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Syllabus, Spring 2008

Reading assignments are from the course text, author Randall Knight

  Monday
Lecture
Tuesday
Discussion
Wednesday
Lecture
Thursday
Discussion
Friday (Honors)
Lab HW
Week 1

Jan 21
MLK day

No discussion
Jan 23, Rzchowski
Waves & interference
Read 20.1-5, 21.5-7, 22.1
Introduction
Jan 25
No honors section
No lab
Week 2
Jan 28, Rzchowski
Interference & diffraction
Read 22.2-5
Week 2 Group
on interference
Jan 30, Rzchowski
Reflection & refraction
Read 23.1-3
Week 2 Quiz
on waves & interference
Feb 1
Interference/diffraction applications discussion

Lab 1: LC1
Interference
Week 2 HW due
Thu 1/31 midnite
Week 3
Feb 4, Rzchowski
Image formation
Read 23.4-6
Week 3 Group
on refraction, lenses
Feb 6, Rzchowski
Conductors, insulators
Read 25.1-4
Week 3 Quiz
on refraction and lenses
Feb 8
Biological diffraction
Prof. K. Forest, Bacteriology
Lab 2: LC2
Mirrors & Lenses
Week 3 HW due
Thu 2/7 midnite
Week 4
Feb 11, Rzchowski
Electric fields
Read 25.5-26.2
Week 4 Group
on E-fields/forces
Feb 13, Rzchowski
E-fields & charge motion
Read 26.3-7
Week 4 Quiz
on charges & electric fields
Feb 15
Holography
Prof. T. Walker, Physics
Lab 3: E1
Electrostatics
Week 4 HW due
Thu 2/14 midnite
Week 5
Exam 1
Wed night

Feb. 18 , Rzchowski
Review for Exam #1
(Chap 21.5-7,22,23,25,26)

Prep for exam 1
Feb. 20, Montaruli
Electric flux & Gauss' law
Read 27.1-5, 29.3
Exam tonite
No discussion
Exam grading
Feb 22
No honors lecture
Makeup labs:
LC1, LC2 or E1
Week 5 HW due 2/22 midnite
Week 6
Feb. 25 , Montaruli
Electric Potential
Read
29.1-4,29.6-7
,30.1
Week 6 Group
on E-field and potential
Feb. 27, Montaruli
Potential and field, Capacitance
Read 29.5,30.1-4,30.6-7
Week 6 Quiz
on Gauss' law
& electric pot.
Feb. 29
Cosmic Rays
Prof. S. Westerhoff, Physics
Lab 4: EC2
Electric Fields
Week 6 HW due
Thu 2/28 midnite
Week 7
Mar. 3, Montaruli
More on Capacitors, Current & DC circuits
Read 30.7,28.1-5, 31.1-2
Week 7 Group
on current and circuits, capacitors
Mar. 5, Montaruli
DC circuits, Capacitors in series and parallel
Read 31.3-7,30.6
Week 7 Quiz
on current & resistors, capacitors
Mar 7
Detecting the body's electrical signals
Prof. R. Moss, Physiology
Lab 5:
Current & circuits
Week 7 HW due
Thu 3/6 midnite
Week 8
Mar. 10, Montaruli
RC Circuits & Mag. fields
Read
31.10, 32.1-2

Week 8 Group on DC and RC circuits

Mar. 12, Montaruli
Mag. force & Mag. Field
Read
32.7, 32.3-5, 32.9

Week 8 Quiz on magnetic fields

Mar 14
Climate change
Dr. S. Nossal, Physics

Lab 6: EC3
Capacitors
and RC decay
Week 8 HW due
Thu 3/13 midnite
Week 9
Spring Break
Mar 17

Mar 19

Mar 21
No lab
No HW due
Week 10
Exam 2
Wed night

Mar. 24, Rzchowski
Review for Exam #2
(Chap. 29-33)

Prep for exam 2
Mar. 26, Rzchowski
Ampere's law, Mag. forces between current wires
Read Chap 32.6, 32.8-9
Exam tonite
No discussion
Exam grading
Mar 28
No honors lecture
Makeup labs:
Week 10 HW due
Thu 3/27 midnite
Week 11

Mar 31, Rzchowski
Faraday's law
Read 33.1-5, 34.1
Week 11 Group
on on Faraday's Law
Apr. 2, Montaruli
Electromagnetic waves
Read 33.2, 33.6, 34.3-6
Week 11 Quiz
on Faraday and Ampere

Apr 4
Applications of RADAR to studies of the upper atmosphere, Dr. Stan Briczinski , Physics

Lab 7: E4
Magnetic fields and forces
Week 11 HW due
Thu 4/3 midnite
Week 12
Apr 7, Montaruli
EM waves & polarization
Read 34.6-7, 34.8
Week 12 Group on EM waves & polarization

Apr. 9, Montaruli
More on Polarization, Light quantization
Read 34.8, 38.1-3

Week 12 Quiz
on EM waves & polarization
Apr 11
The Icecube project
Dr. H. Landsman, Physics

Lab 8: EC5
Magnetic induction
Week 12 HW due
Thu 4/10 midnite
Week 13
Apr 14, Montaruli
Matter waves, Bohr atom
Read Chap 38.4, 37.6,37.8-9, 38.5-38.7
Week 13 Quiz on quantum

Apr 16, Montaruli
Wave func & uncertainty, Heisenberg's principle, Read Ch 39.

Week 13 Group problem
on quantum
Apr 18
Color vision
Prof. M. Rzchowski, Phy
Lab 9: L6
Polarization
Week 13 HW due
Thu 4/17 midnite
Week 14
Exam 3
Wed night

Apr 21, Rzchowski
Review for Exam #3


Prep for exam 3
Apr 23, Rzchowski
Particle in box, tunneling
Read 40.4-5,40.10
Exam tonite
No discussion
Exam grading

Apr 25
Fractals
Prof. C. Sprott, Physics

Makeup labs:
EC5 or L6
Week 14 HW due
Fri 5/25 midnite
Week 15

Apr 28, Montaruli
Atomic physics
Read Chap 41.1-4
Week 15 Group on quantum box, transitions
Apr 30 , Rzchowski
Atomic physics & Lasers
Read Chap 41.4-8
Week 15 Quiz
on quantum box, hydrogen atom

May 2
Biomagnetism
Prof. R. Wakai
Medical Physics

Lab 10: L-5
Balmer series
Week 15 HW due
Thu 5/1 midnite

Week 16

May 5, Montaruli
Nuclear structure
Read
Chap 42.1-42.3

Week 16 Group Hydrogen atom

May 7, Rzchowski
Radioactivity
Read Chap 42.5-7

No Quiz
Exam prep
May 9
No honors lecture
Last class day
Lab 11: MPC1
Radiation
Week 16 HW due
Thu 5/8 midnite
Week 17
Finals
May 12
Final exam
12:25 pm
May 14

May 16


No labs


Final Exam:

Monday, May 12 (12:25 am to 2:25 pm)

Ingraham B10



 

 
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