Lecture: MWF 11:45-12:40 in Physics P-128
Recitation: Th 2:20-3:15 in Physics P-123
Lab: Th 3:20-5:20 in Physics A-116
Prof. V J Goldman,
Physics B-137, 2-9001, email@example.com
Office Hours: W 2-4pm. Feel free to drop by at other times or make an appointment
Teaching Assistant: Jeremy Reeves, Physics C-123, 2-4079, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Mon 9-10:30 am or make an appointment
Lectures: Attendance at the lecture is strongly recommended. Every student is responsible for knowing information - both physics and course related announcements - that is provided during lectures. Students who attend lecture regularly perform better on examinations and have overall course experience better than those who do not.
Attendance is mandatory, nearly every time there will be a 7 min quiz
based on homework due that week.
Most, but not every week, you will conduct
laboratory experiment. The schedule for
is shown in the course schedule (above).
You must come to the lab prepared: equipped with the
laboratory manual, a lab
notebook which includes graph paper (such as the "Engineering and
Science" notebook available in the campus bookstore), and a calculator.
There are two make-up weeks during which you may perform a
laboratory experiment which was missed during an excused
Textbook: Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Giancoli, 2008, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Mastering Physics: We will use Mastering Physics, a web-based tutorial and homework system for this course. If you purchase the textbook, access code for Mastering Physics are included in the purchase price of the textbook. If you do not purchase the textbook, you must purchase the access code separately. Once you have the access codes, go to: www.masteringphysics.com and click on the link for Giancoli. Then click on REGISTER, and use your access code and the course code: VJG142S10
Examinations: There will be two mid-term exams during the semester. These will occur during the normal lecture time on Wednesdays March 3 and April 14 (these dates might change). Absences from these exams will be excused only for certified illness or emergency. Make-up exams will be arranged only for those who are excused from the regular exams. The final exam is on Wednesday May 12, 5:15 - 6:45 pm (1.5 hours). Information about the style of the examinations and what is to be covered on them will be provided during lectures.
Course Grade: Your
grade will be assigned based mostly on numerical
guideline: Letter grade = 15%MT1 + 15%MT2 + 30%Fin + 20%Lab + 10%Rec
The laboratory portion of the course is mandatory. If a
fewer than 8 of the 9 labs, the student will automatically
receive an I
for the course.
Americans with Disabilities
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning
disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability
Services, ECC (
Academic Integrity: Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/academicjudiciary/