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Syllabus, Fall 2012

Lectures are held in 2103 Ch.  Reading assignments are from the course text (Serway & Jewett).

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Lab

HW

Week 1

Sept 4  Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)
Course Intro & Electrostatics
Read Chap 23.1-23.2

Sept 6  Pan

(Lecture x1, x4)
Electric Force & Electric Field
Read Chap 23.3-23.7

No Lab

HW1 due
Wed. 9/12 11 PM

Week 2

Quiz week

Sept 11 Pan

(Lecture x1, x4)
Electric Flux & Gauss's Law
Read Chap 24.1-24.3

Sept 13 Pan  

(Lecture x1, x4)
Gauss's Law, Potential
Read Chap 24, 25.1-25.3

No Lab

HW2 due
Wed 9/19 11 PM

Week 3

Sept 18 Pan 

(Lecture x1,x4)
Electric Potential
Read
Chap 25.4-25.8

Sept 20 Pan

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Capacitors & Dielectrics
Read C
hap 26.1-26.3

Lab 1: E1
Electrostatics

HW3 due
Wed. 9/26 11 PM

Week 4

Quiz week

Sept 25 Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)
Capacitors & Dielectrics
Read C
hap 26.4-26.7

Sept 27 Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)
Exam 1 Review
Read Chap 23-26

Lab 2: EC2
Electric Fields

HW4  due
Wed. 10/3 11 PM

Week 5
Exam 1 (Ch. 23-26)

Tuesday Oct 2

Oct 2 Mellado 

(Lecture x1,x4)
Current and Resistance
Read
Chap 27.1-27.6

Oct 4 Mellado 

(Lecture x1,x4)

DC Circuits
Read
Chap 28.1-28.6

Makeup labs:
 E1, EC2

HW5 due
Wed. 10/10 11 PM

Week 6

Quiz week

Oct 9 Mellado  

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Magnetic Force, Magnetic Fields
Read Chap 29.1-29.4

Oct 11 Mellado 

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Magnetic Force, Magnetic Fields
Read Chap 29

Lab 3: EC3
Capacitors and RC decay

HW6 due
Wed. 10/17 11 PM

Week 7

Oct 16 Mellado 

(Lecture x1,x4)
Sources of Magnetic Fields 
Read Chap 30.1-30.4

Oct 18 Mellado

(Lecture x1,x4)
Sources of Magnetic Fields
Read
Chap 30

Lab 4: E4
Charge/mass ratio

HW7 due
Wed. 10/24 11 PM

Week 8

Quiz week

Oct 23 Mellado 

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Faraday's Law
Read
Chap 31.1-31.3

Oct 25 Mellado

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Exam 2 Review
Read Chap 27-30

Lab 5: EC5
Magnetic induction

HW8 due
Wed.  10/31 11 PM

Week 9

Exam 2 (Ch. 27-30)

Tuesday Oct 30

Oct 30 Mellado

(Lecture x1,x4)
Faraday's Law
Read
Chap 31

Nov 1 Mellado

(Lecture x1,x4)
Inductance
Read Chap 32.1-32.6

Makeup labs:
EC3,E4, EC5

HW9 due
Wed. 11/7 11 PM

Week 10

Quiz week

Nov 6 Mellado

 (Lecture x1,x4)
AC Circuits.
Read C
h 33.1-33.4

Nov 8 Mellado

 (Lecture x1,x4)
AC Circuits (continued)
Read Chap 33.5-33.9
 

Lab 6: EC6
Oscilloscope,
DC Amplifiers

HW10 due
Wed. 11/14  11 PM

Week 11

Nov 13 Mellado

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Wave Motion

Nov 15 Mellado

(Lecture x1,x4)

EM Waves
Read
Chap 34.1-34.3

Lab 7: E7
AC Circuits

HW11 due
Wed.  11/21 11 PM

Week 12

Quiz week

Nov 20 Mellado

(Lecture x1,x4)
Electromagnetic Waves
Read
Chap 34.4-34.7

Happy Thanksgiving

 

No Lab

 

HW12 due
Wed. 11/28 11 PM

Week 13

Exam 3 (Ch. 31-34)

Tuesday Nov 27

Nov 27 Pan

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Light: Reflection & Refraction
Read
Chap 35.1-35.8

Nov 29 Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)
Lenses and Mirrors
Read
Chap 36.1-36.5

Makeup labs:
EC6, E7 or SC1

HW13 due 
Wed. 12/5  11 PM


Week 14
Quiz week

Dec 4 pan 

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Image formation
Read
Chap 36.6-36.10

Dec 6 Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)
Inteference
Read
Chap 37.1-37.3

Lab 9: LC2
Mirrors, Lenses

HW14-15 due
Sunday 12/16 11 PM

(Note unusual due day)

Week 15

Dec 11 Pan

 (Lecture x1,x4)
Interference
Read Chap 37.4-37.6 

Dec 13 Pan

(Lecture x1,x4)

Diffraction
Read Chap 38.1.38.6

Lab 10: LC1
Interference

 

Week 16

 

Final Exam.

December 19, 2:45-4:45pm

Makeup labs

 

 

Final Exam:

Monday, May 14 (2:45 to 4:45 pm)

 

location TBA

 

 


 

 

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