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Physics 10: Conceptual Physics
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus

Instructor Information
Name: Carlos E. Figueroa
Office Hours: see website
Office Location: 813
Phone: 831.479.6520 & 768.7971 (home)

Course Information
Title: Conceptual Physics
Watsonville Section: 103530
Prerequistes: Math 154

Textbook: Conceptual Physics (all editions accepted), Paul Hewitt

Learner Outcomes
1. Correctly analyze natural phenomena using the concepts of physics.
2. Clearly communicate conceptual analyses using the language of physics.

Grading Polcy

The course grade is based on the following weighted percentages:
Exercise Sets
Exams 1 & 2
Final Exam
Class Participation/Attendance

Note: You will automatically be dropped from this course if you miss seven class!

Exercise Sets, Quizzes, Exams & Class Participlation
Exercises Sets
: Exercises from the end of the current chapter will be assigned and collected about every week. There will be nine ten exercise sets over the course of the semester. Exercise questions will be discussed in class. Your success in the class will depend largely on the effort you invest in these. I encourage you to work on exercises in groups--but you must write up your own solutions individually.

A 15-minute quiz will be given at the beginning of class the day exercise sets are collected. Each quiz will test you on the concepts in that set only. Quizzes are closed book and closed notes.

Exams & Final Exam: There will be two exams and a comprehensive final exam. Each exam will cover material from the lectures and textbook. A written excuse or prior notification must be provided if an exam is missed.

Class Participation:
Hands-on experience of the phenomena is the best way to learn about our world. Your attendance and eager participation in the class will help you learn, and thus it should also help your grade. I hope to know you all within a few weeks, and will become aware of who is taking part. Be greedy; get what you have paid for - always come to class!

Students with disabilities:
Students needing accommodations should inform the instructor. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal access for students with verified disabilities. To determine if you qualify or need assistance with an accommodation, please contact ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT CENTER (Formerly DSPS), Room 1073, (831)479-6379.