Course Title: General Physics III (calculus-based), Section 001, Call Number 16294, 3 Credit hours

Meets: MWF 12:00-12:50 Regener 103

Instructor: Rouzbeh Allahverdi,;
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.   

Mandatory Texts:
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 (

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 Regener


Class rules.

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 your 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 other 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 banner 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 click on the title of your textbook. Then click Buy Now and follow instructions.

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 instructions available online at Important notes for registering: The UNM Zip code is 87131. Our Course ID is MPALLAHVERDI28091. Student ID: You must use your banner ID.  Student Access Code : 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


Here I list links where other important aspects of the course are described.  Please go to these links and read their contents.

COURSE GRADE. This link contains information about how your course grade will be assigned.

CLASS SCHEDULE, 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 .

HOMEWORK and iCLICKER GUIDE.   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.