University of Maryland Physics Department

Physics 272/272H - Introductory Physics / Fields

Prof. Hall

Spring 2011 - Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 pm, Friday 12:00-12:50 pm

- Course Syllabus

- Schedule
- Conceptual questions discussed in class: Charges, Electric Field 1, Electric Field 2, Flux and Gauss' Law, Electric Potential, Dielectrics 1, Dielectrics 2, KirchhoffsLaws1, KirchhoffsLaws2, MagneticForce1, MagneticForce2, BiotSavart, FaradayLenz, ACCircuits, Electrodynamics, GeometricOptics.

- Final Exam - Tuesday May 17th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Phys 1201
- The exam will be roughly half quantitative questions and half conceptual questions.
- You will not be allowed to use any notes, crib sheets, or books. However, you will provided with these formula sheets:
- No calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices will be allowed.
- You are responsible for all of the material in the reading assignments, including material that we did not have time to discuss in class. You will also be expected to know the material covered on the first and second exams.
- Hints for studying for the exam:
- Make sure that you recognize and understand the meaning of all of the equations on the formula sheets.
- Review the conceptual questions discussed in class (pdf files posted above).
- Review the homework assigments, both written and Webassign.
- Review the reading assignments.
- Review your class notes.
- Review the questions on Exams 1-3.

- Homework:
- Homework #14: Due Tuesday May 10th.
- The webassign homework has been posted
- Additional handwritten homework:
- Question 34.3 and 35.4
- Problems 34.11, 34.18, 34.20, and 35.8

- Homework #13: Due Tuesday May 3rd.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework:
- Questions 33.1, 33.2, and 33.6.
- Problems 33.1, 33.4, and 33.17. For problem 33.1(a), draw a principle ray diagram with a scale of (one inch on paper) = (215 mm in the problem). Draw at least three principle rays.
- Honors homework: Problem 33.19.

- Homework #12: Due Tuesday April 26th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework:
- Questions 31.7 and 31.8.
- Problems 31.20, 32.24, 32.43, and 32.62.
- Honors homework: Problem 31.32.

- Homework #11: Due Tuesday April 19th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework:
- Questions 29.9, 30.1, 30.9
- Problems 29.70, 30.43, 30.53, and 30.101.
- Honors homework: Problem 29.79.

- Homework #10: Due Tuesday April 12th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Questions 29.1 and 29.2
- Problems 29.1, 29.7, 29.11, and 29.18.
- Honors homework: Problem 29.25

- Homework #9: Due Tuesday April 5th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Handwritten homework:
- Questions 28.3 and 28.7.
- Problems 28.18, 28.31, and 28.35.

- Honors homework: Problem 28.73.

- Homework #8: Due Tuesday March 15th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Handwritten homework (don't confuse the questions with the problems!!):
- Questions 26.7 and 27.12.
- Problems 26.27, 27.6, 27.7, and 27.17.

- Honors homework: Problem 27.11

- Homework #7: Due Tuesday March 8th.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Handwritten homework: Problems 24.59, 25.19, 25.24, 25.35, and 26.8.
- Honors assignment: Problem 24.64 and Question 25.7.

- Homework #6: Due Tuesday March 1st.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework:
- Problems 23.62, 24.5, 24.13, 24.26, 24.50.
- Question 24.1.
- Honors assignment: Question 24.2 and Problem 24.39.

- Homework #5: Due Tuesday February 22nd.
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Problems 21.65, 23.38, 23.49, 23.51, 23.53(a).
- Additional honors homework: Problems 21.66 and 23.83.

- Homework #4: Due Tuesday February 15th
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework. Make sure that you don't confuse the "Problems" and "Questions".
- Problems 22.19, 22.29, and 22.57.
- Questions 23.1, 23.2, and 23.4.

- Additional honors homework:
- Problems 22.61 and 22.66.

- Homework #3:
- The Webassign homework has been posted.
- Additional handwritten homework. Note that Giancoli uses the same numbers for "Problems" and "Questions". Make sure that you that don't get them confused.
- Problems 22.3 and 22.4.
- Questions 21.24, 21.15, 22.1, and 22.6.

- Additional honors homework:
- Problems 21.50 and 21.92.

- Homework #2: Due Tuesday 2/1/11.
- The WebAssign homework has been posted. It is due at 12:30 pm on Tuesday.
- Additional handwritten problems to be collected at the beginning of class on Tuesday February 1st: Giancoli 21.20, 21.27, 21.41, 21.43. Between two and four of these problems will be selected for hand grading.
- Phys 272H: Also turn in handwritten solutions to Giancoli problems 21.75 and 21.80.

- Homework #1: Due Thursday 1/27/11.
- Do the "Intro to WebAssign" homework on WebAssign
- There is no handwritten portion to this assignment.
- WebAssign: All students need WebAssign accounts to turn in homework. There is a $22.95 fee for this service.
- Instructions for enrolling in the Webassign course for Phys272 are here: pdf, ppt.
- You will need this class key to enroll: umd 9123 9288

- Homework #14: Due Tuesday May 10th.

- Exam #1
- In class, Thursday February 17th.
- The exam will be roughly half quantitative questions and half conceptual questions.
- You will not be allowed to use any notes, crib sheets, or books. However, you will provided with this formula sheet.
- No calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices will be allowed.
- You are responsible for all of the material in the reading assignments, including material that we did not have time to discuss in class. This material is: Giancoli 21.0 - 21.11, 22.0 - 22.4, and 23.0 - 23.2.
- Hints for studying for the exam:
- Make sure that you recognize and understand the meaning of all of the equations on the formula sheet.
- Review the conceptual questions discussed in class (pdf files posted above).
- Review the homework assigments, both written and Webassign.
- Review the reading assignments.
- Review your class notes.

- Exam #2
- In class, Thursday March 17th.
- The exam will be roughly half quantitative questions and half conceptual questions.
- You will not be allowed to use any notes, crib sheets, or books. However, you will provided with this formula sheet AND this formula sheet.
- No calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices will be allowed.
- You are responsible for all of the material in the reading assignments, including material that we did not have time to discuss in class. This material is: Giancoli 23.3 - 23.8, 24.0 - 24.6, 25.0 - 25.5, 26.0 - 26.5, 27.0 - 27.1, 27.3 - 27.5. You will also be expected to know the material covered on the first exam.
- Hints for studying for the exam:
- Make sure that you recognize and understand the meaning of all of the equations on the first formula sheet and the second formula sheet.
- Review the conceptual questions discussed in class (pdf files posted above).
- Review the homework assigments, both written and Webassign.
- Review the reading assignments.
- Review your class notes.

- Exam #3
- In class, Thursday April 28th.
- The exam will be roughly half quantitative questions and half conceptual questions.
- You will not be allowed to use any notes, crib sheets, or books. However, you will provided with these formula sheets:
- No calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices will be allowed.
- You are responsible for all of the material in the reading assignments, including material that we did not have time to discuss in class. You will also be expected to know the material covered on the first and second exams.
- Hints for studying for the exam:
- Make sure that you recognize and understand the meaning of all of the equations on the formula sheets.
- Review the conceptual questions discussed in class (pdf files posted above).
- Review the homework assigments, both written and Webassign.
- Review the reading assignments.
- Review your class notes.