### General Information

*Last updated on November 01, 2006*

**Textbook**: *College
Physics* by Serway and Faughn, 4th Edition

**Lecturer**: Dr. Bo Gao

Office: MH 4021

Phone: 530-4628

Office Hours: MW 10-12, or by appointment

WWW: http://bgaowww.physics.utoledo.edu

**Prerequisites:**

A minimum of 3 years of high school math
including 2 year of algebra, 1/2 year of plane geometry, and 1/2
year of trigonometry is strongly recommended.

**Structure of the Course: **

The course consists of three parts: Lecture,
Recitation, and Laboratory.

- Lecture section emphasizes conceptual
understanding.
- Recitation sections are in smaller groups
to facilitate closer interaction between students and
instructors. Recitation covers additional details and
develops problem-solving skills.
- Laboratory provides hands-on experience
relating concepts to experiments.

**Exams:**

- First Midterm Exam: Monday, October 6,
9-9:50, Covers Chapters 1-5.
- Second Midterm Exam: Monday, November 10,
9-9:50, Covers Chapters 5-9.
- Third Midterm Exam: Monday December 1, 9-9:50,
Covers Chapters 10-12.
- Final Exam: Tuesday, December 16, 10:15-12:15, Covers
Chapters 1-13.

Exams will be close-book but open-notes. No make-up exams will
be given without *written* proof of an emergency.

#### Location:

All exams will likely be held in the Driscoll
Auditorium (depending on availability).

**Grades: **

Grades are based on five scores according to
the following combination

Laboratory Score: |
10% |

Recitation Score: |
20% |

First Midterm Exam: |
15% |

Second Midterm Exam: |
15% |

Third Midterm Exam |
15% |

Final Exam: |
25% |

Grades will be assigned by the quiz instructors. The lecturer
will only help to coordinate the grade scale.

### Withdrawals:

The last day to withdraw from the course is Friday, October
24. *No drops will be given after that date*.

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