- Text: Physics Vol 2: Halliday, Resnick, and Krane
- Lab Manual: Experiments in Electricity, Magnetism, & Light

by John A. Goree

- Steven R. Spangler
- 705 VAN
- 319-335-1948
- steven-spangler@uiowa.edu

- Joseph Rizio
- 658A VAN
- 335-2950
- joseph-rizio@uiowa.edu

- Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Appointments at other times may be arranged, if necessary

- Physics II, 29:28 is the second of four, one semester courses which comprise the study of the foundations of physics for physics and astronomy majors. This semester will deal with electricity and magnetism, and fluid mechanics. The level of the discussion and lectures assumes that students have completed a course in differential calculus, and have either completed or are taking a course in integral calculus. Differentiation will be freely used; integration will be employed at an appropriate level. A detailed plan for the semester is given below.
- Although this course is intended for physics and astronomy majors, students with adequate mathematical background from other majors are welcome.

- Course Schedule -- The planned schedule for the semester, together with textbook chapters for the readings, is given in the table below. Weekly homework assignments will be posted here as the semester proceeds.

## Week of |
## Topic |
## Textbook Chapter |
## Homework Problems |
## Laboratory Experiment |

Jan. 16 | Electric Charge & Coulomb's Law | 25 | not this week | no lab this week |

Jan. 23 | The Electric Field | 26 | Chapter 25: Exercises 2,4,6,7,14,16,21,23 Problems 1,3,4,8 | Lab E1: charge measurement |

Jan. 30 | Gauss's Law | 27 | Chapter 26: Exercises: 2,4,6,8,11,16,23,37 Problems: 1,4,7,8 | E2: Coulomb's Law |

Feb. 6 | Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential | 28 | Chapter 27: Exercises: 1,2,5,8,9,12,14,28 Problems: 1,4,8,12 | E3: mapping electric fields |

Feb. 13 | Electric Properties of Materials | 29 | Chapter 28: Exercises: 2,4,13,32 Problems: 9,12 (study for test!) | E7: e/m of an electron |

Feb. 20 | Capacitance | 30 | Chapter 29: Exercises: 1,2,8,13,19,28,29,31 Problems: 1,2,6,9 | No lab this week |

Feb. 27 | DC Circuits | 31 | Chapter 30: Exercises: 1,3,5,10,11,22,25,29 Problems: 1,6,13,18 | E4: parallel-plate capacitor |

Mar. 6 | Magnetic Fields | 32 | Chapter 31: Exercises: 3,5,11,18,24,32,45,47 Problems: 1,8,15,18 | E5: Ohm's Law and circuits |

Mar. 13 | Spring Break --- no class | "Fun,Fun,Fun till Daddy takes the T_Bird away..." | ||

Mar. 20 | Magnetic Field of a Current | 33 | Chapter 32: Exercises: 1,4,5,11,14,27,31,32 Problems: 1,6,12,15 | E8: magnetic fields and Faraday's Law |

Mar. 27 | Faraday's Law of Induction | 34 | Chapter 33: Exercises: 2,6,21,30 Problems: 2,6 | E6: forces between currents |

Apr. 3 | Magnetic Properties of Materials | 35 | Chapter 34: Exercises 1,4,6,8,12,16,26,29; Problems: 1,5,9,10 | E9: torque and force on magnetic dipole |

Apr. 10 | Inductance | 36 | Chapter 35: Exercises: 1,3,7,9,13,15,16,18 Problems: 3,4,6,7 | Oscillation frequency of a magnetic dipole: Lab Description |

Apr. 17 | AC Circuits | 37 | Chapter 36: Exercises: 1,2,8,15,23,26,35,43 Problems: 1,7,10,12 | OS1: oscilloscopes |

Apr. 24 | Hydrostatics | 15 (vol. 1) | Chapter 37: Exercises: 1,3,6,9,16,18,22,27 Problems: 1,3,4,7 | E11: AC (alternating current) circuits |

May 1 | Hydrodynamics | 16 (vol. 1) | Chapter 15: Exercises: 1,3,7,10,14,17,20,25 Problems: 1(a,b),5,9,16 | A5: fluid flow |

May 8 | Final Exams |

- Homework is a crucial component of this course, and every course in physics. There will be approximately 10 problems and exercises from the textbook assigned every week. The standard assignment will be eight "exercises" and four "problems". These homework assignments will be collected every Friday. To prevent chaos in the grading scheme, and to be fair to all students in the class, late homework will not be accepted. Students are allowed and encouraged to work together in groups of 2 or 3 (not more). Solutions to the homework sets will be posted after they are collected, and when I hear voices telling me to put them on line.

- There will be one hour exams in the regular class period on February 17 and March 31. Sample Test for First Exam
- Sample Test for Second Exam
- The final exam will be at 9:45 AM, Wednesday, May 10.
- Sample Test for Final Exam
- All exams will be in the regular classroom, room 70 VAN.

- Regular lectures will be given from 11:30 - 12:20, MWF in Room 70 VAN. Attendance at all lectures is expected, with allowance for reasonable absences.
- There is a recitation section for the course which meets from 12:30 to 1:20 on Thursday in room 301. Student attendance at these sessions is expected, with allowance for reasonable absences. The recitation section will be primarily concerned with discussion of the homework problems. This is genuinely a recitation class, in which students initiate and conduct the discussion. It will not be just another lecture. Plan on coming prepared.

- The verification of theories by experiments in the laboratory is fundamental to the science of physics. Similarly, it is fundamental to the study of physics to see demonstrations of the phenomena discussed in lecture, and to make quantitative measurements which confirm the mathematical descriptions in the textbook. All students must attend and participate in the laboratory exercises, which are held in room 353 VAN at 7:00 - 9:50 PM on Monday (Section A17) or 11:30 AM - 2:20 PM on Tuesday (Section A23). Labs are not held the first week, but will begin on the week of January 23. A preliminary schedule of the laboratory projects is given in the course schedule above.
**Please Note:**Students in the lab should work individually, or with one other student as a lab partner (preferred). Mob scenes of 3,4, or N students working with one setup are verboten. We have enough equipment for all the students in pairs, and the learning environment is improved.

- Grades will be determined by the total score in the three major areas of this class: one-hour examinations, homework, laboratory work. The weight given to these areas is as follows: Homework: 30 % of overall score, Laboratory: 25 % of overall score, Hour Exams: 15 % for each exam, or 45 % for the sum of the three exams. The "benchmark" grading scale, giving the relation between the score as defined above, and the letter grade, is given below.

Score (% possible points) | Letter Grade |

85 | A |

75 | B |

60 | C |

50 | D |

<50 | F |

- Plus and minus grades will be assigned when the total score is within 2 points of the grade boundary as defined in the table above (i.e. a score of 86.5 would be an A-).
- A general description of College of Liberal Arts grading policies can be found in the following links. "Plus and Minus Grading" and " Grade Distribution")

- There is a web page associated with this class. It will be maintained as an expanded and updated version of this syllabus. Go to Course Syllabus and Information Clearinghouse

- 203 Van Allen Hall
- 319-335-1686
- Chair -- Professor Thomas F. Boggess at thomas-boggess@uiowa.edu

- "I need to hear from anyone who has a disability, which may require some modification of seating, testing, or other class requirements so that appropriate arrangements may be made. Please contact me during my office hours." Students with disablities should also contact the Office of Student Disabilities Services (335-1462).

This course is given by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This means that class policies on matters such as requirements, grading, and sanctions for academic dishonesty are governed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students wishing to add or drop this course after the official deadline must receive the approval of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Details of the University policy of cross enrollments may be found at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/deos/crossenroll.doc.

- A student who has a complaint related to a Physics or Astronomy course should follow the procedures summarized below. The full policy on student complaints is on-line in the College's Student Academic Handbook http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/academic_handbook/ix.shtml#4.
- Ordinarily, the student should attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor first. If the complaint is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student should go to the course supervisor (if the instructor is a teaching assistant) or to Associate Chair, Professor Craig Kletzing.
- If the matter remains unresolved, the student may submit a written complaint to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 120 Schaeffer Hall (335-2633). The associate dean will attempt to resolve the complaint and, if necessary, may convene a special committee to recommend appropriate action. In any event, the associate dean will respond to the student in writing regarding the disposition of the complaint. For any complaint that cannot be resolved through the mechanisms described above, please refer to the College's Student Academic Handbook for further information.

A student suspected of plagiarism or cheating will be informed in writing as soon as possible after the incident has been observed or discovered. Instructors who detect cheating or plagiarism may decide, in consultation with the departmental executive officer, to reduce the student's grade on the assignment or the course, even to assign an F. The instructor writes an account of the chronology of the plagiarism or cheating incident for the DEO (Associate Chair), who sends an endorsement of the written report of the case to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, CLAS. A copy of the report will be sent to the student.

A detailed policy is printed in the Schedule of Courses and the College's Student Academic Handbook.

- The College guideline is that one semester hour of credit is the equivalent of approximately three hours of work (class time + out-of-class preparation) each week over the course of a whole semester. In a typical lecture/discussion course, each hour of class normally entails at least two hours of outside preparation for the average student (e.g., in a three-credit-hour lecture course, standard out-of-class preparation is six hours per week). This standard is the basis on which the Registrar's Office assigns hours of University credit for courses.

- "All students in the College have specific rights and responsibilities. You have the right to adjudication of any complaints you have about classroom activities or instructor actions. Information on these procedures is available in the Schedule of Courses and on-line in the College's Student Academic Handbook (http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/academic_handbook/). You also have the right to expect a classroom environment that enables you to learn, including modifications if you have a disability."

- "Your responsibilities to this class-and to your education as a whole-include attendance and participation. (Here an instructor could put specific information on his/her or the department's attendance policy.) You are also expected to be honest and honorable in your fulfillment of assignments and in test-taking situations (the College's policy on plagiarism and cheating is on-line in the College's Student Academic Handbook http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/academic_handbook/). You have a responsibility to the rest of the class-and to the instructor-to help create a classroom environment where all may learn. At the most basic level, this means that you will respect the other members of the class and the instructor, and treat them with the courtesy you hope to receive in turn."

- Changes in course registration including adding, dropping, and changes in sections, will be made by office personnel in Room 203 VAN between the hours of 8-12 and 1-5 Mon-Fri. If you are taking this course as a second grade option, your TA needs to be notified.

- Teaching Assistants will be available for free tutoring in room 54 VAN during the hours posted (to be published later). Students are permitted to seek help from classmates (maximum group size 2-3) in preparing their homework. While you are encouraged to seek help from TA's, do not expect them to do your homework for you.

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