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Final Course Grades and Breakdown by Category 7/1/2007 Sunday *** NEW! Final Exam Stats XF raw curved n 20 20 hi 190 200 lo 97 120 ave 154.9 167.6 s.d. 29.59 25.69
NOTE: These are Exam 1's from previous semesters with solutions -- the Sample Exams handed out in class do NOT come with solutions, so you can learn how to assess your own answers. PTPBIP!
NOTE: The heat energy Q needed to change the temperature or phase of a material (specific heat, heat capacity, latent heats) will not be on Exam 3.
FINAL EXAM FORMAT: As in the Sample Exams handed out Friday 22 June 2007, one problem of multiple guess questions (50,000 points), and three problems each with five parts (3 × 50,000 points), for a total of 200,000 points. Yes, the Final Exam is cumulative. Roughly ¼ Exam 1 material, ¼ Exam 2, ¼ Exam 3 and ¼ the material since Exam 3. But you've seen the Sample Final Exams.
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PHYS 1070 Elementary Physics 4 hrs.
This course surveys physics from mechanics to modern physics in one semester. It is designed for students in curricula requiring a one semester course at the level of general college physics. Prerequisite: MATH 1100 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 1080.
PHYS 1080 Elementary Physics Laboratory 1 hrs.
This is a laboratory course which includes exercises related to topics covered in PHYS 1070. Corequisite: PHYS 1070.
TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE and FUNCTIONAL in using physical science concepts and conceptual relationships to describe, predict and explain events in the everyday world. TO UNDERSTAND the basic nature of science, that it consists of two kinds of truths, some observationally true and other truths that are accepted because of supported theories. TO UNDERSTAND how scientists talk about the world and to understand how this differs from how non-scientists talk about the world. TO ACCEPT the importance of the knowledge of "how we know something is so" in science. TO UNDERSTAND the importance of prior conceptions about the physical world in learning (and teaching) physical science and how it interacts with Nature.
Course Schedule July 3 Tue - Grades Due at Noon "All Exam dates are fixed in stone." See Dr. Phil otherwise.