Physics Modeling / ISLE Course Registration

 
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Welcome to the Physics Modeling & ISLE registration system. We have created this system to inform you about how the courses operate and ease registration for the courses. Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure smooth processing. Completing and submitting this survey indicates that you have read the following descriptions and agree to abide by the course rules.

UPDATE 2014/15: The final schedule for the 2014/15 year has not been completely finalized and may change. However, we expect the schedule to remain relatively unchanged from 2013/14 and will run the lottery with last year's schedule. If there are changes, we will provide details as quickly as possible. We apologize for any confusion/delays.
1) Course Operation:
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The courses are integrated lecture/lab courses, so you must sign up and attend the same section of both the lab and the lecture. Not attending "lab" harms both your and your classmate's learning, thus is not allowed.

The goal of the course is to learn physics, so the course is structured to make that happen. The basis of our learning is an interactive classroom with no lecture. You will do projects/labs/exercises in class, work in groups, present your results to the class, and answer questions from other students and the instructors. It's a supportive environment, so the questions will help you understand. You will learn by discovering the physics laws from the class activities.

We expect everyone to be engaged during class, so you can learn and help others learn. Scientists work in groups, so we will constantly work in groups. You'll come to rely on the group and the group will rely upon you. Attendance is therefore required, and you must attend all classes (excused absences are acceptable). Outside of the class, the work is roughly equal to what you should do in a normal class (homework, reading, etc). The burden of learning is yours, but the class will facilitate your learning.
2) Sections Available:
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3 sections of integrated PHY2048 and 1 section of PHY2049 will operate in the fall. 1 section of integrated PHY2048 and 3 sections of PHY2049 will operate in the spring. Those getting into the PHY2048 sections will automatically get into the same section of PHY2049 in the following semester.

The sections/times (combined lab/lecture time indicated) and instructors are:

Fall 2014:
PHY2048 U31: Tu/Th/Fr 11:30am-1:35pm [David Brookes]
PHY2048 U32: Mo 10:00am-1:35pm & We 11:00am-1:35pm [Instructor TBA] (QBIC section, limited space, not visible in PS)
PHY2049 U30: Mo/We 2:00pm-3:50pm & Th 2:00pm-4:30pm [David Jones]

TBA
PHY2048 U30: Tu/Th 9:00am-11:10am & We 9:00am-10:50am [Instructor TBA]
PHY2048 U33: Mo/We/Th 5:00pm-7:05pm [Instructor TBA]


Spring 2015:
TBA
PHY2048 U30: Mon 2-4:20/We 2:00pm-3:50pm & Th 2:00pm-4:00pm [David Jones]
PHY2049 U31: Tu/Th 11:30am-1:35pm & Fr 1:00pm - 3:05pm [David Brookes]
PHY2049 U32: Mo/We 11:00am-1:15pm & Fr 10:00am-noon [Idaykis Rodriguez] (QBIC section, limited space, not visible in PS)

Again, note that students in PHY2048 sections receive automatic spots in the same section of PHY2049 in the following semester. Thus PHY2049 U30 in Fall will include automatic spots for Spring PHY2048 U30 students.
3) Permit Process:
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The courses utilize permits to ensure that everyone signs up the correct lecture/lab and understands the class structure (ie you must attend all classes). Due to the overwhelming demand for the courses, we are now utilizing a lottery system to distribute permits fairly.

There will be 2 permit lotteries run for each semester, the first near the beginning of early registration and the second shortly before the semester begins. Those not receiving permits after the first lottery will be entered in the second lottery (but possibly with reduced weighting).

After each lottery, we will email those at the top of the list and provide a registration timetable. The permits will be given to those next in line, in the case of lack of timely response. We are aware of registration delays and can accommodate those delays; however, you must provide feedback when contacted. Full details will be provided in the permit emails.

Please note that spots are held regardless of registration dates. Once a permit is set, it remains active until you sign up. If we suspect you will not sign up, we will email to check your plans. So you need to watch your emails and respond to any inquiries.

Please bear with us as we work out the kinks in the lottery system. Don't hesitate to contact us -- just email rlbrown@fiu.edu.
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1. Name and PantherID
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2. Contact information: All communication will be through email. You may provide a phone contact to use as a backup.
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3. Please provide information on your class status
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4. Which sections are you interested in attending in Fall 2014? Exact times are above. (You must provide a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice.)
First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird Choice
PHY2048 U31 (TRF 1130-135)
PHY2048 U32 (M 10-130, W 11-135)
PHY2049 U30 (MTR 2-4ish)
5. Which sections are you interested in attending in Spring 2015? (You must provide a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice.)
First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird Choice
PHY2048 U30 (Mon 2-4:20,Wed 2-3:50, & Thurs 2-4:00)
PHY2049 U31 (TR 1130-135, F 1:00-3:05)
PHY2049 U32 (MW 11-1:15, F 10-12:00)
6. Comments?
[Once you submit, it'll take you to the Physics Department web page. You won't get a receipt, but we will receive it.]