**COLLEGE PHYSICS II **

Spring 1999 - MWF 11:00-11:50 - BLD 201

Dr. H. Ahner -(877-4127, SCI 123A)

**TEXT**: *Physics: Algebra/Trig*, Volume II, Second Edition, Hecht

**GOALS FOR STUDENT LEARNING**

- To be able to solve problems in Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Optics and Modern Physics.
- To understand, on an introductory level, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Optics and Modern Physics.
- To appreciate the place of these subjects in intellectual and historical achievement.

**RECOMMENDED STUDY PROCEDURE:**

- Read text chapter before we talk about it for the first time so you can know where you want to ask questions.
- Rewrite your classnotes to see that they make sense.
- Construct a formula/note card for use on exams (you may use one 5"x8" note card).
- Form a study group with some classmates and between you try to solve all the problems - show each other how to do them, ask me or the recitation instructor how to work the ones that give you trouble.
- Look for patterns in problems and be proactive in finding and querying difficulties as quickly and as soon as you can.

**TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:**

- M 1/25 Ch. 15, Electrostatics: Forces
- W 1/27
- F 1/29
- M 2/01 Ch. 16, Electrostatics: Energy
- W 2/03
- F 2/05
- M 2/08 Ch. 17, Direct Current
- W 2/10
- F 2/12
- M 2/15 Ch. 18, Circuits
- W 2/17
- F 2/19
- M 2/22 Ch. 19, Magnetism
- W 2/24
- EXAM on Ch. 15-18 during RECITATION this week
- F 2/26
- M 3/01 Ch. 20, Electromagnetic Induction
- W 3/03
- F 3/05
- M 3/08 Ch. 21, AC & Electronics
- W 3/10
- F 3/12
- M 3/15 Ch. 22, Radiant Energy: Light
- W 3/17
- EXAM on Ch. 19-21 during RECITATION this week
- F 3/19 Ch. 23, Propagation of Light: Scattering
- M 3/22
- W 3/24 Ch. 24, Geometrical Optics and Instruments
- F 3/26
- M 3/29 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS
- W 3/31 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS
- F 4/02 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS
- M 4/05
- W 4/07 Ch. 25, Physical Optics
- F 4/09
- M 4/12
- W 4/14 Ch. 26, Special relativity
- EXAM on Ch. 22-25 during RECITATION this week
- F 4/16
- M 4/19
- W 4/21 Ch. 27, Origins of Modern Physics
- F 4/23
- M 4/26
- W 4/28 Ch 28, Evolution of Quantum Theory
- F 4/30
- M 5/03
- W 5/05 Selected Topics from Modern Physics
- F 5/07
- The final is scheduled by the registrar for F, 5/14/99, from 10:30am-12:30pm.

**GRADING:**

25% of average based on Laboratory (BUT F in lab means F for course).

75% of average based on 3 class exams, including final, each counting equally.

(In the event that you take 4 exams, the highest three scores will be used in computing your average)

THEN between -2 and +2 points added to your average based on performance in recitation.

FINALLY your numerical score will be turned into a letter grade based on the following correspondence (of course, if you are on the borderline between two grades, class participation, homework, etc will definitely be counted): 87-89=B+, 83-86=B,80-82=B-, 93-96=A, 73-76=C, 63-66=D, below 60=F, etc.