Department of Physics
University of Florida
PHY 1033C Discovering Physics
Fall 2013: 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! (05 Nov 2013)

Final Exam (Group 12A):
Thursday, 12 December, 07:30 to 09:30 am,

Larsen Hall 310 (LAR 310), campus map.

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 for about $57 (buy) and about $30 (rent) [tax not included] as of August 2013.
However, I was able to find used versions of this book, both in hardcover and paperback, available from online
sources for about $6 but tax and shipping are not included in this price. 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. For my class, either one will be fine.