Schedule

Modules:

Study the linked on-line material before the end of the scheduled day.  Make sure that you can work the problems that are worked out in the online material.  Then make sure that you can work similar problems that are worked in the textbook and the workbook.  Explore some of the links in bold text that are embedded in the on-line material.  Complete the optional exercises for extra credit.

Scheduled day On-line material Textbook Chapter
January 10 Pressure and buoyancy 14.1 - 14.4   Vol. 1
January 12 Ideal fluids 14.5 - 13.6
January 17 Viscous fluids 14.7
January  19 Kinetic theory and the ideal gas law 1.1 - 1.3, 2.2  Vol.2
January 24 Heat and heat flow 1.6
January 26 Thermal properties of matter 1.4 - 1.5
January 31 The first and second law of thermodynamics 3.1 - 3.6
February 2 Heat engines and refrigerators 4.1 - 4.5
February 7 Entropy 4.6 - 4.7
February 9 Review  
February 14 Electric forces and fields 5.1 - 5.7
February 16 Gauss' law, polarization 6.1 - 6.4
February 21 Electric potential 7.1 - 7.6
February 23 Electrostatic devices 8.1 - 8.4
February 28 Steady electric currents 9.1 - 9.5
March 2 Kirchhoff's rules 10.1 - 10.4
March 7 The magnetic force 11.1 - 11.5
March 9 Magnetic field 12.1-12.6
March 21 Magnetic materials 12.7
March 23 Review  
March 28 Faraday's law, motional emf 13.1 - 13.5
April 4 Devices 13.6 - 13.7
April 6 Electromagnetic waves 16.1 - 16.5
April 11 Diffraction and interference  
April 13 Thin film interference  
April 18 Geometrical optics 1.1 - 1.7   Vol. 3
April 20 Mirrors 2.1 - 2.2
April 25 Lenses 2.3 - 2.8
April 27 Review  

Homework assignments:

Assignment: Due Date:
A1 January 11
A2 January 16
A3 January 18
A4 January 22
A5 January 25
A6 January 29
A7 February 1
A8 February 8
A9 February 15
A10 February 19
A11 February 22
A12 February 26
Assignment: Due Date:
A13 March 1
A14 March 5
A15 March 8
A16 March 22
A17 March 29
A18 April 5
A19 April 9
A20 April 12
A21 April 16
A22 April 19
A23 April 23
A24 April 26
Lab: Due Date:
1 January 16
2 January 22
3 January 29
4 February 19
5 February 26
6 March 5
7 March 23
8 April 5
9 April 12
10 April 19
   
   

Extra credit assignments:

Extra credit assignments must be handed in on time.  You can earn up to 5 points extra credit by completing an assignment.  Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments and laboratories.  Extra credit assignments are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date.  No late assignments will be accepted.

Assignment: Due Date:
EC 1 January 18
EC 2 January 25
EC 3 February 8
EC 4 February 19
EC 5 February 22
Assignment: Due Date:
EC 6 March 5
EC 7 March 21
EC 8 April 9
EC 9 April 16
EC 10 April 27

Tests:

Test are proctored, computer based exams.  They are only available during scheduled times, and only on the computers in a room in Nielsen Physics.  Students with a scheduling conflict must contact the instructor.  An alternate exam time can be arranged..

Test 1 February 12/13 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 March 26/27 formulas Study Guide
Test 3 May 1/2 formulas Study Guide

Grades

You can examine the entries made for you in the instructor's grade book on Canvas.
Percentage grades translate to letter grades as shown in the table below.  Please notify the instructor if you think a grade has not been recorded correctly.

90% and above A
87% - 89% A-
83% - 86% B+
80% - 82% B
77% - 79% B-
73% - 76% C+
70% - 72% C
67% - 69% C-
63% - 66% D+
60% - 62% D
57% - 59% D-
below 57% F