Fall 2009

 

 
  Date
Discussion Topics and Reading
PHYS 266 Labs
M 8/31
Introduction, Electric Charge [21.1 - 21.2]
Lab Intro
W 9/2
Conductors & Insulators, Electric Force [21.2 - 21.3]
R 9/3
Coulomb's Law for Point Charges
F 9/4
Electric Field due to Point Charges [21.4 - 21.5]
W 9/9
Response of Charge to Electric Fields [21.4]

No Lab

R 9/10
Electric Field due to Continuous Distributions of Charge [21.5]
F 9/11
Electric Flux [22.1 - 22.2]
M 9/14
Gauss's Law [22.3 - 22.4]
Electric Fields, Expt. 1
W 9/16
Charges on Conductors [22.5]
R 9/17
Electric Potential Energy, scalar versus vector quantity [23.1]
F 9/18
Electric Potential [23.2]
M 9/21
Calculating Electric Potential [23.3]
Ohm's Law
W 9/23
Potential due to Charged Conductor, E-field [23.4 - 23.5]
R 9/24
Test 1 [Ch. 21, 22, & 23]
F 9/25
Capacitors and Capacitance [24.1]
M 9/28
Capacitors and Energy Storage [24.3]
Power Transfer
W 9/30
Dielectrics [24.4]
R 10/1
Combinations of Capacitors [24.2]
F 10/2
Electric Current and Resistance [25.1 - 25.3]
M 10/5
Resistance and Simple Circuits [25.4]

Resistors in Series and Parallel

W 10/7
Resistors in Series and Parallel, Kirchoff's Laws [26.1 - 26.2]
M 10/12
Multi-Loop Circuits [26.3]
Wheatstone Bridge
W 10/14
RC Circuits [26.4]
R 10/15
Magnetism, Magnetic Field Lines [27.1 - 27.7]
F 10/16
Motion of Charged Particles in a Field [27.4 - 27.5]
M 10/19
Force and Torque on a Current Loop [27.7]
Temp Coefficient of Resistivity
W 10/21
Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying Wire [27.8]
R 10/22
Test 2 [Ch. 24, 25, 26, & 27]
F 10/23
Magnetic Field of a Moving Charge [28.1] B-Field of a Current Carrying Conductor [28.2 - 28.3]
M 10/26
B-Field of a Current Carrying Loop [28.4 - 28.5]
Current Balance
W 10/28
Ampere's Law [28.6 - 28.7]
R 10/29
Faraday's Law and Lenz's Law [29.1 - 29.3]
F 10/30
Motional EM Force and Induced Fields [29.4 - 29.5]
M 11/2
Eddy Currents and Displacement Currents [29.6 - 29.7]
Induced EMF
W 11/4
Mutual Inductance and Self Inductance [30.1 - 30.3]
R 11/5
R-L and L-C Circuits [30.4 - 30.5]
F 11/6
L-R-C Series Circuit [30.6]
M 11/9
Alternating Current [31.1 - 31.2]
RC and RL Circuits
W 11/11
Power and Resonance in AC Circuits [31.3 - 31.5]
R 11/12
Transformers [31.6]
F 11/13
Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves [32.1]
M 11/16
The Speed of Light and Sinusoidal EM Waves [32.2 - 32.3]
Elementary Optics
W 11/18
Reflection and Refraction of Light [33.1 - 33.2, 34.1]
R 11/19
Test 3 [Ch. 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32]
F 11/20
Fiber Optics and Polarization [33.3 - 33.5]
M 11/23
Reflection and Refraction at a Spherical Surface [34.2 - 34.3]
Diffraction of Light
M 11/30
Lenses, The Eye, and Optical Instruments [34.4 - 34.8]
Wavelength By Diffraction Grating
W 12/2
Interference of Electromagnetic Waves [35.1 - 35.2]
R 12/3
Diffraction of Light [36.1 - 36.2]
F 12/4
Multiple Slit Diffraction [36.4]
M 12/7
Lab Final Exam
W 12/9
The Diffraction Grating [36.5]
R 12/10
Test 4 [Ch. 33, 34, 35 & 36]
F 12/11
Review
F 12/18
Final Exam, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, TCCW 251