Paul Mikulski usna.edu/Users/physics/mikulski mikulski@usna.edu CH255 (near Bancroft/Chapel corner)

__Learning Outcomes:__

- Know General Physics I concepts and use them qualitatively to draw general conclusions about physical situations.
- Apply General Physics I concepts to solve technical problems quantitatively using both symbolic variables and numeric values.
- Use vector mathematics reliably as a natural part of your approach to physics.
- Use mathematics from your Calculus I, II, III sequence reliably as a natural part of your approach to physics.

__Marking period grades:__**75%** exam average, **25%** wileyplus online homeowork.

- There will be 3 exams (6 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks). You may only use the TI-36X Pro; you may use a personally annotated copy of the course equation sheet.
- All wileyplus chapter sets are open. Sets close about a week after the last topic for the chapter is introduced in class. Remainder work completed online after the due date takes a 30% deduction. It is not considered acceptable to make use of solutions online or from elsewhere: the intent is for you to work solo or in collaboration with others taking SP211P (you may always ask me questions too).
- Your marking period average can be boosted a bit, typically 1-3 percent, due to subjective considerations (engagement in class and lab, maintaining an organized notebook including homework solutions).
- Your curved final exam score will replace your lowest exam if that helps you.

__Course grade:__**70%** 16 week average, **30%** final exam.

- The final exam is 50 multiple-choice questions; it is curved. You may only use the TI-36X Pro; you are provided with a copy of the course equation sheet with the exam (you may not use your personal copy).
- Subjective considerations are incorporated into the 16 week average. This happens before the final. After the final, your curved final exam score is compared against your weakest exam for possible replacement, then your course average is calculated, and then grades are assigned as described below.
- Your course average is rounded to the nearest integer percent, then standard cuts are followed (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D).

*This course policy statement can be found on my homepage at the bottom along with a "last modified" date stamp. I will notify you of any changes.*