Week 1 Highlights:
PHYS1120, General Physics 2: Electricity, Magnetism, & Optics
Instructors: Steven Pollock and Victor Gurarie
Nikola Tesla doing homework at a quiet spot in his Colorado Springs laboratory
Welcome to Physics 2!
First lecture is
Mon Aug 27, 2006 in Duane Physics G-1B20.
will meet Tuesday the first week of classes.
The first CAPA homework is due by the end of this Friday Aug 31 (It's mostly review of 1110) See below for login notes. (The syllabus also tells you more about the CAPA system and how it works.)
Reading for the first week:
Chapter 25 of your text (Knight)
on electric charge and electric fields.
Please fill in the following survey: CLASS survey for 1120
(This is worth participation credit). If you choose not to participate, that's ok - go to the link, and merely fill in your name and ID before submitting. But we really appreciate your taking the time to take the survey - it's helpful for us to improve this course!)
- Please register your clicker soon - just go to our clicker info page.
- To log into CAPA, the homework system we're using this term, go to the
CAPA link (always available to the left of this main page)
A hard copy of YOUR set will be available in bins in the basement (look for
Phys 1120 bins!) They are alphabetical by last name, please don't
mess up the order for students coming after you. You need the 4
digit PIN number at the top of your personalized set (which changes every week!) to
log in. If you lose it (or didn't pick up the hard copy), you can use
"pin-getter" from the CAPA login link above, it works automatically and
- If you registered late (i.e. after the semester started) and find no CAPA set #1 in the bins, you might not be in the CAPA system yet. Click here, and fill in the late CAPA registration page . A human being will get you on the system soon (we go through this about twice a day, so be patient). NEXT week a set will be printed for you and appear in the bins, but THIS week you'll have to just use "pin-getter" to log on and see your set online.
- If you have questions, check our virtual office hours (link is always on the left) first, before emailing. There's a good chance your question has already been asked and answered!
- We also have an 1120 WebCT page. We'll post your grades there later this term. There is also a "threaded messages" list - you are welcome to ask each other questions about the course, even the homework there, and respond to one another. I will be monitoring this occasionally, so please use good judgement and common sense. If anyone uses this to copy answers, tell formulas, or otherwise sabotage the learning goals of the course, we'll just turn it off. But I think it's great for you to ask questions, discuss the problems, give hints, talk about where you went to get help or how you figured something out, and so on. Use it as a resource to collaborate (but not to cheat!) When in doubt about how far you can go in "giving help" to other students' questions: if you feel comfortable knowing that I'll be reading it, then it's probably fine!
We welcome your comments on the class and this website. Send them to Prof. Gurarie
(Many thanks to John Price for the original design of this course page)
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