Physics 114: General Physics II

Class times: T,R 9:30-10:45 AM

Instructor: Professor Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Phone: 758-4993, Office: 208 Olin,

e-mail:shapiro@wfu.edu, http://www.wfu.edu/~shapiro/

Office hours: W 2:15-4:00 PM, F 2:15-3:15 PM, By appointment.

Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Moden Physics, by Serway and Jewett, 9th edition

Look here for homework assignments and class notes.

Homework will be done using Web Assign. key is wfu 2652 3974

Current Warm-Up Exercise.

Here are materials related to the first in-class exam.

Here are materials related to the second in-class exam.

Here are materials related to the third in-class exam.

Here is the equation sheet for the Final.

Grading:

3 hour exams* ..........................................................45%

Final Exam................................................................30 %

Problem Sets (Webassign HW)..................................10%

Laboratory work.......................................................10%

Warm-UP Exercises ...................................................5%

Class Participation....................................Up to 2% extra credit

Emphasis in grading will be placed on how each problem is solved. All work showing how the solution was obtained must be shown. An answer with the correct answer but poor method is inferior to one with the wrong answer but good method.

*The lowest score of the three in-class exams will count 5% and the other two will count for 20% each.

The lowest score on a problem set will be dropped. Problem sets will generally be assigned on a weekly basis and the students will have one week to complete them. Students may help each other on problem sets but each student must write their own solution to each problem.

Students must complete the laboratory part of this course to receive credit. The labs will begin September 4. Laboratory manuals may be purchased by the first lab. They are available at the bookstore.

Warm-up exercises are to be completed and handed in (emailed) by 4:00 AM on the day of each class. They will be available by 2 PM each class day. You must have done the reading to perform the Warm-up exercise. You are not allowed to get help on the Warm-up exercises. The warm-ups will be graded. Each completed warmup is worth 3 points and each correct multiple choice question is worth 1 point. Submission of a warm-up exercise without having done the reading (as evidenced by nonsensical answers) is cheating and hence an honor code violation. The lowest 3 warmup grades will be dropped.

Exam Schedule

Exams (6 PM if possible): September 29, November 3, December 3; Final Exam: December 10, (2 PM)

Review Sessions will be held before each exam.
Weekly problem solving sessions with TAs will be arranged.