PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

Classes:

Guidelines:

Each Friday there will a quiz at the end of class. Each quiz will be graded by the recitation instructors and returned during the following week's recitation session. Solutions will be posted the weekend following each quiz. The purpose of our quizzes is to encourage you to keep up with the homework assignments and to permit us to evaluate your progress regularly.

Schedule:

The general topic for consideration in each class is listed along with the recommended pre-class reading and post-class exercises. Ch. 22: 1-6 means Chapter 22, Sections 1 through 6 from Halliday, Resnick, and Walker's 5th edition of Fundamentals of Physics. 22: 8P, 18P, 19P means problems 8, 18, and 19 from Chapter 22.

    9/3   9/5
    Electric Charge   Electric Field
    Ch. 22: 1-6   Ch. 23: 1-4,8
    22: 8P, 18P, 19P   23: 3E, 17P, 22P, 57P
 
9/8
   
9/10
   
9/12
Electric Potential   Resistivity and Ohm's Law   Simple dc Circuits
Ch. 25: 1-6   Ch. 27: 1-9   Ch. 28: 1-7
25: 3Q, 4Q, 3P   27: 5E, 26E, 41P, 55P, 62P   28: 14E, 33E, 38E
 
9/15
   
9/17
   
9/19
Non-Simple dc Circuits   Charge Distributions   Electric Dipoles
Ch. 28: 6,7   Ch. 23: 6,7;  25: 8   Ch. 23: 5;  25: 7
28: 44P, 48P, 57P, 62P   23: 33P, 34P;  25: 42P   23: 25P, special problem
 
9/22
   
9/24
   
9/26
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law   Applications of Gauss's Law   Electrostatics of Conductors
Ch. 24: 1-5   Ch. 24: 7,9   Ch. 24: 6,8;  25: 11
24: 4Q, 15P   24: 25P, 31P, 32E, 52P   24: 20E, 27P, 53P;  25: 77E
 
9/29
   
10/1
   
10/3
Capacitors   More Capacitors;
Electric Energy
  RC circuits
Ch. 26: 1-3   Ch. 26: 4,5   Ch. 28: 8
Special problems 1 and 2   26: 18E, 19E, 26P, 46P, 49P   28: 18Q, 19Q, 71P, 74P, 76P
 
10/6
   
10/8
   
10/10
Capacitors and Dielectrics   Pre-Exam Wrap-Up   First Exam
Ch. 26: 6,7   7-9pm: Exam Review   Ch. 22-28
 
10/13
   
10/15
   
10/17
Exam Discussion   Magnetic Field   Dipoles in a Field
    Ch. 29: 1,2,7   Ch. 29: 8,9;   23: 9
    29: 5P, 45E, 46E, 53P   29: 54E+extension, 56E, 61P, 62P
     
10/22
   
10/24
    Crossed Fields   Biot-Savart Law
    Ch. 29: 3-5   Ch. 30: 1,2
    29: 12P, 16P, 19E, 21E   30: 17P, 19P, 26P, 39P
 
10/27
   
10/29
   
10/31
Ampere's Law   Applications of Ampere's Law   Faraday's Law / Lenz's Law
Ch. 30: 3   Ch. 30: 4,5   Ch. 31: 1-4
30: 45P, 47P, 49P, 51P   30: 55E, 64E, 72P, special   none
 
11/3
   
11/5
   
11/7
More Faraday's Law / Motional emf   Inductance / LR Circuits   Magnetic Energy
Ch. 31: 5,6   Ch. 31: 7-9   Ch. 31: 10-12
31: 5Q, 10P, 21P, 25P, 29P   31: 39P, 63E, 68P, 69P   31: 50P, 77E, 80P, 90P
 
11/10
   
11/12
   
11/14
Magnetic Materials   Pre-Exam Wrap-Up   Second Exam
Ch. 32: 1-8        
none   7-9pm Exam Review    
 
11/17
   
11/19
   
11/21
Exam Discussion   LC Circuits   RLC Circuits
    Ch. 33: 1-4   Ch. 33: 5-6
    33: 21P, 24P, 25P, 27P   33: 33P, 34P, 36P
 
11/24
   
11/26
   
Driven RLC Circuits   ac Circuits (contd.)    
Ch. 33: 7-9        
33: 43E, 47E, 49E, 51E   33: 55P, 58P, 61P, 63P    
 
12/1
   
12/3
   
12/5
rms and Power   Transformers   Maxwell's Equations
Ch. 33: 10   Ch. 33: 11   Ch. 32: 9-11
33: 80P, 81P, 84P, 85P   33: 89P, 90P   none
 
12/8
   
12/10
   
Electromagnetic Waves   Transmission Lines    
none   none    

Acknowledgements:

My class approach is modeled after the Peer Instruction and ConcepTest approach developed by Eric Mazur. Additional information can be found at Project Galileo.


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Last updated Dec. 10, 1997.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.