Dr. Matt Bobrowsky
Phone: 301-405-6045 e-mail: email@example.com http://www.physics.umd.edu/lecdem/misc/phys102/index.htm
Office Hours: By arrangement (see below)
Reading assignments from the course textbook will be found in the accompanying schedule sheet and on the web site, and will be given in class. You will be expected to have read the assigned chapter of the text by the class meeting for which the assignment is listed. Changes from the posted schedule will be announced in class and posted on the web site. The course will thoroughly cover the first eight chapters of the textbook as well as short segments from other chapters.
Lectures will closely follow the material in the text, and will be enhanced by demonstrations, audiovisual aids, and other teaching materials, in addition to further discussion of important issues. Because this is a participatory, demonstration-based class, the lectures are considered an integral part of the course work, and frequently contain material that will be found on tests. Class attendance is therefore strongly suggested. Changes from the posted schedule will be announced in class and posted on the class web site.
Homework assignments and their due dates will be announced in the lectures and posted on the web site. No homework will be accepted after the beginning of class on the due date. Material covered by the homework assignments will frequently be found on tests, so it is in your best interest to carry out and understand your assignments. Homework will be graded and returned in class as soon as practical.
Office hours are by appointment. Just send me an e-mail and tell me when you would like to meet. (My e- mail address is at the top of this page.) I consider it important that I be available to answer questions and discuss class material as needed by class members. Therefore, if you are having trouble with the material
or would like to ask questions about assignments, please do not hesitate to make an appointment for an office visit.
Before each test there will be a review session.
There will be two one-hour tests, as shown on the accompanying schedule sheet and on the Web site.
Your final point score will be determined as follows: Hourly test #1 100 points
Hourly test #2 100 points FINAL EXAM 200 points Homework 100 points TOTAL: 500 points
The laboratory, PHYS 103: PHYSICS OF MUSIC LABORATORY, is a separate course, and you must register for it separately. To get CORE credit for a physical science laboratory course, you must complete PHYS102 AND PHYS103 concurrently.
The Student Honor Council respectfully requests that faculty members place the following passage in their course syllabi in order to inform students of the consequences of academic dishonesty:
"The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html."