PHYS 2113
General Physics for Technical Students --- Fields: Gravity, Electricity, and Magnetism
Fall 2017
Section 3
Instructor:
Jonathan P. Dowling
Email


LECTURES: All lectures are in 119 Nicholson Hall.

Sec. 2:  1:30PM-2:20PM   MWF      

Office hours
:  2:20PM–3:00PM MWF, 102 Nicholson (Tutoring Lab)
(Other times by appointment made in advance by email.)                                        

DOWLING'S SEC. 3 SCHEDULE WITH DOWNLOADABLE LECTURES HERE!

TEXT: Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, Extended 10th edition (Wiley). 

HOMEWORK:
A homework assignment consisting of 15-20 problems and a few questions from the text will be assigned on Wiley Plus once per week.  It will be due on MONDAYS at MIDNIGHT. Your login name will be your PAWS login name, and your password will be your LSU ID number. The first assignment is available on WileyPlus and is due 11:59PM MON 28 AUG JAN.

WILEY PLUS CLASS KEY FOR SECTION 2: TBA

TUTORING:
Free physics tutoring is offered in Middleton 141. The hours are posted here.
The Middleton 141 Schedule of PHYS 2113 Tutors here.
Up to 900 minutes of free online tutoring offered here through your PAWS account.
Private tutors (not free) can be found here.
Academic Center for Student-Athletes, Student Learning Program and free tutoring in Tutorial Center.

MID-TERM EXAMS:
Exam I:      6:00-7:00PM WED 13 SEP in Cox Auditorium                    
Exam II:    6:00-7:00PM WED 11 OCT in Cox Auditorium                              
Exam III:   6:00-7:00PM WED 08 NOV in Cox Auditorium

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE: 
3:00PM-5:00PM TUE 05 DEC location TBD                            

Exam Solutions: Will be posted here and on the Main PHYS2113 Web Page.

Sample Exams:
Study the problems on gravitation ONLY from Tests 3 & Tests 4 here.
All the rest of the problems will follow the sequence of Tests 1, 2, 3 & Final Exam here.

Calculators: During your test, the only electronic device you may have with you at your seat is a scientific or graphing calculator.  You may not use the calculator app on your smartphone or tablet. You may not have your cell phone, tablet, smartphone, PDA, pager, digital camera, computer, or any other device capable of taking pictures or video, sending text messages, or accessing the Internet. This means not just on your person, but also not close enough to you that you could reach it during the test. Any student found with such a device during an exam will be assumed to be violating the LSU Honor Code and will be referred to the Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs. In addition the device will be confiscated.

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:  10:00AM-12:00N SAT 09 MAY in Cox Auditorium     

GRADING:

Midterms  -  100 points each
300 points
Final Exam  -  200 points
200 points
Homework   -  75 points
75 points
In Class Quizzes - 25 points
25 points

TOTAL:
600 points


Your numerical grade will be the total number of points you obtain, divided by 6.0.
Given your numerical grade, your letter grade will be at least the following:

Percentage

Grade

Percentage

Grade

Percentage

Grade

97-100%

A+

93-96.9%

A

90-92.9%

A-

85-89.9%

B+

80-84.9%

B

75-79.9%

B-

70-74.9%

C+

65-69.9%

C

60-64.9%

C-

55-59.9%

D+

50-54.9%

D

45-49.9%

D-


 
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