical Symbols, which will be constantly used in this course. Consult the back cover of the textbook.

**MathReview: ** There is a very useful collection of trigonometry, and differential and integral calculus formulae in the back of the text for quick reference and review (Appendix B). Make
sure that you know this material!