Summary: Physics 221 Optics and Thermal Physics Fall 2009
Special Section for Physics Majors
Instructor: Roland E. Allen
Room 519 ENPH (but moving in November to Room 213 MIST!)
Office hours: 2:20-3:50 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (or by appointment)
Textbook: Young and Freedman, University Physics, 12th edition
(Volumes 1 and 2 if bought separately and these are easier to carry in a backpack)
About 8 regular homework problems per week 10%
About 2 challenge problems per week 5%
3 regular exams 60%
Final exam 25%
Homework is due at the beginning of class each Tuesday.
Homework late by < 48 hours, 1/2 credit. Homework late by > 48 hours, no credit.
The exams will be on Thursdays: September 24, October 22, November 19.
Exams will emphasize what was covered (1) in class and (2) in the homework.
You may want to keep a copy of your homework set turned in on the Tuesday preceding each exam, since
there will not be time to return it before the exam.