Physics 218, Mechanics
Sections 543-547; TR 5:30 lectures
General course information:
Course policies and schedules are found in:
What do you need for this course?
You need a text and a "Clicker", and access to the online homework
(reached via the eCampus website, but
you need a Pearson-Mastering code which normally comes with a new text),
and you must get access to FlipItPhysics
for pre-lectures, and for labs,
WebAssign (TAMU log-in
Volume 1 of Young and Freedman University Physics, 14th
edition is the text. (Physics 208 uses
vol. 2 in case you find the combined volumes.) If buying a used or older
edition without the online access, note that the online homework site accompanying the text is
MasteringPhysics; in that case you will need to purchase online access
separately unless you have a valid account from previous semesters.
Please include the online access cost when deciding what to purchase.
Further links (which can also be found on
eCampus if you are
logged in for this course):
- For Clicker registration go here
and click on "Register a Remote". Also see
- Recitations: go
and scroll to the bottom for problems which you should work in advance of
the recitations to prepare.
- Prelecture site: FlipItPhysics.
Also see the
for registering. The access code to register for my class is
- As noted above for the homework assignments go to
eCampus. See the instructions
If you need to purchase access separately from the text, these instructions
say not to do this at the Pearson MasteringPhysics website:
instead you should follow the purchase link on eCampus.
However you might need to go to the
Pearson website for technical help or if eCampus
access goes down.
The Physics help desk is located in the first floor atrium of MPHY,
following the stairs down from the hallway behind the lecture rooms.
Previous exams from last semester are posted
In addition you can see a few of my exams from before
we had common exams:
Solutions: see solutions for exam 1
(and note the
numerical correction for the last page),
solutions for exam 2 and
solutions for exam 3. Solutions
for the final exam can be found
here (but note that is from a version
of the same exam with different numbers).
Exploratorium. See the
Sports Science and other exhibits.
PhysLINK news and reference.
The Amercan Physical Society
Dr. Ross' home page.
Physics & Astronomy department page.
TAMU college of Science,
Texas A&M University.
All exams and lecture materials posted on this site are copright ©