Physics 1002 Assignments and Reading
Date |
Assignment |
Tue, Jan 22 |
Read §19-1 "Electric Charge”, §19-2 "Insulators Conductors”, §19-3 "Coulomb's Law”, §19-4 "The Electric Field” Lecture notes |
Wed, Jan 23 |
Read §19-5 "Electric Field Lines”, §19-6 "Shielding and Charging by Induction” Lecture notes |
Fri, Jan 25 |
Assignment #1 due. Normally HW will be due on Wednesdays, but this was a short week. (solutions) Online HW: “Intro to Mastering Physics” due Read §20-1 "Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential”, §20-2 "Energy Conservation” Lecture notes |
Mon, Jan 28 |
Read §20-3 "The Electric Potential of Point Charges” Online HW: “Ch.19 RQ” and “Ch.19 HW” due (this is the combined Ch.19 reading questions and homework problems, due date pushed off till now since last week was short and busy) Lecture notes |
Tue, Jan 29 |
Read §20-4 "Equipotential Surfaces and the Electric Field”, §20-5 "Capacitors and Dielectrics”, §20-6 "Electrical Energy Storage” Lecture notes |
Wed, Jan 30 |
Read §21-1 "Electric Current”, §21-2 "Resistance and Ohm's Law”, §21-3 "Energy and Power in Electric Circuits” Lecture notes Assignment #2 due (solutions) |
Fri, Feb 1 |
Today we'll actually talk about the stuff you read for Wednesday: so no new reading today. Lecture notes |
Mon, Feb 4 |
Read §21-4 "Resistors in Series and Parallel” Lecture notes |
Tue, Feb 5 |
Read §21-5 "Kirchoff's Rules” Lecture notes |
Wed, Feb 6 |
Read §21-6 "Circuits containing Capacitors” Lecture notes Assignment #3 due (solutions) |
Fri, Feb 8 |
Online HW: “Ch.21 HW” (why due Fri, not Wed? The last two problems have to do with capacitors, talked about on Wed. The rest have to do with earlier stuff in the chapter: do yourself a favor and work on these when you're working on the paper HW questions: don't wait till Friday to start the thing at all!) Read §21-7 "RC Circuits” Lecture notes Review for test. Last semester's solutions to the first part of the class. |
Mon, Feb 11 |
First Midterm Exam, Ch.19-21 (white test solutions) (yellow test solutions) The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. |
Tue, Feb 12 |
Read §22-1 "The Magnetic Field”, §22-2 "The Magnetic Force on Moving Charges” Lecture notes |
Wed, Feb 13 |
Read §22-3 "The Motion of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field”, §22-4 "The Magnetic Force Exerted on a Current-Carrying Wire” Lecture notes |
Fri, Feb 15 |
Read §22-5 "Loops of Current and Magnetic Torque”, §22-6 "Electric Currents, Magnetic Fields, and Ampere's Law”, §22-7 "Current Loops and Solenoids”, §22-8 "Magnetism in Matter” Lecture notes |
Mon, Feb 18 |
Catch up on the rest of Ch.22 you already read about on Friday. Pushed the online stuff due dates back by a class – although I didn't change their names, so “Feb 18 RQ” is now due on Feb 19, etc. Lecture notes |
Tue, Feb 19 |
Read §23-1 "Induced Electromotive Force”, §23-2 "Magnetic Flux”, §23-3 "Faraday's Law of Induction” Lecture notes |
Wed, Feb 20 |
Read §23-4 "Lenz's Law” Lecture notes Assignment #4 due (solutions) |
Fri, Feb 22 |
Read §23-5 "Mechanical Work and Electrical Energy”, §23-6 "Generators and Motors”, §23-7 "Inductance” Lecture notes |
Mon, Feb 25 |
Read §23-8 "RL Circuits”, §23-9 "Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field”, §23-10 "Transformers” Lecture notes |
Tue, Feb 26 |
Read §24-1 "Alternating Currents and Voltages”, §24-2 "Capacitors in AC Circuits” OOPS! Didn't assign the RQ for today in time. It's in there for tomorrow instead. Because there's already stuff due tomorrow, half of the questions are changed to “practice”. Lecture notes |
Wed, Feb 27 |
Read §24-4 §24-3 "RC Circuits”, "Inductors in AC Circuits” Lecture notes Assignment #5 due (solutions) |
Fri, Mar 1 |
Read §24-6 §24-5 "RLC Circuits”, "Resonance in Electrical Circuits” Lecture notes |
Mon, Mar 4 |
Read §25-1 "The Production of Electromagnetic Waves”, §25-2 "The Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves” Lecture notes |
Tue, Mar 5 |
Read §25-3 "The Electromagnetic Spectrum”, §25-4 "Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Waves” Lecture notes |
Wed, Mar 6 |
Read §25-5 "Polarization” Lecture notes Assignment #6 due (solutions) Test review. Let's bring questions this time. Last semester's solutions to the second part of the class. |
Fri, Mar 8 |
Online HW: “Ch.25 HW” due Put due on this date so the polarization question or two could be discussed in class first: no reason you couldn't do the other stuff well before 9:00am the day of the test. Second Midterm Exam, Ch.22-25 (white test solutions) (yellow test solutions) The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. |
Mon, Mar 11 |
Read §26-1 "The Reflection of Light”, §26-2 "Forming Images with a Plane Mirror”, §26-3 "Spherical Mirrors” Lecture notes |
Tue, Mar 12 |
Read §26-4 "Ray Tracing and the Mirror Equation” Lecture notes |
Wed, Mar 13 |
Read §26-5 "The Refraction of Light”, §26-6 "Ray Tracing for Lenses” Lecture notes |
Fri, Mar 15 |
Read §26-7 "The Thin Lens Equation”, §26-8 "Dispersion and the Rainbow” Lecture notes Assignment #7 due (might as well make it due Friday instead of Wednesday since we just had a test) (solutions) |
Mon, Mar 18 |
Spring Break week, no classes |
Mon, Mar 25 |
Finish Ch.26 Lecture notes |
Tue, Mar 26 |
Read §27-1 "The Human Eye and the Camera”, §27-2 "Lenses in Combination and Corrective Optics” Lecture notes |
Wed, Mar 27 |
Read §27-3 "The Magnifying Glass”, §27-4 "The Compound Microscope” Lecture notes Assignment #8 due (solutions) |
Fri, Mar 29 |
Read §27-5 "Telescopes”, §27-6 "Lens Aberrations” Read §28-1 "Superposition and Interference” Lecture notes |
Mon, Apr 1 |
Read §28-2 "Young's Two-Slit Experiment”, §28-3 "Interference in Reflected Waves” Lecture notes |
Tue, Apr 2 |
Read §28-4 "Diffraction”, §28-5 "Resolution” Lecture notes |
Wed, Apr 3 |
Read §28-6 "Diffraction Gratings” Lecture notes Assignment #9 due (solutions) |
Fri, Apr 5 |
Lecture notes |
Mon, Apr 8 |
Read §29-1 "The Postulates of Special Relativity”, §29-2 "The Relativity of Time and Time Dilation” Lecture notes |
Tue, Apr 9 |
Read §29-3 "The Relativity of Length and Length Contraction”, §29-4 "Relativistic Addition of Velocities” Lecture notes Read §29-5 "Relativistic Momentum”, §29-6 "Relativistic Energy and E=mc^{2}” |
Wed, Apr 10 |
Class Canceled due to professor travel |
Fri, Apr 12 |
Snowed Out |
Mon, Apr 15 |
Read §29-7 "The Relativistic Universe”, §29-8 "General Relativity” Review for Test: Last semester's solutions to the third part of the class, including a blank test (and blank HW lists) if you want to work the problems without seeing the solutions first (hint: that's a good idea!) Lecture notes Online HW: “Ch.29 (part 1) HW” due Assignment #10 due (solutions) |
Tue, Apr 16 |
Online HW: “Ch.29 (part 2) HW” due (again, you probably want to have done this before this point in time, but it's due now to give you the time if you want it) Third Midterm Exam, Ch.26-29 (white test solutions) (yellow test solutions) The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. |
Wed, Apr 17 |
Read §30-1 "Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis of Quantized Energy”, §30-2 "Photons and the Photoelectric Effect” Lecture notes |
Fri, Apr 19 |
Class un-Canceled: There Will be a Sub (and, as it turns out, even more snow) Online HW: “Apr 17 RQ” due (this belongs to Wednesday's class, but due here since I was late announcing it) Read §30-3 "The Mass and Momentum of a Photon”, §30-4 "Photon Scattering and the Compton Effect” |
Mon, Apr 22 |
Read §30-5 "The DeBroglie Hypothesis and Wave-Particle Duality”, §30-6 "The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” Lecture notes |
Tue, Apr 23 |
Finally get to §30-5 and §30-6. Lecture notes |
Wed, Apr 24 |
Read §30-7 "Quantum Tunneling” Lecture notes Assignment #11 due (solutions) |
Fri, Apr 26 |
Read §31-1 "Early Models of the Atom”, §31-2 "The Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom”, §31-3 "Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Atom” Lecture notes |
Mon, Apr 29 |
Read §31-6 "Multielectron Atoms and the Periodic Table”, §31-7 "Atomic Radiation”, §31-4 "deBroglie Waves and the Bohr Model”, §31-5 "The Quantum Mechanical Hydrogen Atom” Lecture notes |
Tue, Apr 30 |
Read §32-1 "The Constituents and Structure of Nuclei”, §32-2 "Radioactivity” Lecture notes (arg, the tablet PC lost my handwritten red notes on this one, sorry! Luckily there weren't a lot) |
Wed, May 1 |
Read §32-3 "Half-Life and Radioactive Dating”, §32-4 "Nuclear Binding Energy” Online HW: “Apr 30 RQ” (assigned late, so due a day later than you'd think it should be) Lecture notes Assignment #12 due (solutions) |
Fri, May 3 |
Read §32-5 "Nuclear Fission”, §32-6 "Nuclear Fusion” Lecture notes |
Mon, May 6 |
Read §32-7 "Practical Applications of Nuclear Physics”, §32-8 "Elementary Particles”, §32-9 "Unified Forces and Cosmology” Lecture notes |
Tue, May 7 |
Cosmology Lecture notes |
Wed, May 8 |
Neutrinos Lecture notes Online HW: “Cosmology RQ” (due here since the book doesn't actually provide most of the answers, but class will) |
Fri, May 10 |
Review for Final Last semester's solutions to the third part of the class, including a blank test (and blank HW lists) if you want to work the problems without seeing the solutions first (hint: that's a good idea!) Lecture notes |
Mon, May 13 |
Final Exam, 08:00-09:55 (white final solutions) (yellow final solutions) The scores from the final. The overall total scores for this class. |