Analytical Physics IIa Physics 227 01-750-227


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Spring 2020

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 to 6:10 pm

Physics Lecture Hall, Busch Campus


Recitations: Fridays





F 8:40-10:00 AM

SEC 204

Maxim Bryzgalov


F 12:00-1:20 PM

SEC 204

Maxim Bryzgalov


F 3:20-4:40 PM

SEC 204

Win Lin


F 1:40-3:00 PM

ARC 108

Win Lin



A parallel lab course Analytical Physics 229 is offered. The lab course will start the week of January 27, 2020. 
Even though 227 and 229 are in parallel, they are administered separately.  None of the 227 instructors work in 229, so the 227 instructors cannot help you with any 229 issues. 
For more information about 229, visit the 

Lecturer: Jolie A. Cizewski

Serin, Physics & Astronomy 210W

Phone: 848-445-8773

E-mail: cizewski AT

Office Hours: TBA


Midterm exams

Monday, February 24, 2020 in PLH

Monday, April 6, 2020 in PLH

Final Exam

Friday, May 8 4:00 to 7:00 PLH, Busch


Schedule of lectures, recitations and homework assignments available at syllabus and on canvas.

Learning Goals

Students who complete analytical Physics IIA demonstrate an understanding of the physics principles of electricity and magnetism at a basic level.

All students are encouraged to:

-        work together on homework and exam review;

-        discuss the answer to I-clicker questions;

-        study together and critique each other's formula sheets.


Recommended Textbook:

Young and Freedman, University Physics Volume 2, 15th Edition, Pearson, ISBN: 9780135216125


Required: A license for the online homework software Mastering Physics. 


Required:Iclicker transmitter. Since only multiple-choice questions will be asked, iclicker 1 is sufficient.  


RequiredScientific calculator




Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations, take all exams, and do all homework assignments. However, many of you during the term will have small illnesses, schedule conflicts, or religious holidays that prevent perfect attendance. To reduce the administrative burden, the lowest two scores for recitation activities and homework assignments and lowest 4 I clicker scores will be dropped.  No makeups of recitation or I clickers will be offered. If you expect to miss one or two classes, please use the University absence reporting website to indicate the date and reason for your absence. An email is automatically sent to Professor Cizewski.

If you cannot make a regularly scheduled exam, contact Prof. Cizewski at least 10 days in advance for schedule conflicts, or as soon as possible for emergencies. For absences of two weeks or more, you should see your Dean of Students for assistance to help verify your circumstances, as well as to discuss options for you to make up your work in all classes.

Homework: There will be 10 computer-based homework assignments using Mastering Physics Instructions on how to register for Mastering Physics are posted on the course canvas pages. Currently the deadline each week is set at 11:59 PM on Thursday nights; we encourage you to complete the assignment before Thursday. No credit for late assignments; clock / computer / network problems are not accepted excuses. To allow for possible missed assignments, both excused and unexcused, we will drop the two lowest homework grades.  No makeups will be available.




Percent of Grade




Recitation Quizzes


Recitation Collaborative Problems


Midterm Exam 1


Midterm Exam 2


Final Exam


I clicker Participation


Students with disabilities requesting accommodations must follow the procedures outlined at


Academic Integrity
The university's policy on Academic Integrity is available at As this document makes clear, cheating can take many forms, none of which are acceptable. Note: violation of academic integrity could result in separation from the university. Violations include (but are not limited to):

-       communicating or copying the contents of a recitation quiz to anyone else;

-       communicating with anyone else by any means during an exam or quiz;

-       sharing your I clicker with another student or asking another student to use your I clicker to record answers;

-       asking someone else to take your exam, or taking an exam for someone other than yourself; this includes surveys;

-       making use of unauthorized materials, such as solutions manuals or solutions found on the web;

-       using a formula sheet for an exam other than one you made yourself, or making such a sheet for someone else;

-       using a calculator or any other electronic device during midterm and final exams in 227.


Ultimately, cheating in any form will not work in your favor: you will not learn the material for yourself. This can only have a deleterious effect on your own future performance prospects in other classes and in the world at large. Also, if you have any sort of conscience, you will live with the knowledge that you cheated the rest of your life. Maybe you will feel that you have "beaten the system" but you have only degraded yourself. Do not do it! All suspected cases of cheating and plagiarism will be automatically referred to the Office of Student Conduct, and we will recommend penalties appropriate to the gravity of the infraction. The university's policy on Academic Integrity is available at


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Update January 20, 2020