## ANNOUNCEMENTS

REMINDER: EXAM 1 IS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, at 8:00 AM. This exam will cover Chapters 1-4 in your textbook, except for section 3.5.

Click here for an old first exam and its solutions. (Please note that the order in which topics were covered last year differs from the order we studied them this year, so you will not be able to do all of the problems on the old exam.)

REMINDER: EXAM 2 IS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, at 7:30 PM. This exam will cover Chapters 5-7 in your textbook, except for sections 6.4 and 6.5.

Click here for notes, and a second copy of the first half of the notes from the review session. (Thanks Seth and Jonathan!)

Click here for an old second exam and its solutions. (Same note as above.)

REMINDER: EXAM 3 IS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, at 7:30 PM. This exam will cover Chapters 8, 9 (except 9.10 and 9.11), and 14 in your textbook, along with impulse response and RMS (effective) values.

Click here for an old third exam (part 1) and its solutions (part 1), and part 2 with solutions. (Same note as above.)

REMINDER: FINAL EXAM IS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, at 9 AM in HICKS 211.

## COURSE INFORMATION

 LECTURE LABORATORY Professor Lynne Molter Office: Hicks 219 Email: lmolter1@swarthmore.edu Phone: (610) 328-8078 (x 8078) Professor Michael Piovoso Office: Hicks 307 Email: mjp5@gv.psu.edu Phone: (610) 328-8331 (x 8331)

Textbook: Electric Circuits, 7th edition, by Nilsson and Reidel.
Additional resources are available using the link for the student companion site
on the Pearson Prentice Hall webpage for your textbook.

## HOUR EXAM SCHEDULE

Exam 1: 9.23.05 (in class)

Exam 2: 10.27.05 (7:30 PM)

Exam 3: 11.22.05 (7:30 PM)

Grading will be calculated as follows.

Hour Exams 3 x 15% = 45% 25% 20% 10% 100%

## LABORATORIES

Laboratories will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 until approximately 4:15. Most students should be able to complete most labs by 4:15, but there will be times when it is necessary to stay later. The class will be divided into lab sections which will be organized at the end of the first class. If you find that you have a conflict with a laboratory time during the semester, please contact Professor Molter or Piovoso as early as possible. There will be six regular laboratories assigned to be performed on alternate weeks, and one special bonus laboratory one the week of September 20 that everyone will attend. A written report will be required for each laboratory except for the special laboratory; some will require more comprehensive laboratory reports, and other less extensive reports. Lab reports are due the next time you come to lab. A separate handout will describe the details of the laboratories.

## HOMEWORK

Homework will normally be assigned on Monday and due the following Monday at noon in Professor Molter's office or departmental mailbox. It is quite unusual for students to do well without taking the assignments seriously; to provide additional incentive, the homework will be corrected and will contribute to your grade in the course. Late work (assignments, lab reports, etc.) will be accepted for one week following the due date. The numerical grade on late work will be reduced by 25%.

## PROBLEM SESSIONS

Professor Molter will run a weekly problem session on Friday afternoons at 2 PM. Additional problem sessions such as quiz reviews will be arranged as necessary and will be announced in class. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.

## CLINIC

Professor Molter will also arrange an E11 clinic which will be staffed by juniors and seniors on Sunday evenings from 7-9 PM. Tutors will be available (for this course or any math or physics course); please see Professor Molter or one of the Deans to arrange for tutoring if you are interested. If you are in doubt as to whether you need a tutor, it is much better to request one early, and then later discontinue meeting if you find that you do not need additional help. We may also suggest that you get a tutor if it seems to us that you may be struggling.