I am your instructor Dr. Luis Gomez.
Our class meets Tu and Th 2:00-4:50 pm in PH209.
I’ll try to answer all emails promptly. Please write your question or comments as concretely as possible.
Questions requiring long answers are best asked in person.
Hoxie 108; Tel: (859) 394 0064. Hours: T, Th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment in person or via zoom.
Physics 11 is the first half of an introductory, non-calculus physics course that covers the laws and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves.
Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson Etext-- Standalone Access Card -- for Physics: Principles with Applications. Author: GIANCOLI. You can purchase this from the Bookstore. If you have already purchased the physical book from the Bookstore, you should be able to get a refund. Please let me know if you find difficulties getting the REQUIRED MasteringPhysics product (9780321869661). Homework, practice problems, exercises, quizzes, exams, and some selected lab problems will be assigned using MasteringPhysics.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and to facilitate learning for all students, I will make accommodations for students with disabilities. It is necessary for those students to inform me of these accommodations by the end of the second week of classes. Please contact the Academic Resource Center (299-2937) so that steps can be taken to develop an appropriate educational plan. If you are a student with a documented disability, medical condition, or think you may have a disability, and will need accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, or other services, please contact Marie Fatscher in Disability Support Services (Post Hall, Lower Level, C10) at 516-299-3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request services, accommodations or for additional information. Additional information is also available on the DSS website: www.liu.edu/post/dss
If you have technical problems, please contact IT (Library 236A, M–Th 8 am–8 pm and F 9 am–5 pm; email@example.com; 516-299-3300). You can access online tutorials for Blackboard as needed: http://www.liu.edu/Information-Technology/Info-Tech/Tutorials
Students must wear masks in class at all times. Any student who fails to do so will be asked to leave the classroom and be reported to the Dean. Student accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please inform your instructor if you would like to request accommodations. Should, for any reason, your instructor be unable to teach in-person, you will be notified, and steps will be taken to ensure that your class continues uninterrupted. Should you need to, you can contact the department chair, Prof. Sheldon Rothman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do: Attend all classes, come on time, stay for the duration of the class, pay attention.
You’re expected to take notes. You may use a computer/tablet to see the eText and work on exercises in class.
Don’t: Miss classes without documented reasons, come late, leave during class, talk among yourselves, be disruptive, text, use your cell phone other than for class purposes. Documents justifying an absence must be submitted in printed form, if possible. In case of an emergency, they can be submitted electronically.
Weekly homework is on the website. You must attempt it the day it is assigned. If you have difficulties, see a tutor or me that week itself. HW will be discussed in the class immediately following. Specific questions will be answered in class, but not general ones about the whole assignment. You must have the homework available in a separate notebook or folder, with your name on each assignment, or clearly marked as such in the class workbook. You must bring the homework and class workbook with you if you want extra help in my office. It’s your responsibility to catch up on material you miss for any reason. You should expect to spend 6 hours a week on this course outside class.
You may use a 3”× 5” notecard on tests. Larger cards can’t be used.
Tests will be based mainly on material covered and homework done, since the material on the previous test, but familiarity with all material covered up to that point is expected. You’ll need a dedicated calculator (not a cell phone or tablet computer) on all quizzes. You may not share.
There are no make-up tests. If you miss a test for any reason, you’ll get a score of −1 on it.
It would be best if you kept all your tests throughout the semester. The complete test schedule is on this syllabus.
First, see the rules above. The penalties mentioned there take precedence. There will be six tests. Your five best scores each count 15% toward your grade. The labs count for 25%. There will be a grade boost if you’ve done the homework consistently over the term. Other grade boosts are possible for students who participate in class. No private deals for extra credit will be struck with individual students. You will all be treated equally and will all get the same consideration.
Last day to drop: September 21. Last day to withdraw: November 13.