Oregon State University

PH 212

Winter Term 2013

Lab 1, part II
A take-home set of exercises, due January 14, 5:00 p.m.

Print your full LAST name: ______________________________________________ Print your full first name: _______________________________________________

Print your Lab TA’s name: _________________________________________ What is your Lab TA’s box # (located outside of Wngr 234)? _________

Print your Lab SECTION # here: ----------------->

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Sign your name (full signature): __________________________________________ Print today’s date: ____________________________________________________

Oregon State University

Physics 212

Winter Term, 2013

Lab 1, part II PH 212 Lab and Course Introduction
Purpose of the lab: Note: To familiarize yourself with the purposes and policies of PH 212 and its lab. This is a take-home assignment, due from each student by Monday, January 14, 5:00 p.m. It is worth 15 points and will be scored by your lab TA, then returned to you. As with all lab assignments in this course, be sure to review that scoring; if you have any questions or issues with it, ask to meet with your lab TA. (Lab solutions are never posted.) No extra paper is needed—write on the pages provided. The answer to each item here can be found on the OSU web site or the PH 212 web site: http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/~coffinc/COURSES/ph212. You will save a lot of time by thoroughly reading first all parts of the PH 212 web site (starting with the Announcements), rather than just randomly searching/skimming for the answers.

Materials needed: Directions:

1. a. Where will you find the written materials for each lab?

b. What information about each lab will your lab TA provide?

c. A lab group consists of how many students? d. Why is it important to read each lab and prepare for it prior to arriving in lab?

e. What is the purpose of the labs in PH 212?

f. What portions of lab are covered on the exams?

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2. a. If you have to miss a lab (or want to repeat it for a better score), what are your options for making it up?

b. What are the consequences of not making up a missed lab?

c. What is your lab section #? And what is your TA’s box #? Why are both numbers important enough to put on the front of this assignment? Why is it important not to confuse the two numbers?

d. How will you know your lab percentage during the term? Does Chris keep a running total?

3. a. When are the PH 212 exams this term? For each exam (including the final), list here the day of the week, the date and the starting time.

Sign below to affirm that you have noted all the above dates and times and that you have no OSUrelated conflicts for those times (or, if you have any such conflicts, you will email Chris with all details no later than January 15th). ________________________________________________________________________. b. What are you allowed to bring to the exams? Give a complete and detailed list.

c. When and how will you learn full details about the exam locations, rules and topics?

d. What should you do if you disagree with the scoring on your exam? Where is the form and specific information about this?
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4. a. What portion of your total grade are the clicker questions? Can any other portion of the course be substituted for your clicker score? b. How do you register your clicker so that your clicker responses are credited?

Sign below to affirm that you have correctly registered your clicker as per the online instructions). ________________________________________________________________________. c. Does your registered clicker work in all three sections of lecture? d. How does the clicker scoring work? (And what if you’re absent, late, you forget your clicker, or it doesn’t work?)

e. Where are clicker questions posted? How about the answers? f. How will you know your clicker percentage during the term? Does Chris keep your running total?

5. a. What portion of your total grade are the HW assignments? Can any other portion of the course be substituted for your HW score? b. What’s the difference between a HW assignment and a take-home lab assignment? Where/how to you turn in each? What link on the course home page leads to all this information?

c. How does the HW scoring work? (And what if you forget to turn in a HW assignment or it’s late?)

d. Where do you find the HW assignments? How about the HW solutions?

e. How will you know your HW percentage during the term? Does Chris keep your running total?
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6. a. What are Chris’ office hours this term—and where is his office?

b. Do you need to make an appointment with Chris in order to visit during office hours? c. If you need to make an appointment with Chris for any reason, how should you do this?

d. What number of hours does Chris recommend as a rough “time budget” for you to spend per week— outside of class and lab time—studying in this course? What number of hours per credit hour does OSU (via its Academic Success Center) recommend that you budget for study in any course?

e. What are the key factors Chris recommends for more effective learning and better success in this course?

f. Where do the HW problems come from? What is the real purpose of the HW assignments and how should you use them?

g. According to OSU’s Academic Regulations, what does a grade of C represent? h. What was the average grade in PH 211 here at OSU for Fall term? i. What portion of all students who finished PH 211 last term here at OSU did so with a grade of C or better?
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7. Suppose this is a summary of your scores in PH 212.
Clicker Questions Class: Asked Attempted Correct 2 3† 4 5 6 8** 9 10 12 13 14 15* 16 17 18 19** 21* 22†† 23 24 25 26 27* 28 29 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 1 2 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 Labs Lab: Score Lab 1: Lab 2: Lab 3: Lab 4: Lab 5: Lab 6: Lab 7: Lab 8: Lab 9: 15 8 7 10 9 10 9 10 12 HW Assignment: Score HW1: HW2: HW3: HW4-5: HW6: HW7-8: HW9-10: 3 6 4 11 – 12 9 Exams Exam: Raw score Adjustment MT 1: MT 2: Final: 120 121 135 35 20 40

*(Missed class) **(Late to class) †(Forgot clicker) ††(Clicker battery died)

a. Where can you get a handy 1-page form ready to be filled out with your own course scores? Show all your work, reasoning and answers for each of the following calculations (b-h). b. Estimate your overall course average (%) for your first 3 weeks of work (including Midterm 1).

c. Estimate your overall course average (%) for your first 6 weeks of work (including Midterms 1 and 2).

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d. Estimate your overall course average (%) going into the final exam (including all work except the final).

e. Estimate the net score (i.e. after adjustment) that you needed on the final exam to get a C for the course.

f. Estimate your final course average (%) and course grade.

g. What if you had missed Class 18 (but all other data given on the previous page were as given)? Re-estimate your final course % and grade in this case.

h. What if you had missed Lab 2 and neglected to make it up (but all other data given on the previous page were as given)? Re-estimate your final course % and grade in this case.

i. Why are all these calculations (a-g) only estimates (not exact)? Are the estimates of your point totals probably conservative (too low) or optimistic (too high)?

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