|Spring 2003||Daniel Finley|
|MWF 12:00 - 12:50 PM , Regener Hall 103|
|A.A. Michelson (1852-1931)||A. Einstein (1879-1955)||M. Curie (1867-1934)|
|Texts:||Fundamentals of Physics , Halliday, Resnick, and Walker;|
|6th Edition, Parts IV and (sections of) V [Chapters 34-45] (paperback)|
|Special Relativity, A.P. French;|
|(sections of) Chapters 1-5 and 7 (paperback)|
This is the third semester of a general
introduction to physics.
We will study Optics and the history and foundations of Modern Physics this semester.
Yet another very interesting Java applet showing waves generated by oscillating charges can be found at this link.
More modern material in the text and below; however, this is very useful, and rather straightforward.
The three exam grades and the homework will then each count 25% of the total grade for the course. The examinations will be during class time; you may use the Formula Sheets that I hand out in advance, for the exams and/or a single page that you have written yourself. The Final Examination is scheduled for 10-12 AM, Friday, 16 May.
The grades will be "curved" so that the class average becomes a grade approximately a (high) C+.
IF you miss an exam, you will make that up by taking the final examination; therefore, there will be NO make up examinations.
|Review and Equation Summary for the first exam may be downloaded, in Acrobat (.pdf) format here.|
There will also be problems to be done
directly on paper, and turned in.
Some of them will be of the nature of Bonus Problems, which may be used to help out one's other HW grades. I will create solutions for both sorts, that may be accessed from links on the assignment pages as they become available.
Direct links are given here to go to
the listing of homework assignments, divided into
Links to the solutions are provided on the homework assignment pages.
Each of you must have a computer account.
Please use the e-mail facility on the class home page to send me your address, or give it to me in class.
If you are a qualified person with disabilities who might need appropriate academic adjustments, please communicate with me as soon as possible so that we may make appropriate arrangements to meet your needs in a timely manner. Frequently, we will need to coordinate accommodating activities with other offices on campus.
Once again, a special welcome to you all. I expect our working together at learning some physics to be a very rewarding time.
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