Topic outline

  • General Physics II-NSC 262

    4 Credits - Introductory

    TIme: Mon/Wed/Fri    11:30am - 12:50pm 
    Place: Sci 117A
    Faculty: Sara Salimbeni

    Second semester of the introductory physics class, suitable for students considering a plan in physics, science students, or non-science students who want a physics foundation. Topics include Newton's theory of gravity, oscillations, fluid and elasticity, thermodynamics  and waves. 

    Prerequisite:  General Physics I or approval from the teacher

    Books: 

    (There are copies of the first volume in the library, which you can use)
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol. 1 (Chs 13-15), 3/E
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol. 2 (Chs 16-19), 3/E
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol. 3 (Chs 20-24), 3/E

  • Week 1 -

    1/23/2013 at 10.00am: Intro class

    1/25/2013: reading Chaper 13: paragraphs 1-2-3-4

    • Week 2

      1/28/2013: reading Chapter 13: paragraph 5-6

      1/30/2013: reading Chapter 14.1

      Conceptual Questions: 13.2 and 13.6

      Exercises: 13.6, 13.11, 13.15, 13.21 (20 old edition), 13.33, 13.48 (43 old edition), 13.55. 13.68 (or/and 69)

      2/01/2013: Chapter 14.2, 14.3, 14.4, 

      • Week 3

        2/4/2013: Chapter 14.5,14.6,14.7

        2/6/2013: Chapter 14

        2/8/2013: Chapter 15.1- 15.2-15.3-15.4 &  Problems due:  Chapter 14:

        conceptual questions: 14.1 - 14. 3 - 14.9

        Exercises & problems: 14.13 - 14.24 - 14.49 - 14.62

        Challenge Problem 14.80

        • Week 4

          2/11/2013: Review Chapter 14

          2/13/2013: Chapter 15.5 -15.6  

          2/15/2013: Chapter 16.1-16.2-16.3-16.4  & Problems Chapter 15 due : 18-22-35-63-73

          • Week 5

            2/18/2013 Chapter 16.5 

            2/20/2013 Chapter 17.1-17.2-17.3-17.4  - First TEST due.

            2/22/2013 Chapter 17.5-17.6-17.7-17.8 & exercises chapter 16 due: 39-45-58-73

            • Week 6

              2/25/2013 Chapter 18 - 18.1 -18.2 - 18.3 -18.4 

              2/27/2013 Chapter 16-17 review& exercises chapter 17 due: 18 -47 -56 - 81 -82

              3/1/2013  Chapter 18 - 18.5 - 18.6

              • Week 7

                3/4/2013 Chapter 19 : 19.1-19.2

                3/6/2013 Chapter 19 : 19.3-19.4 - Exercises chapter 18 due: 24-33-43-54-64

                3/8/2013 Chapter 19 : 19.5-19.6

                • Week 8

                  3/11/2013  Chapter 19 - Entropy. Reading: file 

                  3/13/2013  Review  -    ;  exercises on 19 due: 35-46-50-59-72

                  3/15/2013  Chapter 20 - 20.1-20.2-20.3

                  • Week 9

                    4/1/2013 Chapter 20: - 20.2 - 20.3 -20.4

                    4/3/2013 Chapter 20: 20.5-20.6-20.7- 

                    4/5/2013 Chapter 21 - 21.1-21.2-21.3-21.4 - second test due 

                    • Week 10

                      4/8/2013 Chapter 21 -21.5,21.6,21.7,21.8; exercises on chapter 20 : 53-57-71-72-77

                      4/10/2013 Chapter 21

                      4/12/2013 Chapter 22- 22.1-22.2

                      • Week 11

                        4/15/2013 Chapter 22 : 22.3-22.4

                        4/17/2013 Chapter 22 : 22.5-22.6 - exercises on chaprer 21: 38-39-69-76-80

                        4/19/2013 Chapter 22 : exercises

                        • Week 12

                          4/22/2013 Chapter 23-  

                          4/24/2013 Chapter 23: 23.1-23.2-23.3 ; exercises on chapter 22 54-61-65 + chose & solve 2 problems that, in your opinion, are interesting/challenging. Chose one of these two problems as a problem to solve in class. 

                          4/26/2013 Chapter 23: 23.4-23.5-23.6  

                          • This topic

                            Week 13

                            4/29/2013 Chapter 23: 23.7- 23.8 -

                            5/1/2013  exercises on chaprer 23 due:48-70-62-79 + one exercise chosen by you,  that you will present to your classmates.

                            5/3/2013 Chapter 24 : 24.1-24.2-24.3-24.4-24.5 

                            • Week 14

                              5/6/2013 

                              5/8/2013 

                              Third test due 5/9/2013 by 7 pm

                              Final 5/11/2013 at 9