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PHYS-1070 (25)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Fall 2012 Semester

MTuWThF Noon-12:50pm · 1104 Rood Hall

Please note that while the class may be listed as FULL, please see the Dept. secretaries (below).

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 40211 - PHYS 1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (Assigned 9/10/2012 Mon) · Physics Help Room (0077 Rood Hall, starts Monday 10 September 2012) · Topic 2 Worksheets (11-16-2012 Fri; updated 11-30-2012 Fri)

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About 1104 Rood Hall... 1104 Rood Hall

PHYS-1070 is usually taught in 1110 Rood and sometimes the big lecture hall, 1104 Rood. For Fall 2012, we're in 1104 Rood -- which can be accessed from either the northwest or northeast doors to Rood Hall. Everett Tower is across the gap -- that's where the Physics Dept. offices and Dr. Phil's office are located.

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If you missed Exam 1, 2 or 3, you need to email Dr. Phil so we can schedule a make-up exam.

Pre-Final Exam Estimated Grades are available here.

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 Fall 2012



This Week in PHYS-1070 at Noon.


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

Sample Exam 1: First Set here (9-14-2012 Fr) and here ; Second Set here (9-17-2012 Tu) and here ; Third Set here (9-18-2012 We) ; Fourth Set here (9-24-2012 Mo).

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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 ;

NOTE: An error had a Sample Exam 3 posted here. The "Third Set" above is a Sample Exam 2.

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 ; Second Set here and here ;

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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 11-30-2012 F, but NOT handed out)

FINAL EXAM FORMAT: As in the Sample Exams, 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.

Sept.  3 Mon   - Labor Day < No Classes >
Sept.  4 Tue   - PHYS-1070 Begins for Fall 2012
Sept.  7 Fri   - Regular Bi-Weekly Quizzes Begin
Sept. 10 Mon   - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
Sept. 10 Mon   - Last Day to Drop without "W"
Sept. 28 Fri   - Hour Exam 1
Oct.  26 Fri   - Hour Exam 2
Nov.   5 Mon   - Last Day to Drop with "W"
Nov.  20 Tue   - Hour Exam 3
Nov.  21 Wed   - Thanksgiving Recess Starts @ Noon  [ NO CLASS ]
Nov.  26 Mon   - Classes Resume
Nov.  29 Thu   - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday)
Dec.   3 Mon   - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Dec.   7 Fri   - Last Regular Day of Class
Dec.   7 Fri   - Review Class
Dec.  13 Mon   - FINALS WEEK Starts
Dec.  13 Thu   - Final Exam 2:45-4:45pm (2 hours)
Dec.  14 Fri   - End of Fall Semester
Dec.  18 Tue   - Grades Due at Noon



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