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Syllabus, Spring 2008

Lectures are held in 2103 Ch.  The honors lectures are required for honors credit, and are optional for everyone else.  Reading assignments are from the course text, author D. Giancoli.

  Tuesday Thursday Friday
(Honors)
Lab HW
Week 1
Jan 22, Everett
Course Intro & Electrostatics
Read Chap 21.1-21.5
Jan 24, Everett
Electric Force & Electric Field
Read Chap 21.6-21.11
Jan 25

 
Week 2
Jan 29, Everett
Electric Flux & Gauss's Law
Read Chap 22.1-22.4
Jan 31, Everett
Gauss's Law, Potential
Read Chap 22, 23.1-23.3
Feb 1
Lab 1: E1
Electrostatics
HW1 due
Wed. 1/30 11 PM
Week 3
Feb 5, Everett
Electric Potential
Read Chap 23.4-23.9
Feb 7, Everett
Capacitors & Dielectrics
Read Chap 24.1-24.3
Feb 8, Prof. K. Forest, Bacteriology
Biological diffraction 
Lab 2: EC2
Electric Fields
HW2 due
Wed. 2/6 11 PM
Week 4
Feb 12, Everett
Capacitors & Dielectrics
Read Chap 24.4-24.6
Feb 14, Everett
Exam 1 Review
Chap 21-24.3
Feb 15, Prof. T. Walker, Physics
Holography
Lab 3: EC3
Capacitors
and RC decay
HW3 due
Wed. 2/13 11 PM
Week 5
Exam 1
Mon,Feb 18

Feb 19, Everett
Current and Resistance
Read Chap 25.1-25.5

Feb 21, Everett 
DC Circuits
Read
Chap 26.1-26.5
Feb 22

Makeup labs:
 E1, EC2, EC3
HW4 due
Wed. 2/20 11 PM
Week 6 Feb 26, Everett
Magnetic Force, Magnetic Fields
Read Chap 27.1-27.4
Feb 28, Everett
Magnetic Force, Magnetic Fields
Read Chap 27.5-27.9
Feb 29 
Prof. S. Westerhoff,

Physics
Cosmic Rays
Lab 4: E4
Charge/mass ratio
HW5 due
Wed. 2/27 11 PM
Week 7
Mar 4, Everett
Sources of Magnetic Fields 
Read Chap 28.1-28.6
Mar 6, Everett
Sources of Magnetic Fields
Read
Chap 28.7-28.10
Mar 7,
Prof. R. Moss, Physiology

Detecting the body's
electrical signals 
Lab 5: EC5
Magnetic induction
HW6 due
Wed. 3/5 11 PM
Week 8
Exam 2
Thurs, Mar 13
Mar 11 Mellado
Faraday's Law
Read
Chap 29.1-29.3
Mar 13, Mellado
Faraday's Law
Read Chap 29.4-29.8
EXAM TONIGHT: 5:30-7
Mar 14,
Dr. S. Nossal, Physics

Climate change II


Makeup labs:
E4, EC5
HW7 due
Tues. 3/11 11 PM

Week 9
SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK
Week 10
Mar 25, Mellado
Inductance
Read Chap 30.1-30.4
Mar 27, Mellado
AC Circuits.
Read
Ch 25.7, 30.5-30.11
Mar 28
Lab 6: EC6
Oscilloscope,
DC Amplifiers
HW8 due
Wed. 3/26 11 PM
Week 11
Apr 1, Mellado
AC Circuits (continued)
Read Chap 30.5-30.11 

Apr 3, Mellado
 Wave Motion (Review)

Apr 4
Dr. Stan Briczinski , Physics
Applications of RADAR
to studies of the upper atmosphere
Lab 7: E7
AC Circuits
HW9 due
Fri. 4/6 11 PM
Week 12
Apr 8, Mellado
Maxwell's Equations
Read Chap 31.1-31.5
Apr 10, Mellado
Electromagnetic Waves
Read Chap 31.6-31.10
   Apr 11
Dr. H. Landsman, Physics
The Icecube project
Lab 8: SC1
Waves on strings
HW10
Sun. 4/13 11 PM

Week 13
Exam 3
Mon, Apr 14

Apr 15, Mellado
Light: Reflection & Refraction
Read Chap 32.1-32.5
Apr 17, Mellado
Geometrical Optics
Read
Chap 32.6-7, 33.1-2
Apr 18

Makeup labs:
EC6, E7 or SC1
HW11
Wed. 4/16 11 PM
Week 14

Apr 22, Mellado
Lenses & Mirrors
Read Chap 33.3-33.10
Apr 24, Mellado
Inteference
Read
Chap 34.1-34.3
Apr 25 Lab 9: LC2
Mirrors, Lenses
HW12
Wed. 4/23 11 PM

Week 15

Apr 29, Mellado
Interference & Diffraction
Read Chap 34.4-34.6, 35.1-35.2 

May 1, Mellado
Diffraction
Read Chap 35.3-35.6 
May 2

Lab 10: LC1
Interference
HW13
Wed. 4/30 11 PM
Week 16

May 6, Everett
Final Exam Review (I)
May 8, Mellado
Final Exam Review (II)
May 9
No honors lecture
Last class day

No labs

HW14
Wed. 5/11 11 PM

Final Exam:

 Mon, May 12 (5:05 pm to 7:05 pm)

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