Online Section Website
Fall 2022

Physics 203-204 fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors and graduate schools. It provides an excellent opportunity for learning physics, the fundamental science, in a comprehensive, challenging and rewarding way. Graduates of this course have gone on to distinguished careers in science, law, public service etc... This course requires a good understanding of some math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry, algebra etc....

This means: If you aren't fairly comfortable with math (especially algebra and trigonometry), this may require brushing up. You will in any case need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

Special Permission Numbers: The registration for the online section (90) in General Physics 203 requires a SPN. Please use the following link to request a SPN:

Lecturer: Dr. AbdelBaki Brahmia, Busch MSLC, ARC-213, Tel: (848) 445-1134, e-mail: abrahmia at

Text (used/recommended): Cutnell & Johnson  11th edition. The text book is available in multiple versions: 
  • PRINT COMPANION-TEXT Text (ISBN: 9781119391869) includes Chapters 1–32; 
  • E-Book (ISBN: 978-1119391852)  includes Chapters 1–32; 

There are also a Student Study Guide, and a Student Solutions Manual containing worked-out solutions to a few problems from each chapter. These are available in the bookstores; they are entirely optional and it is up to you whether you wish to purchase them. Note also that Wiley maintains a home page here containing, e.g., information on supplements and pdf versions of selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems.