Course Title: General Physics III
Section 001, Call Number 16294, 3 Credit hours
Meets: MWF 12:00-12:50 Regener 103
Instructor: Rouzbeh Allahverdi, firstname.lastname@example.org; Email is the best way to reach me.
Office: Room 172 of the Physics and Astronomy (P&A) Building at the northeast corner of Lomas and Yale.
This course is for physics/astrophysics, engineering, or science majors.
Text and other material.
University Physics by Young & Freedman, 13th ed.
Six Ideas That Shaped Physics: Unit R - Laws of Physics are Frame-Independent, by Thomas Moore.
Various text supplements are available and may be helpful but are not required. However, purchase and use of a clicker and Mastering Physics (MP) is required. MP comes free with new texts purchased in the bookstore. But if you bought a used text or obtained your text elsewhere you will have to purchase MP.
The problem session (PHYC 267 section 001) is highly recommended, but is not required. The laboratory (PHYC 262 L) is very relevant to the course and is recommended but is also not required. You will need a simple calculator with trig functions that you should bring to class regularly. You will need it for tests and homeworks.
Office hours and tutoring help.
SI sessions: Instructor,
Matthew Koppa (email@example.com)
T: 13:00-14:00 (Regener 111)
W: 13:00-14:00 (Regener 111)
F: 11:00-12:00 (Regener 111)
Problems class PHYC 267:
M: 14:00-14:50 (in Regener 114)
Instructor Office Hours: M 13:00-14:00 in
Do not cheat. Any form of cheating behavior
will be dealt with severely -- I will drop you from the class. I use the words cheating behavior because if you are looking in the direction of
neighbor's paper I can't read your mind and determine whether you are
cheating. But I can tell what you are looking at. And there are many
examples. Use common sense about this. Do not wear a
baseball hat or any thing that covers your eyes during a test. All
cell phones must be
turned off and placed out of sight. If I even see a cell
phone during a test the owner will receive a zero. I will not tolerate this or other
cheating behavior, period.
Do not disrupt your classmate's learning in anyway.
Turn off electronic devices and put them away.
Student ID. Your Student ID is your
ID. Use the Student ID on tests,
etc. Due to privacy concerns, DO NOT
write your social security number on anything you hand in.
Dropping the class.
If you drop the course then please let me
know. Sometimes this information does not get to me and this can lead to
grade difficulties at the end of the
semester. If you do not
drop the class and stop attending I will not know it and you will
receive a WF at the end of the course! So, it is critical that you file the appropriate
paperwork and let me know
when you drop the course.
Mastering Physics (MP) is the homework grading system.
Your new book came
with a MP package (no extra cost to you). If you have a used book you need to
buy the Mastering Physics package from the bookstore or you
can go on line with
a credit card and buy it. To buy access online, go to www.masteringphysics.com_ then
on the title of your textbook. Then click Buy Now and follow
Whether your MP package
came with the text or
whether you bought access from the bookstore or online, everyone must register
on line and complete the first MP assignment and start
becoming familiar with
MP before class on Friday.
You can register simply by following the
available online at www.masteringphysics.com.
Important notes for registering:
UNM Zip code is 87131. Our Course ID is MPALLAHVERDI28091.
Student ID: You must use your banner ID. Student
: This is a
six-"word" printed code supplied beneath the pull-tab inside your
Mastering Physics Student Access
Kit. It is valid for registering one
student. If the tab in this kit has been pulled back, the code may no longer be
valid. If you buy a
secondhand textbook, any code supplied with it is
probably not valid. In either case, you can purchase a Student Access
Code online using a credit card
or you can go to the bookstore and buy a
mastering physics package. If you need help then click on the ? icon. There
are more detailed Mastering Physics
registration instructions at http://panda.unm.edu/Courses/StudentHelp/index.html.
Here I list links where other important
aspects of the course are described. Please go to these links
This link contains information about
how your course grade will be assigned.
READING & HOMEWORK
ASSIGNMENTS. This link contains a
tentative schedule of material covered in the course. It also lists your reading
assignments and homework assignments and the dates they are due
This link gives you a description of the types
of homework that will be assigned. It also gives you a description of how
your iCLICKER will
be used and graded.