APHY 212: Essentials of Physics II Spring 2016

APHY 212: Essentials of Physics II
Spring 2016
Prerequisites: APHY 211, Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Stelios Kapranidis
Office: 321 SBDG, Tel.: 648-6851x3466
Hours: M 5:00-6:00, T,Th: 2:00-3:00 and by appointment
Time, Place: Lectures: T,Th 3:05-4:20/ SBDG 327,
Lab: Section 001, T 4:30-7:20, Section 002 Th 4:30-7:20/ SBDG 325
Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Douglas Giancoli, 4th Edition, Pearson
Topics, Chapter(s)
1. Electric Charges and Fields
2. Gauss’s Law
3. Electric Potential
Quiz 1 (T 2/2) 4. Capacitance 24
5. DC Current and Circuits
25, 26
Review -- EXAM 1 (Th 2/18)
6. Magnetic Fields
27, 28
7. Induction
29, 30
No classes -- Spring Break
8. AC Quiz 2 (Th 3/17)
9. Electromagnetic waves
Review EXAM 2 (Th 3/31)
10. Optics
33, 34,35,36
11. Relativity Quiz 3 (Th 4/14) 37
12. Q. Mechanics
Lab Dates
1/12 or 14
1/19 or 21
1/26 or 28
2/2 or 4
2/9 or 11
2/16 or 18
2/23 or 24
3/1 or 3
1. Vector Fields I
2. Vector Fields II
3. Electric Charges
4. Electric Fields
5. Capacitors
6. Resistors
7. Joule’s Law
8. Magnetic Forces
3/15 or 17
3/22 or 24
3/29 or 31
4/5 or 7
4/12 or 14
4/19 or 21
9. The ratio e/me
10.AC motors/generators
12. Optics
13. Photoelectric effect
14. Michelson Interferometer
Course Objective: In this course we study electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity and
quantum mechanics.
Course Organization. In the lectures we develop the theory, and we study how the theory is
applied in solving physics problems.
In the lab we perform experiments, which allow us to make the very important connection
between the physical theory and the real world. For each lab, you will receive, at least one week
prior to the lab date, a handout with all necessary information about the lab. These handouts will
include (a) a Study Guide containing the topics a student must be familiar with in order to perform
the experiments successfully, (b) descriptions of the experiments to be performed, and (c) the
necessary space to complete the lab report.
Students should prepare for each lab by studying the topics specified in the lab Study Guide. To
assure readiness for the lab, the students are required to take a ten minute Lab Quiz at the
beginning of each lab period. If the students are found not to be properly prepared, they will not
be allowed to start the lab until they study and prepare themselves. Please understand that if such
a delay turns out to be too lengthy you may not have enough time to complete the lab and
receive credit for it.
For each lab, the class will be divided into groups usually of two or three students. The members
of a group should collaborate in performing the experiments and should complete only one lab
report. Students who are not present during a lab period, arrive late, leave early, or do not
actively participate in the performance of the experiments will not receive credit for that lab.
Please also note that since the completion of a lab requires team work, a student who misses a lab,
even if he/she has a valid excuse, cannot complete the lab at a later time. To receive proper credit
for a lab report, a student who satisfactorily completes the lab work must sign his/her name on a
special list at the end of each lab period. It is your responsibility to make sure that you sign your
name on the list. Students whose signatures are missing from the list will receive no credit for that
Your lab grade will be based on your lab quizzes (30%) and your participation in the experiments
and lab reports (70%). Each lab report will be collected for grading at the beginning of the next lab
meeting. Late lab reports will not be accepted and all group members will receive a zero grade for
that lab report.
Please keep in mind the following:
1. According to the Department of Chemistry and Physics Attendance Policy, a student who has
more than four unexcused absences or who misses more than 25% of all classes for any reason will
incur a minimum penalty of the loss of a letter grade off the final course grade.
2. Homework will be assigned regularly. Assignments must be completed and turned in for
grading by the due date. Late homework will not be accepted.
3. Please make sure you don’t miss any exams or quizzes. Missed exams or quizzes will receive a
zero grade. Makeup exams or quizzes will be allowed only if there are very serious extenuating
circumstances that can be fully documented.
4. The final exam is on Thursday April 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and it is comprehensive.
Grading: Homework 15%, Quizzes 15%, Exams 30%, Final Exam 20%, Lab20%
90-100%: A, 80-89%: B, 70-79%: C, 60-69%: D.
Note 1: Please review the Academic Code of Conduct located in the Student Handbook. If you are
found to be in violation of Academic Integrity, a zero grade will be given for the work. If you are
found to be in violation of Academic Integrity for a second time, a grade of F will be assigned for
the course.
Note 2: If you have a physical, psychological, and/or learning disability that might affect your
performance in this class, please contact the Office of Disability Services, B&E 126, (803) 641-3609,
as soon as possible. The Office of Disability Services will determine appropriate accommodations
based on medical documentation.
Note 3: Classroom Behavior
It is the instructor’s right to remove from the classroom any student who disrupts or disturbs the
proceeding of the class. Disruption of the class includes but is not limited to the use of any
portable electronic devices, including cell phones, MP3 players; iPods, etc. unless prior approval
has been given to a student or unless required for the course. In extreme cases the faculty
member can request assistance from University Police. If the student who has been ejected
causes similar disturbances in subsequent meetings of the class, he/she may be denied
admittance to the class for the remainder of the semester and assigned a grade of F.