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Professor Daniel Chung
5207 Chamberlin Hall

Office Hours
Tu 2:25-4:25 PM

Professor Peter Timbie
6209 Chamberlin Hall
Office Hours
  W 2:00 - 4:00 PM

office/ph  Discussion Lab (4310 Ch)

Yuanfeng Gao

4254-Ch/ 608-262-6274
602-TR 2:25 pm (2112 Ch)
607-TR 4:35 pm (2124 Ch)
302-M 3:30-6:25 pm
307-W 7:05-10:00 pm

Matt McCaskey

5264C-Ch/ 608-262-9820
603-TR 3:30 pm (2112 Ch)
608-TR 7:45 am (2112 Ch)
303-M 7:05-10:00 pm
308-R 8:50-11:45 pm

Dongxu Wang

4254-Ch/ 608-556-3467
608-TR 7:45 am (2108 Ch) 301-M 12:05-3 pm

Siyuan Zhang

2308-Ch/ 608-698-3705
604-WF 1:20 pm (2108 Ch)
609-TR 9:55 am (2120 Ch)
304-T 3:30-6:25 pm
309-R 2:25-5:20 pm



  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
    with Modern Physics , A Strategic Approach, 2nd Edition

    Randall D. Knight
  • Recommended:  Student Workbook for Physics for Scientists and Engineers, A Strategic Approach, R. K. Knight.  Solutions to the workbook problems can be found here through the Physics Library reserves web page.


Lectures: 12:05-12:55 PM Tuesday and Thursday in 2103 Chamberlin Hall.
You may be called upon to answer questions in lecture and to assist with demonstrations.

Honors Lectures: 12:05-12:55 Fridays in 2241 Chamberlin Hall
These topical lectures are open to all, and are required if you have registered for honors.
Attendance will be taken for honors students (10 out of 14 lectures are required for credit).
See syllabus for lecture topics.  In addition a final project is required as described here.

Homework: Done online through the Mastering Physics Website . You will be provided with an access code.

Exams: Three evening midterm exams, one final exam.  There are no make-up exams.

Midterm Exam #1: Wed. Feb. 20, time 5:30-7 PM, in B102 Van Vleck
Midterm Exam #2: Wed. Mar. 26, time 5:30-7 PM, in B102 Van Vleck
Midterm Exam #3: Wed. Apr 23, time 5:30-7 PM, in B102 Van Vleck
Final Exam: Mon. May 12, 7:25 PM - 9:25 PM, in 2103 Chamberlin Hall (our lecture room)

Discussion Sections: Discussion sections are two times per week. They are useful for help on lecture topics, HW, and exam preparation. Discussion sections start week of Jan. 21.

Laboratories: Laboratories are three hours long, once per week. Labs start week of Jan. 28.
There are eleven labs this semester (note that we added one to the schedule after the course started). You must complete at least ten of them, or you will receive a failing grade for the entire course. If you complete only ten of them, the entire lab portion of your grade will be reduced by 30%. Missed labs can be made up with a preapproved excuse (this needs to be a good one!). With your TA's approval, labs can be made up during an alternate lab period that same week, or during the following exam week. The message here is you should complete all the labs!

Homework 15% Online through Mastering Physics
Laboratory 8% All labs must be completed to pass the course.
Lab writeup 7% We will choose one lab for a written 'lab report' (see labs page)
Midterm Exam 1 15% Wed. evening, Feb 20, 5:30-7 PM
Midterm Exam 2 15% Wed. evening, Mar 26, 5:30-7 PM
Midterm Exam 3 15% Wed. evening, Apr 23, 5:30-7 PM
Final 25% Mon. evening, May 12, 7:25-9:25 PM
Reading Quizzes
Roughly once a week, online through Mastering Physics

Tutoring: If you want more or different help from what the Teaching Assistants or Professors can provide, you might
consider working with a tutor.   There are several options:
Physics Club: The University Physical Society (UPS) provides free drop-in tutoring.  The tutors are mainly undergraduate physics
and astronomy/physics majors.
Private Tutors: There are Physics graduate students (not your TA's) who will provide tutoring for an hourly fee.
Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS):  Volunteer tutors.
Physics Learning Center:  Regular tutoring in small groups led by Physics Peer Mentor Tutors.  Requires a consistent time commitment throughout the semester.

There is a drop box where you can leave comments and feedback about the course anonymously at

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