Physics 126: Fall 2012



Physics 126 is the second semester of the three semester introduction to "classical physics" and covers rigid bodies, fluids, harmonic oscillators, waves, thermodynamics, light and optics. The course covers the subjects required for students majoring in physical science and engineering and is calculus based. There is a lecture and a recitation.

The text is Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Giancoli, (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008). All problems will be assigned on the web, so you may use either Ed. 3 or Ed. 4.

Homework will be assigned using You should purchase the access code at the same time you buy your text book. The course code is MCGREW2012PHY126. Since the first homework assignment is due at the beginning of the second week, 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 homework tends to run a little ahead of the lecture. This is intentional since I want you to look at the book and think about it before coming to lecture.

The Course Calendar gives the expected schedule for lecture topics, homework assignments, 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 quizzes and exams.


Instructor Contact Information


Office hours

Contact Information

Prof. McGrew

Tue Thu 8:30-9:50am
Simons Center Auditorium

Recitation 3
Tue 1:00 - 1:53
Physics P-124

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

Prof. McGrew

(631) 632-8299

Prof. Averin

Recitation 6
Thu 1:00 - 1:53
Physics P-126

Physics B-140

(631) 632-8177

Prof. Goldman

Recitation 1
Mon 1:00 - 1:53
Physics P-124

Recitation 2
Mon 4:00 - 4:53
Physics P-125

Physics B-137

(631) 632-9001

(631) 632-8162

Prof. Lefferts

Recitation 4
Wed 3:00 - 3:53
Physics P-125

Recitation 5
Wed 4:00 - 4:53
Physics P-125

van de Graaff room 7

(631) 632-8169

(631) 632-8153

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