PHYS 2102, Dowling's Section 2
General Physics for Technical Students - Spring 2009


LECTURES: All lectures are in 109 Nicholson Hall.

Sec. 2 - MWF 11:40 AM-12:30 PM   Jonathan P. Dowling           

Office hours
: MWF 10:30–11:30AM, 453 Nicholson, Phone 578-0887, Email
(other times by appointment)                                        

DOWLING'S SEC. 2 SCHEDULE WITH DOWNLOADABLE LECTURES HERE!

TEXT: The 8th edition of "Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. The LSU bookstore sells a special version of this edition called PHYS2102. Bundled with this book is an access code for WebAssign, the PLUS version. If you have purchased the whole 8th edition you will have to purchase your WebAssign access separately.

HOMEWORK:
A homework assignment consisting of 15-20 problems and a few questions from the text will be assigned on WebAssign once per week.  It will be due on Wednesdays at 2:00 AM. Your login name will be your PAWS login name, and your password will be your LSU ID number. The first assignment is available on WebAssign and is due January 21st at 2AM.

TUTORING:
Free tutors are available in 102 Nicholson Hall.
TUTORING LAB IS NOW OPEN TUESDAYS!
LAB HOURS:
MTWTh: 12:00N–5:00PM
F: 12:00N–3:00PM

MID-TERM EXAMS:
  • Exam I - Thursday, February 5th, 6–7 pm    
  • Exam II - Thursday, March 5th, 6–7 pm           
  • Exam III - Thursday April 2nd, 6–7 pm          
Exam Solutions: Will be posted on the Main PHYS2102 Web Page.

THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS.
If you have to miss an exam and you have a valid and documented excuse, as per LSU Student Policy 22, you will be allowed to substitute the grade on that exam for the average of your other exam grades (midterm and final exams).

FINAL EXAM:  Friday May 8, 5:30-7:30 pm.  

GRADING:

Midterms  -  100 points each
300 points
Final Exam  -  200 points
200 points
Homework   -  30 points
30 points



TOTAL:
530 points


Your numerical grade will be the total number of points you obtain, divided by 5.3.
Given your numerical grade, your letter grade will be at least the following:

        A: 90–100      B: 80–89      C: 60–79      D: 50–59      F: <50

 
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