Introductory Physics I

Your final exam is scheduled on 
Tuesday, December 12 th
from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the following rooms:

  A: Section 1      138 Chemistry****
 B: Section 2   B108 Wells
C: Section 3    E100 VMC

****Please note change of room for Section 1


All lectures meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 118 PA


Section 001 
 8:00 -  8:50 am
Prof. Alex Brown
Section 002
 9:10 - 10:00 am
Prof. S.D.Mahanti
Section 003
10:20 - 11:10 am
Prof. Joe Finck


College Physics, 5th edition
R. Serway and J. Faugn
Saunders College Publishing

Course web-site:

Homework web-site:
  • There are weekly homework assignments provided for you on the internet. The problems are individually tailored and computer graded. You may try each problem as many times as you wish - incorrect answers do not count against you and correct solutions (within the percentages indicated with each problem) are immediately credited to you. All homework for the week is due on Friday at midnight. After this time the correct solution will be displayed on the screen and no credit will be given. 
  • On your first login to the homework site, you must "sign on". The sign-on dialogue will ask you for your username and password.   Use your pilot username and password.  The class is PHY231. 
  • While working on the homework, you may send e-mail to get help. Please include your pilot e-mail address in the body of your message.  This e-mail will generally be answered by 4:00 pm of the next day. There will also be a "chat-room" set up on the homework web site which can be used anytime.


Formal recitations in this course are replaced by a help-room in 346 Giltner Hall which will be staffed by several  Teaching Assistants

The help-room will be open:

Wednesday from 2:00 until 10:00 p.m.
Thursday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Professor Brown will coordinate the exams and help-room.


There will be two one hour midterm exams: on Wednesday, October 4 and Wednesday, November 8 starting at 7:30 p.m. On those days the exams will be given at common locations (to be announced) and the regular classes will not meet. The two hour final is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. In addition there will be short quizzes given at the end of most lecture hours.


Your grade will be determined on the basis of your performance on homework, quizzes and the three exams.

Reading and Homework assignments:

Daily reading and weekly homework assignments are summarized in the syllabus.

Academic Integrity