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WebPhysics is a network of resources for introductory physics teaching. This WebPhysics site is maintained by David J Smith, Division of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI 00802. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Below are links to sites being maintained for courses at UVI for this semester. These sites are maintained as part of the course curriculum at UVI, but all are welcomed to visit.

Below the UVI links, you will find a listing of Related Sites for Physics and Natural Science. Below that is a listing of all the other institutions involved in the WebPhysics project. If you are interested in joining the project, please use the links to contact Dr. Gregor Novak at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis or Dr. Wolfgang Christian at Davdison College.




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WebPhysics Courses



PHY 211
PHY 212
PHY 241
PHY 242
PHY 311
PHY 341
PHY 351
SCI 100
SCI 210
SCI 301


Physics 211

Physics 211 is the first course of the non-calculus based Introduction to Physics series. There is one 3-hour laboratory each week. The text is College Physics by Serway and Vuille, 9th edition (Volume 1 if you have the split editions). The course curriculum, a synopsis for the lab each week can be found at this site. The course will next be taught in the Fall of 2014.


Physics 212

Physics 212 is the second course of the non-calculus based Introduction to Physics series. There is one 3-hour laboratory each week. The text is College Physics by Serway and Vuille, 9th edition (Volume 2 if you have the split editions). The course curriculum and a synopsis for the lab each week can be found on at this site. The course instructor for the Spring of 2014 is Dr. David Smith


Physics 241

Physics 241 is the first course in the calculus-based General Physics sequence. The text is University Physics (Thirteenth Edition) by Young and Freedman. The course curriculum and schedule can be found at this link. The course instructor for the Spring of 2014 is Dr. David Morris.  


Physics 242

Physics 242 is the second course in the calculus-based General Physics sequence. The text is University Physics (Thirteenth Edition) by Young and Freedman. The course curriculum, schedule, the weekly Net Research, and the Puzzler can be found at this link. The course will next be taught in the Fall of 2014.


Physics 311

Physics 311 is Classical Mechanics I, which focuses on the statics and dynamics of rigid structures, particle systems, non-inertial reference frames, Keplerian systems, and includes an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics The text is Classical Dynamics (Fourth Edition) by Marion and Thorton.  The course will next be offered at a time TBA.


Physics 321

Physics 321 is Electromagnetism, an advance course in the study of static electric and magnetic fields (Laplace's and Poisson's equations), as well as electromagnetic radiation (Maxwell's equations).  The text is Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory (4th Edition), Reitz, Milford, Christy.  The course will next be offered at a time TBA.



Physics 341

Physics 341 is Modern Physics, providing an overview of special and general relativity, quantum mechanics - with a focus on the simpler solutions to Schroeinger's wave equation, the hydrogen atom, statistical physics, nuclear structure and radioactivity, and elementary particle physics. The text is Modern Physics (Third Edition) by Kenneth Krane. The course instructor for the Spring of 2014 is Dr. David J Smith

Physics 351

Physics 351 is the Modern physics laboratory course associated with PHY 341. There is no text, but the the laboratory exercises can be found at this link. The course instructor for the Spring of 2014 is Dr. Don Drost


Science 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean

SCI 100 is a 3-hour introductory science course taken by all UVI freshman students. This course satisfies general education requirements. The lead instructor for the course varies from one semester to the next. Below are links to websites produced by some of these lead instructors. The course content varies slightly with each lead instructor, but focuses on Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes.  The course is maintain on Blackboard.    The course instructor is Dr. Don Drost


Science 210 - Introduction to Meteorology

Science 210, is a 4-hour introductory meteorology course. This course satisfies general education requirements. It is an ADL course, with a weekly one-hour tutorial. The textbook and companion study guide are Online Weather Studies Textbook and Investigations Manual - 5th Ed by Joseph M. Moran. The St. Thomas professor is Dr. David J Smith. The course will be offered again in the Fall of 2014.


Science 301 - Applications of Science in the Natural World

Science 301, is a 3-hour laboratory course that satisfies general education requirements. The subtitle and context for this course is "Building Your Island Home". There are two lectures per week which focus on presenting relevant scientific principles in material science, electricity, fluid dynamics, energy, and terrestrial science. Presently, this course is not being offered on the St. Thomas campus.   It is being taught on the St. Croix campus by Dr. Michelle Peterson.  For more information on the course, contact Dr. David J Smith.





UVI Courses Related Sites WebPhysics Servers



Related Sites

The following is a list of sites used recently by the UVI Physics and Natural Science courses. Although the list is updated periodically, those sites not maintained by UVI may change at any time.