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Materials Simulation Group

Physics 123 (majors/minors section)

Winter Semester 2012

Announcements

  • Jan 3: Schedule is posted, syllabus is still pending
  • Jan 3: HW packet is posted, other parts of syllabus still pending
  • Jan 4: Math review, Lab forms, and other things have been added underneath "Course Packet" below
  • Jan 4: Homework packet has been updated to include a sample problem. Use this as a model when handing in your HW.
  • Jan 4: The full syllabus is online and is available as a printed packet
  • Jan 9: Office hours have been set. They will all be held in the skylight area of the underground lab

    Dr. Hart: MWF 2 pm

    Marcus Holden: F 3-5 pm
    Clement Gaillard: W 3-5 pm
    Kent Talbert: M 3-5 pm, Sat 2:00 pm

  • Jan. 19: There is a lab TA (Colin Mann) that can help with the labs. Here are the hours that he will be in the lab room:
    Mon none
    Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sat none

  • Last HW handed back: HW #31 (Mar 27)
  • Here is the reading for Day 13: What is entropy?
  • Here is the link you need for Lab #3: Dispersion

  • Feb 18: Exam 1 has been handed back. If you want to get some points back on your exam, do the following: Correct all the problems you missed, including the multiple choice. Include with your corrections, a few sentences about what you didn't understand, what mistakes you made, or why you missed it. If you correct all your problems you will get back points according to the following formula: 1/8(77% - your score) + 2%. Your corrections are due before class on Feb. 27. Turn them into the box where you turn in your HW.
  • Lab 6 link is here and below: Fourier Transforms
  • Mar 21: Exam 2 corrections: Correct all the problems you missed, including the multiple choice. Include with your corrections, a few sentences about what you didn't understand, what mistakes you made, or why you missed it. If you correct all your problems you will get back points according to the following formula: 1/5(71 - your score)% + 6%. Your corrections are due before class on Mar 28. Turn them into the box where you turn in your HW.

Warm-Up Exercises

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Scores and Grade

    To see your scores and grade so far in this course:

    Your Class ID:
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Course Packet

Ancillaries

Basic commands of Mathematica (this document opens in Mathematica)
Equation sheet (for entire course)
Sample Exam 1 (Dr. Colton's exam from Fall 2010) and solutions
Sample Exam 2 (Dr. Colton's exam from Fall 2010) and solutions
Sample Exam 3 (Dr. Colton's exam from Fall 2010) and solutions
What is entropy? (Additional reading for entropy lecture)
Lab #3: Dispersion (an applet written by Dr. Durfee)
Lab #6: Fourier Transforms

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Quiz Transmitter IDs

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