Downloadable Syllabus for Section 101
Downloadable Syllabus for Section 102
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Course Number:

PHYS 1320, 4 Credit Hours, Section 101 (CRN 86605) & Section 102 (CRN 83883)


Barbara Gilbert

Class Days/Time/Place:

Section 101: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:15 am,  Main Campus, SB 102; Section 102: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:15pm,  Main Campus, L 201.     

Class Website:




Office: 505-224-4000, ext 53014; Cell:505-417-9368 (pls text)

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Office Hours
  • Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in SRC 203
  • Wednesdays 2:15- 3:15 pm  in SRC 203   
  • Registration Deadlines

  • The last day to drop without a “W” appearing on a transcript is Monday, 1/27/2020.
  • The last day for a refund is Monday, 1/27/2020.
  • The last day to drop with a “W” is Friday, 3/27/2020.
  • The last day to change grading option is Friday, 3/27/2020, and can not be done online. 
  • Textbook/Materials

    Course Description

    Calculus-Based Physics II is a lecture/demonstration course in thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism at the calculus level for science and engineering students.


    RECOMMENDED COREQUISITE: PHYS 1320L– Students are strongly advised to take the lab accompanying the lecture to gain full insight into the concepts.

    If a student does not meet these requirements, he or she may be dropped from the class at any time.

    Learning Outcomes

    The overall objective is that the student be able to describe physical phenomena using a variety of models and develop certain analytical skills associated with problem solving. By the end of the course the student should be able to:

    Course Requirements

    In the event that CNM closes on the day of the final exam, the final grade will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course.

    Course Grading

    Grades will be calculated according to the following scheme:

    Note: All students must receive a grade above 50% on the final exam in order to pass this course.

    In the event CNM closes on the day of the final exam, final grades for students will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course.

    CNM grade scale

    (A 90 -100%) (B 80 - 89.9%) (C 70 - 79.9%) (D 60 - 69.9%) (F below 60%)

    Students are expected to regularly check It is there that you will find homeworksolutions, a copy of the syllabus, and any other class materials.

    Tentative Schedule

    This schedule is approximate. To finish the necessary material, i.e., all that is listed above, it is extremely important for you to keep up with the class. For most humans, physics is not easy. But with organization, time and effort you can do it! I am here to help. Please ask when you have questions and take advantage of my office hours!

    CNM Classroom Disruption Policy

    Due to the intensity of the information in the lecture and laboratory classes, classroom disruptions will not be tolerated.  In CNM classrooms and laboratories, all cellular telephones and pagers must be turned off or switched to silent or vibrator mode.  Electronic entertainment devices are to be turned off and headphones removed.  Students being disruptive will be asked to leave the class.

    CNM Academic Integrity Policy

    Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. As a CNM student you agree to adhere to the CNM Integrity Policy. Please see the CNM Integrity Policy for details.

    CNM Disability Statement

    We will accommodate students with disabilities documented by the CNM Disability Resource Center. During the first two weeks of the semester, those students should inform the instructor of their particular needs.

    CNM Papercut

    PaperCut is an element of the sustainability effort at CNM. Its purpose is to reduce paper usage.  Each student has an online account with an allotment of 150 free printer pages per term.  If this allotment runs out, additional pages may be purchased by the student. For more information, go to the PaperCut website.

    CNM Faculty Feedback

    The Faculty feedback system allows your instructor to securely provide feedback on your performance in this course. If your instructor uses it, you may be contacted by a CNM Academic/Achievement Coach to follow up on the feedback. You can read more about the system here.

    Smoke-free campus

    In an effort to respect all students, CNM has created smoke-free zones as well as designated smoking areas at all CNM locations. The use of tobacco products, including the use of chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes is limited to the designated smoking areas and banned from all other areas. View CNM's smoking policy and a map of the designated smoking areas.

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