Physics 102 - General Physics II - Summer Session 2000 - 2001 (003)

Course Schedule, Coordination and Grading Policy 


1)       Course Description (Undergraduate bulletin 1997-98)

A continuation of Physics 101. Topics covered include: Wave motion; Sound; Temperature; First and second laws of thermodynamics; Kinetic theory of gasses; Coulomb's law; Electric field; Gauss' law; Electric potential; Capacitors and dielectrics; Circuits; The magnetic field; Faraday's law; Ampere's law.


2)       Pre-requisite

(Math 101) or Co-requisite (Math 102)


3)       Textbook:

"Fundamentals of Physics", by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc (1997).


4)       Method:

The course material will be presented in lectures. Problem-solving techniques will be shown in recitations. Attendance in both lectures and recitations is compulsory.


5)       Grading Policy

(A)          Course grade

The course grade will be evaluated as follows:


Class-work                   20%

Laboratory 20%

First major exam          15%

Second major exam      15%

Final exam      30%


(B)           Class-work shall comprise of:

       A minimum of 7 quizzes and

       a certain percentage for attendance at the discretion of the recitation instructor

       Homework problems are assigned but will not be graded.


The average final class-work score for each section will be fixed at 12.00/20. The homework problems are assigned from the textbook (exercise & problems).


(C)           Laboratory work

The lab work score will be based on any or a combination of the lab. reports, lab. quizzes, lab. exams, ... etc. as chosen by the lab. instructors. The average final laboratory work score for each section will be fixed at 14.00/20 and the standard deviation should be greater than or equal to 1.0.

Lab sessions starts on Monday, 25 June 2001.

(D)           Major and final examinations

The major exams and the final exam will be of multiple-choice type. The exams are scheduled as follows:


First major exam          Saturday, 15 July          (Chapters 17 - 20)

Second Major Exam     Saturday, 04 August      (Chapters 21 - 27)

Final Exam                      14-16 August                  (Chapters 17 - 31)


6)       Policy on make-up exams

a)          If you miss a major or final exam, you should go and see the Coordinator with your official excuse within three days after the exam.

b)         Only official excuses are accepted. Personal excuses are not allowed.

c)          If you attend the exam, you cannot have a make-up exam.

d)         If you miss the exam without a valid excuse, you get a ZERO score for that exam.

e)          The make-up will be given once, and no make-up for the final exam.


7)       Attendance:

Attendance will be enforced and evaluated according to current university regulations. A DN grade will be given to any student exceeding 12 absences (LLF + Rec.) without official excuses and/or three absences in laboratory experiments. Any student in possession of an excuse for officially authorized absence must present this excuse to his instructor no later than one week following his resumption of class attendance. Only those students who have less than 6 absences in the whole semester shall be promoted to upper grade if they reach the borderline between two grades (for example F to D or B to B+ etc.).