Information - Fall 2013
(Last modified 8/5/2013)
Calculus (Math 221 acceptable with instructor permission
but Math 222 preferred. This class is intended primarily for
prospective physics, AMEP, astronomy-physics majors
(with a strong math background). Students will receive
degree credit towards the major for only one of the
following: Physics 201, 207 or 247
for Scientists and Engineers with Modern
edition, P. Tipler and G. Mosca
Print ISBN-10: 0-7167-8964-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-8964-7
plus a subscription to Webassign (should be
UW Book Store should have this bundle of the
text and the on-line homework subscription.
6e Extended + WebAssign 12M
- Lab manual:
Rollefson and Richards, Laboratory
Experiments in General Physics (hard copy
on-line version at
- Lab notebook:
Primarily used for taking notes. Thus a small
spiral bound notebook is acceptable. Bring it to
your first laboratory meeting.
Any good scientific calculator is fine. Know how
to use it, and make sure batteries are charged
9:55-10:45 am MWF in 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Attendance is required. The lectures supplement
but do not substitute for the reading. We
will assume that you have already read the relevant
chapter before the lecture.
Honors: Students enrolled in honors are expect to attend
the Physics 207 honors lectures (8:50 am in room 2213
Chamberlin Hall) plus work on a special project.
Your discussion section will be led by your TA who will
be your prime contact and source of assistance.
Course instructors will also occasionally be in
|Lab (4136 Ch)
602 R 1:20-2:10PM
603 F 1:20-2:10PM
302 T 1:20-4:15PM
303 W 2:25-5:20PM
You should read through the "General Instructions" in
the laboratory manual (pages 1-3).
The laboratory is in 4136 Chamberlin Hall. Further
information about the lab can be found at 207
Lab Server (http://badger.physics.wisc.edu/).
You are required to have a valid excuse for making up any
specific lab. Make-up slots are scheduled during
exam weeks. Two missed labs or one, without a valid
excuse, will lower your final grade by one letter
step. Having three missed labs is unacceptable
and will result in a failing course grade.
is assigned each week and typically due Friday at
Midnight. This course will employ the on-line
server at www.webassign.com.
that you will need to pay extra for access to this server
if you have purchased a used book.
Evening exams (90 minutes starting at 7:15 PM) will be
The exams will be closed-book, but you are allowed one
single-sided handwritten 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet of notes
per exam (i.e., Nov. 14 -- 2 sheets, final -- 3 sheets).
The exams will be graded over the weekend (if possible)
and should be handed back in your first discussion session
of the following week. Solutions will be posted at the
course learn@uw site.
| Oct. 10
|| Chapters 1-6
| Nov. 14
| Chapters 7-10,SR
The Final Exam will be at
12:25-2:25 PM on Thursday Dec. 19th, location TBA.
The exam will be semi-cumulative and cover (Chapters
1-16, SR) with ~20% from chapters 1-6, ~20% from 6-10,SR
and the rest from Chapters 11-17. You will be
allowed up to three 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheets of notes.
The course grade will consist of the following
| Evening exams (two)
|| 18% each
| Final exam
Comments on Grading
Statement about Academic
UW Physics Club