This is a graphic of a glass rod being drawn into a very thin optical fiber which can be used to guide electromagnetic waves for high speed communications. (The graphic was created by scientists at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies).
A schedule for the spring lectures (updated 1/7) is available.
151-002: Prof. D.A. Weitz, MWF11 DRL/A2, W2 DRL/A2
For more information on the Physics 151-002 schedule click here.
151-003: Prof. K. Lande, TR12-1:30 DRL/A8, W1 DRL/A8
For more information on the Physics 151-003 schedule click here.
Lab Lecture: Prof. M. Cohen, R11 DRL/A8
NOTE; THE FIRST LAB LECTURE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JAN 23.
THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE PENN BOOKSTORE (AT LAST).
Bring paper, a calculator, a clear plastic ruler, millimeter lined
graph paper, a notebook and your lab manual to the laboratory.
Hourly examinations will be held at 11AM on Thursdays February 6
, March 6 and
April 10 No makeup exams can be given. If for
any legitimate reason (e.g. illness) you cannot be present for
an exam, notify your instructor prior to the exam time. Justification
for your absence will generally be required.
All exams are to be taken with "closed books." You may prepare a formula sheet on a single 3x5 index card, containing physical constants, formulas or any other information to which you want to refer during the exam. Bring a calculator to the quizzes and to the exams.
A collection of exams from previous years is available .
The final examination is scheduled by the registrar and must be taken at the scheduled time. The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 4-6 PM.
The exams are graded by the instructors. Mistakes may sometimes be
made in grading examinations. If you believe a mistake has been made
in the grading of your exam, write a description of the mistake on
the cover sheet of your exam and return it to the instructor within
a week of the return of the exam paper.
The labs and quizzes will count as 25% of the total course grade. (Note:
to pass the course you must pass the laboratory.) Each hourly exam
will be weighted 15% of the course grade, and the final exam will be