The course text is Fundamentals of Physics, 5th edition, vol. 1 (Wiley, 1997), by Halliday, Resnick and Walker.
The lecture material will follow the text fairly closely and most of the assignments will be drawn from the text. Hence, it is a good idea for you to purchase the text or have regular access to it. There will be a copy (or copies) on reserve in the Physics Library in OEH. In this course we will cover most of Chapters 1-15. It is highly recommended that students read the relevant material ahead of time. Your success in this course will depend heavily on your having done the relevant reading before coming to class. Occasionally there may be material covered in lecture which is not in the textbook; students will be responsible for such material. Students are expected to have some knowledge of calculus.
Homework is an integral part of learning the material of this course. Assignments will be given every Monday and should be turned in to your recitation instructor the following week. They will mark selected problems and return the assignments the following week. Recitation instructors will set their own policies for late assignments and marking schemes. Questions about assignments should be directed to your instructor. Reviews of relevant material will be conducted before all midterms and the exam. Solutions to the assignments will be posted outside of my office on a weekly basis. NB: when solving problems you must demonstrate to your marker that you understand what you are doing! This means writing words, not just giving a few equations and a numerical answer.
|CRN||day and time||place||instructor|
|39196||W 1:00-1:50||318 Allen||Dhar|
|15531||W 2:00-2:50||103 Allen||Hurka|
|15536||H 11:00-11:50||103 Allen||Dhar|
|15540||H 1:00-1:50||103 Allen||Dhar|
|15545||F 10:00-10:50||103 Allen||Hurka|
|39200||F 1:00-1:50||103 Allen||Dhar|
|39211||H 1:00-2:50||81E Benedum||Perkins|
|39216||W 10:00-10:50||103 Allen||Perkins|
|1||Aug 28||1,2,3||I, II|
See Recitations for assignment policy.
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The course grade will be assigned according to the following formula:
grade = 0.1 assignments + 0.4 exam + 0.25 midterm1 + 0.25 midterm2
There are no make-up tests! Your best two midterms will be used and the lowest score will be dropped.