Department of Physics
University of Florida
PHY 1033C Discovering Physics
Fall 2012: 3 credits
Sections: 3776

Syllabus (PDF)

in vivo Schedule (Word)

“Gradebook” at UF ELS
UF Dept. of Physics HITT Site:
(you are required to have a HITT transponder)

Additional News! (04 December 2012)

Office Hours during Exam Week:

Monday, 10 December, and Tuesday, 11 December,
2 pm to 3pm on both days.


Final Exam (Group 14C):
Friday, 14 December, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, NPB 1002.
Final Exam covers material from the entire course.

Instructor:  Mark W. Meisel
Office:  NPB 2358, Tel: 392-8867
BEST Place to Find Me
(if not in my office, try my lab):

NPB B133, Tel: 392-9147

Office Hours: posted online, and by appointment.

The “official” textbook, which is required, is "Newton to Einstein: The trail of light" by Ralph Baierlein.
The "official" UF Bookstore has this book on sale for about $50, as of August 2012. However, I was
able to find used versions of this book, both in hardcover and paperback, available from online sources
for about $6 plus potentially tax and shipping. In fact, I secured one copy of each in this manner, for
less than $20 per copy. As far as I can tell, the content of the paperback and hardcover are the same,
as there seems to be only one edition. I was surprised to note that the overall weight of each one is
about the same, at least as I held them in my hand, due to the fact that the paperback is published on
durable heavyweight paper. As for my class, either one will be fine.