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Physics 202: General Physics

 


 

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Instructors:

Prof. Bruce Mellado
bmellado@hep.wisc.edu

4285 Chamberlin Hall
262-8894

Office Hours
by appointment

Prof. Yibin Pan
pan@hep.wisc.edu

4283 Chamberlin Hall
262-9569

Office Hours
by appointment

 

 

Teaching Assistants:

3

Last first Sections email

Buchanan

James

325

301

jjbuchanan@wisc.edu

Das

Diptaranjan

302

305

ddas5@wisc.edu

Devol

Ross

324

312

devol@wisc.edu

Gong

Yutao

323

311

ygong5@wisc.edu

Kwon

Minho

306

322

mkwon22@wisc.edu

Lau

Gregory

308

328

glau@wisc.edu

Loveridge

Andrew

327

330

loveridge@wisc.edu

Peng

Tao

303

313

tpeng23@wisc.edu

Stefanek

Benjamin

304

329

stefanek@wisc.edu

Wattal

Gandhari

321

307

gwattal@wisc.edu

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Text: 

  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 8th edition, Vol. 2
    Serway/Jewett
    Thomson - Brooks/Cole

 

 

 

Lectures: 1:20pm and 2:25pm Tuesday and Thursday in 2103 Chamberlin Hall.   The lecture topics and assigned reading are given in the syllabus.  You may attend either the 8:50 or 9:55 lecture.  You may be called upon to answer questions in lecture and/or to assist with demonstrations.

 

Homework: Done online through the WebAssign site.

Exams: Three evening midterm exams and one final exam (location TBA).  Follow link on the left panel for details.

If you have a scheduling conflict with any of the exam times, please inform both the Professor  in  charge and your TA by email at least 2 weeks before the exam in question, so that we can consider accommodating you. All requests for alternative test time shall be backed by valid reasons such as academic conflicts or medical emergence. Attending somebody's wedding is not considered as valid excuse.

 

Discussion Sections: Discussion sections are held two times per week. They are most useful for help on HW, lecture topics, and exam preparation.

 

Laboratories: Laboratories are three hours long, once per week. Labs are mandatory; each missed lab will automatically lower your final grade by half a letter point.  

Missed labs can only be made up with an approved excuse (it needs to be a good one!), and your TA's approval.  Pending approval, makeup labs will be scheduled during the three midterm exam weeks (see the syllabus).  Please see the laboratory link at left for further details.

 

Grading:  

Homework

100 pts

Laboratory

50 pts

Discussion

50 pts (15 for 30 discussions, 35 for 7 quizzes)

Midterm Exam 1

100 pts

Midterm Exam 2

100 pts

Midterm Exam 3

100 pts

Final Exam

200 pts

 

The course will be graded on a curve, based on the above point totals.


 

 

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