PHYS 102 - Principles of Physics II - Winter 2009-2010

The topics covered in this course include thermodynamics, electricity, electric circuits,
superconductivity, magnetism, and electromagnetic waves.

 

● Textbook: Physics, Douglas Giancoli, 6th Ed., Prentice-Hall, 2005.
● Instructor:  Dr. David Renneke, office - Science 121B, phone - 794-3477
   e-mail - davidrenneke@augustana.edu, home page - helios.augustana.edu/~dr
   Office hours: MWF - 10:00-12:00, by appointment (request via e-mail)
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There is a group help session on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Science 304

Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
1.  Nov. 16 2.  Nov. 18 3.  Nov. 20
4.  Nov. 23 5.  Nov. 25 No class on Nov. 27
6.  Nov. 30 7.  Dec. 2 8.  Dec. 4
   Cool new Flash animations not shown in class:  2 stroke engine   |   4 stroke engine   |   Carnot Cycle
Dec. 7 - Test 1 - Olin Auditorium 9.  Dec. 9 10.  Dec. 11
 

Please read the Guide to WebAssign for instructions on logging in and how to proceed.  Look at this spreadsheet to check out the 1% tolerance of WebAssign answers.  In general, express answers to at least 3 significant figures.  Answers to selected even numbered problems.

Set Chapter Problems Deadline for submission using WebAssign
1 13 3, 7, 12, 13, 38, 42, 51, 66 Thurs., Nov. 19 at 11:00 pm
2 14 2, 6, 9, 17, 22, 28, 35, 39  Mon., Nov. 30 at 11:00 pm
3 15

6, 10, 15, 18, 21, 29, 33, 42

 Thurs., Dec. 3 at 11:00 pm
4 16 2, 5, 14, 24, 31, 34, 59  Tues., Dec. 15 at 11:00 pm
5 17     Mon., Jan. 11 at 11:00 pm
6 18     Thurs., Jan. 14 at 11:00 pm
 

Comments on Preparing for Test 1

     ● Equations and constants will be provided.  You need to know what the symbols represent.
     ● Review your notes, review the chapter summaries, look over your homework.
     ● Types of questions:  multiple choice, problems, definitions, explanations via a PV diagram
     ● Partial credit is given for problem solutions if the physics is correct but mistakes are made in the calculations.
     ● Bring your calculator.  You may not use your textbook or any device that connects to the phone network or the Internet.
     ● Get a good night's sleep before the day of the test.  Cramming the night before seldom works.
     ● Read over the entire test before starting the first problem. Your subconscious will start working on the latter problems.
              Express answers to three significant figures.

Here is a list of practice problems.  Chpt. 13: 4, 10, 34, 44.  Chpt. 14: 3, 17, 33, 41.  Chpt. 15: 4, 7, 17, 23, 31, 37.  Answers to selected even numbered problems.   After you have tried them, compare your work to the solutions.
Last update:  Dec. 10, 2009