PHY 102, Sections A, B, & MFC
GENERAL INFORMATION Spring 2009
9:30 – 10:45 a.m., TR
12:00-12:50 p.m., MWF
6:25-7:45 p.m., MW
Dr. S. Ganapathy
Dr. P. Zhang
Dr. A. Pralle
223 Fronczak Hall
307 Fronczak Hall
229 Fronczak Hall
645-2017 ext. 244
645-2017 ext. 144
645-2017 ext. 139
9:00-11:00 am, F
1:00-3:00 pm, R
1:00-3:00 pm, W
Because of the number of emails, those with questions already discussed in class or posted at UBlearns will NOT be
answered. Emails concerning details of homework problems will not be answered
, because it is time consuming and not
effective. Use office hours instead.
All routine questions concerning the course should be posted to the UBlearns discussion board where they
can be answered by fellow students, TAs or instructors. We ensure that someone will answer them within 24 hours.
The discussion board is monitored by a TA or an instructor.
Technical questions regarding accessing the WebAssign website should be directed to WebAssign technical
support. Technical questions regarding using of clickers should be directed to Turning Technologies technical support.
The instructors will answer e-mail messages requiring personal attention at their discretion.
EMAILS FROM NON-UB
ACCOUNTS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.
When sending e-mails, you should use
1. PHY102 as a part of the subject line, and
2. your UB account.
Recitation T.A. and Office Hours
Check the course website on UBlearns. We make an effort to offer office hours every day of the week. These are the best
opportunities for students to discuss homework and study problems. Please make ample use of them. Students who
attend office hours regularly usually do well in this course.
(volume II, PHY102, UB edition, eighth edition) by Serway & Vuille (Cengage Learning, 2008). The
book is available at the University bookstore. We recommend that you get the special UB edition for cost reasons (we
negotiated a lower price by cutting out one chapter that we will not cover). The following sections will
in class and hence
quiz/home work/exam questions will be asked from them: 15.9, 16.10, 17.7, 19.10, 20.8, 21.13,
26.5, 26.7, 27.4, 27.5, 28.6.
The clickers (model: InterWrite PRS
) can be purchased at the bookstore. They also have some used ones. Clickers are
used to conduct in-class quizzes, the grades of which will be counted (check grade breakdown below for details). Some
other classes (e.g., PHY101 (fall 2008), BIO 200) have been using the same clicker and will be using it this semester. In
case you already have one, you can use the same clicker. The bookstore will buy the clicker back once you are done
with it. If you get your clicker elsewhere, make sure it is the correct model. Otherwise you will not be able to receive