Physics 300 redesign
In Spring 2008 the Dept. of Physics and College of Engineering met to discuss how to
300 level Introductory Physics classes for Scientists and Engineers to serve the students better.
Committee members from left to right: Prof. Jason Ferguson, Prof. Kamran Rokhsaz Associate Dean of Engineering,
Prof. Abu Masud and Prof. Nick Solomey Dept. of Physics Chairman
We consider changes to:
- Improved book with an online learning aid and homework system. We concluded that the
best book to use for this class is the book of Tipler and Mosca, published by W.H. Freeman and Co.
- The lab experiments associated with this class are old and in major need of updating. With a $18,000 technology grant from the Provost's office and $10,000 from operating money we have spent $28,000 in new lab equipment.
- We propose to change the class from a two semester 4 credit hour course
with two optional labs to a three semester course with 3 credit hours with two
labs. See our final