PH 102 - Principles of Physics II - Winter 2003-2004

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
*matrix solution on a TI-83
and the corresponding spreadsheet
Thurs., Jan. 29 at 11:00 pm
8 20  1, 5, 13, 19, 33, 36, 44, 50 Thurs., Feb. 5  at 11:00 pm
9 21:  Sections 1-10 1, 13, 22, 33, 43, 54 Thurs., Feb. 12  at 11:00 pm
10 18:  Section 8
21:  Sections 11-14
41, 44
61, 67, 71, 81
Tues., Feb. 17  at 11:00 pm
11 22  8, 12, 27, 33 Thurs., Feb. 19  at 11:00 pm
 
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
7 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
8 Feb. 2 Feb. 4 Feb. 6
9 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb.13
10 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 20
 

 Comments on Test 3

  • Section 01:  Monday, Feb. 23, 9:00-11:00.   Section 02:  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:00-2:00. 
  • Test 3 covers Chapters 19-22 except as indicated:  Omit the following sections: 19-8, 19-10, 19-11, 20-12, 20-15, 21-15, 22-2, 22-6.  Add:  18-8 (alternating current)
  • Review your notes and the Web notes.
  • 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.  You will need to remember prefixes - pico, nano, micro, milli, kilo, mega, giga, tera.
  • 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 (F = qE + qv x B).
  • Have you mastered the various right-hand and left-hand rules?
  • 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).
Practice problems for Test 3.
18: 43
19: 7, 10, 28, 52
20: 4, 8, 10, 21, 27
21: 2, 14, 20, 32, 45, 62, 73
22: 9, 22, 31

Last update:  Feb. 20, 2004