Phys 2112: Solving Physics Problems II
Fall 2010 Syllabus

Instructor: Prof. Hiller
Assistant: Dr. Chabysheva

Office: 353 Marshall W. Alworth Hall (MWAH)
Hours: 11 MWF and by appointment.
E-mail: jhiller@d.umn.edu
Phone: 218-726-7594
Home page: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jhiller

Text: D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 8th ed.

Prerequisites: Completion of Calc II (Math 1297) and Phys 2011 with a C- or better and simultaneous registration in Phys 2012.

Objectives: This course will help develop problem solving skills useful for the General Physics sequence (Phys 2011-2012) and provide additional practice in applying these skills.

Course outline: We will follow the content of Phys 2012 as closely as possible.

Homework: One or more problems will be assigned each week. Written solutions are due by the start of the next class. Although you may discuss the nature of the homework problem with others, the work that you submit must be your own. Late work will not be accepted. Graded problems will be returned in class the following week.

Exams: There will be no exams. :)

Grades: The course grade (S or N) will be determined from scores on homework problems and from class participation. Problems will be graded on a 10-point basis, and a score of 6 or higher will be satisfactory. Grades will be posted on an electronic gradebook. Your e-mail ID and password will give you access to your entries.

Class participation: During the class period you will be expected to participate by working problems on paper or at the board, usually as part of a team, and to explain your solution to the instructor or members of the class. Obviously, regular attendance is a critical first step toward meaningful participation.

A note on disabilities: Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation. To learn about the services that UMD provides to students with disabilities, contact Disability Resources, 258 Kirby Student Center, extension 6130.

Academic integrity: UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity.

Classroom conduct: UMD's Student Conduct Code can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code.

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