Physics 2 - 2013/14

News Course Information Sections and Office Hours Calendar Notes Homework/Quiz Solutions

Course Information

Ph2b (Winter Term)

Lecturers:

Chris Martin
274 Cahill, extension 4243
e-mail:

Cliff Cheung
432 Downs
e-mail:

Course Secretary:

Elsa Echegaray
110 East Bridge, Ext. 4633
e-mail:

Section Changes:

You are encouraged to find a recitation section that is both enjoyable and beneficial. If you are dissatisfied with your assigned section, feel free to sit in on another one. If you decide to change sections, first get the signature of the instructor of the new section on your yellow card. Then get the course secretary to sign the drop column of the yellow card. The instructors sometimes change room assignments: the course secretary should have the most up-to-date information.

Textbooks:

Phillips, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Kittel and Kroemer, Thermal Physics

Assignments:

Homework will be due every Wednesday by 4 pm in the boxes on the second floor of East Bridge, outside the lecture hall, room 201. It will be accepted up to one week late for half credit, but will not be accepted for credit after one week. A note from the Dean is the only way to receive an extension. (Please see late policy for details) The work must be your own, not copied from others or the blackboard in recitation. You are encouraged to work the problems with others and to seek out additional help if you find that useful but the write-up must be all yours. You should be able to reproduce any solution you hand in without help from anyone else. Assignments and exams will be returned in Recitation or from your T.A.. Please make sure your name, the date, your section#, and TA are on your assignment. Please use the section number and TA of the section you are signed up for on REGIS, even if you attend another section.

Quizzes:

A quiz will be due on alternate Tuesdays at 11:00am, throughout the term before lecture. The quizzes must be worked on your own without collaboration with others. Late quizzes will not be accepted except with a note from the Dean (notes from Health Services, roommates, etc., will not be accepted, please see the late policy for details). In the case of extenuating circumstances that are known in advance, please make sure the Dean speaks to Prof. Martin or Prof. Cheung. Please make sure your name, the date, your section#, and TA are on your quiz. Use the section number and TA of the section you are signed up for on REGIS, even if you attend another section.

Late work policy:

Exams & Grading:

There will be a final exam covering the entire term. There will be no midterm exam. Your grade for the course will be determined by your performance on the final exam (40%), quizzes (30%), and homework combined with your attendance and performance in recitation class and general level of effort (30%).

Ombudspeople:

Each house should select an ombudsperson. Students should inform them of complaints about the course or make suggestions about how to improve the course. This is the best way to transmit your views of the course to the instructors. The Ph2 instructors will have lunch with the Ombudspeople January 28 and February 18. Students are also encouraged to discuss any problems with the course immediately and directly with Professor Martin or Professor Cheung by appointment.