Extra Credit Brown Bag
UNM Physics Demo Night

Course Number:

PHYS 1810, Sections 101, 4 Credit Hours


Barbara Gilbert

Class Days/Time:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:15pm


Main Campus: 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:

Tuesday: 2:15pm-3:15pm, Wednesday: 2:15-4:15pm on Main campus in SRC-203

Registration Deadlines:

Last day to drop without a grade is September 10 th, last day to drop with a W is November 9th.



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.


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 6th, 3:30pm-5:30pm in L-204.

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 Integrity Policy

At CNM, academic dishonesty is taken very seriously. We believe that when academic integrity issues arise, they should be dealt with appropriately. Our teaching mission includes helping you understand the importance of honor, integrity and ethics as fundamental life values. Please click for the CNM Academic Integrity Policy

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!

Graduating with an associate’s degree or certificate will make you more employable and will increase your earning potential for a lifetime. Getting your degree or certificate is your reward for the hard work and dedication you put into your studies at CNM. Set your graduation date today! Learn more at http://cnm.edu/graduation.

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 policy on smoking at http://www.cnm.edu/about/smoke-free-campus. View a map of the designated smoking areas at http://www.cnm.edu/about/smoke-free-campus/designated-smoking-areas.