Grading


Homework 50%


Quizzes 20%


Tests and Lab reports 30%



Homework is a very important part of this class. It is impossible to learn physics just by listening to the teacher talk. You have to actually do some physics to learn it. That is what the homework is for.


This year we are using WebAssign for the homework. There are a number of advantages to using WebAssign:


  1. Students get immediate feedback on mistakes.

  2. Students are able to fix mistakes immediately.

  3. I am able to create the assignment after class is over, making sure the material in the assignment matches exactly the material covered in class that day.


I will be assigning homework every day, even on the day before a test. The only times I will not assign homework are over long vacations. Three day weekends don't count as long vacations.