exam 1 practice problems

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 2/18/2012, at 9:06 PM

There are some exam 1 practice problems posted on Mastering Physics.

written assignment 2 graded

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Friday, 2/17/2012, at 1:36 PM

Your graded "written assignment #2" is available for you to pick up from the bench outside my office.

Exam 1 equations sheet

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Wednesday, 2/15/2012, at 5:11 PM

I placed the exam 1 equations sheet in the Course Documents section for you to preview.

Problem session

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Wednesday, 2/15/2012, at 1:57 PM

The weekly problem session will be held at what has become the usual time:  Thursday (2/16/12), 8-9 pm in Merrill 211.

 

Assignment 3 is posted on the assignments page

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 2/11/2012, at 5:44 PM

where to turn things in

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 2/11/2012, at 5:41 PM

Please turn all things meant for me (Prof. Loinaz) in to my mail slot near the physics department mailroom, Rm 213.  If you put things elsewhere (say, in the boxes next to my office), I won't be looking for them so I may not find them.

Assignment 1 graded

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Thursday, 2/9/2012, at 11:05 AM

Your written assignment #1 has been graded and is available for you to pick up from the bench outside my office (Merrill 223).  I've posted the solutions on the Assignments page.  Note that the posted solutions aren't always complete---sometimes they don't show the figures you'd need to draw to get full credit for the problem.  I encourage you to read over the comments by the graders and take them on account for your next written assignment.

Class preparation

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 2/4/2012, at 4:38 PM

From now on I'll post the assigned reading for the next lecture, along with the reminder about the pre-class Mastering Physics problem, on the Lectures page, so look for it there.  If you don't see it where or when you expect it, please email me---I may have forgotten to post it or to make it visible to the class.  Likewise for the weekly assignments---if you don't see them where (Assignments page) or when (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning a week before it's due), please email me.

Assignment 2 is now posted on the Assignments page

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 2/4/2012, at 4:37 PM

Lecture 4 reading & problem posted

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Saturday, 1/28/2012, at 11:13 AM

I've posted the reading I'd like you to do prior to class on Monday on the Lectures page.  The pre-class problem is also posted on Mastering Physics.

Class preparation

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Thursday, 1/26/2012, at 4:49 PM

I'll post the topic for the next class, the reading I want to you to do before class, and the lecture slides, and any other relevant notes on the Lecture Outlines page, so please look at that before class each day.

Remember to start bringing your PRS transmitters to class.  We'll try using them starting on Friday.   Assuming all goes smoothly I'll try to make use of them at least once each class.

You may not need to buy Mastering Physics access again!

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Monday, 1/23/2012, at 10:54 PM

Thanks to the efforts of several Physics 117 students, I have learned that if you took Physics 116 last semester your Mastering Physics access may still work for Physics 117 this semester.  I've attached a document passed along to me that explains.

Mastering Physics

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Sunday, 1/22/2012, at 6:06 PM

If you've already got access to Mastering Physics (either by buying it with the book or by purchasing it separately), you can join the course by using the course ID:  MPLOINAZ54945


You can work through the optional assignment "Introduction to Mastering Physics" to learn how the Mastering Physics system works, if you don't already know.

Welcome!

Submitted by William A. Loinaz on Friday, 1/20/2012, at 4:16 PM

Dear Physics 117 students,

Welcome to the new semester.  At the moment I intend to use this site as the primary website for the course, although if Moodle is easy to use, I may make that migration early in the semester.

 I have attached a few pages of general course information and a syllabus in the course documents section.  I'll distribute this information through the website soon.

William Loinaz 

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