# Winter 2010 Practicals

Welcome! The Practicals part of your PHY132 courses will involve problem solving, hands-on activities and team-work. What you do in Practicals will be directly related to what is going on in class and will help you on the tests and exam.

People

Jason Harlow, Practicals Coordinator. Office: MP129-A, Phone 416-946-4071,

April Seeley, Course Administrator. Office: MP129, Phone 416-946-0531,

Larry Avramidis, Lilian Leung, Phil Scolieri, Rob Smidrovskis, Practicals Technologists. Office: MP127.

 Practical Schedule Students attend one 2-hour practical every week. Practical Dates Topics, Activities Jan 4 - 8 NO PRACTICALS 1 Jan 11 - 15 Introduction Waves Module 1 : Activities 1, 6 A-D [6 E-G If You Have Time] 2 Jan 18 - 22 : Activities 4 A-C, 8 [9 If You Have Time] 3 Jan 25 - 29 Ray Optics Module: Activities 8, 9, 10 A-D [10.E If You Have Time] 4 Feb 1 - 5 EM Module 1: Activities 1 A,B,D, 4 A-D, F, H, I  [1 C, and update to 1 D based on observations from 1 C If You Have Time] (underplanned) 5 Feb 8 - 12 EM Module 2: Activities 1-6 [7 If You Have Time] Reading Week 6 Feb 22 - 26 Scrambling teams Activity 9 with one pattern. Different pods will have one of two possible conductor patterns. [1 if time permits] 7 Mar 1 - 5 EM Module 4: Activities 1-3, 8B-E, 9, 10 [11 If You Have Time] Note: The Measurement Project is due March 8. 8 Mar 8 - 12 EM Module 5: Activities 1-4 [7 If You Have Time] 9 Mar 15 - 19 EM Module 6: Activities 1, 4, 5, 7 [12 If You Have Time] 10 Mar 22 - 26 Relativity Module: Activities 1-4 [8 If You Have Time]

Here are the components and their weights:

1. Notebook Mark 1 (0% of course). After the first Practical the lab books will be collected and marked. However, this mark will not count towards your Practical mark. Instead it is intended to make our standards and requirements clear to you.
2. Measurement Project (6% of course). You will do this assignment individually. It is due to your TAs drop-box on Monday, March 8 by 5:00pm, and an identical electronic copy to www.turnitin.com by 11:59pm the same day. The late penalty is 10% per business day of lateness reduction in mark.
3. Notebook Mark 2 (7% of course). After Practicals Session 5, a selection of the activities from Practical Sessions 2-5 will be chosen to be marked. The decision of which Activities will be marked will be chosen more-or-less randomly after the books have been collected. All Teams will have the same Activities marked.
4. Notebook Mark 3 (7% of course). At the end of the term a selection of the activities from Practicals Sessions 6-10 will be chosen to be marked. The decision of which Activities will be marked will be chosen more or less randomly after the books have been collected. All Teams will have the same Activities marked.

All teams should stay for the entire 110 minutes during each week of Practicals. If a student arrives more than 20 minutes late (ie later than 30 minutes past the hour), then he or she is counted as absent for that day. If a student leaves more than 10 minutes early, he or she is counted as absent for that day.

Cube of Absences Rule: Attendance at the Practical is vital for your learning. If you do not attend, you will be letting down your team-mates. The Practicals mark (worth 20% of the course mark) will be converted to a mark out of 100. The number of absences each student has will be cubed and deducted from this total out of 100. Effectively, this means that one absence generates a 1% penalty in Practicals mark. Two absences generates an 8% penalty. Three absences generates a 27% penalty, etc.

If You Have Time Activities (IYHT): IYHT Activities should not be attempted by any teams until they have spoken to a TA and obtained permission. For each Notebook Mark which counts, one IYHT activity will be randomly selected along with the regular activities. Teams that did well on the chosen IYHT get a 0.5-point bonus, while teams that didn't do it or tried but didn't do well on it get no bonus points.

 Section Day Time Group room TA1 TA2 Drop Box # P0101 M 1-3 M2A MP125A Amir Feizpour Niall Ryan 9 P0101 M 1-3 M2B MP125B Bijia Pang Keven Roy 10 P0201 M 3-5 M3A MP125A Niall Ryan Amir Feizpour 9 P0201 M 3-5 M3B MP125B Jun Cho Kemp Plumb 11 P0301 T 10-12 T1B MP125B Anjan Reijnders Zhamak Abdi Dezfooli 12 P0401 T 1-3 T2A MP125A Andreea Lupascu Laura Handbury 13 P0401 T 1-3 T2B MP125B Xueping Zhao Anjan Reijnders 14 P0501 T 3-5 T3A MP125A Zhe Jiang Xueping Zhao 15 P0501 T 3-5 T3B MP125B Catalina Gomez Sanchez Hass Abouzeid 16 P0601 W 1-3 W2A MP125A Vijay Venkataraman Eric Lee 17 P0701 W 3-5 W3A MP125A Matt Russo Aida Delfan Abazari 18 P0701 W 3-5 W3B MP125B Kemp Plumb Jun Cho 11 P5101 W 6-8 W4A MP125A Aida Delfan Abazari Matt Russo 18 P0801 R 12-2 R2A MP125A Laura Handbury Andreea Lupascu 13 P0801 R 12-2 R2B MP125B Julia Odegova Philip Heron 19 P0901 R 2-4 R3A MP125A Eric Lee VijayVenkataraman 17 P0901 R 2-4 R3B MP125B Philip Heron Julia Odegova 19 P1001 F 10-12 F1A MP125A Zhamak Abdi Dezfooli Zhe Jiang 20 P1001 F 10-12 F1B MP125B Keven Roy Bijia Pang 10 P1101 F 12-2 F2B MP125B Liang Ren Temok Salazar 21 P1201 F 2-4 F3B MP125B Hass Abouzeid Catalina Gomez Sanchez 16

TA Meeting 1 Fridays 1:10-2:00pm [not for students] Hass, Catalina, Amir, Anjan, Bijia, Julia, Keven, Xueping, Zhamak. Conveners: ( Convener To Do List )

 1. Jan. 8 Jason 2. Jan. 15 Jason 3. Jan. 22 Jason 4. Jan. 29 Jason 5. Feb. 5 Jason 6. Feb. 12 Xueping 7. Feb. 26 Catalina 8. Mar. 5 Hass 9. Mar. 12 Amir 10. Mar. 19 Bijia

TA Meeting 2 Fridays 3:10-4:00pm [not for students] Liang, Temok, Aida, Andrea, Eric, Hai Jun, Kemp, Laura, Matt, Niall, Philip, Vijay, Zhe. Conveners: ( Convener To Do List )

 1. Jan. 8 Jason 2. Jan. 15 Jason 3. Jan. 22 Jason 4. Jan. 29 Jason 5. Feb. 5 Jason 6. Feb. 12 Liang 7. Feb. 26 Niall 8. Mar. 5 Zhe 9. Mar. 12 Temok 10. Mar. 19 Eric