PHYSICS 2070 (General Physics I)

General Information

Last updated on November 01, 2006

Textbook: College Physics by Serway and Faughn, 4th Edition

Lecturer: Dr. Bo Gao
Office: MH 4021
Phone: 530-4628
Office Hours: MW 10-12, or by appointment


A minimum of 3 years of high school math including 2 year of algebra, 1/2 year of plane geometry, and 1/2 year of trigonometry is strongly recommended.

Structure of the Course:

The course consists of three parts: Lecture, Recitation, and Laboratory.


Exams will be close-book but open-notes. No make-up exams will be given without written proof of an emergency.


All exams will likely be held in the Driscoll Auditorium (depending on availability).


Grades are based on five scores according to the following combination

Laboratory Score: 10%
Recitation Score: 20%
First Midterm Exam: 15%
Second Midterm Exam: 15%
Third Midterm Exam 15%
Final Exam: 25%

Grades will be assigned by the quiz instructors. The lecturer will only help to coordinate the grade scale.


The last day to withdraw from the course is Friday, October 24. No drops will be given after that date.

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