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, 794-3477
   davidrenneke@augustana.edu,  helios.augustana.edu/~dr
   Office hours: MWF - 10:00-12:00, by appointment (request via e-mail)

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Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
Dec. 7 - Test 1 - Olin Auditorium 9.  Dec. 9 10.  Dec. 11
11.  Dec. 14 12.  Dec. 16 13.  Dec. 18
14.  Jan. 11 15.  Jan. 13 16.  Jan. 15
Jan. 18 - Test 2 - Olin Auditorium 17.  Jan.  20 18.  Jan. 22
 

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
4 16 2, 5, 14, 24, 31, 34, 59 Tues., Dec. 15 at 11:00 pm
5 17 6, 12, 14, 32, 38, 47, 49 Mon., Jan. 11 at 11:00 pm
6 18
19
11, 12, 19, 29, 33, 49
35, 44 
Thurs., Jan. 14 at 11:00 pm
 

Comments on Preparing for Test 2

  ● Chapter 16 - omit 16-10 (Gauss's Law) and 16-11 (DNA)
  ● Chapter 17 - omit 17-6 (Electric Dipoles) and 17-11 (Electrocardiogram)
  ● Chapter 18 - delay 18-7 (Alternating Current) to later when we cover Chapter 21, omit 18-10 (The Nervous System)
  ● Include: 19-5 (Capacitors in Series and Parallel)
  ● Review your notes, review the chapter summaries, look over your homework
  ● Equations and constants will be provided.  You need to know what the symbols represent.
  ● Types of questions:  multiple choice, problems, charging an electroscope, electric field lines and equipotentials,
                                   superconductivity
  ● 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.

Here is a list of practice problems.  Chpt. 16: 6, 17, 28, 30;  Chpt. 17: 9, 18, 34, 45, 50;  Chpt. 18: 6, 31, 36, 71;  Chpt. 19: 45.  Answers to selected even numbered problems.  After you have tried them, compare your work to the solutions.
Last update:  Jan. 16, 2010