Course Information (Fall 2013)

Location Fondren Science 158 - Tue. and Thurs. 11:00AM - 12:20AM
Syllabus PHY 1307 Course Syllabus
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

This course is using an online system - WileyPLUS - for distributing homework, grading homework, and providing feedback on your performance in the course. It is you responsibility to master the usage of the system, as it is the primary way in which you will submit your homework and self-assess your performance in the class. If you have any problems, contact the class instructor IMMEDIATELY.
Texts Required: Halliday, Resnick, Walker. "Fundamentals of Physics Volume I with WileyPlus" 9th Edition
Helpful Links
WileyPLUS Website: http://www.wileyplus.com
Submitted Material Policy Course Policy: this document outlines the required format for writing clear solutions to problems, and guidelines to grading. Those guidelines apply to the exams, homework and quizzes, so please read these carefully.
General Information Instructor: Ana Firan
Contact Info: afiran@smu.edu, Fondren Science room 049
Instructor Office Hours:
  • Monday:10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Wednesday:10:00AM -11:00AM
  • Time outside the office hours must be requested
Teaching Assistant:Jeffery Hetherly, jhetherly@mail.smu.edu
Teaching Assistant-led Help Session(s):
  • Monday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Time outside of these help session hours can be requested in writing to the teaching assistants

Grade Composition:

  • Quizzes (10%) - begining of each lecture
  • Homework (20%) - issued dailly
  • In-class Exams (40%):
    • First In-Class Exam: Sept. 26
    • Second In-Class Exam: Oct.29
  • Cumulative Final Exam (30%)

Online Resources