Spring 2013

 

 
  Date
Discussion Topics and Reading
PHYS 266 Labs
M 1/21
No Class, MLK, Jr. Day
Lab Introduction
W 1/23
wave model, sound & light, Doppler effect [20.1, 20.5, 20.7]
R 1/24
sinusoidal waves [20.4, 20.6]
F 1/25
superposition and standing waves [21.1 - 21.4]
M 1/28
interference [21.5, 21.7]
Speed of Sound
W 1/30
thin films [21.6]
R 1/31
double slit interference, diffraction gratingd [22.2, 22.3]
F 2/1
diffraction [22.4, 22.5]
M 2/4
reflection and refraction [23.1 - 23.3]
Diffraction of Light
W 2/6
refracted images and dispersion [23.4 23.5]
R 2/7
thin lenses, lens maker's equation [23.6, 23.7]
F 2/8
spherical mirrors [23.8]
M 2/11
lenses in combination [24.1 24.3]
Wavelength By Diffraction Grating
W 2/13
electric charge, conductors, and insulators [25.1 - 25.3]
R 2/14
Test 1 [Ch. 21, 22, 23 & 24]
F 2/15
force due to electric charge [25.4]
M 2/18
electric field [25.5, 26.1]
Elementary Optics
W 2/20
calculating electric field [26.2, 26.3]
R 2/21
continuous charge distributions [26.4, 26.5]
F 2/22
motion of charges in electric field [26.6]
M 2/25
symmetry, electric flux [27.1 - 27.3]

Electric Fields, Expt. 1

W 2/27
Gauss's law [27.4, 27.5]
R 2/28
conductors in electrostatic equilibrium [27.6]
F 3/1
electric potential energy [28.1 - 28.3]
M 3/4
electric potential [28.4, 28.5]
Ohm's Law
W 3/6
calculating electric potential [28.6, 28.7]
R 3/7
connecting potential and field [29.1 - 29.4]
F 3/8
Test 2 [Ch. 25, 26, 27, 28, & 29]
M 3/18
capacitance, capacitors, and energy storage [29.5, 29.6]
Power Transfer
W 3/20
capacitor circuits in series and parallel [29.6]]
R 3/21
dielectrics [29.7]
F 3/22
model of conduction [30.1 - 30.3]
M 3/25
resistivity, resistance, and Ohm's Law [30.4, 30.5]
Resistors in Series and Parallel
W 3/27
resistance, energy, and power [31.1 31.3]
R 3/28
resistors in series and parallel [31.4 - 31.6]
F 3/29
direct current circuits [31.7]
M 4/1
multi-loop circuits [31.7, 31.2]
Wheatstone Bridge
W 4/3
R 4/4
magnetism, magnetic field from moving charge [32.1 - 32.3, 32.10]
F 4/5
magnetic field due to wires and current loops [32.4, 32.5]
M 4/8
solenoids and Ampere's Law [32.6]
Current Balance
W 4/10
magnetic force on moving charges [32.7, 32.8]
R 4/11
Test 3 [Ch. 29, 30, 31, & 32]
F 4/12
induced currents and motional emf [33.1 - 33.2]
M 4/15
Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law [33.3 - 33.6]
Induced EMF
W 4/17
inductors and field energy [33.7 - 33.8]
R 4/18
RC Circuits [31.9]
F 4/19
LR circuits [33.10]
M 4/22
LC circuits [33.9]
RC and RL Circuits
W 4/23
alternating current, phasors [35.1 - 35.4]
R 4/25
RLC circuits [35.5]
F 4/26
alternating current circuits [35.6]
M 4/29
Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism [34.1 34.5]
Lab Final Exam
W 5/1
properties of electromagnetic waves [34.6, 34.7]
R 5/2
Test 4 [Ch. 33, 34 & 35]
F 5/3
Review
T 5/7
Final Exam 10:30-12:30