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PHY 3323 (Electromagnetism 1), Spring Term 2015
Final Exam: Wednesday, April 29, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, NPB 1002
Instructor: Amlan Biswas
Class hours and location: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, period 4, 10:40 am-11:30 am; NPB 1002.
Office hours: Monday: period 7, Wednesday: period 9, Friday: period 8. At other times you can make an appointment or look for me in my office or lab.
Textbook: The required text is D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, (4th edition, Prentice Hall) ISBN: 9780321856562.
PHY 2061 or PHY 2049, MAP
Synopsis: First part of the PHY
3323/4324 sequence in electromagnetism. Course covers static electric
and magnetic fields, electric circuits, and Maxwell's equations.
obtain a thorough understanding of electrostatic and magnetic
interactions with detailed mathematical treatment. Applications to
technology will be emphasized along with a historical perspective.
Grading policy:Homework based quizzes: There will be approximately nine UNGRADED homework assignments during the semester, usually assigned on Fridays. The solutions to the homework will be made available on the course website 3 to 4 days later. Nine days after the homework is assigned, there will be a short (15 minutes) in-class quiz based on that homework (usually on Mondays). There will a total of 9 such quizzes and the minimum score will be dropped. These quizzes will be worth 16% of the total grade. The problems will be multiple choice but partial credit will be given if the calculations are shown to be partially correct. See calendar for quiz dates. You can bring your own work for the corresponding homework assignment.
ALC quiz: During one class in the last two weeks of classes there will be a mandatory multiple choice quiz to test your overall understadning of electromagnetism. This quiz will be worth 4% of your grade.
Mid-term tests: There will be THREE MID-TERM TESTS of 110 minutes duration (8:20 pm to 10:10 pm), scheduled for January 27, February 24, and March 31. Each of these tests will be worth 20% of the total grade. Hence the mid-term tests will constitute 60% of the total grade. The mid-term tests will be based on the homeworks assigned in the previous weeks. I will provide the formula sheets for the tests about 4 days before the test.
Make-up test: If a situation satisfies the make-up policy (see below) a make-up test will be given in the last week of classes . This test will replace one of the mid-terms.
Final exam: There will be a two hour, cumulative final exam. Details about the exam format will be posted here. I will provide the formula sheet for the exam on the last day of class. The final exam will be worth 20% of the total grade.
Here is a guideline for your final letter grade: 85%-100%, some type of A; 65%-84%, some type of B; 50%-64%, some type of C; below 50, will be decided by the instructor. These numbers may be lowered, depending upon numerous factors, but will not be raised. The course grades are not curved. Link to UF grading policy.
and make up assignments/tests: Regular
attendance is expected but not enforced. In class quizzes are announced
in advance and are usually on Mondays. Make up quizzes/exams will be
given for valid excused absences. Valid excuses are officially
sanctioned UF events, medical reasons or family emergencies.
Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and
other work in this course are consistent with university policies that
can be found at: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx.
Course evaluations: Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results/.
Outside Help Services:
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