APPLIED PHYSICS 2  Spring 2013
SYLLABUS
PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY!!!!!!!
DESCRIPTION: The course covers
Chapters 1931, covering electricity, magnetism,
optics and modern physics. Some material will be covered and tested
with less detail than others. You are responsible for the
book, assigned chapter problems, and to hear or note all announcements.
Assigned problems are not collected, but solutions and sometimes
comments from class are available on the web for this course.
The course level is above the level of the unstarred text
problems. Do not memorize problem solutions without
understanding what the concepts are that underlie the problems.
You are also expected to know all the material covered in Physics I.
EXPECTATIONS: You will need
to have a working knowledge of algebra and geometry, and familiarity
with the elementary functions (sine, cosine, tangent, vectors).
For students with weak math skills and for others who simply
want help, please see me in my office and we will work on
that together. You are expected to be able to work
all the assigned problems from the textbook.
EXAMINATIONS: Grades are
based on three inclass exams (counting 30 % each), and a
final exam (counting 40 %). The lowest scored inclass midterm
exam will be dropped. The
best two
midterm scores will each count 30% towards your overall score on the
course. The other midterm will count either 0% or 10%, depending on
your final exam score. If the final exam score exceeds your lowest
midterm score, the midterm counts 0% and the final counts 40%;
otherwise the midterm counts 10% and the final counts 30%.
ALL exam questions will be taken
from ALL assigned problems and questions in class. Their
wordings will be like those problems, but their input
data (numbers, angles, units etc.)
can differ. Therefore, having worked and understood
these problems should enable you to get an excellent
grade! This also means that you do not have to review
or study any of the old exams.
The final exam is comprehensive, but will
emphasize more on problems from the last three weeks of the course.
All exams will have multiple choice formats.
Each inclass exam has 10 problems and the
final exam will have 20 problems.
BONUS POINTS WITH In Class HITT
Remote : A maximum of 5 bonus points in the final
grade comes from questions asked in class and answered
via the in class remote. These questions will
be mostly of conceptual or qualitative nature, and may be
asked at any moment during class.
Each question will get credit of 2 points
for correct response, 1 points for incorrect response, and
0 points for no response.
NO MAKEUPS, NO SPECIAL TREATMENTS:
There will be NO makeup inclass exams, and NO test can
be postponed since one will be dropped. Final exam conflicts
with other exams will be dealt with on a casebycase basis.
GRADES: Your numerical grade
is an average percentage, subject to the weighting scheme
above. The numerical grades will fully determine your letter grades.
The translation of numerical to letter grades has been as follows in the
past:
≥82 
A 
≥58

B 
≥38

D+ 
≥76

A 
≥52

C+ 
≥35

D 
≥70 
B+ 
≥45 
C 
≥32 
D 
≥64 
B 
≥42 
C 
<32 
E 
I will use it as a reference to determine your final grade.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND PROBLEM
ASSIGNMENTS
