Physics and Chemistry, Tom HSU, PhD.1st ed,
Cambridge Phyiscs Outlet Publishing Co.,
Introduction to Physics
Circular Motion and Gravity
Heat, Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics,
End of First Semester
Vibrations, Waves, Sound,
Electricity and Magnetism
Review for AP Exam
End of Second Semester
Classroom Policies for IPC
we have newly adopted textbooks this year, all books will
be issued in new condition. One your book is issued, take
it home for use there. There will be a classroom set available
for your use at school. Take special care of these new
texts, they have to last a long time.
Textbooks are the responsibility
of the student to whom they are issued. Lost, misplaced,
or damaged books should be reported to the instructor
immediately. There will be periodic "book checks"
during the year.
of taking up some homework assignments , a daily quiz
may be given. Note: If the homework involves calculations,
the "set-up" must be shown and the answers boxed
Each lab report will
be assigned a due date. The report must be neat and legible.
Quantitative observations and measurements must be made
with appropriate precision. The data must be organized,
analyzed,a nd evaluated in such a way as to support inferences
drawn and predictions made. Conclusions must be intelligible
and succinct. Graphs should be utilized as often as possible
to identify relationships, trends,a nd predictions.
A major exam is predominately
objective but will contain an essay section and/or frees
response problem section. Exams are given at the end of
each unit. Since there is no retesting, I suggest you
prepare adequately by seeking any necessary help before
the original test date. ((Note: Calculators are not always
Those students who find
they are in need of help are encouraged to attend tutoring
sessions. A sign-up sheet is posted. However, one should
not hesitate to come to the before/after-school tutoring
sessions, even if they failed to sign-up. Because of space
limitations, seminar tutoring sessions are different.
If a student receives a seminar pass, they will be expected
to come. If they do not, they may loose the option of
using seminar time.
It is the responsibility
of the student to determine the content of any missed
work regardless of the reason for the absence. Assignments
are posted on the board in eight day increments. A tentative
schedule of the assignments is also posted on the class
web site. In the case of a single absence, the student
is expected to make the work up the day (s)he returns
to class. If this presents a problem, the student must
make arrangements with the instructor by the end school
the day the student returns to class. (FYI: The make-up
exam will not be the same as that taken at the regularly
scheduled time). Because of the tight schedule, regular
class time will not be used to resolve make-up issues.
The grading policy of
the District will be used. Daily grades will count 40‰
and the major grade will count 60‰. The value of
the lab grades will vary - some will be counted as daily
grades; some as major- depending on their complexity.
No late work will be accepted without prior approval.
It should also be noted that what I can't read, I can't
grade above a zero.
Students are expected
to keep a notebook. It should be organized as follows:
title page (student's name, course name, period, and instructor's
name), a copy of this policy sheet,and each unit's material
in chronological order. It is important that all labs
and daily work, both graded and un graded, be maintained
in this notebook for easy access. Notebooks will be handed
in and graded upon instructor's request.
and Classroom Time:
The school policy regarding
tardies will be observed. Classroom time will be spent
strictly on subject content. ANy work from other courses
should be left for another time and place. Mastering the
topic at hand should be your only goal.
Students are expected to
have the following items available as needed: notebook with
loose leaf paper, #2 pencils, pens, graph paper, ruler,
and a calculator that is user friendly when doing calculations
that involve 1) numbers entered in scientific notation,
2) problems utilizing log, antilog, and trigonometric functions
(sine, cosine, tangent).
Parent conferences are
encouraged and will be scheduled by appointment or through
e-mail (if the appropriate waiver has been signed).
Should each student come to class with text,
notebook,writing utensil, and calculator everyday?
Should a student EVER use RED
ink on any assignment?