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Summer 2017
Physics 203-204 fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools 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 medicine, 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: If you need a special permission number to enroll in this online General Physics 203 course, please use the following link to request one:

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 bookstore; 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.