Class 1

Before Class

  • Read over the course outline and come prepared to answer questions about course mechanics.
  • After Class

  • Nothing

    Class 2

    Before Class

  • Read over the course outline if you haven't already.
  • After Class

  • Read Sections 15.1 - 15.3 from the text.

  • Class 3

  • Look over the Coulomb's Law virtual lab.
  • Read Sections 15.1 - 15.3 from the text.

  • Class 4

  • Look over the E field applet from ActivPhysics. Click on the square with the 3 just above Question 3.
    Look at electric fields and equipotential surfaces of different charges.
    ActivPhyics is a copyrighted product of Pearson.
  • Look over the E-F Physlet. Drag the charges around to see the force on the test particle.
    Physlets are produced by Davidson University and copyrighted by Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Read Sections 15.4-6 from the text.

  • Class 5

  • Look over the E field applet from ActivPhysics once more.  Click on the square with the 3 just above Question 3.
    Pay particular attention to the equipotential surfaces.
  • Read Sections 16.1 - 16.5 from the text.
  • Class 6

  • Look over the following two applets: Charging and Discharging a Capacitor and Factors Affecting Capacitance (copyright, Molecular Expression).
  • Read Sections 16.6 - 16.10 from the text.
  • Class 7

  • Read Sections 17.1 - 17.4 from the text.
  • Class 8

  • Read Sections 17.5 - 17.6 and 18.1 - 18.3 from the text.

  • Class 9

  • Read Sections 18.4, 18.5, 19.1, and 19.3 from the text.
  • Click here to open the Virtual Circuit Board. (You may need to use Firefox.)
    Try constructing some of your own circuits and finding the currents and voltages.
  • Click here to open an applet that shows the motion of charged particles in magnetic fields.
    Try the various options and see if you can develop an intuitive idea of the Lorentz force.
  • Class 10

  • Read Sections 19.4 - 19.6, 19.9 - 19.10 from the text. Also read:  19.7 omitting the Ampere's law part.

    Class 11

  • Read Sections 20.1 - 20.4 from the text.
  • Class 12 and Review 1

  • Read Sections 20.5 from the text.
  • Class 13

  • Read Sections 20.6-20.8 and 21.1-21.3 from the text.
  • Look over the Series RLC virtual lab. We'll talk about how to use the lab in class.
  • Class 14

  • Read Sections 21.4,6,8,8 from the text.
  • Class 15

  • Read all of Chapter 22, but just skim over Sections 22.4-5.
  • Check out this Physlet from Davidson University. When does total internal reflection occur?
  • Class 16

  • Read all of Chapter 23, but just skim over Sections 23.4-5.
  • This is a great physlet. Click on lens, click to place on screen, drag a focus to change the focal length or even make it negative. Move the lenses, mirrors, sources, and objects around. This physlet is from Davidson University.
  • Class 17

  • Read Sections 24.1-24.2
  • Class 18

  • Read Sections 24.3,4,6
  • Click on the CD, then "Applet Menu/Optics/Young's Double Slit by Reddy B.Surendranath.
  • Class 19

  • Read Sections 24.7, 9 (up to reflection), 25.2
  • Check out this applet by Reddy B.Surendranath.
  • Class 20

  • Read Sections 25.3-5
  • Class 21

  • Skim Sections 27.1-5 and read Sections 27.6-8
  • Class 22

  • Read Sections 28.1-5
  • Class 23

  • Read Sections 26.1-3
  • Class 24

  • Read Sections 26.4-6
  • Class 25

  • Read Sections 29.3-5 and 30.1-2
  • Class 26

  • Read Sections 30.3-4 and 26.7
  • Class 27

  • Read Sections 30.5-9