PHYSICS 31A INFORMATION
Feburary 19, 2011
PHONE: Office 585-713
OFFICE HOURS: In E-310, posted at the door to my office.
Or, any other time when I am available, or during any lab
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mechanics, heat, elasticity, waves
PREREQUISITES: Math 5A, 1 semester of calculus
Serway & Jewett “Principles of Physics, A Calculus Based Text” , Volume 1, Physics 31A: Pasadena City College
Available at the "Book Mart" North-West across Colorado Blvd.
“ PHYSICS 31A LABS”, Cheney Available at the "Book Mart" North West across Colorado Blvd.
COMPUTER ACCOUNT: On your registration paperwork.
Ask at the stockroom for Excel tutorial.
SCHEDULE: About one chapter a week, faster in summer (2-3 chapters a week!)
Test about every three weeks (every Monday and the last meeting in summer); home work; final; Very short quizzes at the start of class each meeting on the lecture and lab topics of the last meeting.
LAB: Lab report due every week or as assigned; some practicals.
LECTURE: Exams. 75% of total points
Home work counts about 1/10 th of each exam.
FINAL: Short if doing ok; comprehensive if needed for make up.
LAB: Lab reports, Practicals. 25% of total points
EXTRA CREDIT; Attend and report on lectures, suggestions for lecture or lab
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend every session of class.
It is especially important to attend the first session or make
prior arrangement with the instructor. Otherwise a student's
enrollment in the class may be canceled.
A student may be dropped by the instructor when the
total number of absences, regardless of cause, is equal to the
number of hours the class is scheduled to meet in a two week
Students have the responsibility of officially
withdrawing from college or dropping from class when they stop
attending. Otherwise, "F" grades may be awarded.
LECTURE: Make up on final
LAB: See instructor
TURNING IN LABS: If more than three labs are overdue the student will be dropped.