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

Physics 126: Spring 2002

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 three 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.

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. 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.

The final exam will be given in Lt. Engr. 102 exam.

The final exam is scheduled from 8:00am to 10:00am on Monday, May 13. The final will be closed book, but one page of notes will be allowed. There will not be a formula sheet distributed with the exam, however all required physical constants will be provided.


Instructor contact information


Office hours

Contact Information

Prof. Clark McGrew
Prof. McGrew

MWF 9:25-10:20
Physics P-113

Section 02
T 12:50-1:45
Physics P-124

Physics D-134
MWT 11:00-12:00
Prof. Clark McGrew

Prof. Likharev
Prof. Likharev
Section 01
M 3:20-4:15
Physics P-125
Physics B-135
T 5:00-7:00
Prof. Likharev

Prof. Rijssenbeek
Prof. Rijssenbeek
Section 03
W 3:20-4:15
Physics P-123
Prof. Rijssenbeek


Laboratory Sessions

Labs meet in room A-130

Lab Hours

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Mon 4:20-6:20

sec 01

Dimitri Violi

Tue 1:50-3:50

sec 02

Enrique Moreno-Mendez

Wed 4:20-6:20

sec 03

Dimitri Violi

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