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Physics 101: General Physics

Fall 2013

Class schedule: M,W,F 11:00-11:50am, Small Hall, Room 110

Instructor office hours: Wed 3-4pm, Thurs 3-4pm, other times by appointment

Help Desk hours: TBA

Instructor - Josh Erlich

Small Hall, Room 332B

Office Phone: 757-221-3763

Email: erlich@physics.wm.edu

Grader - TBA

Course website: http://physics.wm.edu/~erlich/101F13/

__Course Summary__

The Physics 101-102 sequence is designed to develop an understanding of the
fundamental concepts of physics. The first semester focuses on Newtonian
mechanics. This course is intended for those majoring in, or considering
majoring in, the physical sciences or mathematics. Phys 101 and Phys 102
each satisfies General Education Requirement 2A. Phys 101L and Phys 102L each
satisfy the GER 2 lab requirement.
__Text:__ D.Giancoli,
*Physics for Scientists and Engineers*,
Fourth Edition.

__Prerequisites:__
This course has no prerequisites. Students are expected to
take a course on calculus concurrently unless they have already taken such a course.
Students must coregister for Phys 101 and 101P to receive credit for
the course. Most students should also register for Phys 101L, the associated lab.

__Blackboard Site:__
Students enrolled in the course will find course-related information on
Blackboard, which can be accessed at
blackboard.wm.edu.

__WebAssign:__
This course uses WebAssign for homework
assignments. Access cards may be purchased bundled with the textbook at the W& M bookstore.
Students registered for Phys 101 will be added to the course roster
on WebAssign, with their W& M username as their username. The temporary
password will be given on the first day of class.

__Course requirements and grade:__

- Problem Session (5%)
- Problem sets (20%)
- Midterm Exams (3 x 15%)
- Final Exam (30%)

Phys 101 Course Information

Phys 101 Course Schedule