Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Douglas C. Giancoli, 3rd Ed.

Physics 126: Fall 2002

A review session is scheduled for 4pm on Friday, December 13 in Grad Physics Room D-122.

Example exams from previous years are available so you can print them and see what previous problems have looked like.

The final exam is scheduled from 8:00am to 10:00am on Wednesday, December 18. The final will be closed book, but two sheets of notes will be allowed. There will not be a formula sheet distributed with the exam, however all required physical constants will be provided.

Physics 126 is the second semester of the three semester introduction to "classical physics" and covers fluids, harmonic oscillators, waves, thermodynamics, light and optics. The course covers the subjects required for students majoring in physical science and engineering and students must be able to use mathematics as it is applied to a wide range of topics. There are a lecture and two recitation/lab sections.

The text is Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Douglas C. Giancoli , 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, 2000). There are different editions, sizes, etc., so if ordering on the web, be sure to use the ISBN number (0-13-243106-8). There is also a Companion WEB site with physics problems, however you should be aware that the web site notation that is slightly different than that used in the course. You should also be aware of the laboratory instruction manual available in the book store.

The Course Calendar gives the expected schedule for lecture topics, homework assignments, laboratories, and exams. Also check the syllabus which lists the specific requirements that must be met to succeed in this class.

The first midterm is Friday, Sep 27 covering Chap 13 and most of Chap 14. Remember that you will be expected to have a calculator and one sheet of notes. You will not need an exam booklet.


Instructor contact information


Office hours

Contact Information

Prof. Clark McGrew
Prof. McGrew

MWF 9:25-10:20
Physics P-118

Physics D-134
Mo 11:00 - 12:00
Tu 3:00 - 4:30
We 1:30 - 3:30
Prof. Clark McGrew

Prof. Peter Stephens
Prof. Stephens

Section 1
Mo 12:40 - 1:35
Physics P-128
Physics B-134
Mo 10:00-11:30
Tu 10:00-11:30
Prof. Peter Stephens

632-8156, -8157, -8279, 344-5634
David Cardoza
Section 2
We 2:15 - 3:10
Physics P-123
Mo 2:15 - 3:10
Fr 10:00 - 11:30
David Cardoza


Laboratory Sessions

Labs meet in room A-130







Lab 01

Mon 1:40-3:40

Robert Bennett

Physics C-119

Lab 02

Wed 3:15-5:15

Robert Bennett

Physics C-119

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