Course material can be found online at URL

http://www.cis.rit.edu/~cposps/classes/physics212/phys212.php

*"College should provide an eduation which teaches one to think and to solve problems,
to write and speak effectively, to work with people, and to gain a broad view of the world." -- L. Pope *

This Course is being taught in a special way: the Team Physics idea
is described
here.

The course is designed for you to function on the third level (Application) of
Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.

Monday 12:00 - 2:00 my office (76-1268) Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00 my office (76-1268) Thursday 1:30 -3:30 my office (76-1268)These are my default office hours, but I am actually available in my office much of the time. If these times do not fit your schedule, you may speak to me after class or call or email to make an appointment at another time, or if you happen to be in the Carlson Building, drop by and knock on my door.

45 percent hour tests 1, 2, 3 25 percent final exam 15 percent in-class work: quizzes, worksheets and lab reports 15 percent homework (Mastering Physics) ----------- 100 percent

Course grades are based on a total of 100 percent.

At the end of the course, I shall calculate the total score for each student. Based on the overall distribution of scores in the class, I may use the traditional means of assigning letter grades to scores ("A" for greater than 90%, "B" for 80% to 90%, etc.); or I may slide the grade boundaries downward to some degree.

Makeup tests will not be given except in rare cases approved by the Physics Dept Head. You will be allowed to substitute your final exam score for a missed test.

You might also look at some material describing measurements and calculations based upon them:

- Examples of uncertainty calculations and measuring a slope by Prof. Michael Richmond.
- Uncertainties and Error Propagation by Professor Lindberg.
- Graphing by Professor Lindberg.
- Using a Vernier Caliper by Professor Lindberg.

You will need a pad of good graph paper for your use in
the workshop. The paper must have 10 squares per inch. The RIT
bookstore sells a good variety, *Ampad 10x10 Cross Section Pad*,
item #22-026, for $3.95. There are pdf files for graph paper
available in the Student Shares area of your lab computer.
You can also print graph paper
here and
here.

- The textbook
- A calculator
- Graph Paper

- trigonometry
- vectors
- quadratic equations
- 2 equations in two unknowns
- Simple calculus

- Know it all? Try solving some of the Duke Physics Challenges
- Songs about Physics
- The Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics site tries (futilely, no doubt) to point out how Hollywood ignores Mr. Newton.

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This page maintained by Chris O'Dea.
Last modified January 23, 2014.
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