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PHYS-1070 (23)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Summer-I 2011 Semester

MTu ThF 2:00-3:40pm · 1110 Rood Hall

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 20278 - PHYS-1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (5-12-2011 Thu) · Topic 2 (Worksheets 1 6-9-2011 Thu, Worksheets 2-4 6-17-2011 Fri)

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Estimated Mid-Term Grades can be found here.

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This course is now completed.


Final Course Grades and Breakdown by Category 7/5/2011 Tuesday *** NEW!


Final Exam Stats

XF    raw   curved
n      37     37
hi    197    199
lo    135    137
ave   169.4  171.4 
s.d.  15.07  15.07




Quiz 1 was given in-class on Thursday 12 May 2011, for attendance purposes. If you missed class on that day, you will be able to get some of the points by downloading Quiz 1A from the website and turning it in. (Click here for a copy.)


This week in PHYS-1070 at 2pm.

Week 2 Checklist. Week 3 Checklist. (Yes, Week 3 is "late".) Week 4 Checklist.


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

Sample Exam 1: First Set here and here (5-16-2011 Mo); Second Set here and here (5-19-2011 Th); Third Set here and here (5-20-2011 Fr).

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 (5-27-2011 Fr); Third set here (6-2-2011 Th);

Exam 2 Curve.

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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 (6-10-2011 Fr); Second Set here and here (6-14-2011 Tu);

Exam 3 Curve.

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

Sample Final Exam: First Set here and here (06-21-2011 Tu); Second Set here (6-24-2011 Fr); Third Set here and here (posted 6-24-2011 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   9 Mon - PHYS-1070 Begins for Summer I Session 2011
May  12 Thu - Regular Daily Quizzes Begin
May  13 Fri - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
May  13 Fri - Last Day to Drop without "W"
May  24 Tue - Hour Exam 1
May  30 Mon - Memorial Day < No Classes >
June  6 Mon - Last Day to Drop with "W"
June  7 Tue - Hour Exam 2
June 16 Thu - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday)
June 20 Mon - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
June 21 Tue - Hour Exam 3
June 24 Fri - Topic 2 Worksheets due by 5pm
June 27 Mon - Last Regular Day of Class
June 27 Mon - Review Class
June 28 Tue - Final Exam 2:00-3:40pm (2 hours) **
June 29 Wed - End of Summer I Session @ Noon
July  5 Tue - Grades Due at Noon


         May                    June
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7              1  2  3  4
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14     5  6  7  8  9 10 11
15 16 17 18 19 20 21    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
22 23 24 25 26 27 28    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
29 30 31                26 27 28 29 30