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Department of Physics
Undergraduate Courses

Physics 201 Fall 2012: General Physics

Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:55 in 2103 Chamberlin; Labs in 4314 Chamberlin

Sam Hokin

Kenneth Flanagan (302,303)

Todd Garon (309,311)

Karl Goebel (305)

Laser Kaplan (306,308)

Nicole Vassh (304,310)

Christopher Wilen (301,307)

Syllabus (updated regularly)

General Course Information

Lab, Discussion Sections, Consulting Schedule

Lecture Notes




Homework Solutions

Tests, Solutions

Midterm Tests

Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:15 PM
even-number student ID:VAN VLECK B102
odd-number student ID:BIRGE 145

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:15 PM
even-number student ID:VAN VLECK B102
odd-number student ID:BIRGE 145

Other Resources

Course Reference Page

Library Reserves

Textbook and Website info

Homework is completed on You need to buy an account, for either one semester ($75) or two ($95). See below for account options and pricing. If you know you'll be taking 202, you may as well buy the two-semester account.

To enroll for this class, you'll need to enter a Class Key for your section as given below:

Section 301:   wisc 0508 9794
Section 302:   wisc 9037 1165
Section 303:   wisc 5513 7931
Section 304:   wisc 6398 0643
Section 305:   wisc 1436 8316
Section 306:   wisc 8868 7578
Section 307:   wisc 0211 2136
Section 308:   wisc 3653 9677
Section 309:   wisc 9160 8543
Section 310:   wisc 2236 5919
Section 311:   wisc 1747 4761


UW bundle: Serway: PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS,8e CHAPTERS 1-15 (unbound 3 hole punch) bundled with Enhanced WebAssign access code (1 semester for YouBook (interactive e-book) and online homework). ISBN 9781133287872 Available only at University Bookstore. Best value option. Reduced pricing for UW-Madison students.


If a student does not want to purchase a print text but still needs the Enhanced WebAssign access code (includes access to online homework and interactive e-book (YouBook):

  1. To purchase an INSTANT ACCESS CODE online for 2 semesters:
    Best price for a 2-semester access code (includes EWA homework and YouBook (interactive e-book)).
    Type 0538738073 in search box.
    Instant Access Code card is $95.

  2. To purchase an INSTANT ACCESS CODE online for 1 semester:
    This website is the only place to purchase an instant access code for 1 semester (includes EWA homework and YouBook (interactive e-book)).
    Instant access code is $75.
    (This website also offers 2-semester access codes, but they are more expensive – order instead at (see #1 above)).

Last updated: 05/14/2012

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