Physics 2020 Syllabus
Spring 2016
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Important notice about homework assignments

Homework assignments are divided into three categories:

  • Pre-class assignments: For most classes there will be a short set of concept questions to answer before the lecture. These are listed on the MasteringPhysics site and due before each class meeting.

  • Weekly MasteringPhysics homework problems.

  • A weekly written problem available via the homework link in UvaCollab. Log into the Collab page for your section to view the problem and upload your solution.

-modified for snow day-

Class

Date

Day

Text Sections

Topic

1

Jan. 21

R

19.1-19.3

Electric charges and force
=HW1 Ch. 19=

2

Jan. 26

T

19.4-19.7

Electric field and flux
Preclass Worksheet 1 due 9:00am (check the calendar in MasteringPhysics for future preclass worksheets.)

3

Jan. 28

R

20.1-20.3

Electric potential
=HW2 Ch. 20=
HW1 due 11:59 PM

4

Feb. 2

T

20.4-20.6

Electric potential energy, capacitors

5

Feb. 4

R

21.1-21.4

Electric current, Resistors
=HW3 Ch. 21=
HW2 due 11:59 PM

6

Feb. 9

T

21.5-21.8

Resistors, circuits

7

Feb. 11

R

22.1-22.4

Magnetic field, force
HW3 due 11:59 PM

8

Feb. 16

T

22.5-22.8

Magnetic torque, Ampere's law, solenoids
=HW4 Ch. 22=

9

Feb. 18

R

TEST 1

Chapters 19-21

10

Feb. 23

T

23.1-23.5

Faraday's and Lenz's laws, Electrical energy
=HW5 Ch. 23=
HW4 due 11:59 PM

11

Feb. 25

R

23.6-23.10

Inductance, motors, magnetic energy, transformers

12

Mar. 1

T

24.1-24.4

Alternating voltage, current, AC circuits
=HW6 Ch. 24=
HW5 due 11:59 PM

13

Mar. 3

R

24.5-24.6

RLC Circuits, Resonance


Mar 8, 10



Spring break, no class

14

Mar. 15

T

25.1-25.5

Electromagnetic waves
=HW7 Ch. 25=
HW6 due 11:59 PM

15

Mar. 17

R

26.1-26.4

Mirrors, reflection
=HW8 Chs. 26,27=
HW7 due 11:59 PM
**note the due date**

16

Mar. 22

T

TEST 2

Chapters 22-25

17

Mar. 24

R

26.5-26.8

Lenses, refraction

18

Mar. 29

T

27.1-27.6

Optical instruments

19

Mar. 31

R

28.1-28.3

Interference
=HW9 Ch. 28=
HW8 due 11:59 PM

20

Apr. 5

T

28.4-28.6

Diffraction

21

Apr. 7

R

29.1-29.4

Relativity
=HW10 Ch. 29=
HW9 due 11:59 PM

22

Apr. 12

T

29.5-29.8

Relativistic phenomena, general relativity

23

Apr. 14

R

30.1-30.4

Quantum physics
=HW11 Ch. 30=
HW10 due 11:59 PM

24

Apr. 19

T

TEST 3

Chapters 26-29

25

Apr. 21

R

30.5-30.7

Wave-particle phenomena

26

Apr. 26

T

31.1-31.7

Atomic physics
=HW12 Ch. 31,32=
HW11 due 11:59 PM

27

Apr. 28

R

32.1-32.6

Nuclear physics

28

May. 3

T

32.7-32.9

Applications, elementary particle physics, cosmology
HW12 due 11:59 PM






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May 7

Sa

FINAL EXAM (section II)

9am -> noon

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May 9

M

FINAL EXAM (section I)

2pm -> 5pm