Prof. Ryoichi Kawai
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Department of Physics
University of Alabama
1300 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294
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Preparatory Physics: PH100-3A Course Information
This is a one-semester introduction into how to solve simple kinematics and dynamics problems, utilizing basic algebra, trigonometry, vectors and other mathematical tools. This course may not be used to satisfy Area III of Core Curriculum.
MA106: Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
Suggested Textbook (Not Required)
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Test and Final Exam
Three tests and one comprehensive final exam will be given. No textbook nor notebook is allowed in the tests and exams. One letter-size hand-written information sheet is allowed. You can write down mathematical formulae, laws and priciples of physics, physical formulae, physical contants, 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, example problems in textbook. A calculator may be used during exam. A make-up test may be given if unforeseen problems should happen. However, no more than one test can be made up. You must notify the instructor within a day or two of the exam day with a written reason for the make-up.
Homework are electronically processed via an internet website: http://capa.phy.uab.edu/
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.
Course grade is determined based on three tests (15 pts. each), final exam (30 pts.), and Homework (25 pts.)
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