PH112 - Physics II

Winter Term 2013

General Information

Instructor:    Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD

Office:    Room DL102                       Phone:    872-6025                                 Box:    182

E-Mail:   Link

Office Hours:    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  M Th  &   4:30 PM - 5:15 PM  M T Th 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:

University Physics, 13th edition, Hugh Young and Roger Freedman (2012)

Homework: Homework in the Physics Department is different this year (on-line using Mastering Physics) so I am still learning how this new process works.  I will, therefore, 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 5:00 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 19, January 17, February 4, and February 18).  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

The Final Exam will be given in G222 at 6 PM on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

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

The Master Physics Course ID is MPDUREE87687 and the ZIP code for the school is 47803.

The PH112 Final Exam Equation Sheet - from last year!

Date Material Assignment
Monday, December 2, 2013 Introduction, Chapter 9   Chapter 9A:  Q6, 1, 2, 5, 8
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Chapter 9  Chapter 9B:  Q21, 9, 13, 16, 24
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Chapter 9   Chapter 9C:  Q3, 10, 11, 28, 67
Friday, December 6, 2013 Chapter 10   Chapter 10A:  Q2, 1, 2, 4, 9
Monday, December 9, 2013    L Chapter 10/9   Chapter 10B: 11, 13, 15; from Chapter 9: 30, 47
Tuesday, December 10, 2013    L Chapter 10/9   No new assignment!! 
Thursday, December 12, 2013    L Chapter 10/9  Chapter 10C: 17, 31, 33; from Chapter 9: 38, 84, 87
Friday, December 13, 2013    L Chapter 10   Chapter 10D: 20, 29, 36, 37, 47, 67  
Monday, December 16, 2013   L Chapter 11  Chapter 11:  Q1, 11, 14, 18, 46
Tuesday, December 17, 2013   L Chapter 11   Practice Problems - Set A   (No Homework - In-Class Work )
Thursday, December 19, 2013   L Exam #1   Turn in homework sets 10C, 10D, 11, and Practice Problems - Set A
Friday, December 20, 2013   L No Class

Christmas Break

December 21 - January 5

No Class
Monday, January 6, 2014 No Class   Rose-Hulman closed due to weather and travel restrictions! 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 No Class   Rose-Hulman closed due to weather and travel restrictions! 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 Chapter 14   Chapter 14A:  Q1, 4, 7, 11, 17, 19
Friday, January 10, 2014 Chapter 14   Chapter 14B:  Q11, 22, 23, 27, 45, 74
Monday, January 13, 2014  L Chapter 15   Chapter 15A:  Q5, 6, 8, 12, 15, 16, 19
Tuesday, January 14, 2014  L Chapter 15   Chapter 15B:  Q10, Q16, 22, 28, 35, 41, 42
Thursday, January 16, 2014 L Chapter 15   Practice Problems - Set B   (No Homework - In-Class Work )
Friday, January 17, 2014  L Exam #2   Turn in homework sets 15A, 15B, and Practice Problems - Set B
Monday, January 20, 2014 Chapter 21   Chapter 21A:  Q5, 6, 21, 37, 42
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Chapter 21   Chapter 21B:  Q12, 52, 53, 55, 99
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Chapter 22   Chapter 22A:  Q1, 1, 3, 6, 8
Friday, January 24, 2014 Chapter 22   Chapter 22B:  Q5, 14, 18, 19, 23  Extra Credit:  47
Monday, January 27, 2014   L Chapter 23   Chapter 23A:  Q1, 5, 13, 15, 19
Tuesday, January 28, 2014   L Chapter 23   Chapter 23B:  Q4, 28, 29, 32, 73
Thursday, January 30, 2014   L Chapter 24   Chapter 24A:  Q1, 1, 3, 5, 16
Friday, January 31, 2014   L Chapter 24   Chapter 24B:  Q6, 17, 22, 25, 55, 57
Monday, February 3, 2014 Chapter 24   Practice Problems - Set C   (No Homework - In-Class Work )
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Exam #3   Turn in homework sets 24A, 24B, and Practice Problems - Set C
Thursday, February 6, 2014 Chapter 25   Chapter 25A:  Q1, 2, 3, 10, 55
Friday, February 7, 2014 Chapter 25   Chapter 25B:  Q14, 25, 28, 33, 39
Monday, February 10, 2014   L Chapter 25   Chapter 25C:  Q15, 29, 41, 51, 72
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   L Chapter 26   Chapter 26A:  Q1, 11, 15, 16, 17
Thursday, February 13, 2014   L Chapter 26   Chapter 26B:  Q4, 24, 26, 27, 29
Friday, February 14, 2014   L No Class   Chapter 26C:  Q21, 40, 41, 46, 50
Monday, February 17, 2014 Chapter 26   Practice Problems - Set D   (No Homework - In-Class Work )
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Exam #4   Turn in homework sets 26A, 26B, 26C, and Practice Problems - Set D
Thursday, February 20, 2014 No Class   Review for Final Exam
Friday, February 21, 2014

No Class

  Review for Final Exam

Modified  February 25, 2014 by Galen C. Duree Jr.