Department of Physics, Davidson College
This is PHY 106, Fall 20112:
Expect the lectures to last the entire time.
The grading breakdown will be as follows which highlights the importance of regular work/attendance/assigned readings:
Attendance: Attendance at class follows the College's 25% rule. It is one of the primary responsibilities of the student to attend each and every class. Each student is responsible for the material discussed in class and the announcements made in class. Absence from class does not relieve one from this responsibility. Please mark the roll on the side board each day you are in class. Attendance at all lab sessions and reviews is required.
Reviews: Problems on the quizzes, reviews, and final exam are similar to homework and lecture example problems. There will not be any makeup exams unless you:
Homework: There will be daily (2 points per problem) as well as weekly assignments (4 points per problem). Weekly problem sets will be due on Wednesday in my office by 5 pm. Group and individual problems are clearly marked on the syllabus. Those with an * are problems are group problems. For group problems you may collaborate with other student(s). Please indicate the name of all members of your group on each problem set. For individual problems, you will work alone. Copying another student's work from this class or any previous class is an honor code violation. In addition, using any solution, other than those found in your textbook or discussed during office hours, is an honor code violation. The word Pledged along with your signature and the date written on your homework signifies your compliance with this requirement. Homework will not be accepted late or unpledged. Unsupported answers will not receive full credit. If you need help, please see me
Daily Problems: You will be assigned short exercises to prepare you for what will be covered in the next class, reinforce old material, or require you to study new material. You are required to access the course Moodle site in order to retrieve information and complete the exercises. They must be completed by 8am the morning of the next lecture. I will alert you at the beginning of class for these assignments.
Lab Exercises: This is a science course with a laboratory. One important aspect of science is observation and experimentation. Therefore, as part of this class we will have selected “eyes-on” and “hands-on” Exercises. Some of these exercises, by the nature of astronomy, will be outside of class time. You will be told in advance when these will occur. See lab syllabus.
Final Exam: The final exam will be a self-scheduled, closed book, comprehensive exam. Questions concerning material covered between the last review and the last day of class will be on the final exam.
Web Stuff: I plan on using the Moodle page to communicate as well as assign and collect the daily problems. Lecture notes, daily homework problems, weekly homework hints and solutions, exam hints and solutions, schedule changes and guidelines (such as those listed here) will all be on the Moodle site so that you can access them anytime, and even print them out if you would like. Note: you will submit Daily Exercises on the via forms. If you want a response from me, please e-mail and do not use the form for correspondence.
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