Extra Credit Opportunity
New Mexico Tech Information Session Spring 2019

Course Number:

PHYS 1810, 4 Credit Hours, Section 101 (CRN 83701) & Section 102 (CRN 87458)


Barbara Gilbert

Class Days/Time/Place:

Section 101: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:15pm, Main Campus, SB 104; Section 102: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:15am, Main Campus, KC 124.

Class Website: barbsphysics.net



Office Phone:

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

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

Office Hours
  • Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:30 pm in SRC 203
  • Thursdays 11:30-1:30 pm in SRC203
  • Registration Deadlines
  • The last day to drop without a “W” appearing on a transcript is Monday, January 28th.
  • The last day for a refund is Monday, January 28th.
  • The last day to drop with a “W” is Friday, March 29th.
  • The last day to change grading option is Friday, March 29th, and can't 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.


    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 Wednesday, April 24th, 3:30-5:30pm in JS 302 and Thursday, April 25th, 9:30-11:30am in TC 114.

    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!

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Section 101

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, Section 102

    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.