Online Section Website
Spring 2019
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 204 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  10th edition. The text book is available in multiple versions: 
  • Hardcover Full Text (ISBN: 978-1-118-48689-4) includes Chapters 1–32; 
  • Loose Leaf Full Text (ISBN: 978-1-119-13852-5) includes Chapters 1–32; 
  • Paperback V1 (ISBN: 978-1-118-83688-0) which includes Chapters 1–17;
  • Paperback V2 (ISBN: 978-1-118-83687-3) which includes Chapters 18–32.
  • Wiley E-Text (ISBN: 978-1-118-89917-5) 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.