APHY 212: Essentials of Physics II Spring 2016 Syllabus 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 Schedule: Dates 1/12,14 1/19,21 1/26,28 2/2,4 2/9,11 2/16,18 2/23,25 3/1,3 3/8,10 3/15,17 3/22,24 3/29,31 4/5,7 4/12,14 4/19,21 Topics, Chapter(s) 1. Electric Charges and Fields 21 2. Gauss’s Law 22 3. Electric Potential 23 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) 31 9. Electromagnetic waves 32 Review EXAM 2 (Th 3/31) 10. Optics 33, 34,35,36 11. Relativity Quiz 3 (Th 4/14) 37 12. Q. Mechanics 38 Lab Dates Labs 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 11.Transformers 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 lab. 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.