A description of the course procedures, materials, and grading.

** Lecture Slides **

The slides used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture can be found here
in a format suitable for note-taking in lecture. The slides should (mostly)
be available the night before the lecture.

**Clicker Questions **

The slides from the clicker questions used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture. These will be posted after the lecture is completed.

** Old Exams **

The exams from last year and this year's mid-semester makeup. (To be posted
at appropriate times.)

** Readings and Links **

Occasional reading assignments (assigned in homework) or links to useful websites,
and software used in class. Publicly available links will be on the "Readings
and Links" webpage in the open web. Other useful materials that I am allowed
to use in this class but not distribute publicly are in your blackboard
site. Be sure you know how to log in to this site as there will be some required
materials only made available there (such as homework solutions).

** Homework **
The weekly homework assignments can be obtained by clicking below. Once the
assignments have been collected, the solutions will be posted on Blackboard.
Typically, solutions will be posted
on Sundays. Partial postings may be made, a problem at a time.

Week | Tutorial HW (due at beginning of your Tutorial) | MP HW | Paper HW (due at beginning of Friday lecture) |
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Week
1 | MP Assgt 1(due 9/3/10) | ||

Week
2 | MP Assgt 2 (due 9/10/10) | Assignment 2L (due 9/10/10) | |

Week
3 | MP Assgt 3 (due 9/17/10) | Assignment 3L (due 9/17/10) | |

Week
4 |
Assignment 1T (due week of 9/20/10) | MP Assgt 4 (due 9/24/10) | Assignment 4L (due 9/24/10) |

Week
5 |
Assignment 2T (due week of 9/27/10) | MP Assgt 5 (due 10/1/10) | Assignment 5L (due 10/1/10) |

Week
6 |
Assignment 3T (due week of 10/4/10) | No MP HW this week (exam) | No Lecture HW this week (exam) |

Week
7 |
Assignment 4T (due week of 10/11/10) | MP Assgt 6 (due 10/15/10) | Assignment 6L (due 10/15/10) |

Week
8 |
Assignment 5T (due week of 10/18/10) | MP Assgt 7 (due 10/22/10) | Assignment 7L(due 10/22/10) |

Week
9 |
Assignment 6T (due week of 10/25/10) | MP Assgt 8 (due 10/29/10) | Assignment 8L (due 10/29/10) |

Week
10 |
Assignment 7T (due week of 11/1/10) | MP Assgt 9 (due 11/5/10) | Assignment 9L (due 11/5/10) |

Week
11 |
Assignment 8T (due week of 11/8/10) | No MP HW this week (exam) | No Lecture HW this week (exam) |

Week
12 |
Assignment 9T (due week of 11/15/10) | MP Assgt 10 (due 11/19/10) | Assignment 10L (due 11/19/10) |

Week
13 |
Assignment 10T (due week of 11/29/10) | MP Assgt 11 (due 12/3/10) | Assignment 11L (due 12/3/10) |

Week
14 |
Assignment 11T (due week of 12/8/10 | MP Assgt 12 (due 12/10/10) | Assignment 12L (due 12/10/10) |

**Email Connections**
To send a message to the entire class to start or contribute to a discussion,
send it to me and I will forward it to everyone.

- Prof. Redish (Lecture Instructor): (redish@physics.umd.edu)
- Prof. Greg Sullivan (Lab Instructor) (sullivan@icecube.umd.edu)

TAs:

- Yuwei Cui (TA) (ywcui@umd.edu)
- Ben Dreyfus (TA) (dreyfus@umd.edu)
- Brad Gordon (TA) (brgordon@umd.edu)
- Mike Hull (TA) (mhull12@umd.edu)
- Vijay Kaul (TA) (vijay@umd.edu)
- Matthew Kretschmer (TA) (mkretsch@umd.edu)

University of Maryland | Physics Department | Physics 121 Home |
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This page prepared by Edward F. Redish

Department of Physics

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-6120

Email: redish@physics.umd.edu

Last revision 2 December, 2010.