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PH 202 - Basic Physics II

Fluids, Wave Phenomena, Sound,
 Thermodynamics and Optics

Winter 2002-2003

The topics covered in this course include (a) fluids, oscillations, waves (in general), sound waves, (b) temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, entropy, and (c) electromagnetic waves, polarization, reflection and refraction, images with mirrors and lenses, optical instruments, interference, and diffraction.  Bottom of page.
  • Use WebAssign for the Friday homework.  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.
  • Do the homework for Discussion on paper.  You should have it completed when you come to your section.  We will go over the solutions of these problems, often coupled with demonstrations.  We will solve one or two other problems, as time permits.  Hand in your papers at the end of the period.
Set Chapter Exercises and Problems Due by
D8 34 9E, 17P, 29P, 37P, 47P, U10*, U11*  Tues., Feb. 4 
6 34
13P, 55P, 61P
2P, 9E
Fri., Feb. 7 at 11:00 pm
D9 35 10P, 13P, 18E, 20E
Problem 10 has 8 parts.  Count 5 pts per part.
Tues., Feb. 11
7 35
28P, 36P
1E, 11E
Fri., Feb. 14 at 11:00 pm
D10 36 24E, 37E, 49P, 50P (a), 55E, U12*
Hint for #24:  Draw the phasors at t = 0 to find ym.
Tues., Feb. 18
8 37 4E, 10E, 15E, 36E, 46E, 53E Fri., Feb. 21 at 11:00 pm

*Unannounced Exercise or Problem from the book - done during Discussion.
Even - answers to selected even-numbered exercises and problems.

Note:  Solutions to the Friday homework are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway near the window of room 118.  The board is updated on Mondays.

Class Activities
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
1 Dec. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 6
2 Dec. 9 Dec. 11 Dec. 13
3 Dec. 16 Dec. 18 Dec. 20
4 Jan. 6 Jan. 8 - Test 1 Jan. 10
5 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 17
6 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 24
7 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 - Test 2 Jan. 31
8 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 - No class
9 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 14
10 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 21
11 The solutions to Problem Set 8 will be posted on Tuesday morning, Feb. 24 at the usual location.
There will be a review session on Chapters 34-37 conducted by Kristin Hanekamp.  It will be from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25.  (She is going home on Wed. afternoon so she is not available on Wed. evening.)
As indicated in the syllabus, the Final Exam will on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 9:00 - 11:00 am. It will be a unit exam covering Chapters 34-37 (optics), worth 24% of your course grade. The format will be the same as it was for Test 2.  An equation sheet will be provided.
Last update: February 23, 2003