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PHYS 110, Winter 2016
Liberal Arts Physics
R. J. Wilkes
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Instructor: R. J. Wilkes
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Term Paper 3 assignment is now open for submissions, go
- Quiz 3 was regraded - C was correct, not D. You can
check your quiz scores on the Canvas page for PHYS 110,
click on Gradebook.
- Revisit syllabus page for repaired links to readings
for Jan 11 and 12 (Particle Physics Primer and ETS Math
review): URLs work now.
- NO mid-term exams, no final exam:
grade based on 4 term papers and 20 pop quizzes in
- This year: goal is NO EXTRA COSTS to students
- No expensive books - Assigned
readings are in books freely available online at archive.org
(consider making a donation to them!)
- No commercial "Clickers" - we will
use your personal device (phone, pad, laptop) for pop
quizzes. Details when class begins. (If you do not yet
own ANY wireless device: REQUIRED! Smart phones
and mini tablet devices are available for less than the
cost of a HiTT clicker...)
- Examples of past A-graded term papers
are posted here
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