Syllabus Spring 2019 Physics 20800 EE

PHYS-208-EE&EE2&EE3, Spring 2019

 

Instructor:      Professor Jiufeng J. Tu

Office:            MR-330A Marshak

Phone:            212-650-5558

E-Mail:           jtu@ccny.cuny.edu

Office Hours: Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in MR-330A.

 

Required text:

1.  Fundamentals of Physics (10th or 9th ed.) by Halliday & Resnick, and Walker.

 

EXAMS:

Two mid-term exams (in class) – tentatively scheduled on Mon., 3/4 and Wed., 4/3.

Comprehensive Final exam (in class) – to be scheduled.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: (5 hr./wk.; 4 cr.)

To understand the basic physics necessary to pursue a career in engineering and /or in science.  PHY 208 is the second part of the two introductory physics courses for science and engineering majors.  The emphasis of this course will be on analytical and problem-solving skills, and the aim is to apply fundamental physical principles to idealized and practical problems.  This course is labor intensive.  You are expected to read about 1.5 chapters of the text every week, and solve 7-8 problems as homework. Note: additional information on the course objectives for Physics 20800 can be found on the course website and the Physics Department web site at http://mail.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~physdept/Syllabi/index.htm in the file labeled 2008 General Syllabus.

 

GRADING:

This is how your final grade will be determined: Homework 10%, Midterms (2) 40%, Final 40% and

Labs 10% (you have to complete all 7 labs to pass this course).

 

Additional Information

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of The City College Code of Student Academic Integrity. The standards of academic integrity will be enforced in this course. The code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty. You may work with study partners and discuss the subject matter with them. However, each student is individually responsible for his/her tests, HWs.

 

Homework: The homework problems are taken from the textbook and will be collected in class. HW solutions will be made available periodically. Exams: There will be two midterm exams (75 min.) and a final exam (140 min.). No exam grades will be dropped and no make-ups will be given except in the case of documented illness. Labs: The Physics Department Lab schedule and lab manuals is available on line at http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/introlabman.cfm . There are seven labs to be completed during the semester; see the attached schedule. Lab reports must be submitted at the beginning of the following lab period. Note that the grade of incomplete (INC) will be assigned for Physics 20800 if all seven lab reports have not been submitted by the required dates.

 

Course Outline

 

Week

Lecture

Topic/Reading

Homework

Week 1

1/21

Lecture 1

(1/25)

Introduction

 

Week 2

1/28

Lecture 2

 (1/28)

Waves-I

Chapt. 16.1-16.7

 

 

Lecture 3

(1/30)

Waves-I

Chapt. 16.8-16.13

 

 

Lecture 4

(2/1)

Waves-II

Chapt. 17.1-17.5

HW1 Assigned

Week 3

2/4

Lecture 5

(2/4)

Waves-II

Chapt. 17.6-17.10

 

 

Lecture 6

(2/6)

Images

Chapt. 34.1-34.4

 

 

Lecture 7

(2/8)

Images

Chapt. 34.5-34.7

HW2 Assigned

(HW1 due)

Week 4

2/11 (No Class on Tues. 2/12)

Lecture 8

(2/11)

Images

Chapt. 34.8-34.9

 

 

Lecture 9

(2/13)

Interference

Chapt. 35.1-34.4

 

 

Lecture 10

(2/15)

Interference

Chapt. 35.5-35.8

HW3 Assigned

(HW2 due)

Week 5

2/18 (No class on Monday, 2/18)

Lecture 11

(2/20)

Diffraction

Chapt. 36.1-36.4

 

 

Lecture 12

(2/22)

Diffraction

Chapt. 36.5-36.7

HW4 Assigned

(HW3 due)

Week 6

2/25

Lecture 13

 (2/25)

Diffraction

Chapt. 36.8-36.10

 

 

Lecture 14

(2/27)

Electric Charge

Chapt. 21.1-21.6

 

 

Lecture 15

(3/1)

Review

Midterm 1

(HW4 due)

 

Week 7

3/4

Midterm One

 (3/4)

 

 

 

Lecture 16

(3/6)

Electric Fields

Chapt. 22.1-22.5

 

 

Lecture 17

 (3/8)

Electric Fields

Chapt. 22.6-22.9

HW5 Assigned

Week 8

3/11

Lecture 18

(3/11)

Gauss’s Law

Chapt. 23.1-23.5

 

 

Lecture 19

(3/13)

Gauss’s Law

Chapt. 23.6-23.9

 

 

Lecture 20

(3/15)

Electr. Potential

Chapt. 24.1-24.6

HW6 Assigned

(HW5 due)

Week 9

3/18

Lecture 21

(3/18)

Electr. Potential

Chapt. 24.7-24.12

 

 

Lecture 22

(3/20)

Capacitors

Chapt. 25.1-25.8

 

 

Lecture 23

(3/22)

Current

Chapt. 26.1-26.5

HW7 Assigned

(HW6 due)

Week 10

3/25

Lecture 24

(3/25)

Current

Chapt. 26.6-26.9

 

 

 

Lecture 25

(3/27)

Circuits

Chapt. 27.1-27.5

 

 

Lecture 26

(3/29)

Circuits

Chapt. 27.6-27.9

HW8 Assigned

(HW7 due)

Week 11

4/1

Lecture 27

 (4/1)

Review

Midterm 2

 

 

Midterm Two

 (4/3)

 

 (HW8 due)

 

Lecture 28

(4/5)

Magnetic Fields

Chapt. 28.1-28.5

HW9 Assigned

Week 12

4/8

Lecture 29

(4/8)

Magnetic Fields

Chapt. 28.6-28.10

 

 

Lecture 30

(4/10)

B-field/Current

Chapt. 29.1-29.3

 

 

Lecture 31

(4/12)

B-field/Current

Chapt. 29.4-29.6

HW10 Assigned

(HW9 due)

Week 13

4/15 (No classes 4/19-4/28)

Lecture 32

(4/15)

Induction

Chapt. 30.1-30.6

 

 

Lecture 33

(4/17)

Induction

Chapt. 30.7-30.12

HW11 Assigned

(HW10 due)

Week 14

4/22

Spring Break

 

 

Week 15

4/29

Lecture 34

(4/29)

AC Current

Chapt. 31.1-31.6

 

 

Lecture 35

(5/1)

AC Current

Chapt. 31.7-31.11

 

 

Lecture 36

(5/3)

Maxwell’s Equs.

Chapt. 32.1-32.6

HW12 Assigned

(HW11 due)

Week 16

5/6

Lecture 37

(5/6)

Maxwell’s Equs.

Chapt. 32.7-32.11

 

 

Lecture 38

(5/8)

EM Waves

Chapt. 33.1-33.5

 

 

Lecture 39

(5/10)

EM Waves

Chapt. 33.6-33.10

(HW12 due)

Week 17

5/13

Lecture 40

(5/13)

Course

Review

 

Last day of classes: 5/14

5/16 – 5/22: Final Examinations