PHYS 2426 Fall 2012

Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, Volume 2, Halliday & Resnick, Walker, 9th Edition.

Homework will be written by me and posted on Blackboard. You will not need any online homework system, just the textbook.

Syllabus at Syllabus

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Prelectures

Practice Exams

COURSE OUTLINE/CALENDAR – Changes Announced in Class

 PHYS 2426 #14848     Lec       005      CYP      2222    MW     10:30am- 11:50am                                                         Lab                  CYP      2236    MW     12:00pm- 1:20pm Week Coverage Unit Lab 1 Introduction 1 Safety & Lab Intro & Intro to Charge 1 Electric Field 2 Spreadsheet Programs 2 Holiday 2 Electric Field 2 1 Coulomb’s Law 3 Gauss’ Law 3 2 Introduction to Potential 3 Electric Potential 4 3 Electric Field Lines 4 Electric Potential 4 Various 4 Capacitance 5 Various 5 Catch up & Review 5 Test 1 (1-4) (September 26) 6 Capacitance 5 Introduction to Capacitance 6 Current and Resistance 6 Resistance and Ohm’s Law 7 Circuits 7 Various 7 Circuits 7 RC Circuits 8 Magnetic Fields 8 Introduction to Magnetism 8 Magnetic Fields 8 Magnetic Force 9 Catch up & Review 9 Test 2 (5-8) (October 24) 10 Magnetic Fields due to Currents 9 Magnetic Field of a Solenoid 10 Induction & Inductance 10 Faraday’s & Lenz’s Laws 11 Induction & Inductance 10 Faraday’s Law and Transformers 11 Electromagnetic Waves 11 Microwave Optics 12 Electromagnetic Waves 11 Various 12 Interference 12 Various 13 Diffraction 13 Physical Optics 13 Diffraction 13 Reflection 14 Catch up & Review 14 Test 3 (9-13) (November 28) 15 Geometric Optics 14 Refraction 15 Geometric Optics 14 Lenses 16 Catch up & Review 16 Final Exam (December 12)

PHYS 2426 Topics

 Unit Topics 1 Intro Charge & Mass Density Factor of Change & Percent Change Accuracy, precision, significant figures Converting units cm, mm, um, nm. Electric Charge Solids – insulators, conductors Charging by friction & induction Coulomb’s Law The Field concept 2 Electric Field Electric Field Lines Electric Field due to point charges Electric Dipole Charge density distributions Electric Field due to a Line Charge Electric Field due to a Charged Disk Point Charges in an Electric Field A Dipole in an Electric Field 3 Gauss’s Law for Electric Fields Electric Flux Gauss’ Law for Electric Fields Gauss’ and Coulomb’s Law A Charged Isolated Conductor Cylindrical Symmetry Planar Symmetry Spherical Symmetry 4 Electric Potential Electric Potential Energy Electric Potential Equipotential Surfaces Calculating Potential from the Field Potential due to a Point Charge Potential due to a group of Point Charges Potential Due to an Electric Dipole Potential Due to a Continuous Charge Distribution           Calculating the Field from the Potential Potential of a Charged Isolated Conductor 5 Capacitance Capacitance        Calculating the Capacitance         Capacitors in Parallel and in Series                            Energy Stored in an Electric Field               Capacitor with a Dielectric            Dielectrics: An Atomic View         Dielectrics and Gauss’ Law 6 Current and Resistance Electric Current Current Density Resistance and Resistivity Ohm's Law          A Microscopic View of Ohm’s Law Power in Electric Circuits 7 Circuits Emf Work, Energy, and Emf  Calculating the Current in a Single-Loop Circuit   Other Single-Loop Circuits            Potential Difference Between Two Points Multi-loop Circuits The Ammeter and the Voltmeter RC Circuits 8 Magnetic Fields What Produces a Magnetic Field Definition of B                                   Crossed Fields: Discovery of the Electron Crossed Fields: The Hall Effect    A Circulating Charged Particle     Cyclotrons and Synchrotrons Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire                         Torque on a Current Loop            The Magnetic Dipole Moment 9 Magnetic Field due to Currents Calculating the Magnetic Field Due to a Current Force Between Two Parallel Currents     Ampere's Law   Solenoids and Toroids    A Current-Carrying Coil as a Magnetic Dipole 10 Induction and Inductance Induced Current and Emf Faraday's Law of Induction Lenz's Law Induction and Energy Transfers Induced Electric Fields Inductors and Inductance Self-Induction RL Circuits            Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field Energy Density of a Magnetic Field Mutual Induction 11 Electromagnetic Waves Light is an Electromagnetic Wave The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Qualitatively The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector           Radiation Pressure                          Polarization        Reflection and Refraction Total Internal Reflection Polarization by Reflection 12 Interference Light as a Wave Diffraction           Young’s Interference Experiment            Coherence                          Intensity in Double-Slit Interference                       Interference from Thin Films 13 Diffraction Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima  Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively   Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively               Diffraction by a Circular Aperture              Diffraction by a Double Slit                           Diffraction Gratings 14 Geometric Optics Types of Images Plane Mirrors     Spherical Mirrors Images from Spherical Mirrors   Spherical Refracting Surfaces      Thin Lenses        Optical Instruments