Prof. Ryoichi Kawai
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Department of Physics
University of Alabama
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Birmingham, AL 35294
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College Physics II (PH202-1C) Course Information|
Course Description: This second term of non-calculus-based physics will cover electromagnetic fields, electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, quantum systems including atoms, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite: College Physics I, PH201
College Physics Lab II, PH202L (any session)
College Physics II Recitation, PH202R-E2 or PH202R-L2 (Other session is not allowed.)
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Four midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam will be given. The final exam will be given on April 30, 2008 from 8:00AM to 10:30AM. No textbook nor notebook is allowed in the exams. One letter-size hand-written information sheet is allowed. You can write down mathematical formulae, laws and principles of physics, physical formulae, physical constants, and other concepts related to physics and mathematics on the information sheet. However, you are not allowed to write solutions of any problem including homework problems and example problems in textbook. A calculator may be used. If you could not take an exam due to unforeseen problems, a make-up exam may be given. You can make up only one exam. You must notify the instructor within a day or two of the exam day with a written reason for the make-up.Quizzes
Quizzes will be frequently given during recitation without advanced notice. No make-up quiz will be given.Homework
Homework are electronically processed by WebAssign: http://www/webassign.net/uab/login.html
In order to solve homework problems, you need Internet access and a web browser (Firefox is recommended.) Homework due is strictly enforced by computer. You are strongly advised to start homework as soon as it is assigned.Grading
Withdrawal from the course
Last day to withdraw from the course with "W": March 6, 2008
Medical withdraw: If you developed serious medical problems during the term, you can withdraw from the course at any time before the end of the term. Consult with your adviser. If you have missed two or more exams due to major medical problems, you should consider medical withdraw.