PH 102 - Principles of Physics II - Winter 2001-2002

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

 

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Set Chapter Problems Deadline for submission using WebAssign
7 19 2, 8, 13, 22, 30, 48, 53 Thurs., Jan. 24 at 11:00 pm
8 20 1, 5, 13, 19, 33, 36, 44, 50 Thurs., Jan. 31 at 11:00 pm
9 21:  Sections 1-10 1, 13, 22, 33, 43, 54 Thurs., Feb. 7 at 11:00 pm
10 18:  Section 8
21:  Sections 11-14
41, 44
61, 67, 71, 81
Wed., Feb. 13 at 11:00 pm
11 22 8, 12, 27, 33 Thurs., Feb. 14 at 11:00 pm
 
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
1 Nov. 26 Nov. 28 Nov. 30
2 Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 7
3 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 14 - Test 1
4 Dec. 17 Dec. 19 Dec. 21
5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 11
6 Jan. 14 Jan. 16 Jan. 18 - Test 2
7 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 25
8 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Feb. 1
9 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 8
10 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 15
 

 Comments on Test 3

  • Section 01:  Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:00-11:00.   Section 02:  Monday, Feb. 18, 12:00-2:00.  Contact me in advance if you wish to take Test 3 during the other period so I know how many copies to prepare.
  • Test 3 covers Chapters 19-22 except as indicated:  Omit the following sections: 19-8, 19-10, 19-11, 20-11, 20-15, 21-15, 22-2.  Add:  18-8 (alternating current), handout on "The Solar Spectrum and Black Light" (coming on Friday, Feb. 15).
  • Review your notes and the handout (listed above).
  • Look over the homework.  Often test questions are slight variations of the homework.
  • Review the chapter summaries.  If you have time, make out your own equation sheet, identifying all the symbols and the names of the equations, if any.
  • Equations and constants will be provided - but review what all of the symbols represent.
  • Types of questions:  multiple choice, problems, definitions, descriptive (how does this work...)
  • Can you apply Kirchhoff's rules to a network of resistors and batteries? Be able to apply the Lorentz force law.
  • Have you mastered the various right-hand rules?  Do you know the prefixes?
  • How do motors, galvanometers, generators, loudspeakers, transformers, ... work?
  • There will be one or two questions about the life and work of Nikola Tesla.  Video highlights are on the Web.
  • Phasor diagram for an RLC circuit ...
  • Recall the contributions of Oersted, Faraday, Lenz, Maxwell, ...
  • Describe electromagnetic waves - drawings, equations for E and B, speed, names (radio, x-ray, ...), energy, Save (average Poynting vector).

Last update:  Feb. 14, 2002