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.

Concept Checks will be an important part of each class. Typically two or three physical situations will be compared and a simple question posed regarding their relative behavior. You will be given a minute or so to think quietly about the question, followed by another minute or so to discuss the question with a neighboring student, where you attempt to work out an answer in consensus. I then ask for a show of hands for each possible answer so that I may determine if you understand the concept well enough to continue.

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. Homework assignments for a given class may change up to the time that the class is held. Please check the assignments page for the latest assignment.

    2/11   2/13
    Electric Charge   Electric Field
    Ch. 22: 1-6   Ch. 23: 1-4,8
    22: 8P, 10P, 18P, 19P   23: 3E, 17P, 22P, 52P, 57P
 
2/16
   
2/18
   
2/20
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, 27E, 35P, 41P, 55P, 62P   28: 14E, 33E, 38E, 55P
 
2/23
   
2/25
   
2/27
Non-Simple dc Circuits   Charge Distributions   Electric Dipoles
Ch. 28: 6,7   Ch. 23: 6,7;  25: 8   Ch. 23: 5;  25: 7
28: 43P, 44P, 48P, 57P   23: 32P, 33P, 34P;
25: 42P
  23: 25P, special problem
 
3/2
   
3/4
   
3/6
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
 
3/9
   
3/11
   
3/13
Capacitors   More Capacitors;
Electric Energy
  RC circuits
Ch. 26: 1-3   Ch. 26: 4,5   Ch. 28: 8
Special problems 1 and 2   26: 16E, 18E, 19E, 26P, 46P   28: 67E, 68E, 69P, 71P, 76P
 
3/16
   
3/18
   
3/20
Capacitors and Dielectrics   Pre-Exam Wrap-Up   First Exam
Ch. 26: 6,7   6-9pm: Exam Review   Ch. 22-28
 
3/23
   
3/25
   
3/27
Exam Discussion   Magnetic Field   Dipoles in a Field
    Ch. 29: 1,2,7   Ch. 29: 8,9;   23: 9
    29: 5P, 45E, 46E, 53P, 60P   29: 54E+extension, 56E, 61P, 62P
 
3/30
   
4/1
   
4/3
Crossed Fields   Biot-Savart Law   Ampere's Law
Ch. 29: 3-5   Ch. 30: 1,2   Ch. 30: 3
29: 12P, 16P, 19E, 21E   30: 17P, 19P, 26P, 38P, 39P   30: 45P, 47P, 48P, 49P, 51P
 
4/13
   
4/15
   
4/17
Applications of Ampere's Law   Faraday's Law / Lenz's Law   More Faraday's Law / Motional emf
Ch. 30: 4,5   Ch. 31: 1-4   Ch. 31: 5,6
30: 55E, 64E, 72P, special   31: 5Q, 10P, 21P, 25P   31: 29P, 35P+extension, 39P
 
4/20
   
4/22
   
4/24
Inductance / LR Circuits   Magnetic Energy   LC Circuits
Ch. 31: 7-9   Ch. 31: 10-12   Ch. 33: 1-4
31: 63E, 67P, 68P, 69P   31: 50P, 77E, 80P, 85E, 90P   33: 11E, 18P, 21P, 24P, 25P
 
4/27
   
4/29
   
5/1
RLC Circuits   Pre-Exam Wrap-Up   Second Exam
Ch. 33: 5-6        
33: 31E, 33P, 34P, 36P   6-9pm Exam Review    
 
5/4
   
5/6
   
5/8
Exam Discussion   Driven RLC Circuits   ac Circuits (contd.)
    Ch. 33: 7-9    
    33: 43E, 47E, 49E, 51E   33: 55P, 56P, 58P, 61P, 63P
 
5/11
   
5/13
   
5/15
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
 
5/18
   
5/20
   
5/29
Electromagnetic Waves   Transmission Lines   Final Exam
none   none   10:30am-12:30pm

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 May 29, 1998.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.