- Instructor: Prof Noronha-Hostler (you may refer to her/she as Prof. Hostler for short).
- Prerequisites: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.
- Equipment: The course will use "Fundamentals of Physics" by Holliday, Resnik and Walker, 10th Edition and Wiley+ will be used for homework. See also Much of the general overview for 124 can be found here. An iClicker transmitter will be used in class for extra credit, where you can find instructions for them here.
- Grades will be determined from:
|Workshop Quiz||10%||two dropped
|Homework||15%||Online (best 10/12)|
- Attendance: Abscences from class do NOT need to be reported to the instructor. Attendance is not mandatory and iClickers are extra credit. However, attendance is required for the Workshops. Students may miss two workshops (the lowest two grades are dropped automatically), beyond that students should speak directly to their TA. In special circumstances students may attend a different workshop but that should be handled between the TAs directly.
- Office Hours:
Travis Dore Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm in ARC 218
Aidan Zabalo Monday 11am-noon in ARC 238
Prof. Noronha-Hostler Fridays 10-11 am in Serin W213.
Students of any section are welcome to attend the office hours of any instructor. HOWEVER, you must attend the workshop to which you are assigned.
- Workshops: As part of this course, you will attend an 80-minute workshop section that meets once per week in
Physics and Astronomy Building, Rm. 227.
The workshops have three parts:
Recitation: This is a problem solving section under the guidance of your workshop instructor.
Quiz: takes 10-15 minutes and will be based on the homework submitted the previous Wednesday, and on the lecture material from the week before that.
Minilab: This is a collaborative activity done in small groups (two to three students), that focusses on conceptual understanding of the new material and usually involves a hands-on component. Your group will be asked to answer questions, and the instructor and learning assistant will circulate around the room and discuss your answers with you. You will receive a grade as a group and it will contribute to your recitation grade.
There also will be a "pre-lab", which is a short assignment that you are supposed to print out, answer before the workshop, and submit in the beginning of each workshop. The assignments for each workshop will be accessible in advance on the syllabus. You are expected to print them out and bring them with you to class.
You are expected to bring the workshop handout (prelab), a notebook to work in, and a calculator to each workshop.
If you have to miss a workshop due to an unavoidable conflict, you should attend another section's workshop during the same week. HOWEVER you must obtain the permission of both workshop instructors, and you must arrange for the grade to be transferred to your regular instructor. There will be no makeup opportunities for missed workshops outside of the week they are scheduled.
- Homework: Wiley+ link. HOMEWORK MUST BE ENTERED BY TBA TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT. If the homework is turned in late only 50% of the points will be possible. The lowest two homeworks will be dropped.
Wiley+ only counts an answer as correct if it is within 2% of the right answer. So in solving a homework problem, you should not round off any numbers until the very end, and then you should submit the answer to three significant figures. For example, if your answer is 0.012345, you should enter it as 0.0123 or 1.23E-2. If you enter it as 0.012, you will be marked wrong, because 0.012 differs from 0.0123 by well over 1%. Also, do not write the letter O instead of the number 0. Right out the numerical version of pi, not the letters.
|Exam||Date and Time||Locations|
|Exam 1||Feb 17, 2pm||PLH|
|Exam 2||April 7, 2pm||PLH|
To take a make-up exam, you have to obtain PRIOR PERMISSION from Prof. Noronha-Hostler. Exam locations will be announced
later. A written explanation of why you must miss the exam, with supporting written evidence such as a note from the dean of
students or health services, or written evidence of a conflicting exam, is required. You are advised to resolve conflicts by changing your
conflicting engagement, rather than rely on the make-up exam(s) in this course. See the rules and requirements here.
All exams will be multiple choice and closed-book. For each Common Hour Exam, you may bring with you a single "formula sheet": ONE 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper (OK to use both sides) on which you may write any information that might be helpful to you during the exam.The numerical values of relevant constants will be provided to you. You must bring a calculator to the exams (with no stored course information), as well as pencils for the computer forms. Communicating devices of any kind will not be allowed. In particular, cell phones must be turned off and placed in a bag (or similar) so that they cannot be seen by you or by anyone else. Failure to obey this rule will be considered cheating. Consequenses of cheating and academic dishonesty are severe, ranging from failing the course to expulsion from the University. Don't do it!