|Class Schedule: T Th 11am-1:50pm||Professor: Steve Liebling|
|Classroom: Pell Hall 209||Office: Pell Hall 210|
|Text: Young and Freedman's University Physics 11th Edition||Office Hours: Tue Thurs 2-3pm|
|Web: http://techcenter.southampton.liu.edu/steve||Phone: 299-3439|
|Test 2||19% Each for 2 Tests|
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. The homeworks will not be graded. Instead, quizzes will cover the material and problem solving skills. Even though the homework will not be graded, the homework problems must be done in order to gain mastery of the material and skills necessary for both the quizzes and tests.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be roughly 15 minutes long given in class and will cover the current material. I will drop your two lowest quiz grades to allow for bad weeks and/or absences.
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 precise, 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). The tests will be given during classtime. I will drop the lowest test grade, so that each of your two best test scores counts 19% towards your final grade.
Final: The final will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week.
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, you must work alone on quizzes and tests. On quizzes and exams you may use only a calculator and writing utensils; I will give you an equation sheet.
Other Resources: Tutors, library books, office hours, supplemental texts, and 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||Jan. 18||Electric Charge & Electric Field||Course Overview; Ch. 21|
|Jan. 20||Ch. 21|
|Week 2||Jan. 25||Gauss's Law||Ch. 22|
|Jan. 27||Electric Potential||Ch. 23|
|Week 3||Feb. 1||Ch. 23|
|Feb. 3||Capacitance & Dialectrics||Ch. 24|
|Week 4||Feb. 8||Review and Test 1|
|Feb. 10||Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force||Ch. 25|
|Week 5||Feb. 15||Ch. 25|
|Feb. 17||Direct Current Circuits||Ch. 26|
|Week 6||Feb. 22||Monday Classes Meet|
|Feb. 24||Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces||Ch. 27|
|Week 7||Mar. 1||Ch. 27|
|Mar. 3||Review and Test 2|
|Week 8||Mar. 8||Sources of Magnetic Field||Ch. 28|
|Mar. 10||Ch. 28|
|Week 9||Mar. 15||Electromagnetic Induction||Ch. 29|
|Mar. 17||Ch. 29|
|Week 10||Mar. 22||SPRING BREAK|
|Mar. 24||SPRING BREAK|
|Week 11||Mar. 29||Inductance||Ch. 30|
|Mar. 31||Ch. 30|
|Week 12||April 5||Review and Test 3|
|April 7||Alternating Current||Ch. 31|
|Week 13||April 12||Electromagnetic Waves||Ch. 32|
|April 14||Ch. 31/32|
|Week 14||April 19||The Nature and Propagation of Light||Ch. 33|
|April 21||Geometric Optics||Ch. 34|
|Week 15||April 26||Ch. 33/4 and Review|
|April 28-May 4||EXAM Period|