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 9 Pressure and buoyancy 14.1 - 14.4   Vol. 1
January 11 Ideal fluids 14.5 - 13.6
January 16 Viscous fluids 14.7
January 18 Kinetic theory and the ideal gas law 1.1 - 1.3, 2.2  Vol.2
January 23 Heat and heat flow 1.6
January 25 Thermal properties of matter 1.4 - 1.5
January 30 The first and second law of thermodynamics 3.1 - 3.6
February 1 Heat engines and refrigerators 4.1 - 4.5
February 6 Entropy 4.6 - 4.7
February 8 Review  
February 13 Electric forces and fields 5.1 - 5.7
February 15 Gauss' law, polarization 6.1 - 6.4
February 20 Electric potential 7.1 - 7.6
February 22 Electrostatic devices 8.1 - 8.4
February 27 Steady electric currents 9.1 - 9.5
March 1 Kirchhoff's rules 10.1 - 10.4
March 6 The magnetic force 11.1 - 11.5
March 8 Magnetic field 12.1-12.6
March 13 Magnetic materials 12.7
March 15 Review  
March 27 Faraday's law, motional emf 13.1 - 13.5
March 29 Devices 13.6 - 13.7
April 3 Electromagnetic waves 16.1 - 16.5
April 5 Diffraction and interference 3.1 - 3.3   Vol. 3
April 10 Thin film interference 3.5
April 12 Geometrical optics 1.1 - 1.7
April 17 Mirrors 2.1 - 2.2
April 24 Lenses 2.3 - 2.8
April 26 Review  

Homework assignments:

Assignment: Due Date:
A1 January 10
A2 January 14
A3 January 17
A4 January 22
A5 January 24
A6 January 28
A7 January 31
A8 February 7
A9 February 14
A10 February 18
A11 February 21
A12 February 25
Assignment: Due Date:
A13 February 28
A14 March 4
A15 March 7
A16 March 14
A17 March 28
A18 April 1
A19 April 4
A20 April 8
A21 April 11
A22 April 15
A23 April 18
A24 April 25
Lab: Due Date:
1 January 14
2 January 22
3 January 28
4 February 18
5 February 25
6 March 4
7 March 11
8 April 4
9 April 11
10 April 18
   
   

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 22
EC 2 January 31
EC 3 February 12
EC 4 February 18
EC 5 February 25
Assignment: Due Date:
EC 6 March 4
EC 7 March 26
EC 8 April 1
EC 9 April 11
EC 10 April 25

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 11/12 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 March 25/26 formulas Study Guide
Test 3 April 30/May 1 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