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PHYS-1070 (22)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Summer-I 2009 Semester

MTu ThF 2:00-3:40pm · 1110 Rood Hall

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 20314 - PHYS-1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Booklist (Full 27-page Handout as PDF File -- Searchable HTML Page - Current Booklist) · Topic 2 (Worksheets 1 and 2-3-4)

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Final Course Grades and Breakdown by Category 6/27/2009 Saturday *** NEW!


Final Exam Stats

XF    raw   curved
n      18     18
hi    188    200
lo     87    120
ave   148.8  166.3 
s.d.  29.80  23.55




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Sample Exam 1 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Summer 2006) ·

Sample Exam 1: First Set here and here (5-11-2009 Mo); Second Set here and here (5-14-2009 Th); Third Set here and here (posted 5-15-2009 Fr, but not handed out).

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!

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Sample Exam 2 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Summer 2006) ·

Sample Exam 2: First Set here and here (5-22-2007 Fr); Second set here and here (5-26-2009 Tu); Third set here (5-28-2009 Th);

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Sample Exam 3 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Fall 2003) ·

Sample Exam 3: First Set here and here and here (6-8-2009 Mo); Second Set here and here (6-12-2009 Fr);

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Sample Final Exam Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Fall 2003) ·

Sample Final Exam: First Set here and here (06-16-2009 Tu); Second Set here (6-19-2009 Fr); Third Set here and here (posted 6-19-2009 Fr, but NOT handed out)

FINAL EXAM FORMAT: As in the Sample Exams handed out, 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. Two full hours. 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.


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. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or equivalent. Corequisites: PHYS 1080.

PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (1 hr)

This is a laboratory course which includes exercises related to topics covered in PHYS 1070. Corequisites: PHYS 1070.

May   4 Mon	- PHYS-1070 Begins for Summer I Session 2007
May   7 Thu	- Regular Daily Quizzes Begin
May   8 Fri	- Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
May   8 Fri	- Last Day to Drop without "W"
May  19 Tue	- Hour Exam 1
May  25 Mon	- Memorial Day < No Classes >
June  1 Mon	- Last Day to Drop with "W"
June  2 Tue	- Hour Exam 2
June 11 Thu	- Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday)
June 15 Mon	- Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
June 16 Tue	- Hour Exam 3
June 19 Fri	- Last Regular Day of Class
June 19 Fri	- Topic 2 Worksheets due by 5pm
June 22 Mon - Review Class
June 23 Tue	- Final Exam 2:00-3:40pm (2 hours) **
June 24 Wed	- End of Summer I Session @ Noon
June 30 Tue	- Grades Due at Noon