Spring 2016

 

 
  Date
Discussion Topics and Reading
PHYS 266 Labs
M 1/25
Digital Oscilloscope
T 1/26
model of traveling waves, sinusoidal waves [20.1 - 20.4]
W 1/27
sound & light, Doppler effect [20.5, 20.7]
F 1/29
superposition and standing waves [21.1 - 21.4]
M 2/1
interference [21.5, 21.7]
Speed of Sound
T 2/2
thin films [21.6]
W 2/3
double slit interference, diffraction gratings [22.2, 22.3]
F 2/5
diffraction [22.4, 22.5]
M 2/8
reflection and refraction [23.1 - 23.3]
Diffraction of Light
T 2/9
thin lenses, lens maker's equation [23.6, 23.7]
W 2/10
refracted images and dispersion [23.4 23.5]
F 2/12
spherical mirrors [23.8]
M 2/15
lenses in combination [24.1 24.3]
Wavelength By Diffraction Grating
T 2/16
Test 1 [Ch. 21, 22, 23 & 24]
W 2/17
electric charge, conductors, and insulators [25.1 - 25.3]
F 2/19
force due to electric charge [25.4]
M 2/22
electric field [25.5, 26.1]
Elementary Optics
R 2/23
continuous charge distributions [26.4, 26.5]
W 2/24
calculating electric field [26.2, 26.3]
F 2/26
motion of charges in electric field [26.6]
M 2/29
symmetry, electric flux [27.1 - 27.3]

Electric Fields, Expt. 1

T 3/1
conductors in electrostatic equilibrium [27.6]
W 3/2
Gauss's law [27.4, 27.5]
F 3/4
connecting potential and field [29.1 - 29.4]
M 3/14
electric potential energy [28.1 - 28.3]
Ohm's Law
T 3/15
electric potential [28.4, 28.5]
W 3/16
calculating electric potential [28.6, 28.7]
F 3/18
capacitance, capacitors, and energy storage [29.5, 29.6]
M 3/21
dielectrics [29.7]
Power Transfer
T 3/22
Test 2 [Ch. 25, 26, 27, & 28]
W 3/23
model of conduction [30.1 - 30.3]
F 3/25
resistivity, resistance, and Ohm's Law [30.4, 30.5]
M 3/28
resistance, energy, and power [31.1 31.3]
Resistors in Series and Parallel
T 3/29
resistors in series and parallel [31.4 - 31.6]
W 3/30
capacitor circuits in series and parallel [29.6]
F 4/1
direct current circuits [31.7]
M 4/4
multi-loop circuits [31.7, 31.2]
Wheatstone Bridge
T 4/5
Test 3 [Ch. 29, 30, & 31]
W 4/6
magnetism, magnetic field from moving charge [32.1 - 32.3, 32.10]
F 4/8
magnetic field due to wires and current loops [32.4, 32.5]
M 4/11
solenoids and Ampere's Law [32.6]
Current Balance
T 4/12
magnetic force on moving charges [32.7, 32.8]
W 4/13
induced currents and motional emf [33.1 - 33.2]
F 4/15
Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law [33.3 - 33.6]
M 4/18
inductors and field energy [33.7 - 33.8]
Induced EMF
T 4/19
RC Circuits [31.9]
W 4/20
LC circuits [33.9]
F 4/22
LR circuits [33.10]
M 4/25
RLC circuits [35.5]
RLC Circuits
T 4/26
alternating current, phasors [35.1 - 35.4]
W 4/27
alternating current circuits [35.6]
F 4/29
M 5/2
Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism [34.1 34.5]
Lab Final
T 5/3
Test 4 [Ch. 32, 33, 34, & 35]
W 5/4
properties of electromagnetic waves [34.6, 34.7]
F 5/6
Review
T 5/10
Final Exam 10:30-12:30