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Extra practice problems 

A number of students have requested extra practice problems to work on during the semester. Here is a list of questions (listed by lecture) from the course textbook, "College Physics" by Giambattista.    


Welcome to Physics 102!

I hope you had a good summer and are ready for a semester of Physics 102! We'll meet in 151 Loomis for our first lecture on Monday, Aug. 24, but there are a few things you might like to know before then:

  1. This website has a lot of critical information on the course, so please study its contents carefully. In particular, please read over the course descriptionattendance policy, and course grading, which contains important information on the course organization and policies. The schedule link is especially helpful, as it shows when things are due and has links to most of the online components.
  2. We will be using i>clickers in Physics 102 this semester. Be sure to bring yours to the first lecture on Monday.
  3. We will NOT be providing printed lecture notes this semester. Instead, a pdf and ppt of the lectures will be made available on the schedule page under “Lecture handouts” a few days before class. (The pdf and ppt for Monday’s lecture are already posted.) We recommend that you bring them to class and take notes. Feel free to print them out on your own or load them onto your tablet/laptop and bring them to class.
  4. There are a couple of online assignments due BEFORE every lecture by 8:00 am. We have created online “Pre-Lectures” that cover the basic concepts to be covered in the upcoming lecture. These are followed by “Checkpoints” that contain a few questions regarding those concepts. You will get credit for viewing them and answering the questions before lecture. They are designed to make the lecture more clear and useful, and to identify points of confusion that we can then cover in class. These online components can be found on the “schedule” page on the course website, or under the “byteShelf” link.

Excused Absences

Please submit your excused absence no later than 10 business days from your absence via the Excused Absences application. For more information regarding this course's excuses policy, please refer to the Attendance Policy page.

Academic Integrity

All activities in this course, including documentation submitted for petition for an excused absence, are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.


Please register your i>clicker in the student gradebook.

Be sure to refer to the i>clicker information page for more information.