Extra Credit Brown Bag

Course Number:

PHYS 1810, Sections 101 and 102, 4 Credit Hours


Barbara Gilbert

Class Days/Time:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Section 101: 9:30–11:15am, Section 102: 3:30-5:15pm


Main Campus: Section 101: L-207, Section 102: L-204

Class Website: barbsphysics.net



Office Phone:

224-4000, ext 53014, Cell:417-9368

E-mail: bgilbert4@cnm.edu (best place for messages)

Office Hours:

All office hours will be held in the SRC, Monday and Wednesday: 3:00-4:15pm, Tuesday: 11:30am-1:00pm, and Thursday: 2:15-3:15pm

Registration Deadlines:

September 11th - drop date WITHOUT a WITHDRAW pass/fail, November 10th - drop date WITH a WITHDRAW pass/fail.



Course Description

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


If a student does not meet these requirements, he or she may be dropped from the class at any time. RECOMMENDED COREQUISITE: PHYS 1892 – Students are strongly advised to take the lab accompanying the lecture.

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

Our final exam will be Thursday, December 7th, Section 101: 9:30am-11:15am, and Section 102: 3:30pm-5:15pm.

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 barbsphysics.net. 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 Academic Honesty Policy

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. As a CNM student you agree to adhere to the CNM Dishonesty Policy , please see this link for details.

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.


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: http://cnm.edu/papercut.

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.

Commit to graduate!

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