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 8 Pressure and buoyancy 14.1 - 14.4   Vol. 1
January 10 Ideal fluids 14.5 - 13.6
January 15 Viscous fluids 14.7
January 17 Kinetic theory and the ideal gas law 1.1 - 1.3, 2.2  Vol.2
January 22 Heat and heat flow 1.6
January 24 Thermal properties of matter 1.4 - 1.5
January 29 The first and second law of thermodynamics 3.1 - 3.6
January 31 Heat engines and refrigerators 4.1 - 4.5
February 5 Entropy 4.6 - 4.7
February 7 Review  
February 12 Electric forces and fields 5.1 - 5.7
February 14 Gauss' law, polarization 6.1 - 6.4
February 19 Electric potential 7.1 - 7.6
February 21 Electrostatic devices 8.1 - 8.4
February 26 Steady electric currents 9.1 - 9.5
February 28 Kirchhoff's rules 10.1 - 10.4
March 4 The magnetic force 11.1 - 11.5
March 6 Magnetic field 12.1-12.6
March 11 Magnetic materials 12.7
March 13 Review  
March 25 Faraday's law, motional emf 13.1 - 13.5
March 27 Devices 13.6 - 13.7
April 1 Electromagnetic waves 16.1 - 16.5
April 3 Diffraction and interference 3.1 - 3.3   Vol. 3
April 8 Thin film interference 3.5
April 15 Geometrical optics 1.1 - 1.7
April 17 Mirrors 2.1 - 2.2
April 22 Lenses 2.3 - 2.8
April 24 Review  

Homework assignments:

Assignment: Due Date:
A1 January 9
A2 January 13
A3 January 16
A4 January 21
A5 January 23
A6 January 27
A7 January 30
A8 February 6
A9 February 13
A10 February 17
A11 February 20
A12 February 24
Assignment: Due Date:
A13 February 27
A14 March 2
A15 March 5
A16 March 12
A17 March 26
A18 March 30
A19 April 2
A20 April 6
A21 April 14
A22 April 16
A23 April 20
A24 April 23
Lab: Due Date:
1 January 16
2 January 27
3 February 6
4 February 17
5 February 24
6 March 2
7 March 12
8 March 30
9 April 14
10 April 23
   
   

Extra credit discussions:

Participate in online discussions for extra credit.  You can earn up to 5 points extra credit per module.  Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments and laboratories.  Contributions are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date.

Assignment: Due Date:
EC 1 January 16
EC 2 January 27
EC 3 February 11
EC 4 February 17
EC 5 February 24
Assignment: Due Date:
EC 6 March 2
EC 7 March 24
EC 8 March 30
EC 9 April 14
EC 10 April 23

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 10/11 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 March 23/24 formulas Study Guide
Test 3 Exam period 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