Teaching and Learning Physics
Physics 4810 / 7810, Fall '08
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 - 5:15 p
Prof. Noah Finkelstein
Class syllabus (in PDF) - expecations, preliminary schedule etc..
Current schedule of readings / topics
Weekly Assignments: Readings & HW: lecture notes online
More links and literative relevant to week 1, if you want to dig deeper, are available at the bottom of the general resources page for the course.
- Great class folks... your final projects have been posted...contact me for access beyond this link
- Please stay in touch.
- Please take the following Surveys by next Tues 12/9:
- Final Course Survey (detailed feedback for Finkelstein and future generations of students).
- Please take the CLASS attitude and beliefs survey: 4810 (undergrad) and 7810 (grad)
- Awritten statement of your philosophy and approach to teaching (~ 1-2 paragraphs). Please turn in an electronic copy of this on CU Learn and hardcopy in class.
- FCQ's: you should have been emailed.. otherwise use the following fcq link (note different classes 4810/7810) - By Monday Dec 8 11:59p.
- Presentations 12/9 (4p) and 12/16 (1:30p). Info on Presentations
- Final projects are due Fri Dec 12, noon.
(For students opting for more time & want to present during Final Exam Period Dec 16, 1:30p you can turn in your final project then.)
- Note Week 13 (just before Thanksgiving break) we have a REDUCED (but NON-zero) workload.. this is to give you time to focus on your projects
- Please provide feedback on how class is going SURVEY of how class is going... (provide formative feedback for improving class).
- Results of the survey of topics for the 2nd half of the semester will be discussed in class.
- There is now a Survey of what you would like the second half of this class to be about. (download and turn in)
- Norm Augustine (Chair of the Committee that authored Rising Above the Gathering Storm) will be speaking at CU on 9/23 7p
- Here is a link to prior years' student projects... (PDF versions of these projects are available too!)
- Note there is a list of fieldsite options online now
- Also note the CLASS is online -- see link in week 1 activities
- If you are a Physics major in your Jr or Sr. year, please consider doing an honors thesis (this can be in PER too!)
- To coordiante most effectively with available teaching options we have switched the traditional physics content from E/M to MEchanics. Please check in with me if this is an issue.
- Tentative Class Schedule:
Week 1: 8/26 Introduction
Week 1: 8/28 Identify preliminary fieldsite(s)
Week 3: 9/9 Identify area of interest for project - Turn in 1 paragraph description
Week 7: 10/7 Outline of project due
Week 13: 11/18 Rough cut of final project due
Finals week: project due.
Contact information / office hours: