Lecture: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM MWF
Lab A: 2:00 - 3:50 PM Monday
Lab B: 1:00 - 2:50 PM Tuesday
Lab C: 3:00 - 4:50 PM Thursday
PHYS 1624 is the first part of a two-semester course in classical and modern physics for students majoring in science or engineering. The topics covered are mechanics, wave-motion, and heat/thermodynamics. These topics will be covered using mathematical methods including the calculus. The laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the lectures.
Calculus is the natural language of classical physics and will be employed freely after its gradual introduction into the course material. Students should read the textbook carefully and solve as many end-of-chapter problems as possible including any specifically assigned by the instructor. If the student is unable to solve the problems after serious effort, he should consult with the instructor, who will be happy to offer assistance.
Students must have a reliable scientific calculator and be facile in its use. The TI-89-Ti seems to work well for the students in this course.
All of the laboratory exercises must be completed in order for the student to receive a passing grade. If you must miss a lab, you may attend another lab during the same week. If this is not possible, there will be a week near the end of the term when make-up labs can be completed.
A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Average
D = Passing
F = Unsatisfactory
No late work can be accepted.
If a scheduled examination is missed because of an excused absence, it may be possible to make up the exam. Please consult with the instructor as soon as possible in this case.
Egregious tardiness and absenteeism reflect poorly upon the motivation and determination of the student and cannot be tolerated. Any such untoward conduct will lead to the student being dropped from the course.
Please do not schedule routine medical, dental, or beauty appointments or airline departures which conflict with any scheduled exam. Those absences are not excused.
Please turn off all cell-phones before entering the classroom. No electronic communication within the classroom can be allowed. Please do not bring food or drinks into the classroom.
Kindly do not bolt from the room before the class is dismissed. If you must leave early, please do so as quietly and unobtrusively as possible. Do not make an early exit a regular habit. POlease do not indulge in juvenile horseplay or any loud or raucous behavior in the classroom or laboratory.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate expulsion from the course. All work submitted must be your own.