Physics 135 is a online, first-year physics course for majors in mathematics, physics,
computer science, and the physical sciences. It is a 4-credit hour course.
Only students which have already completed a first-year calculus course
are allowed to register for Physics 135 without co-registering for Mathematics 141.
The course uses online class modules, a textbook, and a workbook. There are no formal lectures. While students can meet with the instructor during office hours or by appointment, the only time students are required to show up in person is during the tests. Students are required to complete the online laboratories, homework assignments, and optional extra-credit assignments on time, before the due dates listed on the schedule.
Dr. Marianne Breinig (Physics)
Office: 202 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
Office Hours: WF 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, M 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
There are no formal lectures. Students are expected to complete two
online class modules per week. Each module should be completed by the
date shown on the schedule. Students are encouraged to come to the
department of physics tutorial center, visit the instructor during office hours
or by appointment,
and ask questions via email. Students are required to complete the online
laboratories, homework assignments, and optional extra-credit discussions before
the due dates
listed on the schedule.
"University Physics, Volume 1", a free, online textbook by OpenStax College (https://cnx.org/).
The link to the HTML version is
A PDF copy of the book can be downloaded from the OpenStax website.
A link to the workbook is on Canvas.
Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the on-line
modules. Students are expected to complete two class modules per week and submit
the assignments associated with each module on time on Canvas.
Homework assignment schedule
There will be two in-class exams on September 27/28 and on November 1/2, and a final exam during the exam period on December 6/7. The exams will be given in PHY 203/208. The exams are based on the material covered in the on-line modules.
An extra credit graded discussion assignment is associated with each modules. Each extra
credit assignment is worth up to 5 points. Extra credit assignments must
be submitted on time on Canvas.
Extra credit assignment schedule
Each exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The homework assignments are worth a maximum of 100 points and the lab reports are also worth a maximum of 100 points. Extra credit points are added to the total score from tests, homework assignments, and laboratories.
|450 and above||90% and above||A|
|435-449||87% - 89%||A-|
|415-434||83% - 86%||B+|
|400-414||80% - 82%||B|
|385-399||77% - 79%||B-|
|365-384||73% - 76%||C+|
|350-364||70% - 72%||C|
|335-349||67% - 69%||C-|
|315-334||63% - 66%||D+|
|300-314||60% - 62%||D|
|285-299||57% - 59%||D-|
For announcements, please check the Class Site on Canvas regularly.
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, please contact Student Disability Services (SDS). This will ensure that you are properly registered for the services provided by SDS.Student Disability Services
For important additional information please see the Campus Syllabus.