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2 March 2015
Extra Credit Opportunity: 
Each week in which an exam is given you will have the opportunity to earn extra credit toward your overall discussion score (there is no quiz on exam weeks).  All you have to do is attend your section!
During Discussion this week, your TA will have a sign-in sheet for you to sign to get your extra credit points (worth 6.67 quiz points).  Here are the rules:

  1. You must attend the section in which you are registered, no exceptions.
  2. You must work the exercises for the day.
  3. You must help your discussion team members complete the assignment.
  4. No EX's will be given.

25 February 2015
Exam Room Assignments:  Exam room assignments have been updated on the Exam Information Page.  Please make sure you attend the correct room!

24 February 2015
Formula Sheet:  This semester's formula sheet is now available!
Extra Problems:  Practice problems by topic have been added to the course schedule page.

18 February 2015:  Newton's Laws Examples
If you are interested in some interactive examples of the effects of Newtons' Laws:

Deadline for Checkpoint 9 extended
Due to scheduling confusion, the deadline for Checkpoint 9 has been extended to Monday 23 February.  Checkpoint 10 is due the same day.

9 February 2015:  Algebra & Trig Practice!
If you are interested in some algebra and trigonometry practice, here are some links  you might find helpful:



Please see the course description for an explanation of how this course works. It may seem complicated at first, but all the pieces do work together to enhance understanding. The course description also gives important details on our policies for missed exams, labs & quizzes. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what is due when.


We will be using i>clickers in every lecture. You can use either the older v1 or the newer v2 i>clickers. If you have not already done so, please register your clicker by visiting Having another student answer questions using your i>clicker is considered cheating.

Excused Absences

The only course components eligible to be issued a grade of EX are discussions, labs and exams (except for the final).  Please submit your excused absence no later than 10 business days from your absence via the Excused Absences application.  For more information, please read the course description page.