Phy 207, Section H, Fall 2000
Lecturer: Dr. Thomas Curtright
Lecture time: MWF 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Discussion sections:  Tuesdays at various times.
Textbooks:  Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4th ed., by Paul A. Tipler
Vector Analysis, M. R. Spiegel
Physics 207 web pages: http://www.physics.miami.edu/~curtright/phy207fall00.html
SYLLABUS
Week Dates Chapters  Topics
 1  Aug 23 - 25 22 Introduction & Electric Fields
 2  Aug 28 - Sep 1 23 Electric Fields & Gauss' Law
 3  Sep 5 - 8 24 Electric Potential
 4  Sep 11 - 15 25 Capacitors & Dielectrics
  Sep 20   Exam I, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
 5  Sep 18 - 22 26 Currents & Resistance
 6  Sep 25 - 29 26 DC Circuits
 7  Oct 2 - 6 27 Conduction
 8  Oct 9 - 13 28 Magnetic Fields
 9 Oct 16 - 18 29 More Magnetic Fields
  Oct 18   Exam II, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
 10  Oct 23 - 27 30 Faraday's Law
 11  Oct 30 - Nov 3 30,31 Inductance & AC Circuits
 12 Nov 6 - 10  31 More AC Circuits
 13 Nov 13 - 17 32 Maxwell's Equations
  Nov 15   Exam III, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
 14  Nov 20 - 22 15 Mechanical waves "review"
 15  Nov 27 - Dec 1 32 Electromagnetic waves
  Dec 12   Final Exam, 5:00-7:30 pm

Discussion sections are separate from the lectures and they are mandatory.  The related lab class (Phy 209) starts Sep 11.  You may contact Dr. Curtright by email:  curtright@physics.miami.edu; by phone:  305-284-2324 ext 4 (or 8-7138 if you are on campus); or by visiting his office:  325 J. L. Knight Physics Bldg.

Grading Policy: The course grade is computed on a total of 500 points. The total is based on six 100 point grades as follows:  three progress exams of 100 points each, a homework-quiz grade of 100 points, and the final of 100+100=200 points.  The lowest of the six grades is dropped automatically. Attendance will be taken occasionally and may affect your final grade. An unexcused absence from a test or quiz earns a grade of zero. When a student has a valid excuse for missing a test, the missing test grade is replaced with the average of that student's other grades.  The Honor Code will be enforced and violations will not be tolerated.