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PHYS-1070 (24)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Spring 2012 Semester

MTuWThF 1:00-1:50pm · 1118 Rood Hall

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 11405 - PHYS 1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current · Including FINALS WEEK) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (1-13-2012 Fri) · Topic 2 (Worksheets 1 3-28-2012 Wed) · Physics Help Room (0077 Rood Hall · Starts on Tuesday 17 January 2012) ·

Need Help with Registration? Come to the Physics Dept Office -- 1120/1122 Everett

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The 6th edition has been ordered.  There is a 7th edition,
but it isn't scheduled to come out until January 2012, which 
seems like cutting it a bit fine.  Either the 6th or 7th edition
will work for PHYS-1070 in Spring 2012, however.

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About 1118 Rood Hall... 1118 Rood Hall

PHYS-1070 is usually taught in 1110 Rood and sometimes the big lecture hall, 1104 Rood. However, this semester, we're in 1118 Rood, which is sort of the mirror twin of 1110 Rood. Normally this is a Geology lecture hall -- it doesn't connect with the Physics Demo Equipment Room. Also, you'll notice that there is no center aisle. We have lots of people registered for our class, so you will not be able to just sit all in (a) the back rows and/or (b) the outside aisle seats. Given that it's winter, this will be lots of "fun" to deal with all the heavy coats as well.

If you already know where 1110 Rood is, just go into the little corridor past the fish*** -- and 1118 Rood is right there on the northwest corridor of the building.

The Fish

(Click on photos for bigger)

*** 10 points for the first person to tell me in class what kind of fish this is. (It's a Coelacanth.)

Reminder that ICES Student Course Evaluations are available now online via GoWMU .


Estimated Pre-Finals Grades can be found here.

FINAL COURSE GRADES AND BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY FOR PHYS-1070 Spring 2012.


This Week in PHYS-1070 at 1pm.


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

Sample Exam 1: First Set here (includes pp. 5-6, handed out in class 1-27-2012 Fr) and here ; Second Set here and here ; Third Set here and here .

NOTE: There are Exam 1's from previous semesters with solutions -- most Sample Exams do NOT come with solutions, so you can learn how to assess your own answers. PTPBIP!

Exam 1 curve ·

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

Sample Exam 2: First Set here and here ; Third set here ;

Exam 2 Curve (Revised) -- click here.

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

Sample Exam 3: First Set here and here ; Second Set here and here ;

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 ; Second Set here ; Third Set here and here (all posted 4-10-2012 Tu, 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.

Jan.   9 Mon 	- PHYS-1070 Begins for Spring 2012
Jan.  12 Thu 	- Regular Bi-Weekly 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-1080 Laboratory Begins This Week
Feb.   3 Fri 	- Hour Exam 1
Feb.  24 Fri 	- Hour Exam 2
Feb.  28 Tue  - Hour Exam 2 Rescheduled
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 	- Hour Exam 3
Apr.   6 Fri	 - Good Friday (not a WMU holiday)
Apr.   8 Sun 	- FYI - Easter Sunday
Apr.  12 Thu	 - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Friday)
Apr.  16 Mon	 - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Apr.  20 Fri 	- Last Regular Day of Class
Apr.  20 Fri 	- Review Class
Apr.  23-27 	 - FINALS WEEK
Apr.  25 Wed 	- Final Exam 12:30-2:30pm (2 hours)
Apr.  27 Fri 	- End of Spring Semester
May    1 Tue 	- Grades Due at Noon



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