General Physics II

Fall 1997

The second of an introductory physics sequence, this course will survey electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and optics, and relativity. Prerequisite: Physics 201 or equivalent.



Instructors
Text and Materials
Lecture
Discussion sections
Laboratory
Homework
Hour Exams


Final Exam
Grading
Consultation Room
Complaints and Concerns
General Advice
Syllabus



To Physics Department



Instructors

Professor William Friedman, 5281 Chamberlin Hall, 262-3051, and Jo van den Brand, 1416 Sterling Hall, 262-9107.
Feel free to send Email to friedman@nucth.physics.wisc.edu and joelle@uwnuc3.physics.wisc.edu. Course info is posted to WWW page http://www.physics.wisc.edu/undergrads/courses/202/syllabus202.html .


Text

D. Halliday, R. Resnick, and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 5th edition.

Lab manual

Rollefson and Richards, Laboratory Experiments in General Physics, 1996 (or 97) edition.

Other materials

Lectures

1:20 pm and 2:25 pm T,R in 1300 Sterling Hall. Read the assigned material before lecture. Honors students must attend the 12:05 Friday Honors Lecture Series. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Contact Prof. Cox for more information.

Discussion sections

Your discussion section will be led by your Teaching Assistant (TA). Quizzes will be given in your discussion section and will count toward your grade.

Sections


Section Lab Discussion TA
301/601 3:30-6:25 M 3315 Sterling 2:25 TR 2327 Sterling Peterson
302/602 3:30-6:25 T 3315 Sterling 12:05 WF 1327 Sterling Peterson
303/603 3:30- 6:25 W 3315 Sterling 2:25 TR 2323 Sterling Borumand
304/604 7:05-10:00p T 3315 Sterling 1:20 WF 3401 Sterling Frazer
305/605 3:30-6:25 R 3315 Sterling 12:05 WF 4145 Chamberlin Kim
306/606 7:05-10pm W 3315 Sterling 2:25 TR 4145 Chamberlin Donkov
307/607 12:05-3:00 M 3315 Sterling 8:50 TR 1412 Sterling Zeppenfeld
308/608 12:05-3:00 W 3315 Sterling 7:45 TR 1412 Sterling Lee
309/609 7:05-10:00 R 3315 Sterling 4:35 TR 2323 Sterling Borumand
311/611 7:05- 10:00p R 3309 Sterling 1:20 WF 1407 Sterling Kim
316/616 3:30-6:25 M 3309 Sterling 8:50 TR 3401 Sterling Qian
317/617 3:30-6:25 W 3309 Sterling 9:55 TR 2327 Sterling Chu
318/616 7:05-10pm W 3309 Sterling 9:55 TR 1407 Sterling Kirakosian
319/619 3:30-6:25 T 3309 Sterling 1:20 WF 2323 Sterling Quian
320/620 12:05-3:00 W 3309 Sterling 9:55 TR 3401 Sterling Donkov
321/621 12:05-3:00 M 3309 Sterling 12:05 WF 2323 Sterling Kirakosian
323/623 7:05-10:00 T 3309 Sterling 4:35 TR 1407 Sterling Lee
325/625 11:00-1:55 T 3309 Sterling 7:45 WF 1412 Sterling Frazer
326/626 3:30-6:25 R 3309 Sterling 1:20 WF 2327 Sterling Chu



Laboratory

Follow the "General Instructions" in the laboratory manual (pages 1-3). The experiments are to be written up during the laboratory period in the lab notebook. Do not take your lab notebook home except with permission of your instructor.YOU MUST COMPLETE 10 OF 11 LABORATORY ASSIGNMENTs TO RECEIVE COURSE CREDIT! You must arrange with you TA any laboratory make-up during the weeks indicated in the syllabus. During each laboratory make-up week, only those setups since the last makeup will be available.

Homework

Weekly homework problems and should be handed in at the first discussion section the following week. Late problem sets will not be accepted. Homework will count toward your grade. You may work with others on the homework, but do not simply copy someone's solutions. The solutions will be explained in your discussion section and placed on reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin Hall).

Hour Exams

Hour Exams will be given at 7:15 pm on the following dates.

  1. Monday September 29, Chapters 22-26
  2. Monday October 27, Chapters 27-32
  3. Monday November 17, Chapters 17,18,33-34.6
  4. The exams will be closed-book, but you will be allowed one 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet of notes. Solutions will be discussed and placed on reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin Hall).(There will be no makeup exams.



Final Exam

The final exam will be at 5:05 pm on Sunday, December 14 . It will cover the entire course with equal weight. You will be allowed two 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheets of notes.

Grading

The course grade will consist of the following components

Lab, homework and discussion grades will be assigned by your TA and will be normalized to the distribution on the hour exams. The hour exam grade will be made up of 20%+20%+10%(your worst exam will count least). Course grades will be assigned based on the total number of points accumulated.

Consultation Room

Room 2312 Sterling is staffed by TA's. See the schedule card on the door. You may ask questions of any of the TA's or come during the hours that your TA is there. You may also make an appointment with your TA at any mutually convenient time and place.

Complaints and Concerns

If you have a non-subject matter question or concern that cannot be resolved by your TA or professor, contact Jean Buehlman, Instructional Program Manager (afternoons in 2520 Sterling Hall, 262-2629).

General Advice

There is no substitute for confronting and solving problems.


Physics 202 Fall 1997Syllabus

Problems in Halliday, Resnick and Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 5th edition. Labs in Rollefson and Richards, 1996 edition.

Week Date Chapter Problems Lab
1
Sept 2
Sept 4
22 Electric Charge
23 Electric Field
22:1,11,14,22,23,38
23:5,19,30,41,50,58
no lab
2
Sept 9
Sept 11
24 Gauss' Law
25 Electric Potential
24:2,17,20,23,25,45
25:3,7,11,27,49,51
E-1
Electroscope
3
Sept 16
Sept 18
25 Electric Potential
26 Capacitance
25:32,55,63,67,78,83
26:3,15,42,58,61,66
E-2
Electric Fields
4
Sept 23
Sept 25
27 Current
Review
27:5,11,13,20,54,55
E-3
Capacitors/RC-decay

Sept 29 Exam 1 Chap. 22-26
5
Sept 30
Oct 2
28 Circuits
29 Magnetic Field
28:9,14,23,32,57,71
29:5,12,34,46,57,64
Makeup
6
Oct 7
Oct 9
30 Ampere's Law
31 Faraday's Law
30:15,24,39,47,61,66
31:3,21,22,25,32,40
E-6
Electron e/m
7
Oct 14
Oct 16
31 Inductance
32 Magnetism
31:50,56,57,61,81,89
32:13,10,21,28,32
E-7
EM Induction
8
Oct 21
Oct 23
32 Maxwell's Equations
Review
32:37,39,47,51
E-8
Oscilloscope/Diff. Amplifiers

Oct 27 Exam 2 Chap. 27-32
9
Oct 28
Oct 30
17 Waves
18 Waves
17:13,24,34,38,48,56
18:9,17,53,63,81,91
Makeup
10
Nov 4
Nov 6
33 EM Oscillations
33 Alternation Currents
33:6,7,18,25,34,44
33:53,59,62,75,83,87
S-1,S-3
Standing Waves, Speed of Sound
11
Nov 11
Nov 13
34 EM Waves
Review
34:2,8,14,17,39,50
E-9
AC Circuits

Nov 17 Exam 3 Chap. 17,18,33-34.6
12
Nov 18
Nov 20
34.7-35 Optics
36 Interference
34:64,65,80,86;35:10,25
36:15,34,39,54,64,75
E-10

Transistors

13
Nov 25
Nov 27
37 Diffraction
Thanksgiving
37:9,15,23,34,36,42
make-up
14
Dec 2
Dec 4
37 Diffraction
38 Relativity
37:53,55,61,70,75,81
38:1,7,9,16,19,24
L-2

Mirrors and Lens

15
Dec 9
Dec 11
38 Relativity
Review
38:31,38,40,49,56,58
L-1
Diffraction and Interference

Dec 14 Final Chap. 17,18,22-38