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PHYS-1000 (1)

How Things Work (4 credits)

WMU Spring 2012 Semester

M W F 12:00-12:50pm · 1104 Rood Hall

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 11476 - PHYS 1000 - 500

Office Hours (Current · Including FINALS WEEK) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (1-13-2012 Fri) · Physics Help Room (0077 Rood Hall · Starts on Tuesday 17 January 2012) ·

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How Things Work: The Physics of Everday Life / Lousis A. Bloomfield (4th edition)

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FINAL COURSE GRADES AND BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY FOR PHYS-1000 Spring 2012.


This week in PHYS-1000 at Noon.


Sample Exam 1 Page (10 questions -- the actual Exam 1 will have 30-50 questions). (answers)

Exam 1 Curve ·

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Sample Exam 2 Page (10 questions) (answers) ; Second Sample Exam 2 (answers)

NOTE: It was just pointed out to me that there was an error in the Answers: 17 should be C – the speed is constant, though the velocity is not constant., not D.

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Sample Exam 3 Page (11 questions) (answers) ; Second Sample Exam 3 (11 questions) (answers)

Exam 3 Curve.


PHYS 1000: How Things Work (4 hrs)

This is a course in the physics of everyday life employing a minimum of mathematics. It explores the principles of automobiles, ice skating, roller coasters, CD/DVD players, television receivers, electronic computers and other common devices and situations. The course emphasizes basic physical principles rather than details of operation. The laboratory shows students how to ask questions, and how to collect and analyze data

Jan.   9 Mon 	- PHYS-1000 Begins for Spring 2012
Jan.  13 Fri 	- Regular Quizzes Begin
Jan.  13 Fri 	- Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
Jan.  13 Fri 	- Last Day to Drop without "W"
Jan.  16 Mon 	- WMU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities < No Classes >
Jan.  17 Tue	 - PHYS-1000 Laboratory Begins This Week
Feb.   1 Wed 	- Hour Exam 1
Feb.  29 Wed 	- Hour Exam 2
Feb. 27-Mar. 2 	- March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Boston MA
		- Schedule Adjustments To Be Determined Later If Needed
Mar.   2 Fri 	- Spirit Day < No Classes > , Semester Recess begins
Mar.   5-9	   - "Spring" Break - No Classes
Mar.  12 Mon  - Classes Resume
Mar.  19 Mon	 - Last Day to Drop with "W"
Mar.  30 Fri	 - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Friday)
Apr.   2 Mon	 - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Apr.   4 Wed 	- Hour Exam 3
Apr.   6 Fri	- Good Friday (not a WMU holiday)
Apr.   8 Sun 	- FYI - Easter Sunday
Apr.  20 Fri 	- Last Regular Day of Class
Apr.  20 Fri 	- Review Class
Apr.  23-27  	- FINALS WEEK
Apr.  24 Tue 	- Final Exam 2:45-4:45pm (2 hours)
Apr.  27 Fri 	- End of Spring Semester
May    1 Tue 	- Grades Due at Noon


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