Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session

Labs: 1 session / week, 4 hours / session

Grading Policy

Students are encouraged to work together on problem sets and laboratory experiment analysis, but must prepare write-ups for these assignments individually. Students must work independently on exams. Grades will be distributed as follows:

Six Problem Sets 10%
Laboratory Experiments 30%
Three Exams (including Final) 60% (20% each)

Laboratory Grading

As will be discussed at the first recitation, each laboratory includes a short quiz at the start of the session, and an independent written assignment. Prof. Van Vliet grades all quizzes and laboratory assignments, and will handle excused / unexcused absences related to the laboratory experiments. Late arrivals and unexcused absences receive a zero for that laboratory experiment.