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Spring 2012-2013
* PHY 102 (STL)  

Introductory Physics II

William Happer

This course presents an introduction to the fundamental laws of nature, especially optics, electricity/magnetism, nuclear and atomic theory. These are treated quantitatively with an emphasis on problem solving. The laboratory is intended to give students an opportunity to observe physical phenomena and to gain "hands-on" experience with apparatus and instruments.

Sample reading list:
Cutnell and Johnson, Physics (9th Edition) with Wiley Plus
Learning Guide and Laboratory Manual,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Textbook reading 30-40 pages per week. Homework and Learning Guides, 10-20 problems per week, estimated preparation: 8 hours per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 24%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 30%
Lab Reports - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 1%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 101.

Equivalent Courses:
PHY 102, PHY 104, PHY 106 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
Meets premedical and science requirements. Enrollment in classes and labs will be done using SCORE.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40198 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M F   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:102 Limit:140
40192 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:18 Limit:20
40193 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
40194 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:19 Limit:20
40195 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:9 Limit:20
40196 B05 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:19 Limit:21
40197 B06 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:17 Limit:20
40199 C01 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McDonnell Hall   101A   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
40205 C02 10:00 am - 10:50 am W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
40200 C03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   McDonnell Hall   101A   Enrolled:17 Limit:21
40201 C04 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   McDonnell Hall   102A   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
40202 C05 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   McDonnell Hall   103A   Enrolled:17 Limit:20
40203 C06 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   McDonnell Hall   101A   Enrolled:18 Limit:20
40204 C07 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   McDonnell Hall   102A   Enrolled:10 Limit:20