PH112 - Physics II

Winter Term 2015

General Information

Instructor:    Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD

Office:    CL106 (The Department Office)                 Phone:    872-6025                       Box:    182

E-Mail:   Link

Office Hours:    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  T R F  &   4:30 PM - 5:15 PM  M F

Goal: The development of an understanding of rotational motion, torque, mechanical equilibrium, periodic motion, waves, interference, basic electrostatics, capacitors, current, resistors, and simple circuits.

Text:

Principles and Practice of Physics, Eric Mazur (2015)

Homework: In general, homework in the Physics Department is all supposed to be done on-line using Mastering Physics.  Since not everyone loves doing things on-line, I will give you three options for dealing with homework in this class.  Option 1:  Do all of the homework on paper and by hand; option 2: Do all of the homework on-line using Mastering Physics; option 3: Do not do any homework problems, but 65% of your final course grade will be determined by three of the midterm exams.

If you choose to do option 1, please follow the listed rules and guidelines:
 Homework problems will be assigned in class (and listed at the bottom of this page) and will be due at my office by 5:30 PM on the next day that the class meets.  No credit will be given for homework problems turned in late.  Please show all of your work.  Include the formula used and the numbers used, or give your reasoning when appropriate.  Partial credit will be given if this information is missing, even if you have the correct answer.   Place a box around your numerical answers and include appropriate units.  If the units are missing, when appropriate, the answer is not correct.  Please write only on one side of the paper.  Problems written on the back will not be graded.  Please fold homework papers in half (to make an 8.5 x 5.5 in. rectangle) and write your name and box number (neatly, please!) on one side.
Exams: There will be four examinations (December 17, January 15, February 2, and February 16).  The highest three scores will be used to determine the exam grade.
Grades: The final grade will be determined as follows:
  Homework – 20%  (Unless you choose NOT to do any of the homework!)
  Exams – 45%  (If you do not turn in homework, this will be 65%!)
  Laboratory – 15%
  Final Exam – 20%
You must pass the laboratory in order to pass the course!

Grading

Scale

93% +

A

86% - 92%

B+

80% - 85%

B

75% - 79%

C+

70% - 74%

C

65% - 69%

D+

60% - 64%

D

0% - 59%

F

 

Syllabus

Labs meet this week

The final experiments for the Physics II laboratories entitled "DC Circuits - Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws" (a description of which can be found beginning on page 106 in the lab manual) will be conducted in BL114 this week,

February 8 - 12, 2016

The following is a rough outline of the material that will be covered in the class sessions:

PH112-10: The Mastering Physics Course ID is MPDUREE75121 and the ZIP code for the school is 47803.

Download a copy of Electric Potential Expressions

The rotational inertia table

The PH112 Final Exam Equation Sheet - from last year!

Date Material Assignment
Monday, November 30, 2015 Introduction, Chapter 11   Chapter 11A:  4, 8, 9, 27
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Chapter 11   Chapter 11B:  22, 25, 26, 37
Thursday, December 3, 2015   L Chapter 11     Chapter 11C Worksheet
Friday, December 4, 2015   L Chapter 11    Chapter 11D Worksheet 
Monday, December 7, 2015    L Chapter 11    Chapter 11E Worksheet  
Tuesday, December 8, 2015    L Chapter 12    Chapter 12A Worksheet 
Thursday, December 10, 2015    L Chapter 12   Chapter 12B Worksheet 
Friday, December 11, 2015    L Chapter 12   Chapter 11F:  41, 42, 64, 66  Chapter 12: 103
 Extra Credit:  Chapter 12: 58, 59, 74, 85, 87
 
Monday, December 14, 2015   L Chapter 12   Chapter 12C Worksheet 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015   L Chapter 12   Practice Problems - Set A   (No Homework - In-Class Work) 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Exam #1  Turn in homework sets 11F, 12C, and Practice Problems - Set A
Friday, December 18, 2015 No Class

Christmas Break

December 19 - January 3

No Class
Monday, January 4, 2016 Chapter 15   Chapter 15A:  6, 16, 26, 29, 30 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Chapter 15   Chapter 15B Worksheet 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 Chapter 15   Chapter 15C Worksheet 
 
Extra Credit: Chapter 15EC Worksheet                   EC Due Monday January 11, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016 Chapter 16   Chapter 16A:  22, 23, 28, 29, 33, 46 
Monday, January 11, 2016  L Chapter 16   Chapter 16B:  39, 41, 47, 51, 57, 77 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016  L Chapter 17   No new assignment! 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 L Chapter 17   Practice Problems - Set B   (No Homework - In-Class Work) 
Friday, January 15, 2016  L Exam #2   Turn in homework set 16B and Practice Problems - Set B 
Monday, January 18, 2016 Chapter 22   Chapter 22A:  3, 4, 6, 12, 21 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Chapter 22   Chapter 22B:  31, 32, 42, 62
  Extra Credit:  33,34
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Chapter 23   Chapter 23A:  6, 8, 28, 83 
  Extra Credit:  90
  Due Monday, Jan. 25!
 
Friday, January 22, 2016 Chapter 23   Chapter 23B Worksheet  Due Tuesday, Jan. 26!
Monday, January 25, 2016   L Chapter 23   Extra Credit: Chapter 23EC Worksheet 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016   L Chapter 24   Chapter 24A Worksheet
Thursday, January 28, 2016   L Chapter 24   Chapter 24B Worksheet 
Friday, January 29, 2016   L Chapter 24   Chapter 24C:  72, 73, 76, 77
  Extra Credit:  91, 97
Monday, February 1, 2016 Chapter 24   Practice Problems - Set C   (No Homework - In-Class Work) 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Exam #3   Turn in homework set 24B, 24C, and Practice Problems - Set C 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 Chapter 25   Chapter 25A:  2, 5, 8, 37  
Friday, February 5, 2016 Chapter 25   Chapter 25B Worksheet 
Monday, February 8, 2016   L Chapter 31   Chapter 31A worksheet coming soon! 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   L Chapter 31  
Thursday, February 11, 2016   L Chapter 31  
Friday, February 12, 2016   L Chapter 26  
Monday, February 15, 2016 Chapter 26  
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Exam #4  
Thursday, February 18, 2016 No Class   Review for Final Exam
Friday, February 19, 2016

No Class

  Review for Final Exam

Modified  February 07, 2016 by Galen C. Duree Jr.