Department of Physics and Astronomy
Essential University Physics
			by Wolfson, Volume 1

Physics 126: Fall 2008



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 Essential University Physics by Wolfson, Volume 1 (Pearson Addison Wesley, 2007).

Homework will be assigned using You should purchase the access code at the same time you buy your text book. The course code is MCGREW2008PHY126. Since the first homework assignment is due September 8, 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.


Instructor contact information


Office hours

Contact Information

Prof. Clark McGrew
Prof. McGrew

MWF 9:35-10:30am
Humanities 1003

Recitation 1
M 12:50-1:45am
Chemistry 126

Physics D-134
W 1:00-3:00

Prof. McGrew


Prof. Rijssenbeek
Prof. Rijssenbeek

Recitation 2
M 3:50-4:45am
Chemistry 126

Recitation 3
T 12:50-1:45am
Physics P112

Physics D-137

Prof. Rijssenbeek

(631) 632-8099
Prof. Lanzetta
Prof. Lanzetta

Recitation 4
W 2:20-3:15
Chemistry 126

Recitation 5
Th 12:50-1:45am
Physics P-117

ESS 456

Prof. Lanzetta

(631) 632-8222

Laboratory Sessions

Labs meet in room A-130

Lab Hours

sec #





Mon 1:50-3:50

sec 01

Sriram Ganeshan



Mon 4:50-6:50

sec 02

Yi Gu

Physics B-120

Mon 2:30-4:30 (in help room)

Tue 1:50-3:50

sec 03

Rachel Mak

Physics C-117

Wed 4:00-6:00

Wed 3:20-5:20

sec 04

Sriram Ganeshan



Thu 1:50-3:50

sec 05

Yi Gu

Physics B-120

Mon 2:30-4:30 (in help room)

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