Dr. Rich Janow
 Department of Physics 
 423b  Tiernan Hall
 New Jersey Institute of Technology
 Newark, NJ  07102
Email:  janow@njit.edu       
           My Fall 2018 Schedule



Physics 121 - Fall 2018
Sections 003, 005, 013, 015



                       Monday              02:30 PM - 03:50 PM   Room TLH-2


                013    Friday             10:00 AM - 11:20  AM  Room TLH-2
                015    Friday             02:30 PM - 03:50  PM  Room T-112



                       Monday               11:30 AM - 12:50 PM   Room TLH-1


                003   Wednesday         08:30 AM - 09:50  AM  Room T-111    
                005   Wednesday         11:30 AM - 12:50  PM  Room T-106


Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
(Contains Course Requirements, Coverage, Rules, Class Schedule)

Welcome email to students

Policy on Missed Exams and Assignments


Primary text: “University Physics”, 13th Edition, authors Young & Freedman (Pearson Publishers 2012).   The text is offered as a numer of packages including as a bound book, or online E-text version.   We will NOT be using the newer 14th Edition of the text with the same name. 

We use only Chapters 21 to 31 in this course.  Any version of the 13th edition containing Chapters 21 - 31 is OK.  Make sure that any access code bought separately is for the right text and edition, stated above.

The NJIT bookstore offers Volume 2 (chapters 21 - 37) of the text bundled with the access code kit and access to the E-text (ISBN = 0321928814 or 978-0321928818).   The bookstore sells some texts that are reprints; they have modified titles containing the word "astronomy" but the material is correct.  Check with the bookstore staff if you have questions.

Homework System: In addition to buying an access code each student must also enroll in the Mastering Physics course section that his/her instructor identifies via a course identifier code.  Homework assignments will be posted on-line in Mastering Physics. Students login, download and solve the assigned problems, and submit answers to the automated grading system.   Register in Mastering Physics early, even if you have used it before, as the user interface is brand new and it will take some time to get used to it.

 Instructions: Registering for Mastering Physics

Mastering Physics Login

Mastering Physics Course Identifier Codes for  Prof. Janow's Classes:

                                      MPJANOW121003FA18   for section 003
MPJANOW121005FA18   for section 005
MPJANOW121013FA18   for Section 013                              
   for Section 015

                                      Student enrollment is ON
                                  Be sure to enroll in the correct section.
            Homework is usually due about a week after the corresponding lecture.

Homework Assignment Due Dates

We will be using the "classroom response system" called “iClickers”.  Each student must have an iClicker remote which can be sold back or possibly used for other courses.  Students must take care of their clickers and bring them to each class.  iClickers are sold at the NJIT book store.

iClicker Instructions

                              Tutoring Schedule for Fall 2018 Physics 121
                                                     Tutoring sessions are held in CKB-G12

                                                         Tutoring begins on September 11
         Review Session Schedule:
Exam 1:    Friday, 10 / 5, 11:30  - 1:00, Room TLH-2  (Instructor Janow)
                                                         Saturday, 10 / 6, 11:00 -  13:00, Room TLH-2 ( Instructor SPS)
                                       Exam 2:    Friday, 10 / 26, 11:30  - 1:00, Room TLH-2  (Instructor Janow)
                                                         Saturday, 10 / 27, 11:00 - 13:00, Room TLH-2 (Instructor SPS)
                                       Exam 3:    Friday, 11 / 16, 11:30  - 1:00 PM, Room TLH-2  (Instructor Janow)
                                                         Saturday, 11 / 17, 11:00 -  1:00 PM,  Room TLH-2 (Instructor SPS)
                                       Final Exam: See link to Final Exam Review Materials Page below


 Lecture Notes
 Solved Homework Problems from 2008 (for practice)
 Solved Homework Problems from Spring 2013 (for practice)

Physics 2 (121) Cumulative Formula Sheet
Physics 1 (111) Cumulative Formula Sheet
Physics 2 One Page Lecture Summaries 
  Review Material on Vectors

Review Materials - Common Exam 1
Common Exam 1 Grades
Review Materials - Common Exam 2
Common Exam 2 Grades
Review Materials - Common Exam 3 
Common Exam 3 Grades
Final Exam Review Materials
Final Grades