The course 201-202 is equivalent to both Physics 203-204 and 205-206 (laboratory). It fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools.

Students admitted to Physics 201-202 have an opportunity to learn physics with additional class time, smaller sections, and an innovative and integrated learning environment. We expect all students to do well in this course. You will need to spend at least as much time out of class as in class on the material described in the syllabus. We also recommend that you form study groups. Often it helps to work with other people. Bouncing ideas and questions off each other may clear things up - and there's often someone experienced around to ask if you really get stuck.

This course requires us to have a good understanding to some simple math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry etc....
All this means: If you aren't fairly firm in math (algebra and trigonometry), this may look hard at times. You will need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Special Permission Numbers: If you need a special permission number to enroll in Extended General Physics 201, or register for a different section, please use the following link to request one:

Lecturer: Dr. AbdelBaki Brahmia, Busch MSLC, ARC-213, Tel: (848) 445-1134, e-mail: abrahmia at

Text (used/recommended): Cutnell & Johnson  11th edition. The text book is available in multiple versions: 

There are also a Student Study Guide, and a Student Solutions Manual containing worked-out solutions to a few problems from each chapter. These are available in the bookstore; they are entirely optional and it is up to you whether you wish to purchase them. Note also that Wiley maintains a home page here containing, e.g., information on supplements and pdf versions of selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems.