Course Syllabus Spring 2014
PH 192 Physics I Recitation (1 Credits)

Instructor: Dr. Chris Pettit
Office: SH 26
Phone: 341-5929
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and TR 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm or by appointment

Website: or on Blackboard.

Lecture: TR 9:00 am – 9:50 am in SH 30

Textbook:University Physics (2nd edition), by Bauer and Westfall, Publisher: McGraw Hill, ISBN: 13-9780077409623.

Tools: Scientific calculator.

Course Description:  This course is a complement to the lecture.  This course will focus on improving student’s problem solving skills and understanding of the topics discussed in lecture. 

Academic Honesty Policy:  The following ESU “Academic Honesty Policy” pertains and will be enforced:  “Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presenting as one’s own the intellectual or creative accomplishments of another without giving credit to the source or sources).”  Academic dishonesty can result in severe penalties.  Possible penalties may include an assignment grade of F, a course grade of F, or dismissal from the university.

Student Accommodations Statement: Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services and the professor will be strictly confidential.


Grading Scale:
A 93.0% - 100%
A- 90.0% - 92.9%
B+ 87.0% - 89.9%
B 83.0% - 86.9%
B- 80.0% - 82.9%
C+ 77.0% - 79.9%
C 70.0% - 76.9%
D 60.0% - 69.9%
F 0.0% - 59.9%
Scale may be lowered if necessary.
Grading policy (tentative test dates)
Homework 80%
Assignments 20%

Class participation and attendance will be considered for borderline cases.

Problem Solving Format

Grades will be available for viewing on Blackboard.