Physics 228, Spring 2018
COURSE INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Students registered for this course are assumed to have read and understood
Volumes 2 and 3, 14th Edition, Pearson/Addison Wesley,
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You are expected to arrive on time for the beginning and
stay through the end of the lecture, and you are responsible for being
aware of any information given out at the lectures.
The lectures will have interactive components, in which you will be asked multiple choice questions, and you will answer by means of a I-Clicker transmitter. There generally will be three questions during each lecture. You should do your best to answer correctly, but unless otherwise announced, you will not be graded on the correctness of your answers, but the fact that you did participate will count as part of the grading as described below.
Attendance at lectures is assumed. Some of the topics presented in lecture are not available in the textbook, and such topics will be included among the exam questions.
Information about the course will be announced in lectures, and will often be posted on the main course web page http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/228/
A parallel lab course Analytical Physics 230 is offered.
Even though 228 and 228 are in parallel, they are administered separately. The physics 228 faculty cannot help you with any physics 230 issues.
For more information about 230, visit the website.
Each week you are required to finish pre-recitation problem before coming to your recitation section. In each recitation you will be participating in collaborative problem solving and a short quiz based on material covered will be given. Your recitation grade, 24% of the final grade, will be based on your performance on the collaborative problems (12%) and the quizzes (12%). Each week's collaborative problem will have a maximum of 12 points. Each quiz will have a maximum of 12 points (3 points for pre-recitation problem).
Quizzes will have a time limit so make sure you fully read the section(s) before attempting it.
Reading quizzes will remain open for practis but late entries will not be given any credit, and clock / computer / network problems are not accepted excuses.
If you experience access issues or any other issues with the online quizzes you should contact Pearson Support immedieately.
Your course grade is based partly on these quizzes. There will be approximately 25 reading quizzes. To allow for possible excused missed assignments, we will drop the three lowest reading quiz grades.
There will be no makeups on the reading quizzes.
If you experience access issues or any other issues with the online homework you should contact Pearson Support immedieately.
Your course grade is based partly on these weekly homeworks. There will be 13 weekly assignments. To allow for possible excused missed assignments, we will drop the lowest homework grade. There will be no makeups on the homework.
page. If it is not possible for you to attend that office hour, or
just want additional help, you may attend the office hour of any other
instructor. Often it is also possible to make an appointment by email.|
There will be two 80-minute common hour (CH) exams and a three-hour final exam in this course.
The CH exams will be conducted in two locations, and students are assigned to locations according
to last name. A label with your name on it will be pasted on one of the several versions of the exam
and sent to the appropriate location. If you go to the wrong location, you will not find your exam.
Please take time to look up your Rutgers ID number.
All exams will be closed-book. The questions will be multiple choice. For each common hour exam, you may bring with you a single "cheat sheet", one and only one 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper (OK to use both sides) on which you may write any equation, formulae, or notes that might be helpful to you during the exam. Information on the sheets must be handwritten (not duplicated or printed) and have no attachments. For the final, you may bring three such sheets (it's fine to reuse the sheets from the hour exams, but make sure to correct any errors!) The numerical values of relevant constants will be provided to you. You should certainly bring a calculator to the exams, as well as #2 pencis and your Rutgers ID.
To help you in studying for exams, the MSLC offers free one-on-one tutoring. In addition, you can consult any of the course instructors either during their office hours or by appointment or by email.
To account for illnesses, conflicts, etc., the lowest homework and two recitation scores (collaborative problems and quizzes) will be dropped, as well as the lowest four iclicker scores.
Assignments dropped are to account for religious holidays, illness, or any other excusable absences. These WILL NOT be dropped in addition to an excusable absence.
It is your responsibility to complete the coursework as assigned by the deadlines given. We DO NOT offer the option of extra credit work or redoing of coursework to improve your course grade. Extensions of deadlines are possible only in special circumstances, such as illness or death in the family, documented by the Dean's Office.
Please review the Rutgers Policy on Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. As this document makes clear, cheating can take many forms, none of which are acceptable. This includes (but is not limited to):
However, we do encourage certain activities, such as
Ultimately, cheating in any form will not work in your favor: you will not learn the material for yourself. This can only have a deleterious effect on your own future performance prospects in other classes and in the world at large. Also, if you have any sort of conscience, you will live with the knowledge that you cheated the rest of your life. Maybe you will feel that you have "beaten the system" but you have only degraded yourself. Don't do it!
To make email communication effective, certain care is necessary in composing email messages. Sending electronic mail is not an occasion to drop all punctuation, spelling, grammar, style or courtesy. Here is some advice:
When you send email you are typically asking for help in some way. Failure to take the time and effort to follow these simple guidelines will definitely make your instructor less inclined to spend his or her time and effort helping you!
Also, make sure you use an email address where a reply will get to you successfully, preferably your RU account. We will definitely be emailing you vital information to the email that is listed on the roster, as the course progresses. If your account has storage limits and bounces email, we consider it to be your problem.
Please visit the physics department website for students with disabilities.
If you have certification of your need for extra time or other accommodations at exams, please contract Prof. Montalvo and your ODS coordinator at the beginning of the semester so that exam arrangements can be made well in advance.
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