Fall 2015

 

 
  Date
Discussion Topics and Reading
PHYS 266 Labs
M 8/24
model of traveling waves, sinusoidal waves [20.1 - 20.4]
Lab Introduction
T 8/25
sound & light, Doppler effect [20.5, 20.7]
W 8/26
superposition and standing waves [21.1 - 21.4]
F 8/27
interference [21.5, 21.7]
M 8/31
thin films [21.6]
Speed of Sound
T 9/1
double slit interference, diffraction gratings [22.2, 22.3]
W 9/2
diffraction [22.4, 22.5]
F 9/4
reflection and refraction [23.1 - 23.3]
M 9/7
No Class, Labor Day
Diffraction of Light
T 9/8
thin lenses, lens maker's equation [23.6, 23.7]
W 9/9
refracted images and dispersion [23.4 23.5]
F 9/11
spherical mirrors [23.8]
M 9/14
lenses in combination [24.1 24.3]
Wavelength By Diffraction Grating
T 9/15
Test 1 [Ch. 21, 22, 23 & 24]
W 9/16
electric charge, conductors, and insulators [25.1 - 25.3]
F 9/18
force due to electric charge [25.4]
M 9/21
electric field [25.5, 26.1]
Elementary Optics
R 9/22
continuous charge distributions [26.4, 26.5]
W 9/23
calculating electric field [26.2, 26.3]
F 9/25
motion of charges in electric field [26.6]
M 9/28
symmetry, electric flux [27.1 - 27.3]

Electric Fields, Expt. 1

T 9/29
conductors in electrostatic equilibrium [27.6]
W 9/30
Gauss's law [27.4, 27.5]
F 10/2
No Class, Fall Break
M 10/5
connecting potential and field [29.1 - 29.4]
Ohm's Law
T 10/6
electric potential energy [28.1 - 28.3]
W 10/7
electric potential [28.4, 28.5]
F 10/9
calculating electric potential [28.6, 28.7]
M 10/12
Review
Power Transfer
T 10/13
Test 2 [Ch. 25, 26, 27, & 28]
W 10/14
capacitance, capacitors, and energy storage [29.5, 29.6]
F 10/16
dielectrics [29.7]
M 10/19
capacitor circuits in series [29.6]
Resistors in Series and Parallel
T 10/20
capacitor circuits in series and parallel [29.6]
W 10/21
model of conduction [30.1 - 30.3]
F 10/23
resistivity, resistance, and Ohm's Law [30.4, 30.5]
M 10/26
resistors in series and parallel [31.4 - 31.6]
Wheatstone Bridge
T 10/27
resistance, energy, and power [31.1 31.3]
W 10/28
direct current circuits [31.7]
F 10/30
multi-loop circuits [31.7, 31.2]
M 11/2
Review
Current Balance
T 11/3
Test 3 [Ch. 29, 30, & 31]
W 11/4
magnetism, magnetic field from moving charge [32.1 - 32.3, 32.10]
F 11/6
magnetic field due to wires and current loops [32.4, 32.5]
M 11/9
solenoids and Ampere's Law [32.6]
Induced EMF
T 11/10
magnetic force on moving charges [32.7, 32.8]
W 11/11
induced currents and motional emf [33.1 - 33.2]
F 11/13
Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law [33.3 - 33.6]
M 11/16
RC Circuits [31.9]
T 11/17
inductors and field energy [33.7 - 33.8]
W 11/18
LC circuits [33.9]
F 11/20
LR circuits [33.10]
M 11/23
RLC circuits [35.5]
RC and RL Circuits
T 11/24
alternating current, phasors [35.1 - 35.4]
W 11/25
No Class, Thanksgiving Holiday
F 11/27
No Class, Thanksgiving Holiday
M 11/30
alternating current circuits [35.6]
Lab Final Exam
T 12/1
Test 4 [Ch. 32, 33, & 35]
W 12/2
Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism [34.1 34.5]
F 12/4
properties of electromagnetic waves [34.6, 34.7]
R 12/10
Final Exam 1:00-3:00