Physics 2802 - 22196 - Problem Solving Techniques 2 Credit Hour

Physics 2802 - 22196 - Problem Solving Techniques
2 Credit Hour Course
Time: 3:05 – 4:25 PM Tues. and Thurs.
Place: Howey (Physics) LR 5
Physics 2802 is a course designed to complement Physics 2211 that requires concurrent
enrollment in Physics 2211. This course has been offered each semester since the Fall semester
of 2003. I consider the results to date as being very successful. Students who participate in
Physics 2802 receive on average one letter grade higher than students who retake Physics 2211
without participating in this course. In my opinion most students, who put in an honest effort in
Physics 2802, pass Physics 2211 with a grade of C or better.
The advantages to you by enrolling in this course are:
1. Learning physics problem solving techniques in a small classroom environment. This will
include personally supervised training targeted directly toward the skills necessary to excel in
Physics 2211.
2. Students who enroll in Physics 2802, and who have satisfactorily completed the requirements
for Physics 2211 Lab previously, may be approved for lab exempt status.
3. Satisfactory completion of Physics 2802 will result in a grade that is independent of your
performance in Physics 2211. This grade will be based on attendance, in-class participation,
and written solutions to Mastering Physics or Web Assign type homework. There will be no
examinations or quizzes in this course.
Enrollment in Physics 2802 is by permit only. If you are interested in this opportunity, please
contact Dr. Andrew Scherbakov at email to request a
permit. When contacting Dr. Scherbakov, please include your nine-digit student number.
Instructor: Ken Barker
You can email me with any questions at