Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Physics  PHYS College Physics II PHYS1402

Meeting Times
Lecture 
Lab 
Room G214 MW 2:50  4:05 PM 
Room G231 MW 4:15 – 5:30 PM 
Contact Information
Instructor: Lianxi Ma Email: lianxi.ma@blinn.edu
Office: G206 Tel: (979) 2098594 (Office), 2047370 (Cell)
Office Hours: MW: 9:50 – 10:35 AM; TR: 1:25 – 2:55 PM.(Or by appointment)
Course Web site: http://www.blinn.edu/brazos/natscience/phys/lma
Description
A continuation of Physics 1401. Topics covered include fundamentals of electricity, magnetism, light and some modern physics.
Requisites
Prerequisites: PHYS 1401
Core Curriculum Statement
This is a Core Course in the 42Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
Outcomes
 Apply Coulomb’s law describing the electrostatic interaction between point charges and solve qualitative problems involving Gauss’s law.
 For discrete charge distributions, calculate the net electric field, net potential and the electric potential energy; solve problems involving relationships among electric fields, potential and potential energy.
 Analyze circuits involving resistance and capacitance, including equivalent resistance, equivalent capacitance, circuits with DC sources, and the transient behavior of RC circuits.
 Find the force on charged particles and currentcarrying wires due to magnetic fields, and find the magnetic field due to currents.
 Apply Faraday’s law and Lenz’s law to problems involving electromagnetic induction.
 Analyze circuits involving resistors, capacitors and inductors for their transient behavior and the behavior when connected across AC sources.
 Solve problems involving electromagnetic radiation, including problems on such concepts as energy density, intensity, polarization, radiation pressure and momentum.
 Use the principles of geometric optics to solve problems involving reflection and refraction of light in applications such as plane mirrors, spherical mirrors and thin lenses.
 Use the principles of physical optics to solve problems involving interference and diffraction of light.
 Apply principles of modern physics to solve problems involving quantization of energy and momentum on topics such as blackbody radiation, the photoelectric effect and the Compton effect.
 Demonstrate techniques to set up and perform experiments and collect data; in a laboratory report, analyze the data, communicate results and draw conclusions.
Materials
 Required Textbook: James S. Walker, Physics, 4^{th} edition (Vol. II)
 Required Laboratory Manual: Physics 1402 Laboratory Manual. Available at the copy center on the first floor of the Bookstore Building on the Blinn campus.
 A scientific calculator
Course Requirements
 Exams: All exams will be closedbook and closednote exams. Formula sheet will be provided, however.
 Quizzes and Labs. 1 lowest quiz, and 1 lowest lab will be dropped. Up to 3 quizzes or 2 labs could be dropped for extreme cases of excusable absences. No makeup any of those.
 Credit for Work: All work must be shown and clearly documented for any showyourwork problem. The starting point in problem solving must be some expression on the official formula sheet for the class. Memorized intermediate expressions will receive no credit unless their derivation is included.
 Homework: Homework will be assigned but it will not be collected or graded.
Evaluation
 Grading summary: Exams (48%), Final (22%), Quizzes (14%), Labs (16%).
Blinn College Policies
Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course
Civility Statement
Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.
Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference.
This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process. The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook.
Attendance Policy
The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an email by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.
There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:
 observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15^{th} day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
 representing the College District at an official institutional function;
 high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
 military service.
Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College Districtmandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.
It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.
Scholastic Integrity
Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled. The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.
It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty. Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction. Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
Students with Disabilities
Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice. For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)2097251. The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)8304157. Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability/index.html.
Final Grade Appeal
If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal. This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook.
Electronic Devices
Cellular telephones and beepers/pagers must be disengaged while the student is in the Blinn College Library or any classroom/lab, unless otherwise instructed. Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy). This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).
Course Policies
 Exams: All exams will be closedbook and closednote exams. Formula sheet will be provided, however.
 Quizzes and Labs. 1 lowest quiz, and 1 lowest lab will be dropped. Up to 3 quizzes or 2 labs could be dropped for extreme cases of excusable absences. No makeup any of those.
 Credit for Work: All work must be shown and clearly documented for any showyourwork problem. The starting point in problem solving must be some expression on the official formula sheet for the class. Memorized intermediate expressions will receive no credit unless their derivation is included.
 Homework: Homework will be assigned but it will not be collected or graded.
Schedule
Week 
Lecture Topic 
Content 
1 1/13, M 1/15, W 
Intro and Chapter 19 Chapter19. Lab 1. 
Charges and Coulomb’s law Electric fields. Lab 1: Electric field 
2 1/22, W 1/27, M 
Chapter 19 Chapter 20 
Gauss’s law, (1/20, holiday) Electric potential and potential energy 
3 1/29, W 2/3, M 
Chapter 20&21 Chapter 21. Lab 2. 
Capacitors and current Resistors, Ohm’s law. Lab 2: Ohm’s Law. 
4 2/5, W 2/10, M 
Review for exam 1 Exam 1 
Series and parallel circuits. Review for Exam 1: Ch. 19 – 21 
5 2/12, W 2/17, M 
Chapter 22. Lab 3. Chapter 23. Lab 3. 
Review Exam 1, Effects of magnetic fields, Faraday’s law and induction. Lab3: Resistors in series and parallel 
6 2/19, W 2/24, M 
Chapter 23. Lab 4. Chapter 24. Lab 4. 
Generators, inductors, RL circuits, transformers AC circuits part 1. Lab 4: RC circuit. 
7 2/26, W 3/3, M 
Review for exam 2. Lab 5. Exam 2 
AC circuits part 2. Review for Exam 2: Ch. 22 – 24. Lab 5: Charged particles in magnetic and electric fields 
8 3/5, W 3/17, M 
Chapter 25. Lab 6. Chapter 26. Lab 7. Spring break 3/10 – 3/14 
Review exam 2, EM waves, polarization, Doppler effect Reflection and mirrors. Lab 6: EM induction. Lab 7: Series RLC circuit 
9 3/19, W 3/24, M 
Chapter 26. Lab 7. Chapter 26. Lab 8. 
More mirrors, refraction, lenses. Lab 7: Series RLC circuit. Lens combinations. Lab 8: Geometric optics 
10 3/26, W 3/31, M 
Chapter 27 Chapter 28 
Human eye, optical illusions, telescopes Interference, double slit, thin films, air wedge 
11 4/2, W 4/7, M 
Review for exam 3 Exam 3 
Diffraction, single slit, resolution. Review for Exam 3: Ch. 25 – 28 
12 4/9, W 4/14, M 4/11 
Chapter 29 Chapter 29 Last Day To Drop With a “Q” 
Relativity, time dilation, length contraction Relativistic mass and energy, General relativity

13 4/16, W 4/21, M 
Chapter 30 Chapter 30 
Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, photons energy and momentum. 
14 4/23, W 4/28, M 
Chapter 31 Chapter 32 
Compton scattering, De Broglie, Uncertainty Atomic spectra, Hydrogen atom, quantum numbers 
15 4/30, W 5/2, F. 
Review for final Comprehensive final 
Radioactivity and decay, half life, Fission, fusion Final: Friday, 5/2, Room G231, 3:15 – 5:15 pm 