Physics 136, Introductory Physics with Calculus II,
Section 3, Spring 2017
Physics 136 is a web-based, first-year physics course for majors in
mathematics, physics, computer science, and the physical sciences. It is a
four-hour course. Only students which have already completed a first-year
calculus course are allowed to register for Physics 136 without co-registering
for Mathematics 142.
The course uses web-based class
modules, a textbook, and a workbook. There are no formal lectures.
While students can
meet with the instructor during office hours, the only time students are
required to show up in person is during the tests.
Students are required to complete the online
laboratories before the indicated due dates.
|Dr. Marianne Breinig (Physics)|
Office: 202 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
WF 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, M 12:45 PM -
|Web-based, interactive class modules
|Any Introductory Physics with Calculus textbook,
for example Serway, Principles of Physics,
2nd, 3rd, or 4th
|An alternative textbook is "University Physics", a free, online textbook by OpenStax
The link to the HTML version is
(for Fluids, chapter 14)
(for Thermodynamics and Electricity&Magnetism)
(for Optics, Unit 1)
Amother good textbook is "College Physics "(without Calculus)
A PDF copy of the books can be downloaded from
the OpenStax website..
|Saunders, Core Concepts in Physics|
|There are no formal lectures.
Students are expected to complete two web-based
class modules per week.
Each module should be completed by the date shown in the
Students are encouraged to come to the
physics tutorial center, visit the instructor during
office hours, and ask questions via email. Students are required to complete the online
laboratories before the indicated due dates. |
|Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the
Web-based modules. Students are expected to complete two class modules per week and
submit the assignments associated with each module
on time over the Web.|
|There will be two in-class exams on February 13
or 14 and on March 27 or
28, and a final exam during the exam period on May
3 or 4.
The exams will be given in a classroom in the Nielsen Physics Building. The exams are based on the
material covered in the Web-based modules.|
|An extra credit assignment is embedded in each of the 10
modules. Each extra credit assignment is worth up to 5
points. Extra credit assignments must be handed in on time via
|Extra credit assignment
|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 your total score from
tests, homework assignments, and laboratories.|
Note: This is a class with lab. Students must
have non-failing grade for the lab to pass the class.
|450 and above
||90% and above
||87% - 89%
||83% - 86%
||80% - 82%
||77% - 79%
||73% - 76%
||70% - 72%
||67% - 69%
||63% - 66%
||60% - 62%
||57% - 59%
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented
disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). This will
ensure that you are properly registered for the services provided by ODS.
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