Course Information (Spring 2015)

Instructor: Ana Firan
Office: Fondren Science room #49
Location Fondren Science 123 - Tue. and Thur. 9:30 - 10:50AM
Syllabus PHYS 1303 Course Syllabus

This course is using an online system - WileyPLUS - for distributing homework, grading homework, and providing feedback on your performance in the course. It is you responsibility to master the usage of the system, as it is the primary way in which you will submit your homework and self-assess your performance in the class. If you have any problems, contact the class instructor IMMEDIATELY.
Texts Required: Halliday, Resnick, Walker. "Fundamentals of Physics Volume I with WileyPlus" 10th Edition
Helpful Links
WileyPLUS Website:
Course Policy Course Policy: this document outlines the required format for writing clear solutions to problems, and guidelines to grading. Those guidelines apply to the exams, homework and quizzes, so please read these carefully.
General Information Instructor Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Thursday 11:00AM -12:00PM
  • Time outside the office hours must be requested
Teaching Assistants:
  • Ben Clark (
  • Eric Godat (

Teaching Assistant-led Help Session(s):
  • onsite(in FOSC room 123): Monday-Thursday from 5:00-7:00PM
  • online (please login to: : Monday-Thursday from 2:00-5:00PM
  • Time outside of these help session hours can be requested in writing to the teaching assistants

Grade Composition:

  • Quizzes (10%) - begining of each lecture
  • Homework (20%) - issued weekly
  • In-class Exams (40%):
    • Exam 1:(20%)
    • Exam 2:(20%)
  • Cumulative Final Exam (30%)

Online Resources