Course: University Physics II, 3 credits (4 hours lecture, 3 hours corequisite laboratory)
Semester: Spring 2011
Lecture: PHYS 2204.21
Laboratory: PHYS 2202.xx (various sections are available: see WebAdvisor)
Prerequisite: MATH 2201, Calculus I, Calculus II is recommended.
Corequisite: PHYS 2202, Physics Laboratory II.
Class times: Mon & Wed, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm in Becton 205
Lab times: Various sections are available: see WebAdvisor
Instructor: Prof. David Flory
Office: Becton Hall, Room 111 (In the basement)
Mail Stop: H-BEC2-03
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1:00-2:00 pm, Tue 2:30-3:30 pm.
Other times by appointment.
Web page: http://TheFlorys.org/David.Flory/
The second half of a two-semester, calculus based physics course. Topics normally covered include: waves and sound, geometrical and physical optics, electrical forces and fields, electric potential, current and resistance, circuits, capacitance, magnetic forces and fields, force on a moving charge, magnetic field of a current, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic oscillations and waves, alternating currents, special relativity. Prerequisite: University Physics I. Corequisite: Physics Laboratory II and Calculus II is recommended. Lecture 3 credits, 4 hours. Laboratory 1 credit, 3 hours.
This course sequence satisfies the physics requirement for curricula that require a year of calculus-based physics with a laboratory. This includes most pre-professional options.
Author: Randall D. Knight, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Publisher: Pearson/Addison-Wesley (San Francisco, 2008)
Web Site: MasteringPhysics™ Students are required to have an access code to this web site either as part of a new textbook package or, if a used book was purchased, as a separate item. The MasteringPhysics web site has extensive material to support the course including: tutorials, animations, and an extensive set of exercises and problems with hints, help, and answers. It also has the complete text available on-line. Homework will be assigned from MasteringPhysics.
The primary required text for University Physics. This text is designed for a calculus-based physics course at the beginning university and college level. It is written with the expectation that students have either taken or are currently taking a beginning course in calculus.
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Supplement: Physlet® Physics, 1/e
Authors: Wolfgang Christian
both of Davidson College
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall (2004).
This book and CD package furnishes students with a host of interactive, computer-based exercises and study resources that span the entire introductory physics curriculum. Using a practical yet engaging structure, Physlet Physics presents a wide spectrum of “media-focused” critical thinking and problem-solving exercises, and provides students with an interactive visual representation of the physical phenomena they see in introductory physics textbooks.
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Author: Biman Das, SUNY Potsdam
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall (2004).
Designed for students who plan to take or who are presently taking calculus-based physics courses. This book will develop necessary mathematical skills and help students gain the competence to use precalculus, calculus, vector algebra, vector calculus, and the statistical analysis of experimental data. Students taking intermediate physics, engineering, and other science courses will also find the book useful—and will be able to use the book as a mathematical resource for these intermediate level courses. The book emphasizes primarily the use of mathematical techniques and mathematical concepts in Physics and does not go into their rigorous developments.
Laboratory: Physics Laboratory Manual II, PHYS 2202
Authors: Physics Staff
Publisher: School of Natural Sciences
Students are required to obtain an FDU Webmail account. This allows access to FDU’s Webcampus and the Blackboard web site for the course. The email facilities of Blackboard will be used to communicate with students and the material on the site is highly recommended. Students who do not wish to use or check their FDU email can set up auto-forwarding to another email address of their choice.
Attendance in lecture is required. Students are expected to arrive on time for all classes. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off at all times in lab and lecture.
There will be five examinations, one every third Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Each exam will cover the previous three week’s work. The exams will be multiple choice. They will emphasize understanding of the material covered. Practice exams will be available on Web Campus. The exams will be closed book. A calculator is mandatory. Cell phones, ipods, laptop computers, and any devices with cellular or wireless access are forbidden.The course grade will be determined from the average of the grades from the exams. The University has a formal Grade Appeal Procedure for appealing a course grade.
Fairleigh Dickinson University has an Academic Integrity Policy that each student must read and understand. It can be found in the Academic Regulations section of the Metropolitan Campus Student Handbook on the FDU web site.
The overall objectives of University Physics are to present in a quantitative format the primary laws of physics that underlay all of the other sciences.
● Show the way science progresses from observation and classification of phenomena through model building to the development of comprehensive theories that can explain and predict and that can be tested by experiment.
● Discuss the criteria for a successful scientific theory and apply those criteria to the real world.
● Apply the methods and procedures of science through elementary laboratory exercises and observation. Analyze simple experiments and discuss whether they support or confront a theoretical prediction.
University Physics is taught as a formal lecture supplemented with some demonstrations and audio/visual materials. Questions are welcomed. Homework will be assigned using the text’s MasteringPhysics™ web system. The homework will be marked and graded for completeness but not for correctness. Problems that proved difficult will be solved in class.
The student is expected to read the text along with the lectures. The lectures will be easier to understand if you read the text first.. There are also several supplements to the text that are available. In particular, the text’s site MasteringPhysics™ is required.
Questions to the instructor about the course and its content are to be asked in class, during office hours, or using the WebCampus/Bb Discussion Board for the section. This will allow all members of the class to benefit from the answers. Email should be reserved for private questions involving items like individual grades.
Part V: Waves and Optics
20. Traveling Waves
22. Wave Optics
23. Ray Optics
24. Optical Instruments
25. Modern Optics and Matter Waves
Part VI: Electricity and Magnetism
26. Electric Charges and Forces
27. The Electric Field
28. Gauss's Law
29. The Electric Potential
30. Potential and Field
31. Current and Resistance
32. Fundamentals of Circuits
33. The Magnetic Field
34. Electromagnetic Induction
35. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
36. AC Circuits
(the following chapters may not be covered)
Part VII: Relativity and Quantum Physics