Department of Physics and Astronomy
University Physics by Young and Freedman, 11th Ed.

Physics 126: Fall 2006

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Introduction

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 is a lecture with four recitation/lab sections.

The text is University Physics by Young and Freedman, 11th edition (Addison Wesley, 2004). There are different editions, sizes, etc., so if ordering on the web, be careful. 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.

Homework will be assigned using www.masteringphysics.com. You should purchase the access code at the same time you buy your text book. The course code is MPMCGREW2006. Since the first homework assignment is due September 11, you need to login and get access now. Be sure and enter your SBU student number for your Id since that is how we will match you to the official grade book.

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 syllabus also has examples of quizes and exams. You should also be aware of the laboratory instruction manual which is on the web which has been updated when compared to the manual available in the book store.

Faculty/Staff:

Instructor contact information

Instructor

Office hours

Contact Information

Prof. Clark McGrew
Prof. McGrew

Lectures
MWF 9:35-10:30
Physics P-113

Section 02
M 3:50-4:45
Physics P-123

Physics D-134
W 11:00-1:00

Prof. McGrew

Clark.McGrew@sunysb.edu

632-8299

Prof. Peter Stephens
Prof. Stephens

Section 01
M 12:50-1:45
Physics P-123

Physics B-134
T 3:00-4:00
F 12:00-1:00

Prof. Stephens

pstephens@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

632-8156

Prof. Jack Smith
Prof. Smith

Section 03
Tu 12:50-1:45
Physics P-123

Physics D-145

Prof. Smith

smith@max2.physics.sunysb.edu

632-7973

Prof. Dmitri Averin
Prof. Averin

Section 04
W 2:20-3:15
Physics P-124

Physics B-140

Prof. Averin

Dmitri.Averin@sunysb.edu

632-8177

Laboratory Sessions

Labs meet in room A-130

Lab Hours

sec #

TA

office

hours

email

Mon 1:50-3:50

sec 01

Zhengwen Zhang

C-121

Th 1-3

zzhang@grad.physics.sunysb.edu

Mon 4:50-6:50

sec 02

Ping Lin

D-118

Th 10-12

lping@ic.sunysb.edu

632-4712

Tue 1:50-3:50

sec 03

Zhengwen Zhang

C-121

Th 1-3

zzhang@grad.physics.sunysb.edu

Wed 3:20-5:20

sec 04

Ping Lin

D-118

Th 10-12

lping@ic.sunysb.edu

632-4712


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