Physics 202: General Physics II, Electricity and Magnetism

Fall 1999 Syllabus and Exam Policy
Instructor: Dr. Michael R. Gallis
Office: C112
Phone: 385-6053
email: mrg3@psu.edu
Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:00
T 11:00-12:00
or by appointment
The materials needed for this course are the same as those required for the prerequisite Physics 201. The text is University Physics, 9th edition (extended version with Modern Physics ISBN 0-201-64044-9). The student is also required to have a TI-85 calculator or the equivalent. As Physics 201 is a prerequisite for this course, knowledge of the material presented there is assumed. Math140 is a prerequisite for Math 141, which is a corequisite. Knowledge of the material presented those math courses to the level presented is also assumed. Some important material to be reviewed is indicated below, but the student should not feel constrained to limit review to this extent.

In addition to the required materials, it is highly recommended that students keep a problem notebook (3-ring loose leaf notebook or binder) for homework problems, sample tests and similar materials. This will provide a benifit the student during problem sessions and occasional open note quizzes, as well as for reviewing for the exams.

As with any university course, student preparation is essential. The student is expected to read the material in the text before the corresponding lecture, and is expected to review the appropriate material, including handouts, before lab.

The student is expected to attend every class, and will be held responsible for all work covered in the course. Students are expected to work every assigned problem as a minimum. There may be some additional homework problems assigned during the class. Old exams will be on file in the library as an additional source of problems for the student.

Failure to take a scheduled exam will result in a grade of zero. Make-up exams will be given only in the event of illness (confirmed by a physician) or death in the immediate family. Lab reports are due at the beginning of lab, one week after the completion of the experiment. Missed labs must be made up, and any missing lab reports will result in the student receiving an F for the course.  Missed quizzes will recieve a grade of 0, and may not be made up (the student's lowest quiz grade will be dropped before calcution of their quiz average).

Students will be supplied an equation sheet (consisting largely of equations from the relevant chapter summaries) for each exam to aid the student in rembembering complex equations. A copy of the equation sheet will be made available to the students well in advance of the exams so that the students may better prepare for the exam. Any needed constants will be provided by the instructor. It is strongly advised that the students use the equation sheets as they do the homework, so that they are familiar with the equations and their appropriate use.

Grading Policy:
1. The grade will be determined by three midterm exams (100 points each), a comprehensive final (200 points), a 100 point laboratory grade based upon the laboratory reports, and a 100 point quiz grade.
2. Grades will be determined approximately by the standard cutoffs (90% for an A, 80% for a B, ...). The Instructor will assign plus/minus grades as a refinement of this scale at the end of the semester.


(Strongly)Suggested Review Topics:
Vectors Motion (straight line and in a plane)
Newton's Laws Work, energy and conservation of energy
Gravitation Periodic Motion
Physics 202 Course Outline
Exercises and Problems
Chapter Problem
22 Electric Charge and Electric Field Q1,2,3,9,12,13 E1,3,4,6-9,12-14,16-19,26,29,30-36,39,40,49-51 P 62,64,65,75 
23 Gauss's Law Q 1,2,7,10,11,13,14 E 1,2,5,9 P 26,28,35,43
24 Electric Potential Q 1,3-8,10 E 1,3,5,10,11,18-20,23-25,27,35,36,38,39 P 53,58,59,62,74 
Exam I
25 Capacitance and Dielectrics Q 2-7,9-11,13,19 E 1,2,4,6-12,16,19,21,25-27,31,33 P 39,43,45,49
26 Current, Resistance and Electromotive Force  Q 1,2,4,6,9-16 E 1-3,7-10,15,18-21,23,29,35,41,43 P 45,49,51
27 Direct Current Circuits Q 1-4,6,8,11,12,14 E 1-5,8,9,16,18-20,24,25,32,33 P 46,49,51
Exam II
28 Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces Q 1,2,4,10,22 E 1-4,12,13,16,22-26,28-30,37,38 P 44,45,47,54
29 Sources of Magnetic Field Q 3,4,6 E 2,3,5,7,11,13-15,18,19,24,25,28 P 44,45,47,49,58
30 Electromagnetic Induction Q 1,4,5,7,11 E 1-3,6,13-17,20,21,23,24 P 31,34,35,38,42,49
Exam III
31 Inductance Q 5,10 E 3-5,9,12-14,20,21,25,26-29,33,36 P 41,44-46,49,53
32 Alternating Currents Q 5,8,11,13 E 1-8,11,12,14-18,21,25,29,30 P 36,49,50,54,55
33 Electromagnetic Waves Q 2,5-12 E 2-4,11,13-17,18,19 P 39,47,49,50
Final
Laboratory Experiments
- Significant Figures/Introduction to the Lab, Acceleration of Gravity 6. Power Transfer in a DC Circuit
1. Electric Field Plotting 7. The RC Circuit
2. Capacitance Bridge 8. Force on a Conductor
3. Current Voltage Characteristics 9. AC circuits
4. Wheatstone Bridge 10. Speed of Light
5. Kirchoff's Laws

(addition/modification of labs is at the discretion of the instructor)