General Physics II - Spring 2017

Department of Physics, Physics Sciences and Geology

California State University Stanislaus

Photo of Student & Faculty member observing anatomy model of human head
 


Instructor: Dr. Rose Zhang

Phone/Voice mail: (209) 667-3774

E-mail: rosezhanghtw@gmail.com

Office: N165

Website: http://physics.csustan.edu/Rose/GPweb/index.htm

Website: MasteringPhysics.com

 

 

I. Course Syllabus

Course Description General Physics II (PHYS 2260 & 2264) is a calculus-based introductory physics course for science and mathematics majors and continuation of General Physics I. It covers electricity and magnetism including electrostatics, basic circuits, magnetostatics, Faraday’s law and induction, and optics. Fundamental concepts in physics are emphasized including some daily-life applications. It is a four-unit course including four hours of lecture and discussion (mandatory) per week. General Physics II Laboratory (PHYS 2262) is a one-unit course and recommended to take with the General Physics II.

 

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y2Uuy-mrL._SX388_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgStudent learning objectives The basic goal of this introductory physics course is to help students see and experience the world through knowledge of physics principles. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of physics principles to their own lives and professions, through problem solving exercises.

 

Prerequisite PHYS 2250 or consent of instructor

 

Text The calculus-based introductory physics textbook, University Physics with Modern Physics Plus MasteringPhysics, 14th ed. by Young and Freedman. (ISBN 9780321982582)

 

Office Hours Office hours are 10–11AM MTWF and 12–1PM F in room N165. Office-hour change notice will be posted on the office door if change occurs.

 

Office hours are 10–11AM MTWF and 12–1PM F in room N165.

 

Contact Me

The best way to communicate with me is either coming to my office during the office hours at N165 or sending me an email at rosezhanghtw@gmail.com. Please write GPII and your full name in the Subject of your email.

 

II. Course Information

Homework The Web-based homework system, "Mastering Physics", is required and is included with your purchase of textbook. You must register for the course by going to www.masteringphysics.com and clicking on Mastering Physics for our textbook (see above). During registration, you must enter the course ID, which is PHYS22602017. Once registered, you can access the problems in any open problem set using your personal ID number.

 

How to use the system?

(1) Go to the mastering physics web site www.masteringphysics.com.

(2) Log onto the system by entering your user name and password.

(3) Choose the class PHYS22602017 (click the class list button on the left, if the system is not already set to this class) and then choose the problem set you want to work on (click one of the assignment buttons on the left).

(4) Once you have chosen an assignment, you will see the due date at the top of the page and a list of problem numbers. Just click on a problem number to work on that problem.

(5) The system is set so that you have limited attempts at each problem. You may ask for the solution at any stage, but if you do so, you will no longer be able to get credit for that part of the problem.

(6) For problems with multiple parts, you can submit solutions to each part separately and get a response from the system, but when the problem is completely finished, you must click the SUBMIT PROBLEM button at the bottom of the page, or the system will not count any part of the problem that you have completed. Note that you must do this before the closing time. If you have completed some parts of the problem, but hit the submit problem button after the closing time, you will not receive any credit at all for that problem.

 

Exams

Three midterms will be given during the lecture period, with dates as indicated in Course Outline. Exams will start promptly at 11AM and will last no more than 50 minutes. Topics covered will be announced in class. A two-hour comprehensive final exam will be given as scheduled (see Schedule of Classes).

 

Grades

Grades will be based upon the following components:

 

 

Component

Distribution

 

 

Two midterms

20%

 

 

Final exam

30%

 

 

Homework

30%

 

 

Quiz

20%

 

 

Extra Credit

TBD

 

 

Total

100%

 

 

No letter grades will be assigned until the total points for the course can be tabulated. After an exam has been graded, a relative scale will be given in class. The final grade for each student will be given in +/- grading from a ‘distribution’ of final scores.

 

Student needs to contact the Enrollment Service directly for the grading option change between the letter grade and Credit/No Credit.

 

There is no make-up test, quiz or homework except for medical emergency that should be evidenced by a proper document such as doctor notes; the student shall contact the instructor within one week of the date of missing test, quiz, or assignment; the missed points will be compensated by the other assignment in the same component, or final exam.

 


III. COURSE OUTLINE*

 

 

Week

Topics

Chapter

Lab*

1

 

Introduction (Lecture begins Friday Jan 27)

21

 

2

Jan 30

Electric Charge and Electric Field (continue)

21c

 

3

Feb 6

Gauss’s Law

22

1

4

Feb 13

Electric Potential

23

2

5

Feb 20

Capacitance and Dielectrics

24

3

6

Feb 27

Capacitance and Dielectrics (continue)

24c

4

7

March 6

Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force

25

TBD

Midterm 1 (Friday March 10)*

8

March 13

Direct - Current Circuits

26

5

9

March 20

Spring Break (March 20 – March 24)

 

 

10

March 27

Magnetic Field

27

6

11

April 3

Magnetic Field (continue)

27c

7

12

April 10

Sources of Magnetic Field

28

8

13

April 17

Electromagnetic Induction

29

9

14

April 24

The Nature and Propagation of Light

33

10

Midterm 2 (Friday April 28)*

15

May 1

Geometric Optics Part I

34

Lab exam

16

May 8

Geometric Optics Part II

34c

TBD

17

May 15

Review (Last day of class: Wednesday May 17)

 

 

Final Exam: Friday May 19, 11:15A – 1:15P

 

 

Enrollment Census Date: Feb 22 W

Spring Break: March 20 – March 24

*Mid-term exams and lab days are tentative and may be shifted due to unforeseen circumstances.