Physics 272: Honors Physics II
Spring 2017

Class News

Search for the course name: it is Physics 272 and enroll in the class.
Do the practice quiz (#1) asking about your mathematics preparation.  This is for my information only; just put the truthful answer and ignore the message that tells you your score. In any case, the quizlets are not graded.

No recitations in the first week of class. Recitations begin the week of January 23; the quizzes will start in the first recitation section.

Course Information

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays 3:35-4:30 PM in the Physics Lecture Hall, with one recitation session per week.

The main goal of the course is to give students a solid grounding in fluids, waves, electromagnetism and optics at an elementary level, combining an understanding of the main principles and techniques, the ability to solve problems, and mastery of relevant mathematics appropriate to an honors level course. We will accomplish this through systematic study of the required textbook. Before each lecture, you will be asked to do a short focused reading and take an online quizlet. Lectures will focus on the key points in the material covered, with the assumption that students have attentively completed the prelecture material. Recitations will review the material in the previous two lectures, focusing on problem solving. At the end of each recitation, there will be a ten-minute quiz on the material discussed.
Homeworks will be assigned weekly in WebAssign. There will be two in-class hour exams and a closed-book final exam. Grades are computed using 25% for homework, 15% for recitation quizzes, 15% for each hour exam and 25% for the final exam, and 5% for prelecture participation.

Necessary materials for the course are the same as those for Honors Physics I:
1) an Iclicker (for class participation)
2) a copy of the book Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fundamentals of Physics (earlier editions are fine)
3) a license for the online homework software WebAssign (otherwise you will not be able to do the homework! )
Webassign class key is rutgers 5205 9048


Prof. Karin Rabe (lectures)
Serin 265
office hours: TBA

recitation instructors:
Shraddha Dogra
Conan Huang
Nicodemos Varnava

This page is maintained by Karin Rabe.