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Physics Help

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If you need some extra help in your first-year physics courses, we offer the following:

The Physics Drop-in Centre

The Physics Drop-in-Centre, a service provided by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, is here to help students who are enrolled in first-year physics courses or their equivalent. Appointments are not necessary; just drop in to the basement of the BSB, Room BSB B119, during office hours:

  • Monday: 1:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 1:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 1:30 - 5:30 PM

Note: The Physics Drop-in Centre will be closed during the Fall and Winter Reading Weeks and during the Summer.

A few words to the wise and not so wise: Ask your questions sooner rather than later and beat the rush. Just before an assignment is due or before a test or exam, the Centre can be really busy and waits can be long. The Centre may also be closed due to unforseen events such as illness, snowstorms, etc. 

If we are closed, remember graduate students, teaching assistants, and professors can also be sources of help.

 

Physics Help Initiative (PHI)

The Physics Help Initiative (PHI) is a free student-led help initiative for first year students taking physics courses. Upper-year physics students are available for help during regular hours in BSB B119. Please visit the PHI website for more information.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24559
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca