General Physics II

Physics 201

Course Documents:

Problem Solving Sheet for good problem solving technique.
Universal Excuse Form for when life happens and you miss an activity, assignment or other course requirement.
Useful Relationships for helping your mind remember.

Review the general lab rubric for expectations on lab summaries.

Required Course Material:

  • Matter and Interactions, 3rd Edition by Chabay and Sherwood, Published by Wiley (2010) Volume 2
  • WebAssign course homework system - the class key is "mnstate 7910 6533"
  • Physics 201 Lab Activity Manual - available on-line
  • VPython software
  • LoggerPro software

Make sure you use your full name and Dragon ID when creating your WebAssign account. You can and should use your account you created in the fall. You can join the class and start to complete the homework and wait (up to two weeks) to purchase an authorization code. You also have two weeks after purchasing to request a refund. NOTE: Make sure you double-check the purchase requirements.

We will be using VPython version 3.2 (version 2.7 is also fine to use there is just some semantic differences that might need to be changed in programs run under a different version). You need to install Python before installing VPython - just follow the directions. NOTE: VPython is installed on lab computers for which you will have access. So if you do not have a computer - don't worry, be happy!

Note: Use the menus above or the sitemap to navigate to the labs and/or solutions pages.

Avoid extinction - learn Physics!

Flower and BeeT-rex Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, - image courtesy SAL (2010)

We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one.  It took billions of years to develop. We're not going to get another.  Now, how do we make this spaceship work?
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Matter and Interactions Text

The text is available at the MSUM Bookstore as separate volumes (volume 1 is used the first semester and volume 2 is used the second semester). The text can also be purchased as one complete hard-cover book, as an e-book or as a 3-ring binder ready version.

The text is also available as an e-book purchased with a WebAssign authorization. However, this e-book option has an expiration date.