Physics 1501Q -- Physics For Engineers
Fall Semester 2008

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00PM--1:50PM in room P38, Physics Building

Richard Wolfson, Essential University Physics, vol. 1

Information about the class, syllabus, academic calendar, homework assignments, sample midterms, grades, and useful links can be found/downloaded from the following web page:

Michael Rozman

phone: 860 486 5827
office: Room P327 (Physics Building)

Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 2:00PM to 3:30PM in P327/P322 Physics Building and by appointments

Email to is the preferred method to contact the instructor. Please include the string ``[phys1501]'' (without quotes) in the subject of your email, e.g. ``[phys1501] midterm II retake''.

Weekly web-based homework assignments using

For extra help on homework please use the Physics Learning Resource Center, room P207. There you will find tutoring help from teaching assistants. For more information see

Laboratory will begin 3rd week of classes. Lab classes are held in P206. A departmental lab write up is used as a text.

Carol Guerra (, 486-4920, P216) is the teaching labs manager. She is the person to contact with regards to lab problems.

Honors conversion:
Students interested in honors conversion should contact the instructor during the first week of classes.

Grading scheme:

There will be three midterm exams and a cummulative final exam. The course grade will be calculated using the following scheme.

Homework 20%
Lab 20%
Midterms 30%
Final exam 30%

What to bring to exam:
ID, scientific calculator, letter-size card with notes (optional)