The Traditional version of the Introductory Physics sequence (often called “classical” by the students) consists of 3 hrs/week of lecture, 2 hrs/week of lab, and 1 hr/week of recitation. PHYS 2211 is Intro Physics I (mechanics) and PHYS 2212 is Intro Physics II (electricity and magnetism). During the semester students have small daily assignments with one weekly deadline the following week, 4 tests (plus a comprehensive final exam), 11-12 recitation sessions, and 11-12 lab sessions.
Dr. Martin Jarrio (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Eric Murray (email: email@example.com) are the coordinators for the labs and recitations for both 2211 and 2212 traditional, usually with Murray coordinating the labs, and either one of them coordinating the recitations, depending on which class they’re teaching that semester. If a student asks you anything about the lab or recitation policies and you don’t know the answer, direct them to talk to Jarrio or Murray.
In addition to the Canvas sites, the Trad versions of 2211 and 2212 have course websites that include tons of useful information for both students and TAs:
Note that the URLs change every semester! Please consult the website for your assigned class to see its semester schedule.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
The pages within the Traditional portal should cover basically everything you need to know as a new GTA for the Traditional version of PHYS 2211/2212. However, if anything is still unclear, or you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
- Martin Jarrio — firstname.lastname@example.org — Howey W-204.
- Eric Murray — email@example.com — CULC 385C.