PHY-112 is the second part of a two-semester sequence in introductory physics
offered to students who are not majoring in physics or engineering.
This sequence is intended for students in pre-medicine, pre-architecture,
pre-dentistry, pre-law, construction, psychology, life sciences, manufacturing
technology, aerospace technology, physical therapy, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary
medicine, etc. WE WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF ALGEBRA,
GEOMETRY, AND TRIGONOMETRY.
PHY-112 covers the subject of Electricity and Magnetism, including electric and
magnetic forces and fields, the relationship between electric field and electric
potential, simple electric circuits, geometrical optics, and the wave nature of
light. The textbook is Physics, 6th Edition, with EGradePlus, by John D. Cutnell and
Kenneth W. Johnson (Wiley, 2004). EGradePlus is required. If you buy a used
textbook, then you must buy EGradePlus separately at the bookstore. Also
required is a PRS (Personal Response System)
transmitter, also available at the bookstore.
The associated laboratory, PHY-114, is an essential part of the introductory
physics experience. We STRONGLY recommend that you take the lab concurrently
with the lecture, even if your curriculum is one of the few that does
not require it.
The text of the syllabus is also available as a
Course Format and Policies
Lecture Schedule Exam Date and Time are here
Course Updates 12/07 Test 4 Solutions Now Available
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Current 112 Equation Sheet
111 Equation Sheet
PLACES TO GET HELP
My Office Hours
Physics Dept Tutor List
Help Study Schedule
C&J 6th Ed Web Site
Other Textbook Sites - practice tests and more
Practice MC Questions
Online Tutorials - interactive instruction
GRADES: By recitation <> PRS Grades Now Available
Note that grades are NOT in alphabetical order.
Please check to make sure your PRS Grades are being recorded.
Class Average Final Average Now Available
HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE.