Special permission numbers

posted Jan 20, 2016, 11:21 AM by Michael Gentile   [ updated Jan 20, 2016, 11:21 AM ]

If you still need to register for a recitation and/or lab and there are no open sections that fit your schedule you can apply for a special permission number. The Physics Dept. has set up a web page for this. Head over to:
and look under "Contact Information" at the top. You will need to use your NetID and password to access the special permission number application form. Be sure to read all of the information in the red box once you access the form. Also, remember that you must register for both a recitation section (sections 01-10) and a lab section (sections 20-30). If you need a special permission for both you must submit the application twice, once for recitation and once for lab.

Study groups

posted Jan 19, 2016, 5:23 PM by Michael Gentile

The Rutgers Learning Centers are offering study groups for Physics for Sciences 2. They are run by our knowledgeable Physics for Sciences learning assistants and meet weekly starting Feb. 1st. Registration is required and will be open from noon on 1/29 to noon on 1/31. See the attached PDF for all the details.

Welcome to Physics for Sciences 2!

posted Aug 19, 2015, 5:37 PM by Michael Gentile

My name is Mike Gentile and I'm the instructor for the course.  All the information you'll need about the course can be found on this website. Have a look around and please read through everything.  Please email me if you have any questions. Several important announcements:
  • Registration: When you register for the course make sure you register for both a recitation and a lab.  You must register for both since the lab/recitation/lecture are completely integrated.
  • First course meetings: Lecture and labs WILL MEET the first week of class starting Wed. Jan. 20th. Recitations will start on Mon. Jan. 25th.
  • Textbooks: There are two books used extensively in the course. Information about how to acquire them is on the course info page. It is important that you do this right away since we will be making use of the books right at the start of the course.
  • Important required reading: If you did not take Physics 193 this past fall you need to go through the required reading right away.
  • Scientific abilities rubrics: If you did not take Physics 193 this past fall these will be new to you. You will use these to guide you in learning the scientific reasoning abilities that are a primary focus of the course.  They will also be used to grade your lab work. You will learn about these in lab the first week of class, but please look through them in advance.
  • Gradebook: The online gradebook will be available Wed. Jan. 20th.  Once it is up you can access it by clicking on the "Gradebook" tab above.  Login information can be found on the course info page. If you can't log in it means there may be something wrong with your registration. Please let me know right away.

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