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
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 202, or register for a different section, please use the following link to request
Dr. AbdelBaki Brahmia, Busch MSLC, ARC-213, Tel:
, e-mail: abrahmia at physics.rutgers.edu
: Cutnell & Johnson
The textbook is available in multiple versions:
- Hardcover Full Text (ISBN: 978-1-118-48689-4) includes Chapters 1–32;
- Loose Leaf Full Text (ISBN: 978-1-119-13852-5) includes Chapters 1–32;
- Paperback V1 (ISBN: 978-1-118-83688-0) which includes Chapters 1–17;
- Paperback V2 (ISBN: 978-1-118-83687-3) which includes Chapters 18–32.
- Wiley E-Text (ISBN: 978-1-118-89917-5) includes Chapters 1–32;
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
Lab Manual (required):
Available at The Math & Science Learning