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8.01L - Physics IFall 2014
Announcements will be posted on Stellar throughout the semester.
|Physics 1||R01||TR 9:00||Schechter||Room 32-082|
|Lecture MWF 9:00 am Room 6-120||R02||TR 10:00||Schechter||Room 32-082|
|R03||TR 11:00||Evans||Room 32-082|
|R04||TR 12:00||Evans||Room 32-082|
|R05||TR 2:00||Ashoori||Room 32-082|
|R06||TR 3:00||Ashoori||Room 32-082|
8.01L - What is it? Who should take it?
- It is designed for students with less physics and/or calculus experience. For math
fluency, the Math Diagnostic can serve as one guide. If you feel your previous
physics course was weak or if it used little or no calculus, 8.01L may be the
subject for you.
- The depth and sophistication of material will be the same as 8.01. You will not
miss any of the 8.01 material, and because of the extra time, will very likely
understand it better. Since 8.01L and 8.01 are considered equivalent, this course
will be recorded on your transcript as “8.01”.
- 8.01L will continue into IAP and have its final exam in late January. We will
cover the same material as 8.01, but because 8.01L is several weeks longer, the
pace of the presentation of new physics material will be more relaxed. The
extended time period should also reduce the end-of-term pressure, particularly
during the final exam period. Previous year’s students had no trouble taking
other IAP subjects in addition to 8.01L.
- Because the two courses are considered equivalent, students transferring from
8.01 to 8.01L later in the term will have their grades from 8.01 included in their
8.01L grade. Students who feel that 8.01L might be appropriate for them are
strongly advised against starting in 8.01 and switching later in the term.