Course announcements are located at the bottom of the page.
Administrative:
Course Midterm Feedback Form -
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Course Evaluation Form -
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Homework assignments and solutions:
Problem Set 1
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[pdf] Problem Set 2 (due Wed Feb 6) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 3 (due Wed Feb 13) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 4 (due Wed Feb 20) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 5 (due Wed Feb 27) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 6 (due Wed Mar 6) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 7 (due Wed Mar 20) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 8 (due Wed Mar 27) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 9 (due Wed Apr 3) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 10 (due Wed Apr 10) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 11 (due Wed Apr 17) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 12 (due Wed Apr 24) - [ps] [pdf] Problem Set 13 (not to be turned in) - [ps] [pdf] |
Problem Set 1 Solutions -
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[pdf] Problem Set 2 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 3 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 4 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 5 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 6 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 7 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 8 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 9 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 10 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 11 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 12 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Problem Set 13 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] |
Midterm Exam 1 -
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Midterm Exam 1 Solutions -
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[pdf] Midterm Exam 1 Score Histogram - [ps] [pdf] Midterm Exam 2 Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Midterm Exam 2 Score Histogram - [ps] [pdf] Final Exam Solutions - [html] [ps.gz] [pdf] Final Exam Score Histogram - [ps] [pdf] |
Lecturer: Fronefield Crawford Office: Stokes 111 Phone: (610) 896-2973 Email: fcrawfor@haverford.edu Office Hours: Mon 2:00 - 4:00
Lab Instructor: Steve Wasserbaech |
Lab Instructor: Scott Shelley |
See the Course Schedule for specific dates. Please do not switch lab or recitation sections without approval since we need to keep the numbers roughly even in the sections.
Grading: There will be two midterm exams (taken in-class) and a final exam (self-scheduled), plus homework and labs. Here is the breakdown of the weighting for the course grade:
Homework Labs Midterm Exam 1 Midterm Exam 2 Final Exam |
30% 20% 15% 15% 20% |
Homework: Homework assignments will be given out roughly weekly. Homework is due to be handed in at the beginning of class on the assigned date. Answers to the odd-numbered problems in the Hecht book are provided in the back of the text. This is useful for checking your work but is not a substitute for working out the problem yourself. Complete homework solutions will be posted as soon as possible after the homework is due. You are not allowed to copy the solutions if you are turning in the homework late.
Homework Late Policy: You are allowed three one-week extensions on your problem sets. You cannot use more than one extension on the same problem set. Aside from the extensions, homework turned in up to a week after it is due will be assessed at 50% of its value. Homework turned in more than a week late will be assessed at 25% of its value.
Recitations: We will have recitation meetings during weeks in which there is no lab. In the recitation sections, you will form groups to work on problems handed out at the start of recitation. These problems are meant to enhance your understanding of the material presented in the lectures. They also provide an opportunity for you to resolve any misunderstandings about the material and develop your problem solving skills. While you work on the problems, Froney will wander around to the different groups and discuss the problems and your approach to them. These problems will not be turned in for credit.
Physics Clinic: An optional physics clinic is held every Mon and Tue from 7 to 9 pm in the physics lounge (Stokes 107). Physics majors are available at the clinic to answer questions and give you additional help on the material.
Honor Code: Haverford takes the Honor Code very seriously. The idea behind this is that you should never falsely represent your work as your own. It is okay to work together on homework problems, but you should not be doing all of the work or none of the work in your group. You must also turn in your own write-up for the homework even if you worked on it with others in a group. After the homework solutions are posted, you are not allowed to just copy them and turn them in late. Exams, of course, must be worked on individually. Any questions about Honor Code issues can be directed to Froney.