Terry R Richardson
Senior Instructor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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 PHYS 102 Schedule Spring 2018


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Week Day Date This Week Videos before class/Other Resources


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Mon

8-Jan
Weekly topic: Electric forces & fields, (SV Ch 15) (electric charge, net coulomb force)
CCP#25 Electric Charge   
SY Coulomb's Law 
PD Electric Charge & E Fields 

Wed
10-Jan
(net electric field, electric potential)

CCP#26 Electric Fields   KA Electric Fields  




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Mon
15-Jan Martin Luther King Day, an annual day of community service to others




Wed
17-Jan
Weekly topic: Electric Energy & Capacitance, (SV Ch 16) (electric potential, energy, capacitance)
KA E Potential     KA Insulators Conductors   
KA What are Capacitors  
CCP#27 Voltage, Energy & Cap



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Mon 22-Jan
wrap up Ch 16 KA Dielectrics in Caps     
KA Energy of Caps  



Wed
24-Jan Weekly topic: Current & Resistance, (SV Ch 17) (current, resistance) in class activity answers 15-24  
PD E Potential, Current, Resistance  



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Mon 29-Jan Weekly topic: Current & Resistance, (SV Ch 17)  and DC circuits (SV Ch 18)

CCP#28 Electric Current 
CCP#29 DC Resistors & Batteries 



Wed
31-Jan
Test #1 Chs 15 & 16



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Mon 5-Feb Weekly topic: Direct Current Circuits (SV Ch 18)
KA Series Resistors  
KA Parallel Resistors  
CCP#30 Circuit Analysis  
CCP#31 Capacitors   (start video at 6 min)  



Wed
7-Feb Begin Magnetism, (SV Ch 19) CCP#32 Magnetism  



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Mon 12-Feb More Magnetism
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Wed
14-Feb Weekly topic: Induction (SV Ch 20)  CCP#34 Induction  



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Mon 19-Feb Test Practice, Ch 17, 18




Wed
21-Feb Test #2 Chs. 17, 18




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Mon 26-Feb More Induction SV Ch 20



Wed
28-Feb Weekly topic: AC Current &
Electromagnetic Waves (SV Ch 21) 
KA EM waves & em spectrum  
PD What is Light  



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Mon

5-Mar
Weekly topic: Reflection And Refraction (SV Ch 22) 

CCP#38 Geometric Optics 
KA Reflection 1  
KA Reflection 2  




Wed 7-Mar Watch the videos before class
Snell's Law
Total Internal Reflection
KA Refraction Snell's law  
KA Snell's law example 1  
KA Refraction in Water  
KA Snell's law example 2  
KA Total Internal Reflection  



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Mon 12-Mar




Wed
14-Mar Test #3 Chs. 19, 20, 21




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Mon 26-Mar
Topic: Mirrors And Lenses (SV Ch 23)  CCP#38 Geometric Optics
KA Convex lenses  
KA Convex lens examples  
KA Concave lenses  
KA Thin lens equation  



Wed
28-Mar Ray Trace Practice and begin Wave Optics
mirror ray traces in class  
PD Interfer. Reflect, Diff 



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Mon 2-Apr Topic: Wave Optics (SV Ch 24)
lens ray traces in class  
KA Cons. & Dest. interfer.  
KA Young's Double Slit  
KA Young's DS equation  
KA Thin Film Interfer. I  
KA Thin Film Interfer. II  




Wed
4-Apr Topic: Interference of Particles !!!



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Mon 9-Apr Topic: Quantum Physics (SV Ch 27) & Atomic Physics (SV Ch 28) 



Wed
11-Apr Test #4 Chs. 22, 23, 24




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Mon 16-Apr Atomic Physics (SV Ch 28) 



Wed
18-Apr Topic: Nuclear Physics (SV Ch 29) 



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Mon 23-Apr Review



Tue
24-Apr
Reading Day
No professor is allowed to give an exam on this day. It is time guaranteed for your exam preparation. Some cheaters among us will schedule an exam anyway for their own convenience. 

Mon
30-Apr
Final Exam     4–7 PM in our classroom HWWE 112







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