## Spring 2018: SP212 Sections 1125 and 3325

## Course Objective

The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the foundational building blocks of physics and of the physical laws governing nature. The course seeks to help students understand and appreciate the physics topics listed in the course description. In general, physics describes “how stuff works” and serves as a powerful tool in describing natural phenomena in terms of simple concepts and mathematical formulations. By mastering this material, students will gain an understanding of the world around them and, at the same time develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

## Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, it is expected that students should be able to:- Recognize basic physical quantities in language, connect them with their mathematical definition, and demonstrate a direct algebraically driven calculation from the definition.
- Conceptualize fundamental key quantities and re-fine / modify your intuitions about your physical world with the help of dynamic visualizations. (This objective is not driven by calculations.)
- In problems driven by a single key concept or idea, construct basic connections between quantities to breakdown / illustrate the main idea.
- Reliably employ advanced mathematics as a means to explore and produce calculations in the context of a rich, multi-faceted problem. (These problems usually require vector fluency.)
- Develop and implement techniques for tracking work and keeping calculations reliable. (Examples include organizational structure in documentation, sketches, and dimensional analysis.)

## Course Material

**Textbook**: Fundamentals of Physics, 10^{th}Edition by Halliday, Resnick & Walker.**Optional text**: College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships, 2^{nd}Edition by Nicholas Giordano**Laboratory Manual**: Provided in class

## Class Meeting Times and Location

**Classroom**: Chauvenet Hall, CH009

Monday 0755 – 0845 (1^{st} Period) / 0955 – 1045 (3^{rd} Period)

Wednesday 0755 – 0845 (1^{st} Period) / 0955 – 1045 (3^{rd} Period)

Friday 0755 – 0845 (1^{st} Period) / 0955 – 1045 (3^{rd} Period)

**Lab Meeting Time and Location ** Chauvenet Hall, CH008

Tuesday 0755 – 0945 (1

^{st}and 2

^{nd}Period) / 0955 - 1145 (3

^{rd}and 4

^{th}Period)

## Schedule

Date |
Topic(s) |
Reading |
Homework |
Lecture Notes |

Jan09 Jan10 Jan12 |
Coulomb's Law, Quantization and Conservation Electric Field: Charged Particle, Dipole Electric Field: Line of Charge, Charged disk |
Ch.21:1-3 Ch.22:1-3 Ch.22:4-5 |
Q2,5;P31,63,66 Q1,5;P62,68,83 Q11;P28,31,37 |
Lect01,Sol Lect02,Sol Lect03,Sol |

Jan09 | No Lab scheduled |
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Jan15 Jan17 Jan19 |
NO CLASS: ML King Jr Day Point Charge & Dipole in an Electric Field Electric Flux and Gauss' Law |
... Ch.22:6-7 Ch.23:1-2 |
... Q7;P53,62,83 Q1,3;P2,13,14 |
... Lect04,Sol Lect05,Sol |

Jan16 | Lab 01: Introduction to Electrical Measurements / QUIZ 1 |
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Jan22 Jan24 Jan26 |
Isolated Conductor & Gauss Law Applications Gauss's Law: Planar & Spherical Symmetry Electric Potential: Charged Particle |
Ch.23:3-4 Ch.23:5-6 Ch.24:1-3 |
Q6;P21,63,75 Q8;P39,52,70 Q2,5;P72,91,92 |
Lect06,Sol Lect07,Sol Lect08,Sol |

Jan23 | Lab 02: Simple Circuits / QUIZ 2 |
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Jan29 Jan31 Feb02 |
Potential: Dipole & Continous Charge Dist E. Field from Potential, PE of Charged systems Capacitance; Series & Parallel Connections |
Ch.24:4-5 Ch.24:6-8 Ch.25:1-3 |
Q6;P28,69,79 Q8;P39,73,100 Q1,7;P20,61,64 |
Lect09,Sol Lect10,Sol Lect11,Sol |

Jan30 | Lab 03: Electric Potential / QUIZ 3 |
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Feb05 Feb07 Feb09 |
Energy in E. Field; Capacitor with Dielectric Electric Current; Current Density; Resistance LECTURE DEMO |
Ch.25:4-5 Ch.26:1-3 ... |
Q10;P76,77,78 Q2,9;P56,58,68 ... |
Lect12,Sol Lect13,Sol ... |

Feb06 | No Lab Scheduled |
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Feb12 Feb14 Feb16 |
Ohm's Law, Power, Semi/superconductors Single-loop circuits, Multiloop Circuits Ammeter and Voltmeter, RC Circuits |
Ch.26:4-5 Ch.27:1-2 Ch.27:3-4 |
Q10;P55,63,75 Q3,5;P3,10,14 Q6;45,71,85 |
Lect14,Sol Lect15,Sol Lect16,Sol |

Feb13 | EXAM I |
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Feb19 Feb21 Feb23 |
NO CLASS: Washington's Birthday RC Circuits Magnetic Fields and definition of B |
... Ch.27:4 Ch.28:1 |
... Q12;P62,66,96 Q1,6;P1,85,92 |
... Lect17,Sol Lect18,Sol |

Feb20 | Lab 04: Capacitors / QUIZ 4 |
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Feb26 Feb28 Mar02 |
Crossed Fields: Electron discovery&Hall Effect Circulating Charged Particles: Accelerators Torque on loop, Magnetic Dipole Moment |
Ch.28:2-3 Ch.28:4-6 Ch.28:7-8 |
Q2;P31,77,82 Q4;P68,69,86 Q9;P51,57,64 |
Lect19,Sol Lect20,Sol Lect21,Sol |

Feb27 | Lab 05: Kirchoff's Laws / QUIZ 5 |
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Mar05 Mar07 Mar09 |
M. Field due to Current, Force btw parallel I Ampere's Law Solenoids, Toroids, I-Coil as Magnetic Dipole |
Ch.29:1-2 Ch.29:3 Ch.29:4-5 |
Q1,5;P69,70,71 Q7;P43,65,74 Q10;P53,56,57 |
Lect22,Sol Lect23,Sol Lect24,Sol |

Mar06 | Lab 06: Magnetic Force / QUIZ 6 |
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Mar12 Mar14 Mar16 |
Spring Break | |||

Mar19 Mar21 Mar23 |
Faraday's Law & Lenz's Law Induction & Energy Transfer, Induced E. Fields Inductors & Inductance, Self Induction |
Ch.30:1 Ch.30:2-3 Ch.30:4-5 |
Q1,3;P11,81,88 Q4;P29,33,38 Q5;P42,45,92 |
Lect25,Sol Lect26,Sol Lect27,Sol |

Mar20 | Lab 07: Current Balance / QUIZ 7 |
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Mar26 Mar28 Mar30 |
RL Circuits Energy Stored in M. Field, Energy Density LECTURE DEMO |
Ch.30:6 Ch.30:7-8 ... |
Q10;P52,56,80 Q8;P62,89,99 ... |
Lect28,Sol Lect29,Sol ... |

Mar27 | Lab 08: Faraday's Law / QUIZ 8 |
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Apr02 Apr04 Apr06 |
LC Oscillations, Damped Oscillations in RLC Gauss' Law for M. Fields, Induced M. Fields, EM Waves, Energy Transport, Radiation Press. |
Ch.31:1-2 Ch.32:1-3 Ch.33:1-3 |
Q1,2;P15,26,73 Q2,3;P3,7,17 Q1,4;P2,87,91 |
Lect30,Sol Lect31,Sol Lect32,Sol |

Apr03 | EXAM II |
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Apr09 Apr11 Apr13 |
Polarization, Reflection, Refraction Total Internal Reflection, Pol by Reflection Images, Plane & Spherical Mirrors |
Ch.33:4-5 Ch.33:6-7 Ch.34:1-2 |
Q12;P55,82,90 Q9;P65,106,107 Q1,5;P4,127,130 |
Lect33 Lect34 Lect35 |

Apr10 | No Lab Scheduled |
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Apr16 Apr18 Apr20 |
Spherical Refracting Surfaces, Thin Lenses Light as a Wave, Young's Experiment Thin film Interference, Michelson's Interferomtr |
Ch.34:3-4 Ch.35:1-2 Ch.35:4-5 |
Q7;P47,110,119 Q2,4;P18,19,23 Q11;P37,79,100 |
Lect36 Lect37 Lect38 |

Apr17 | Lab 09: Thin Lenses / QUIZ 9 |
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Apr23 Apr25 Apr27 |
Singleslit Diffraction: Intensity, Circular Aperture Diffraction Gratings LECTURE DEMO |
Ch.36:1-3 Ch.36:5 ... |
Q1,5;P74,77,97 Q9;P47,94,96 ... |
Lect39 Lect40 ... |

Apr24 | Lab 10: Diffraction Gratings / QUIZ 10 |
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Apr30 May02 |
Review Review & Study Day |
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May01 | Exam III |
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May 03, Thursday May 04, Friday May 05, Saturday May 07, Monday May 08, Tuesday May 09, Wednesday May 10, Thursday |
Exam Day 1 Exam Day 2 Exam Day 3 Exam Day 4 Exam Day 5 Exam Day 6 Exam Day 7 |

## Grading/Assessments

Your progress in this course will be assessed based on the table below. For each grade-reporting circle, the assessments will be graded using the point distribution below the table.

Assessment | Based On |

Exam 1 | Week 1 - 6 |

Exam 2 | Week 6 - 11 |

Exam 3 | Week 12 - 16 |

Homework | Every Week |

Quiz / Lab work | Every Week |

Final Exam | Week 1 - 16 (Comprehensive) |

Assessment Point Value

Exam (1,2,3) 55%

Homework 25%

Quiz 15%

Lab 5%

Letter grades for the course will be determined from the average score of the items above, i.e, for each grade-reporting period (including the final exam).

A 90% or Greater

B 80% - 89%

C 70% - 79%

D 60% - 69%

F Less than 60%