There are a number of available resources to aid your physics learning.


The first resource is your text book. However, a single book is often limited in the descriptions, methods, and examples that it has. This is why you have two books: The PET Workbook, and Hewitt, Conceptual Physics. There is a cross reference guide on the D2L page that connects the ideas between the books. You are encouraged to seek alternate explanations and examples from other books or on line as well. The Andersen library has a number of physics books in the stacks, just do a keyword search for the subject you're looking for.

Here are a few books that other students have found useful:

The Web

There are many other Web sites with useful information (and even more with useless information!). If you find a site that you think would be helpful to the class, e-mail it to me, and I will post it here.

Here are a few places to try:
  • Kahn Academy 2400 Instructional Videos on almost every topic.
  • HyperPhysics Concept Map and short explanations of physics topics.
  • This site has resource material for several activities that we do.
  • Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement
  • Hotchalk Lesson Plans
  • Jefferson Lab Office of Science Education
  • CanTeach Physical Science Resources
  • The Little Shop of Physics - hands-on science outreach program at Colorado State.
  • You may also try my list of useful Physics Links.


    Your fellow students are a great source for learning. Another person may have a different way of looking at a problem that aids your understanding. Also, by explaining a physics concept or problem to others, you gain a better understanding of that topic.

    Working together on problems is acceptable, but each person must do their own work. Students must adhere to academic integrity for all coursework.


    If you have questions or problems, please come see me, send me e-mail, or call. See my schedule for my office hours. Also, if my door is open (which it usually is if I'm in), stop by.

    People Who Help

    Tutoring can be set up with Physics Students. The Physics 212 course does not have dedicated tutors, but you can ask questions to any of the Physics 130, 140, or 180 tutors. Physics tutors are located in Upham 168 (right next to the classroom.)

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    Updated: September 3, 2013