Course Information (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Ana Firan
Office: Fondren Science 39
Email: afiran@smu.edu
Location: Fondren Science 158 - Tue. and Thurs. 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Teaching Assistant: Andrew Turvey
Email: aturvey@smu.edu
Syllabus: PHY 1308 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 II 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 Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 11:00AM - 12:00AM
  • Thursday 11:00AM -12:00AM
  • Time outside the office hours must be requested
Teaching Assistants:
Teaching Assistant-led Help Session(s):
  • Monday 6:00-8:00PM
  • Wednesday 6:00-8:00PM
  • 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 weekly
  • In-class Exams (40%):
    • Exam 1:(20%)
    • Exam 2:(20%)
  • Cumulative Final Exam (30%)

Online Resources