Course: PHY 2049
Course Description: Foundation course for physical science and engineering
majors. PHY 2049 includes electricity, magnetism, waves
and optics. Prerequisite PHY 2048 with a C or better.
Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th edition, by
Examinations: There will be five exams and a comprehensive final exam
administered during the semester. If the final exam grade is
higher than any one of the five exam grades it may
substitute that one grade. If you have to miss an exam for
any reason the final exam grade will substitute the missing
grade. Absolutely no make-up examinations will be given.
The exams will be critiqued in class. After the critique
period you must return your test. Failure to do so will result
in loss of grade.You may study your test at my office.
Critical work, or grade, will be discussed only in my office.
Grading Policy: A = 100 - 90 C = 79 - 70
B = 80 - 89 D = 69 – 60
F = 59 or bellow
All test and the final exam will count equally toward
your final grade.
Experimental Project: The extra credit assignment consist of the construction of a
( Extra Credit ) project followed by a short presentation of your finalized
project in class. The project must be on applications of
theoretical concepts covered in the course. Guidance on
selecting and construction of your project will be provided
by your instructor if needed. This extra credit assignment
will count 5% of your final grade.
Attendance Policy: Attendance to class is encouraged. Roll will be called
at every class session. Students who attend class and
do not appear on the class roll will be asked to report to
the Registrar's Office to obtain a paid/ validated schedule.
Under no circumstances will you be allowed to remain in
class if your schedule is not stamped paid/ validated.
Withdrawal Policy: If you decide to withdraw from the course, it is your
responsibility to do so.