PH 102 - Principles of Physics II - Winter 2005-2006

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 205, phone - 794-3403
   e-mail - phrenneke@augustana.edu, home page - helios.augustana.edu/~dr
   Office hours: WF - 10:00-11:00 am, MW - 2:30-3:30 pm, TTh - 9:00-10:00 am, and by appointment
● Labs start on Monday, Nov. 28 for section L1.  All other sections start Dec. 6-8.
● There are no classes or labs on Monday, Jan. 2.  This is the last day of the Christmas break.
WebAssign | Course Syllabus (Word document) - Correction: Test 3 for Section 02 is on Mon., Feb. 20.
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Schedule for Help Sessions
● There will not be a help session on Tues., Jan. 3.
● Help session - Thurs., Jan. 5, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Science 304 - James Shearouse
● Help session - Tues., Jan. 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Science 304 - Ryan Kruidenier
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
1.  Nov. 28 2.  Nov. 30 3.  Dec. 2
4.  Dec. 5 5.  Dec. 7 6.  Dec. 9
7.  Dec. 12 8.  Dec. 14 Dec. 16 - Test 1
no class on Jan. 2 9.  Jan. 4 10.  Jan. 6
 

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.

Set Chapter Problems Deadline for submission using WebAssign
1 13 3, 7, 12, 13, 38, 42, 51, 66 Thurs., Dec. 1 at 11:00 pm
2 14 2, 6, 9, 17, 22, 28, 35, 39  Thurs., Dec. 8 at 11:00 pm
3 15  6, 10, 15, 18, 21, 29, 33, 42 Tues., Dec. 13 at 11:00 pm
4 16   Tues., Jan. 10 at 11:00 pm
 

Comments on Preparing for Test 1

     ● 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, 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
     ● 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.  James will be available at 5:30 pm on Thursday in room 304 if you would like to review any of the previous assignments.  He will also be prepared to answer questions about the practice problems.  Also, the solutions to the practice problems are currently posted on the bulletin board that is in the hallway next to room 118.  I would suggest that you try working them first before looking at the solutions.

Last update:  Dec. 15, 2005