Physics 124: General Physics II Studio

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: T 2:00-3:00 PM, W 9:00-11:00 AM, F 1:00-3:00 PM, By appointment.

Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Moden Physics, by Serway and Jewett, 10th edition

Look here for homework assignments and class notes.

Homework will be done using Web Assign. key is wfu 5620 6355

Current warmup 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 are materials related to the Final exam.

Important health and safety requirments.

Learning Outcomes

·      Students will be proficient in the fundamental concepts of electricity and magnetism

·      Students will use critical thinking skills to formulate and solve quantitative problems

·      Students will demonstrate an ability to apply core physical concepts in practical environments.

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. Late assignments may be accepted with a 10% grade reduction. Students may help each other on problem sets but each student must write their own solution to each problem.

The lowest 3 warmup grades will be dropped

Students must complete the laboratory part of this course to receive credit. The labs will begin February 1 2021 . See the canvas site for each lab and make sure to get required materials..

Exam Schedule

Exams (Potentially 6 PM if possible): February 25, April 8, April 29; Final Exam: May 14, (2 PM)

Note: Dates for "in-class" exams are approximate and will be decided based on class input with the goal of holding evening exams.

Review Sessions will be held before each exam.

Weekly problem solving sessions with TAs will be arranged.

Wake Forest’s Honor code will be strictly enforced. Students may work together on homework, but they must submit their own answers based on their own solutions. Any use of Chegg or similar services will be investigated and pursued.