CH255 (near Bancroft/Chapel corner)
Course Policy Statement
SP212.3311 and SP212.4411
- Remember and recall statements of the definitions, concepts and laws that govern classical electricity, magnetism and light.
- Describe the concepts and laws that govern classical electricity, magnetism and light.
- Apply the concepts and laws of classical electricity, magnetism and light to solve both qualitative and quantitative single-step problems.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative problems involving two or more concepts and laws of electricity, magnetism and light.
- Combine concepts and laws to solve such problem.
- Evaluate how well the concepts and laws of electricity, magnetism, and light fit observations of physical phenomena.
Marking period grades:
- (8*exams + 2*wileyplus + N*notebook)/(8 + 2 + N)
- exams refers to your exam average.
There will be 6 exams roughly 3 weeks apart.
Exams contain review material and new material.
Exams 5 and 6 occur close together with exam 6 on last day of class (Exam 5 is a review exam, Exam 6 is all new material).
- Each exam is 9 free-response questions/problems, each worth 5 points. Exams are curved using (curved percent score) = [(points/45)^x]*100% where x is a number between 0 and 1.
Each exam gets its own x value.
When you calculate your exam average you are averaging your set of curved percent scores.
- wileyplus is your wileyplus online homework average. I will inform you of the "out of" for each marking period.
Chapter assignments do not have due dates.
Grades are downloaded and recorded every week so that I can check for consistency.
Consistency is relevant to any subjective aspect to your marking period and course letter grades (including N and notebook discussed below).
- notebook is a catch-all term for any personalized in dialog with me aspect to your grade.
Your notebook will be a centerpiece to your dialog with me should you choose to engage this optional aspect.
- N is a weighting factor.
By default N = 0, meaning this aspect is optional.
For those of you choosing to use this avenue,
your N as well as the percent grade for notebook is something we will discuss
(you will be able to know and track your values for N and notebook).
Course grade: 70% 16 week average, 30% final exam (50 multiple-choice questions).
Your notebook is an organized record of work you wish to share with me.
Essential components to your notebook:
- Worksheet documentation.
- High quality "ownership" solutions to your wileyplus questions and problems.
- Documentation for each lab (we'll discuss this when we get to the first lab, its not hard).
- Corrections to exam questions/problems.
Calculator, Equation Sheet:
On my exams and the final you may only use the TI-36X Pro.
For my exams you may use your own copy of the course equation sheet (it is OK to have personal annotations on it).
For the final exam, the equation sheet is provided with the exam (you will not be able to use your personal copy).