|Test 2||25% Each for 2 Tests|
Labs: The lab for Physics II (PHYS 202L)is required for this class but the grade is separate.
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. The due dates for the various assignments are listed on the syllabus. Homework is due by midnight on the day indicated. Late homework will be accepted with a late penalty of 50%. Homework must be stapled else a point will be subtracted from the grade for that assignment.
Tests: The class will have three tests as indicated on the syllabus. Each test will cover the material presented since the previous test (to be technical, much of what we will learn applies throughout all the chapters, however, the questions will be geared towards specifically covering material presented between the tests). I will allow the full classtime for the tests. I will drop the lowest test grade, so that each of your two best test scores counts 25% towards your final grade.
Final: The final will cover only the material since the last test, and will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week (12/18-12/22).
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, what you turn in must be your own work in your own writing. During tests you obviously will not work with anyone else. On both tests and exams you may bring only a calculator and writing utensils; I will give you an equation sheet.
Regarding This Handout: This document is dynamic and will be updated online throughout the semester. Homework assignments and solutions, as well as test solutions, will be posted here. If you have any problems accessing this document (from home or the on-campus computer labs), please do not hesitate to contact me right away and I can help figure out the problem. Also, I've set up an electronic mailing list: which I encourage everyone in the class to join. To sign up, just send an email with your email address.
Other Resources: tutors, library books, office hours, supplemental texts (see in the Preface page ix), consult the web page: How to Study Physics.
Below is the anticipated schedule of what we'll cover. The dates of
the tests are fixed; on principle I do not change them so that students
can plan for them. Near the end of the semester, I generally have
flexibility in what we cover.
If you have a preference for what we might cover, please feel free
to provide feedback.
|Week 1||Sept. 7||Electric Charge||Course Overview; Ch. 22|
|Week 2||Sept. 11||Ch. 22|
|Sept. 12||Ch. 22|
|Sept. 14||Electric Fields||Ch. 23; HW 1 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 3||Sept. 18||Ch. 23|
|Sept. 19||Ch. 23|
|Sept. 21||Gauss' Law||Ch. 24; HW 2 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 3||Sept. 25||Ch. 24|
|Sept. 26||Ch. 24; Review|
|Sept. 28||Test 1 (Ch. 22-24); HW 3; (Solutions)|
|Week 4||Oct. 2||Electric Potential||Ch. 25|
|Oct. 3||Ch. 25|
|Oct. 5||Ch. 25|
|Week 5||Oct. 9||NO CLASS (Yom Kippur and Columbus Day)|
|Oct. 10||Capacitance||Ch. 26;HW 4 Due (Solutions)|
|Oct. 12||Ch. 26|
|Week 6||Oct. 16||Ch. 26|
|Oct. 17||Current and Resistance||Ch. 27|
|Oct. 19||Ch. 27; HW 5 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 7||Oct. 23||Ch. 27; Other Problem Solutions (Ch. 27)|
|Oct. 24||Circuits||Ch. 28; Review|
|Oct. 26||Test 2 (Ch. 25-27); Equation Sheet; (Solutions)|
|Week 8||Oct. 30||Ch. 28|
|Oct. 31||Ch. 28|
|Nov. 2||Magnetic Fields||Ch. 29; HW 6 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 9||Nov. 6||Ch. 29|
|Nov. 7||Ch. 29|
|Nov. 9||Magnetic Fields Due to Currents||Ch. 30; HW 7 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 10||Nov. 13||Ch. 30|
|Nov. 14||Ch. 30; Review|
|Nov. 16||Test 3 (Ch. 28-30); HW 8 Not Due|
|Week 11||Nov. 20||Induction||Ch. 31|
|Nov. 21||Ch. 31|
|Nov. 23||NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)|
|Week 12||Nov. 27||Ch. 31|
|Nov. 28||Oscillations and AC||Ch. 33|
|Nov. 30||Ch. 33|
|Week 13||Dec. 4||Ch. 33|
|Dec. 5||Waves||Ch. 34; HW 9 Due (Solutions)|
|Dec. 7||Ch. 34|
|Week 14||Dec. 11||Optics||Ch. 35|
|Dec. 14||Review; HW 10 Due; (Solutions)|
|Week 15||Dec. 19, 12:00--2:30pm||FINAL EXAM (Ch. 31,33-35) Solutions Posted!|