Physics 117 Homework
 Reading and Homework Homework is not graded in this course. Nonetheless it is very important that you will read the relevant parts of the textbook and do your homework every week. Remember that the homework is primarily intended for you as a "thermometer" of your degree of understanding of the subject. Moreover the quizzes and the exams are largely based on the homework exercises, hence if you are able to do your homework you will be able as well to do properly a quiz or an exam.
Inside the Course
 Physics 117 Syllabus Class and Lab plan Course contents overview Homework & Quiz solutions
 Reading & Homework Assignments Check this page often as it will be updated as the course procedes. Questions are marked Q and Exercises E. All the page numbers are refereed to the textbook Kirkpatrick & Wheeler: Physics, A World View (4th Edition) At the end of the textbook you can find the solutions of the questions and exercises with odd numbers. Use them just to check the correctness of your answers! If you find you make too many mistakes contact your TA or instructor as soon as possible! Extra Material: below yo find links (in the "Read" column) to the extra material used during the lectures. You will need MS Power Point or equivalent program to see the support slides (these are saved in pps format = power point show) files. Other are just links to web pages and Java applets. Some material is in pdf format.
 Week Read Extra Material Fun Stuff Homework I: 1/27-31 Prologue, Ch.1 A timeline of scientific progress Set 1 Page 22,  Q: 13,35,38 (Wed.)-41,47,59 (Fri.) Page 25, E: 5, 9,15 (Wed.)- 19,20,21(Fri.) II: 2/3-7 Ch.2 Set 2 Page 47, Q: 1,3,7,9,10,15 (Mon.)-17,21,26 (Wed.)-39,43,59 (Fri.) Page 50, E: none (Mon.)-1,7,11 (Wed.)-2,12,23 (Fri.) III: 2/10-14 Ch.3 Projectile Motion Java Applet Set 3 Page 71, Q: 1,3,7 (Wed.)-9,13,21 (Fri.) Page 76, E:1,7,9,10 (Wed.)-11,14,23 (Fri.) Extra set - Page 76, E:13,17,25 (Fri.) IV: 2/17-21 Ch.4 Chapter 4 Support Slides A brief history of cosmology Newton's cannon Java Applet Set 4 Page 98, Q: 5-12-21 (Fri.)-17,23,31 (Mon.) Page 101, E: 2,5,9 (Fri.)-11-17-20 (Mon.) V: 2/24-28 Ch.5 Examples of standard collisions Elastic Collision Applet Set 5 Page 123, Q:7,13,23 (Wed.)-25,29,39 (Fri.) Page 127, E:3,9,12 (Wed.)-17,21,23 (Fri.) VI: 3/3-7 Ch.6 Set 6 Page 152, Q:1,3,12 (Mon.)-15,19,21 (Wed.)- 22-23-46 (Fri.) Page 156, E:1,3,4 (Mon.)-5,8,17 (Wed.)-20,21,22 (Fri.) VII: 3/10-14 Ch.7 Set 7 Page 180, Q: 10,17,18,20 (Wed.)-38,41,49,50 (Fri.) Page 207, E: 1,4,5,6 (Wed.)-17,19,21,23 (Fri.) VIII: 3/17-21 Ch.8 Set 8 Page 203, Q:3,7,11 (Mon.)-21,23,29 (Wed.)- 43-49-57 (Fri.) Page 207, E:1,3,5 (Mon.)-9,13,15 (Wed.)- 17,19,20 (Fri.) IX: 3/24-28 NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK X: 3/31-4/4 Ch.9 Set 9 Page 229, Q:1,5,7 (Mon.)-8,11,25 (Wed.)- 35,38,40 (Fri.) Page 233, E:1,3,5 (Mon.)-7,9,11 (Wed.)- 15,17,21 (Fri.) XI: 4/7-11 Ch.10 FAQ about Stirling enginess Maxwell's Demon & Maxwell's  Demon game Set 10 Page 252, Q:4,6,9 (Mon.)-13,19,30 (Wed.)- 45-51-55 (Fri.) Page 255, E:1,5,9 (Mon.)-11,13,15 (Wed.)- 18,19,22 (Fri.) XII: 4/14-18 Ch.11 Coriolis Force on Earth Chapter 11 Support Slides Bad Coriolis Coriolis's Effect game Set 11 Page 279, Q:3,13,23,58 (Fri.) Page 284, E: 1,7,11,16,19 (Fri.) XIII: 4/21-25 Ch.12 Simultaneous events Special Relativity support site Set 12 Page 307, Q:9,15,24,41 (Mon.) Page 311, E: 1,11,15,17 (Mon.) Ch.13 Gravity and light Observation of an "Einstein ring" No homework for this chapter XIX: 4/28-5/2 Ch.19 Set 13 Page 491, Q:3,5,7,15,17,31 (Mon.)- 35,37,41 (Wed.) Page 495, E:1,3 (Mon.)-7,9,13,17,21,25 (Wed.) XX: 5/5-9 Ch.22 Atomic absorption and emission spectra Black body radiation Black body radiation applet Set 14 Page 578, E:1,3,5,7,9,11,15,19,21,23 XXI: 5/12-16 Epilogue 5/21 Final Exam

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