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Professor Mark Rzchowski
rzchowski@physics.wisc.edu
5114 Chamberlin Hall
265-2876

Office Hours
Tue. 11-12,1-2


Professor Teresa Montaruli
tmontaruli@icecube.wisc.edu
4112 Chamberlin Hall
890-0901
Office Hours
Mon. 2-3:30

 

TAs
Office Discussion Lab (3254 Ch)
Adam Dally
adally@wisc.edu
2308 Ch
262-2844
601-TR 12:05 pm (B321 VanVleck)
610-TR 2:25 pm (2108 Ch)
301-M 12:05 pm
310-R 3:30 pm
Amanda Gault
acgault@wisc.edu
5206 Ch.
262-5916

605-TR 12:05 pm (2108 Ch)
607-TR 11:00 am (2116 Ch)

305-T 3:30 pm
307-W 9:55 am

Ye Li
yli32@wisc.edu
4267 Ch.
263-1591
608-TR 8:50 am (2124 Ch) 308-W 7:05 pm
Eli Parke
eparke@wisc.edu
2302 Ch.
263-2449
602-TR 3:30 pm (2108 Ch)
611-TR 4:35 pm (2112 Ch)
302-M 3:30 pm
311-R 7:05 pm
Mike Phillips
mphillips4@wisc.edu
4254 Ch.
262-6274
604-TR 8:50 am (2112 Ch)
609-TR 9:55 am (2108 Ch)
304-T 12:05 pm
309-R 12:05 pm
Stephen Yip
ssyip@wisc.edu
4254 Ch.
262-6274
603-TR 1:20 pm (2112 Ch)
606-TR 4:35 pm (2108 Ch)
303-M 7:05 pm
306-T 7:05 pm

 

Text: 

  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
    with Modern Physics

    Randall Knight
    Pearson - Addison Wesley

This is the same book that you used last semester in Physics 207. Make sure you have the version that says 'With Modern Physics'. This has the material we cover in the last third of the course.

Lectures: 8:50 Monday and Wednesday in 2103 Chamberlin Hall.
You may be called upon to answer questions in lecture and to assist with demonstrations.

Honors Lectures: 8:50 Friday in 2103 Chamberlin Hall.
These topical lectures are open to all, and are required if you have registered for honors.
Attendance will be taken for honors students. See syllabus for lecture topics.

Homework: Done online through the Mastering Physics Website.
If you used Mastering Physics within the last 1 1/2 years, you will still have access for the
coming semester. If not, access is included when you purchase the text new. If you buy
the text used, you will need to purchase access to Mastering Physics at its web site.

Exams: Three evening midterm exams (location TBA), one final exam (location TBA).

Midterm Exam #1: Wed. Feb. 20, 5:30 - 7 pm
Midterm Exam #2: Wed. Mar. 26, 5:30 - 7 pm
Midterm Exam #3: Wed. Apr. 23, 5:30 - 7 pm
Final Exam: Mon. May 12, 12:25 pm - 2:25 pm

Discussion Sections: Discussion sections are two times per week (Mondays and Wednesdays). They are most useful for help on HW, lecture topics, and exam preparation. Discussion sections start Thursday, Jan. 24. There will be one short (~15 min) quiz in discussion section each week, usually on Thursday, and one group problem. Topics are listed on the syllabus.

Laboratories: Laboratories are three hours long, once per week.
Labs start week of Jan. 28.
There are 11 labs this semester. You must complete at least 10 of them, or you will receive a failing grade for the entire course. If you complete only 10 of them, the entire lab portion of your grade will be reduced by 30%. Missed labs can be made up with an approved excuse (this needs to be a good one!), and your TA's approval. Labs can be made up during an alternate lab period that same week with your own or a different TA (best solution), or during the week of the immediately following exam (when there is no scheduled lab). This means, for instance, that after the week of the first exam, you can no longer make up lab #1. The message here is you should complete all the labs!

Grading:
Homework
10%
Online through Mastering Physics
Laboratory
10%
Grade based on participation and lab question sheets.
Discussion
10%
Discussion participation, group problems and quizzes.
Midterm Exam 1
15%
Wed. Feb. 20, 5:30-7 pm, 2103 Ch, 180 Science Hall
Midterm Exam 2
15%
Wed. Mar. 26, 5:30-7 pm, 2103 Ch, 180 Science Hall
Midterm Exam 3
15%
Wed, Apr 23, 5:30-7 pm, 2103 Ch, 180 Science Hall
Final
25%
Mon May 12, 12:25 pm-2:25 pm, Ingraham B10



 

 
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