Extended Analytical Physics 750:116

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PLEASE NOTE: In order to pass Physics 116 you MUST pass at least one hourly exam or the final exam. If you fail your first hourly exam, your projected grade will be an F until you pass an exam.


March 19, 2017
  • The second Design Practical will be held on Monday 3/27, please review the rubric found here as well as your first design practical grades and comments before you come in.

  • The Second Hourly Exam will be held from 1:40-3:00pm on Thursday, 3/30 in the Physics Lecture Hall.
  • Here you'll find old exams and solutions to help you prepare for exams. Here is a printable version of the formula sheet for the final , be sure to use this while studying and during recitation so you become familiar with the symbols and notation prior to the exam.

  • February 15, 2017
  • First Hourly Exam will be held from 1:40-3:00pm on Thursday 2/16 in the Physics Lecture Hall

  • February 10, 2017
  • In light of the snowday on Thursday 2/9, I've posted the lecture notes that we would have covered. Please read through them in preparation for the exam and for this week's homework.
  • Lecture slides may be found here and are posted in the Sakai resources folder.
  • Review sessions will be held in NPL 213 on Wed 2/15 (1:40-6:20pm) and Thurs 2/16 (10:20am-1:20pm). If you think you'll need a lot of help, go to the sessions on Wednesday which are typically less crowded. Thursday morning review sessions are heavily attended.
  • The First Hourly Exam will be held on Thursday 2/16 from 1:40-3:00pm in PLH (normal lecture meeting place). Please be sure to arrive a bit earlier so you have the full 80 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is "closed notes", we provide you with an equation sheet to use. You can only use a scientific calculator, no other materials are allowed, and no cell phones will be allowed out during the exam.

  • February 2, 2017
  • You should all now have Physics LAWN wifi access - log in using your Net ID and password.

  • January 30, 2017

    Recitations will meet in ARC 336 (in the MSLC) on Wed. 2/1 and Thurs. 2/2

  • The first Design Practical will be held on Monday 2/6, please review the rubric found here before you come in.

  • The First Hourly Exam will be held on Thursday 2/16. Here you'll find old exams and solutions to help you prepare for exams. Here is a printable version of the formula sheet for the final.

  • January 19, 2017

    STUDY GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Study groups have been announced through the Rutgers Learning Center, the announcement is found here.

  • Note that the Tues. 6:40-8:00pm study group has been cancelled.

  • Please see the flyer at that link, which is also located in the Sakai resources folder. I will discuss this today at the start of lecture. We have 5 study groups being offered, one for each day of the week. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this FREE opportunity to positively impact your own learning and advance your study skills. To greatly improve your learning experience in this course, all you need to do is sign up, show up, and participate. Remember, to pass this course you MUST pass at least ONE hourly exam or the final exam. Study groups will emphasize study strategies as well as how to learn the most from this course, which will help you pass an exam and will set you up for success in your future courses. If you have questions, talk with me after class or talk with your classmates who participated in study groups last semester.

    January 17, 2017

    PLEASE NOTE: In order to pass Physics 116 you MUST pass at least one hourly exam or the final exam. If you fail your first hourly exam, your projected grade will be an F until you pass an exam.


  • STUDENTS FROM PHYS 123: To catch up on the material you missed from last semester, please read sections 13.1 and 13.2 in the 13th edition of Young and Freedman's University Physics (the book you used in Phys 123); the topics are the gravitational force and weight.

  • Information for students with disabilities

  • Here is a map to the classroom NPL213
  • Register your iClicker unit for lecture if you have not already registered. If you have the same transmitter that you used last semester in 115, you do not need to reregister.

  • Here is all of the required reading from Physics: The First Science

  • HOW TO LEARN FROM THE TEXT: Textbook readings should be done prior to lecture and are crucial to making the most of the lecture time. There are many examples to work through in the textbook, and you are expected to be working through them as part of your reading assignment. You will not be tested on all of the Guided Review, but doing them is an excellent way to be studying for this course.

  • This is the Free Physics Ebook that is one of the required textbooks for this course. You can download it in a variety of formats, and take advantage of the free supporting materials and tools at the publisher's download site. The OpenStax project provides high quality college-level textbooks available for downloading or as an interactive ebook in a variety of subjects.

  • All homework and reading quizzes will be posted on WebAssign .If you took Physics 115 last semester, just click on the "I have a Class Key" or "Enter a Class Key" icons to register. You may also use the following link to enter you class key if you have trouble finding the location: Enter Class Key. These are the instructions for registering on WebAssign if you have never registered before. The course key for WebAssign is
    rutgers 1813 2406
    BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR RU STUDENT ID NUMBER ON THE FORM.

  • Asking someone for an answer and using it for your homework is considered cheating.Taking less than a minute to correctly answer WebAssign questions is an indicator of cheating. You will not be persecuted for this, but you will be hurting yourself and wasting your time. Research shows that students who frequently cheat on homework score, on average, two letter grades lower on exams than students who do their homework without cheating. For more, see the article by Professor Pritchard at MIT.

  • Come in and get help at any of the instructors' office hours; feel free to visit any instructor that is available when you are.

  • Check out your grades on the online Gradebook. Please notify your TA if there are any errors.


  • The Engineering Toolbox is useful for finding material properties like densities, specific heats, etc. that you often need for homework, in addition to just about any physics relevant to engineering applications.

  • The simulations that we use in class can be found at the University of Colorado PhET page. Note that HTML5 PhET simulations can be run on most smartphones, however some PhETs are JAVA or Flash based which may not run on phones.