Fig. 21-8.  Carnot Cycle

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.
There will be a review session lead by Kristin Hanekamp on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6:00-7:00 pm in Science 305.
  • 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
D4 19 4E, 6E, 12E, 16E, U6* Tues., Jan. 14
4 19  27E, 35E, 46P, 49E, 55E, 58E, 63P Fri., Jan. 17 at 11:00 pm
D5 19
32, 41, 66, U7*
2, 8, U8*, U9*
Tues., Jan. 21
5 20 14P, 19E, 25E, 35P, 36E, 46P Fri., Jan. 24 at 11:00 pm
D6 21 1E, 7E, 16P, 27P, 35E Tues., Jan. 28
D7 34   Tues., Feb. 4 

*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.

  • There will be a review session lead by Kristin Hanekamp on Tues., Jan. 28 from 6:00-7:00 pm in Science 305.
  • Test 2 will cover thermodynamics (Chapters 19-21) and is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29.
  • There will be no WebAssign assignment for this Friday.
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
Last update: January 27, 2003