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jupiter

Jupiter (NASA/JPL)

MWF 12:00-1:00 · WEL 3.502 · Unique No. 49460

Professor

Daniel Jaffe

RLM 17.220 · (512) 471-3425 · email

Courses - Fall '09  |  Course Website

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Homework: A homework assignment will be handed out most Wednesdays and be due the next Wednesday. Some assignments may involve observations of the sky. You must hand in homework to the prof in class. If you are unable to deliver your homework in person, you are responsible for seeing that it gets delivered. Late homework or homework not handed directly to the prof. will be worth 50% of its grade up to one week past due. Students are encouraged to work and learn together. The homework you hand in, however, must be your own. Copied or paraphrased homework will receive no credit and may result in academic penalties.

Tests: There will be three 50 minute exams (September 25, October 23, November 20). There will be 4 quizzes (September 11, October 9, Nov 6, and Dec. 4). A final exam will be given at the official time and place. One 50 minute segment of the final will be a makeup for people with excused absences from a quiz or hour exam. Another 50 minute segment of the final will be optional for anyone wishing to replace a quiz or test score. Nota Bene: You cannot replace a zero from an unexcused absence!

Most questions will require short written (grammatically correct) answers. We will take points off for poorly written or illegible answers. Cheating will absolutely not be tolerated. We prosecute!

If you are unable to attend a quiz or exam due to illness, you must notify me IN ADVANCE. You can do this by e-mail or by phone (leave a message). If you fail to do this, you cannot be excused unless you were demonstrably unconscious at the time of the exam.

Class Participation/Attendance: Active participation in class discussions and activities is required. This means do the reading ahead of time and come to class and get involved. You are not expected to know the "right" answer to every question. Attendance in class is a requirement for this course.

Help Sessions/Office Hours: There will be several help sessions and office hours each week (see Table 1). We urge you to take advantage of these sessions to get help with homework or to ask questions about the material. You are welcome to arrange another time if you can't make one of the fixed times. If you have personal issues to discuss, please see Prof. Jaffe during his office hours or make an appointment to see him at another time.

Reading Assignments: It is essential for the success of this class and for your success in it that you do the reading BEFORE we discuss it in class. We will be going through the book in order. I will give you the reading assignments about 7 days ahead of time. Current reading assignments and other announcements can be found on the course webpage (see above).

Table 1: Help Sessions and Office Hours

Day

What

Time

Room

Instructor

Monday

Ofc Hr

2-3

RLM 17.220

Jaffe

Tuesday

Ofc Hr

2-3

RLM 16.318

Santana

Tuesday

Help Session

5-6

RLM 15.216B

Santana/Song

Thursday

Ofc Hr

1-2

RLM 16.318

Santana

Thursday

Ofc Hr

5-6

RLM 15.203

Song

Friday

Ofc Hr

3-4

RLM 17.220

Jaffe

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