Analytical Physics I-B, Spring 2015
Opportunity to help your Course Grade
The deadline for Homework 12 has been extended to Sunday, May 3 before 1159PM.
Also make sure you take the in class test and online surveys about physics learning!
Go to https://secure.rutgers.edu/secureforms/Forms/Physics_Survey/
and take the required on-line survey now but not later than May 8. It takes only 10 minutes. And you are required to take an end of semester test in workshops the week of April 27. If you complete the survey and take the in class test, this is worth 1 percent of your course grade. If you do not complete both the survey and the in class test, you will get a zero for 1% of your course grade. Your performance on this test and survey will have no impact on your grade. The course instructors will never see your scores, only an analysis of the class as a whole with no names attached. This effort is part of the assessment of the effectiveness of instruction in introductory physics courses. You have to take the test and survey but can opt out of having your results used as part of the research project; an opt-out form is available in workshop.
If you are unable to take the post test in your assigned workshop, you can take the post test in any workshop after the first 40 minutes of the class period. Just show up. If you need to make up the workshop collaborative problem and quiz you can, with the permission of the instructor, attend any workshop at the beginning and stay for the problem and quiz.
Thank you for cooperating with the end of semester post test exam and survey.
Final Exam: Tuesday, May 12, 4:00–7:00 PM
Location: College Avenue Gym and Gym Annex
Content: 30 multiple choice questions covering all material from the course, including the first two common exams and material covered in the final five lectures, including chapters 12, 17, 18, 19, and 20. If you have a conflict with this exam (exam at the same time or 3 or more exams in the same day) contact Professor Cizewski Cizewski@physics.rutgers.edu at your earliest convenience but not later than Monday, April 20 and provide her with your complete final exam schedule.
Snow Storm Announcement
The Thursday, March 5 workshops in Physics 124 were canceled. If you are in a Thursday section you are still required to complete your out of class assignments. At your 124 workshop on Thursday March 12 you should hand in the following materials:
Common Exam 2: Monday, March 30, 9:50-11:10 PM
The second common hour exam on Monday, March 30 9:50 to 11:10 PM (at night) will be in four locations on the Busch campus. You should go to the lecture hall assigned to the first letter of your last name:
A to J: ARC 103
If you have a conflict and have not yet been contacted, you must contact Professor Cizewski as soon as possible but not later than noon on Wednesday, March 25 with your entire schedule for the week of March 30. If you miss the deadline you will have to take the exam at the regularly scheduled time.
If you have a conflict for the final exam, send a message to Prof. Cizewski no later than Monday, April 27 and include your official class schedule so that a conflict makeup can be scheduled.
More Study Groups!
Due to the high demand for study groups in Physics 124 Analytical Physics IB, we have five additional study groups have been organized. You can register for these study groups between now and Sunday Feb 15th at 12:00 pm (noon). New study groups start the week of Feb 16.
Extended Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm on Sunday, February 15th
Register online for any open study group: https://secure.rutgers.edu/rlcstudygroup/login.aspx
Common Exam 1: Monday, February 16, 9:50-11:10 PM
Location by first letter of your last name:
Content: 15 multiple choice questions covering material from the first three lectures from Jan. 23 through Feb. 6, corresponding to chapters 10, 11, and 13. Bring pencils, one 8.5x11 sheet of paper with hand written formulae on both sides, and a scientific calculator. No cell phone calculators or sharing of calculators permitted. Previous exams and solutions can be found here.
Study Group Announcement
Analytical Physics for Engineers I-B Study Groups
To register: https://secure.rutgers.edu/rlcstudygroup/login.aspx
The Analytical Physics for Engineers I-B Study Groups program is offered by the university for FREE. Active participation in a study group will help you understand the concepts of analytical physics, which you can then apply to completing your homework and answering questions on exams.
Groups meet once each week for 80 minutes. This spring there will be four study groups with a capacity for 60 students to participate. Your professor views these study groups as valuable so is willing to give you one additional COURSE CREDIT for your serious and consistent participation. You will sign up for this as a one-credit course, and receive a P/NC grade at the end of the semester. If you attend each session meeting, participate meaningfully, you will pass. If you miss more than two sessions, or if you are disruptive to the group, you will receive a NO CREDIT grade.
For questions: email program administrator email@example.com
Snow Storm Announcement
The Tuesday, January 27 workshops in Physics 124 have been canceled. If you are in a Tuesday section you are still required to complete your out of class assignments. At your 124 workshop on Tuesday Feb 3 you should hand in the following materials:
Welcome to Physics 124!
As the course progresses, we will be posting important information to this page. To orient yourself, please click on the links above to get some information about the course. Our first lecture will be held on Friday, January 23rd. Before you come to class, please prepare the following things:
First assignment: The week of Jan. 20 you are required to complete the exercise "Generating a mathematical description of spinning." If you would like advice on this assignment, you are welcome to go to your assigned workshop the week of Jan. 20. This is not a required workshop, but is available to you for help on the assignment. The assignment is due at the first required workshop that will be held the week of Jan. 27 (see the schedule for details).
Mastering Physics. If you were in Analytical Physics IA last semester and used Mastering Physics, you do NOT need to purchase a new access code. Your MP account from last semester should work. The course ID for this course is MPCIZEWSKI27216. If you took Analytical Physics IA more than a year ago, you may need to purchase a new Mastering Physics license. This can be purchased with the textbook, or online.
If you are having registration problems and need a special permission number, please submit requests through a form on our website.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Professors Brahmia, Cizewski, and Chou