Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 are no longer supported. Please use a newer browser.
Concourse works best with JavaScript enabled.
Blinn College logo

RELLIS · Natural Sciences · Physics - PHYS

University Physics II
PHYS-2326

  • Fall 2019
  • Section 107 CRN-15817
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/26/2019 to 12/12/2019
  • Modified 08/27/2019

Meeting Times

Lecture

  • Monday, Wednesday, 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM, SCHW 284

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Terrence Honan

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM, SCHW 430H
  • Monday, Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM, SCHW 430H
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SCHW 430H

Description

3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit; 3 semester hours.

Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics.

Requisites

Prerequisites:

PHYS 2325 University Physics I (lecture)
MATH 2414 Calculus II (4 SCH version)

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes

  1. Articulate the fundamental concepts of electricity and electromagnetism, including electrostatic potential, potential difference, magnetic field, induction, and Maxwell's Laws.
  2. State the general nature of electrical forces and electrical charges, and their relationship to electrical current.
  3. Solve problems involving the inter-relationship of electrical charges, electrical forces, and electrical fields.
  4. Apply Kirchhoff's Laws to analysis of circuits with potential sources, capacitance, and resistance, including parallel and series capacitance and resistance.
  5. Calculate the force on a charged particle between the plates of a parallel-plate capacitor.
  6. Apply Ohm's law to the solution of problems.
  7. Describe the effects of static charge on nearby materials in terms of Coulomb's Law.
  8. Use Faraday's and Lenz's laws to find the electromotive forces.
  9. Describe the components of a wave and relate those components to mechanical vibrations, sound and decibel level.
  10. Articulate the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference and superposition of waves.
  11. Solve real-world problems involving optics, lenses, and mirrors.

Materials

  • Required Textbook: Young and Freedman, University Physics, 15th edition.  The full two-semester e-book including Mastering Physics may be purchased for around $110 through the Mastering Physics link in eCampus.
  • Required Homework System:  Students must purchase an access key to Mastering Physics, the textbook publisher’s online homework system.  This is bundled with the textbook at the Blinn bookstore.  Students should log in through eCampus and those who need to purchase a copy can do so through the eCampus link.
  • Scientific Calculator:  Students must have a proper scientific calculator with them for every class.
  • Interactive Lecture Notes:  Lecture notes will be provided in two formats.  For printing a standard .pdf format file will be posted.  An interactive version will also be available as an .cdf file format; to open these one must have a computer (Windows, OS X or Linux) with Wolfram CDF Player installed on it.  To download this free player go to: www.wolfram.com/cdf-player/ .  Students may bring notebook computers to class but must use them only for following these notes.
  • Other Web resources: problems with solutions, the exam formula list and previous exams with answers.
  • Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha Pro: Blinn now has an unlimited site license to Mathematica and to Wolfram Alpha Pro.  Students may download free copies of these programs for their personal computers. The download links can be found here: Mathematica/AlphaPro Download

Course Requirements

There will be four major exams, several take-home group quizzes, online homework and a cumulative final.

  • Major Exams and Final: The four major exams and final will be closed book/closed note tests. A formula list will be provided; the exam formula list can be found at the web site.
  • Take-home Group Quizzes:The quiz grade will consist of 30 point quizzes.  There will be no make-up quizzes, for any reason. At least 20% of the quiz grades will be dropped. Quizzes will typically be open book / open note.  After dropping, all the remaining quiz grades will be added and rescaled to 100 points.
  • Online Homework: We will use the textbook publisher’s online homework system, Mastering Physics.  Each assignment will have a due date. One assignment will be dropped, the one that gives the student the maximum benefit. Mastering Physics will not be reopened at the end of the semester; assignments must be completed by the due date for credit. The final point total for the semester will be rescaled to 100 points. 

Evaluation

Criteria for Grading

There will be 4 major exams, each worth 12%.  The take-home group quiz grade is 18% and the homework grade is 12%.  The remaining 22% is the final.  An alternative method is provided to partially alleviate a poor performance on one major exam; half of the lowest (curved) exam grade is replaced with the curved final exam grade.  The final average is calculated both ways; the grade will be the higher of the two.

 

Category

Normal

Alternative

Four Major Exams

12% ×4

12% ×3 + 6%

Take-home Quiz

18%

18%

Online Homework

12%

12%

Final Exam

22%

28% 

The grading system of Blinn College is as follows*:

   A

90 - 100

Superior

   B

80 - 89

Above Average

   C

70 - 79

Average

   D

60 - 69

Passing

   F

< 60

Failing

*from Board Policy Manual EGA(LOCAL)

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Attendance Policy Reminder: Attendance will be taken each class. Not being in class when attendance is taken constitutes an absence. For classes that meet twice a week during the semester, two absences counts as one week's absence.  Students accumulating two week’s worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped. 

Conflict Resolution: To resolve any conflict students must follow a chain of command.  First you should deal directly with your professor, then the Department Head (Ms. Rachel Sanchez [email protected]), then the Assistant Dean (Dr. Beverly Clements [email protected]) and finally the Dean (Dr. Elmer Godeny [email protected])

Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms.

Electronic Devices:  It is never acceptable to leave a class to answer a cell phone.  Texting during class is totally unacceptable.  Any use of a cell phone or other wireless device during an exam will be considered a major incident of scholastic dishonesty.

Credit for Work: On the major exams, final and all quizzes, all work must be shown and clearly documented for any show-your-work problem.  The starting point in problem solving must be some expression on the official exam formula list for the class.  Memorized intermediate expressions will receive no credit unless their derivation is included.

Grading and Regrading: On the major exams, final and all quizzes, partial credit will typically be available for show-your-work problem. For each problem I find a grading scheme that is appropriate for that problem and then do my best to apply that scheme uniformly across all the exam papers.  It is a priority to maintain consistency across all test papers.  Inaccurate grading, relative to that scheme, will be regraded to maintain fairness. Any regrading requests must be made promptly (within two weeks) after a test is returned in class to be considered.

Schedule

Course Content and Approximate Schedule

  Chapter from Lecture Notes Textbook Chapter
 A - Electric Charge and Fields  21
 B - Gauss’s Law  22
 C - Potential and Potential Energy  23
 D - Capacitance 24, except 24.2 
 E - Current, Resistance and DC Circuits 25, 26 except 26.4, 24.2
 F - Magnetism  27, 28
 G - Faraday’s Law and Electromagnetism  29
 H - Inductance and Transient Circuits 30, 26.4
 I - AC Circuits 31
 J - Electromagnetic Radiation 32
 K - Geometric Optics  33, 34
 L - Interference, Diffraction and Polarization  35, 36

 

Wk. Day/Date Material Covered Lec. Mins. Weekly Contact Hours
1 Mon. 8/26  Review Syllabus, Start Chapter A 75 3
Wed. 8/28  Finish Chapter A 75
2 Mon. 9/2  Labor Day Holiday 75 3
Wed. 9/4  Start Chater B 75
3 Mon.9/9  Finish Chapter B, Start Chapter C 75  3
Wed. 9/11  Finish Chapter C 75 
4 Mon. 9/16  Start Chapter D 75  3
Wed. 9/18  Test 1 – Chapters A through C 75 
5 Mon. 9/23  Finish Chapter D,  Start Chapter E 75 3
Wed. 9/25  Continue Chapter E 75
6 Mon. 9/30  Finish Chapter E 75 3
Wed. 10/2  Chapter F through F.2 75
7 Mon. 10/7  Continue Chapter F 75 3
Wed. 10/9  Test 2 – Chapters D through F.2 75
8 Mon. 10/14  Finish Chapter F 75 3
Wed. 10/16  Start Chapter G 75
9 Mon. 10/21  Continue Chapter G 75 3
Wed. 10/23  Finish G 75
10 Mon. 10/28  Start Chapter H 75 3
Wed. 10/30  Test 3 – F.3 through Chapter G 75
11 Mon. 11/4  Finish Chapter H, Start I 75 3
Wed. 11/6  Continue Chapter I 75
12  Mon. 11/11  Finish Chapter I, Start Chapter J 75
Wed. 11/13  Continue Chapter J 75
13  Mon. 11/18  Finish Chapter J, Start Chapter K 75 3
Wed. 11/20  Chapter K 75
14  Mon. 11/25  Test 4 – Chapters H, I, J 75 3
Wed. 11/27  Thanksgiving Break 75
  Tues. 11/26  Last Day to Drop with a Q 
15 Mon. 12/2  Chapter L 75
Wed. 12/4  Finish Material 75
16 Mon. 12/9  Cumulative Final - SCHW 284, 5:45-8:00 150 3
Total        48

*Note: In the Carnegie Hours system, 50 minutes = 1 contact hour.