PHYSICS 123 Spring 2005 - Basic Physics III-

Oscillations, Waves, etc…

 

Instructor: John McGill

E-Mail:                         jmcgill@csusb.edu

Web Page:                   http://physics.csusb.edu/~jmcgill

Office:                          PS 116

Office Hours:                Mon. 2-3, Tue. 12-12:45, Wed. 1-2

 

Textbook

 

Principles of Physics, 3rd edition, by Serway & Jewett

Physics 123 Lab Manual, This will be handed out at your first lab section.

You will also need a scientific calculator.

 

Prerequisites

 

Physics 122 or its equivalent

 

Grading

 

Mid Term Exam         25%    (Wed.,  May 11, 4-5:20 PM)

Final Exam                 25%    (Wed..,  June 15, 4-6 PM)

Homework                  25%    = (25/(# of homeworks))*(hw1/total1 + hw2/total2 + hw3/total3+hw4/total4+…)

 

Homework assignments will be given periodically throughout the quarter.  Homework will be due on the date indicated in the assignment.  Late work will not be accepted.  In your homework assignments, you must show all of your work clearly and legibly.  No credit will be given for unreadable homework sets or for homework sets that show no work.  Homework problems should be done in the order that they were assigned.  All final answers should be boxed.

 

Laboratory                   25%     =%Lab/4        (but to pass in Physics 123, you must also pass in lab)

 

You must attend laboratory.  A grade of F in lab will result in a grade of F for all of Physics 123.  Your physics 123 laboratory grade will account for 25% of your total grade unless you receive a grade of F for physics 123 laboratory, in which case you will receive the grade of F for all of physics 123.

 

Any act of academic dishonesty on your part will result in your receiving a grade of F for physics 123.

 

Tentative Grading Scale:

 

93 - 100%  = A, 90 - 93%   = A-, 87 - 90%   = B+, 83 - 87%   = B, 80 - 83%   = B-, 75 - 80%   = C+, 70 - 75%   = C,

65 - 70%   = C-, 60 - 65%   = D+, 55 - 60%   = D, 50 - 55%   = D-, <50%  = F

Class Times

 

Lecture MW 4:00-5:20 PM

Labs:   Mon.    6-8:50 PM      McGill

            Tues.    1-3:50 PM      McGill                                                        

            Thur.    9-11:50 AM    McGill

Thur.    6-8:50 PM      Phan?

Fri.       9-11:50 AM     McGill

Fri.       1-3:50  PM      McGill

 

Problem Sessions  Wed. 2:30-3:30 TC-007,  Wed. 5:30-6:30 PS-133

 

Tentative Schedule:

 

Week 1            Chapter 12

Week 2            Chapters 13

Week 3            Chapters 14

Week 4            Chapters 24

Week 5            Chapters 25

Week 6            Chapter, 26, Midterm

Week 7            Chapters 27-28

Week 8            Chapters 29-30

Week 9            Chapters 15-16

Week 10          Chapters 17-18

Final Exam      

 

 

 

 

Homework #1 due date: Monday, 4/25/2005

 

Reading from Principles of Physics, 3rd edition, by Serway & Jewett, Chapters 12, 13 & 14

 

Questions from Chapter 12: 9, 10, 14

Problems from Chapter 12: 3, 5, 13, 17, 21, 22, 31a)

Questions from Chapter 13: 3, 16

Problems from Chapter 13: 3, 5, 23

 

Make sure that you show your work. All final answers should be clearly marked with a box, rounded to the proper number of significant figures with the units indicated.  The problems should be done in the order in which they were assigned.