Charges and Fields 
Potential Energy and Potential 
in recitation: Circuits continued
[20.11-20.15] (skip 20.9, 20.10)
Midterm review in lab
|Magnetic Forces &
||Measurement of e/m|
|Induction  QUIZ 2
in recitation: Electromagnetic Waves 
Midterm review in lab
[27:1-27:4] in recitation
Memorial Day--May 28
Physical Optics continued [27:5-27:10]
THURSDAY JUNE 14
(not a Saturday)
Stuff you need:
• John Cutnell & Kenneth Johnson Physics, 10/e, Wiley, 2012
MANUAL (Our write-ups are all
License. YOU NEED THIS.
ALSO You will need a calculator (but nothing fancy) for all QUIZes and exams--but not for lab quizzes.
Smart phone or internet connected calculators are not allowed.
Prof. Frank Ferrone, Disque 922, 895-2778, email@example.com
9-11 or by appointment.
Mark Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Office hours Tuesday, 12-2 pm
Ausilah Alfraihat - email@example.com Office hours Friday, 9-10 am
Virginia Price - firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Tuesday 10-11 am; Thursday 12-1.
letter grades at the end of the course are
curved, however 55% is passing. For those who do pass, we give,
very roughly, equal numbers of As, Bs and Cs. We do use +
and – as well.
What if I have to miss a class where there is graded material?
The grading concept is this:
30% of your grade is related
to your effort, 70% to your understanding. Effort is
measured in 4 things:
2. Homework 10%
have 3 bonus-point on line
problems (Sapling): due Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday. Like learning a language, frequent repetition is
helpful. That's why they are posted only one day
ahead: we want you to practice this
skill daily if possible. If you can't get to it, of course,
remember it is
extra credit, not mandatory. Get all three right (Sapling
grade =5 for each), and it translates into 3 bonus points in our
scoring system. (like a perfect homework
Note that you NEVER have to hand in any "Pre-Lab" material, no matter what the write up says.
Reading Quizes: 10%
Midterms: 30% (15% each)
given in the lecture period that week.
those weeks there is no
lecture, but you are still responsible for reading the chapters and
doing problems in recitation.
What if I fail a midterm?
Final: 30% (cf. our Spring Senior policy below)
Advice: save all your returned, graded papers. If there is any doubt at the end of the course, it is valuable that you show what papers you got back. We have a LOT of graded material, so occasional errors happen copying grades. You don't want to say "I got 86 on the first midterm, not 68" and have no way to prove it.
We follow the University
guidelines. If you are caught,
your grade in that test becomes zero (and in Midterms, no
reset option.) Depending on the degree of premeditation we
observe, you may also have your course grade set to an F and no option
withdrawal. This course has an elaborate safety
net to eliminate your perceived need to cheat. Don't
be stupid and
cheat. We will catch
Homework: We NEVER accept late homework. You can always hand it in early if you have to be away. If you have some emergency, we will discount that assignment --and your HW grade (10%) is then based on all the other homeowork.
Quiz: Same as
Homework. No makeups, ever.
Reading Quiz for Lecture-- Same
Labs: NO MAKE UP LABS. A valid excuse will be needed; your other labs therefore count more.
Midterms: Again, we do not do makeup midterms. If you miss one, AND HAVE A VALID EXCUSE, then the other carries the weight for your entire midterm grade.
OK, we'll work
option if you have an iron-clad excuse. Leaving early for the term
break is NOT one of those excuses.
Midterm Reset Any student may apply for a ONE TIME midterm grade reset to 55, the passing grade. This may not be used on both exams, just one.
To get reset to 55
a given midterm, all incorrect multiple choice questions must be
explained fully, in writing, and submitted at least 24 hours before the
(Midterm 2, or Final).Example:
A student gets 35 points on
a midterm. She got 20 points in
free response, and 15 points in multiple choice--that is, she got 3
questions. She then needs to explain the other 12 MC questions,
get the extra 20 points. If she messes up 4 of those 12
questions, she then gets only 20 x (8/12) = 13 extra points, or a
Since this is a one time option, you may not want to squander it if you got, say, a 53 on the first Midterm.