Physics 2012 Assignments and Reading
Please refer to these general homework guidelines when writing up your homework assignments.
Date 
Assignment 
Wed, Sep 7 
Read §212 "Electric Charge", §213 "Conductors and Insulators" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Sep 8 
Read §214 "Coulomb's Law" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Sep 9 
Read §215 "Charge is Quantized", §216 "Charge is Conserved” Online HW: “Practice Assignment” and “Math Review” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Sep 12 
Assignment #1 due (moved back from the usual Friday due to the short starting week) (solutions) Online HW: “Electric Charge RQ” and “Electric Charge HW” due (this is the combined Ch.21 reading questions and homework problems, due date pushed off till now since last week was short and busy) Read §222 "The Electric Field", §223 "Electric Field Lines", §224 "The Electric Field due to a Point Charge" Online HW: “Electric Fields RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Sep 14 
Read §225 "The Electric Field due to an Electric Dipole", §226 "The Electric Field due to a Line of Charge" Online HW: “Electric Fields RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Sep 15 
Read §227 "The Electric Field due to a Charged Disk" Online HW: “Electric Fields RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Sep 16 
Read §228 "A Point Charge in an Electric Field", §229 "A Dipole in an Electric Field" Online HW: “Electric Fields RQ #4” due Online HW: “Electric Fields HW” due Assignment #2 Due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Sep 19 
Read §232 "Flux", §223 "Flux of an Electric Field", §234 "Gauss' Law" Online HW: “Gauss' Law RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Sep 21 
Read §225 "Gauss' Law and Coulomb's Law", §236 "A Charged Isolated Conductor" Online HW: “Gauss' Law RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Sep 22 
Read §237 "Applying Gauss' Law: Cylindrical Symmetry", §238 "Applying Gauss' Law: Planar Symmetry" Online HW: “Gauss' Law RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Sep 23 
Read §239 "Applying Gauss' Law: Spherical Symmetry", §242 "Electric Potential Energy", §243 "Electric Potential", §244 "Equipotential Surfaces" Online HW: “Gauss' Law RQ #4” due Online HW: “Gauss' Law HW” due Assignment #3 Due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Sep 26 
Read §245 "Calculating the Potential from the Field", §246 "Potential due to a Point Charge", §247 "Potential due to a Group of Point Charges" Online HW: “Electric Potential RQ #1” due (some from Friday, you get a bonus weekend on them, solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Sep 28 
Read §248 "Potential due to an Electric Dipole", §249 "Potential due to a Continuous Charge Distribution" Online HW: “Electric Potential RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Sep 29 
Read §2410 "Calculating the Field from the Potential", §2411 "Electric Potential Energy of a System of Point Charges", §2412 "Potential of a Charged, Isolated Conductor" Online HW: “Electric Potential RQ #3” due Assignment #4 Due (a day early, so I can post the solutions so you can study for the test) (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Sep 30 
Online HW: “Electric Potential HW” due Midterm Test #1 The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. Some solutions (white, yellow). 
Mon, Oct 3 
Read §252 "Capacitance", §253 "Calculating the Capacitance" Online HW: “Capacitance RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Oct 5 
Read §254 "Capacitors in Parallel and in Series", §255 "Energy Stored in an Electric Field" Online HW: “Capacitance RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Oct 6 
Read §256 "Capacitor with a Dielectric", §257 "Dielectrics: An Atomic View", §258 "Dielectrics and Gauss' Law" Online HW: “Capacitance RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Oct 7 
Assignment #5 Due (solutions) Online HW: “Capacitance HW” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Oct 10 
Read §262 "Electric Current", §263 "Current Density" Online HW: “Resistance RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Oct 12 
Read §264 "Resistance and Resistivity", §265 "Ohm's Law", §266 "A Microscopic View of Ohm's Law" Online HW: “Resistance RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Oct 13 
Read §267 "Power in Electric Circuits", §268 "Semiconductors", §269 "Superconductors" Online HW: “Resistance RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Oct 14 
Assignment #6 due (solutions) Online HW: “Resistance HW” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Oct 17 
Read §272 "Pumping Charges", §263 "Work, Energy, and Emf", §264 "Calculating the Current in a SingleLoop Circuit" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Oct 19 
Read §275 "Other Single Loop Circuits", §266 "Potential Difference Between Two Points" Online HW: “Circuits RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Oct 20 
Read §277 "Multiloop Circuits" Online HW: “Circuits RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Oct 21 
Assignment #7 due (solutions) Read §278 "The Ammeter and the Voltmeter", §279 "RC Circuits" Online HW: “Circuits HW” due Online HW: “Circuits RQ #3” due Review for test Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Oct 24 
Midterm Test #2 The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. Some solutions (white, yellow). 
Wed, Oct 26 
Read §282 "What Produces a Magnetic Field", §283 "The Definition of B", §284 "Crossed Fields: Discovery of the Electron", §285 "Crossed Fields: the Hall Effect" Online HW: “Magnetic Fields RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Oct 27 
Read §286 "A Circulating Charged Particle", §287 "Cyclotrons and Synchrotrons" Online HW: “Magnetic Fields RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Oct 28 
Read §288 "Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying Wire", §289 "Torque on a Current Loop", §2810 "Magnetic Dipole Moment" Online HW: “Magnetic Fields RQ #3” due Online HW: “Magnetic Fields HW” due Assignment #8 due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Oct 31 
Read §292 "Calculating the Magnetic Field due to a Current", §293 "Force Between Two Parallel Currents" Online HW: “Magnetic Currents RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Nov 2 
Read §294 "Ampere's Law", §295 "Solenoids and Toroids" Online HW: “Magnetic Currents RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Nov 3 
Read §296 "A CurrentCarrying Coil as a Magnetic Dipole" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Nov 4 
Assignment #9 due (solutions) Online HW: “Magnetic Currents HW” due Read §302 "Two Experiments", §303 "Faraday's Law of Induction" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Nov 7 
Read §304 "Lenz's Law", §305 "Induction and Energy Transfers" Online HW: “Induction RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Nov 9 
Read §306 "Induced Electric Fields", §307 "Inductors and Inductance" Online HW: “Induction RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Nov 10 
Read §308 "Self Induction", §309 "RL Circuits" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Nov 11 
Read §3010 "Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field", §3011 "Energy Density of a Magnetic Field", §3012 "Mutual Induction" Lecture notes (in .pdf) Assignment #10 due (solutions) Online HW: “Induction HW” due 
Mon, Nov 14 
Repaired Anemometer problem due Read §322 "Gauss' Law for Magnetic Fields", §323 "Induced Magnetic Fields" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Nov 16 
Read §324 "Displacement Current", §325 "Maxwell's Equations", §326 "Magnets", §327 "Magnetism and Electrons" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Nov 17 
Read §328 "Magnetic Materials", §329 "Diamagnetism", §3210 "Paramagnetism", §3211 "Ferromagnetism" Assignment #11 due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Nov 18 
Online HW: “Maxwell & Magnets HW” due Midterm Test #3 The scores from the test. A snapshot of the current overall scores. Some solutions (white, yellow). 
Mon, Nov 21 
Read §332 "Maxwell's Rainbow", §333 "The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Qualitatively", §334 "The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively" Online HW: “EM Waves RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Nov 23 
Read §335 "Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector", §336 "Radiation Pressure", §337 "Polarization" Online HW: “EM Waves RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Nov 24 
Thanksgiving! No class. And no homework this week is something else to be Thankful for 
Fri, Nov 25 
Digesting Day Still no class. 
Mon, Nov 28 
Read §338 "Reflection and Refraction", §339 "Total Internal Reflection", §3310 "Polarization by Reflection" Online HW: “EM Waves RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Nov 30 
Online HW: “EM Waves HW” due Read §342 "Two Types of Image", §343 "Plane Mirrors" Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Dec 1 
Read §344 "Spherical Mirrors", §345 "Images from Spherical Mirrors" Online HW: “Images RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Dec 2 
Read §346 "Spherical Refracting Surfaces", §347 "Thin Lenses" Assignment #12 due (solutions) Online HW: “Images RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Dec 5 
Read §348 "Optical Instruments", §349 "Three Proofs" Online HW: “Images RQ #3” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Dec 7 
Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Dec 8 
Read §352 "Light as a Wave", §353 "Diffraction", §354 "Young's Interference Experiment” Online HW: “Interference RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Dec 9 
Read §355 "Coherence", §356 "Intensity in DoubleSlit Interference", §357 "Interference from Thin Films", §358 "Michelson's Interferometer" Assignment #13 due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Mon, Dec 12 
Read §362 "Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light", §363 "Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima" Online HW: “Interference RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Wed, Dec 14 
Read §364 "Intensity in SingleSlit Diffraction, Quantitatively", §365 "Intensity in SingleSlit Diffraction, Qualitatively" Online HW: “Diffraction RQ #1” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Thu, Dec 15 
Read §366 "Diffraction by a Circular Aperture", §367 "Diffraction by a Double Slit", §368 "Diffraction Gratings" Online HW: “Diffraction RQ #2” due Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Fri, Dec 16 
Read §369 "Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power", §3610 "Xray Diffraction" Review Online HW: “Diffraction HW” due Assignment #14 due (solutions) Lecture notes (in .pdf) 
Tue, Dec 20 
Study/help session in MWAH249 15:0017:00 
Thu, Dec 22 
Final Exam, 14:0015:55 The scores from the final. The distribution of the overall scores.
