|Class Schedule: T Th 11am-1:50pm||Professor: Steve Liebling|
|Classroom: Pell Hall 203||Office: Pell Hall 210|
|Text: Young and Freedman's University Physics 12th Edition||Office Hours: M W 1-2pm|
|Web: http://relativity.liu.edu/steve||Phone: 299-3439|
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 lowest quiz grade.
Tests: The class will have two 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.
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 a copy of this equation sheet. You are not allowed to bring your own sheet. I encourage you to work together on labs. Some of our labs will require a group writeup with each lab group's name on the writeup. Others are individual writeups for which the sentences must be uniquely your own. The rule is: if it's just your name on what you turn in, it better be your work alone.
Other Resources: Tutors, library books, office hours, and supplemental texts.
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. 19||Electric Charge & Electric Field||Course Overview; Ch. 21|
|Jan. 21||Ch. 21|
|Week 2||Jan. 26||Gauss's Law||Ch. 22|
|Jan. 28||Electric Potential||Ch. 23|
|Week 3||Feb. 2||Ch. 23|
|Feb. 4||Capacitance & Dialectrics||Ch. 24|
|Week 4||Feb. 9||Test 1|
|Feb. 11||Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force||Ch. 25|
|Week 5||Feb. 16||NO class--Meet your Monday Classes||NO class--Meet your Monday Classes|
|Feb. 18||Direct Current Circuits||Ch. 26|
|Week 6||Feb. 23||Chs. 25 & 26|
|Feb. 25||Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces||Ch. 27|
|Week 7||Mar. 2||Ch. 27|
|Mar. 4||Sources of Magnetic Field||Ch. 28|
|Week 8||Mar. 9||Ch. 28|
|Mar. 11||Electromagnetic Induction||Ch. 29|
|Week 9||Mar. 16||Inductance||Ch. 30|
|Mar. 18||Test 2|
|Week 10||Mar. 23||AC||Ch. 31|
|Mar. 25||Electromagnetic Waves||Ch. 32|
|Week 11||March 30||S P R I N G B R E A K||S P R I N G B R E A K|
|April 1||S P R I N G B R E A K||S P R I N G B R E A K|
|Week 12||April 6|
|April 8||The Nature and Propagation of Light||Ch. 33|
|Week 13||April 13||Geometric Optics||Ch. 34|
|April 15||Relativity||Ch. 37|
|Week 14||April 20||Photons, Electrons, and Atoms||Ch. 38|
|April 22||The Wave Nature of Particles||Ch. 39|
|Week 15||April 27||Review|
|Tuesday, May 4 10:55am-1:35pm||EXAM Period|