Lecture: 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Tuesday-Thursday
Lab A: 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM Tuesday, McCoy 203
Lab B: 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM Wednesday, McCoy 203
This is the first part of a two-semester course in classical and modern physics designed for students without a calculus background. The topics covered are mechanics, heat, and sound. The laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the knowledge gained in the lecture section.
General Physics students must have a good working knowledge of mathematics through college algebra and plane trigonometry. Students must have a reliable scientific calculator and be facile in its use. Students should read the textbook carefully and work as many end-of-chapter problems as possible including those specifically assigned by the instructor.
All of the laboratory assignments must be completed in order for the student to receive a passing grade. If a lab is missed, the student may attend a different lab section that week. If this is not possible, he/she should consult with their lab instructor as to how to make up the assignment. A week near the end of the term will be allotted for make-up labs.
A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Average
D = Passing
F = Unsatisfactory
Laboratory assignments must be completed during the laboratory period.
The laboratory reports must be neat and legible. Illegible, disjoint submissions will not be accepted.
No late work can be accepted. If an examination is missed, please consult with the instructor immediately on how to make-up the exam.
Egregious tardiness and absenteeism reflects poorly on the student's maturity and motivation and cannot be tolerated. Such untoward conduct will lead to the student being dropped from the course.
Do not schedule routine medical, dental, or beauty appointments or airline departures during the scheduled examinations. These elective appointments are not excused absences and will merit no consideration on the part of the instructor.
Please turn your cell-phones off during the lecture and lab periods. Do not bring food or drinks into the classroom or laboratory. No text-messaging or other electronic communications can be tolerated within the classroom. Please refrain from any juvenile horseplay within the classroom. Kindly do not bolt from the room before the class is dismissed. If you must leave while the class is in session, please do so as quietly and unobtrusively as possible.
Academic dishonesty will lead to immediate expulsion from the course. All work submitted must be your own.