(1) As stated in 1/23/05 e-mail (attached below), from HW4 on, the
due time will be by 4:45pm, Tuesdays (i.e., min after the Tuesday
(2) Chad's office hour is changed to Mondays, 3:10-4pm, at
my office, Rm431 Phys/Geo. You are welcome and encourage to send me e-mail
any time you have a question. However, questions related to the current
due HW must reach Chau by 8pm Mondays.
(3) The course drop date is 2/1/04 (by the end hour of the
day). Those students who has not committed and will not be able to commit
the time required for a 4-unit course (12 to 15 hours per week, see Syllabus)
to attend Lectures & Discussions, to read the Reading Assignments, and
to do the HWs satisfactorily should consider seriously of dropping the course.
It is not good to drag on, be stressed out, and get a poor grade as a result.
(5) Quiz 1 is Thu 4:40-5:30pm (as announced in class
and on the web some time ago); after 5-min break, lecture on HW5 and related
will resume. Please see Guidelines for study and for exam preparation
and Syllabus for policy matters.
(4) Those who have not yet read the Syllabus and have not yet sent
an acknowledgment e-mail to Chau, please do so as soon as possible
****** Below is copy of Chau's 1/23/04 e-mail. **************
Dear 10B students:
Hope all things are going well.
I have not received any questions about HW3 from you. Now I have learned
from the scores of HW1 and 2 that this does not mean that everyone of you
knows how to do the HW. So, I am sending this e-mail to remind you. Please
send me an e-mail if you have any question at all. If our e-mail communication
is useful to the whole class, I will cc it to the whole class. Thoughtful
questions and questions with useful content will get bonus-pt. So, it is
a win-win situation for you to send me questions by e-mail. (Writing is one
of the most powerful and brain-sharpening tools that we all should make
best use of and practice on. Further, it saves you the time and trouble
to make a special trip to see me.) As always, you are welcome to make
appointment to meet with me.
I am making the following policy changes.
(1) I am changing my office hour to Manday's, 3:10-4pm, if that is suitable
for you. So please let me know if that period of time is absolutely not
convenient for you, and I'll to adjust the time. I will start this new office
hour on the coming Monday, 1/24/05. (In this transition week, I will still
keep my Tu 7:10-8pm office hour as well, although no one made use of it
(2) From HW4 on, the due time will be by 4:45pm, Tuesdays (i.e., 5min after
the Tuesday class starts). No drop-off box will be in front of my office
for dropping HWs. (If anyone needs to hand in HW earlier than the due time,
please slide it under my office door if I not in. Please do not put ungraded
HW in my mailbox at the Physics Department.)
The reason for these changes is to have you all clear of the due HW by
the start of Tuesday classes when I discuss the new material and new HW.
[For all my previous classes, undergraduate or graduate, I always have HW
due one day before a class date. This way students have a clear break from
the due HW, and to be ready for the new one. It was done that way for my
F-04 Phy10B. However, some students indicated that it was too much a trouble
to make the special trip to drop off the HW. So I set the due time for this
class to the end of Tuesdays. Now I find out that this is not good. On Tuesdays,
many of you still have your mind on the old HW work while I start to discuss
new material and new HW in the class and in the Discussion Session.]
I will alocat more time in classes and discussion sessions on HWs. In the
coming Tuesday discussion session, we will start to review for Quiz 1, which
is to be given on Thu, 4:40-5:30pm, 2/3/05.
As always, please by all means do not miss class or discussion session.
Best regards, Chau