CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Advanced Placement Physics Course Description
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Welcome to Advanced Physics. Your choice to enroll in this college-level course indicates your appreciation for this fascinating subject and your willingness to accept a challenge. Hopefully we can work together to make this a rewarding course for you.
A 90 - 100 %
B 80 - 89 % 60% Regularly Scheduled Tests
C 70 - 79 % 20% Lab Reports
D 60 - 69 % 20% Problems Sets
F Less than 60 %
We will have some type of examination approximately every two weeks. Our 1st Semester Final Exam will be an Advanced Placement test from a few years ago and, in the Spring, we will take a couple more "practice" AP examinations to help you prepare for the real thing. We will do some "regular" kinds of lab experiments early in the course and more independent projects during the second semester.
The rules of this classroom are simple and all directed to one end --- to help you and your classmates succeed in this course. I follow one general principle --- if a student is doing anything that interferes with his or her opportunity to learn, with any classmate's opportunity to learn, or with my opportunity to teach effectively then that behavior will not be tolerated.
It is important to develop the ability to not only do assignments well, but also to do them on time. The WebAssign (on-line) assignments are usually due at 3:30 pm on a specific day. You need to plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to submit those answers before that time, because the program won’t allow you to submit homework solutions late. Other conventional assignments, like lab reports, are due to me at the very beginning of class. I will allow you to submit those assignments late, but you will lose 10% of the assignment value for every class day or part of a class day that you are late. If you have a question about an assignment that is due on a particular day, you need to allow yourself enough time to ask your question and complete the assignment before the due date. If you miss school or have any other problems, you need to come in and see me individually.
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Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics 9th Edition