DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY  (202) 8066245 (main office), 5830 (fax)
Physics for Scientists & Engineers (PHYS
014) MWF, 1112 noon, in TKH 300;
Office hrs.: MW 3^{:30}  5 pm, and by
appointment
(at least one day ahead, confirmed)
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Thu. 13 PM session  Tue. 13 PM session  Tue. 35 PM session 
Dr. Raja
Almukahhal
TKH#213, (202) 8066267 
Prof.
Anand Batra
TKH#115, (202) 8066254 
Dr.
Lawrence Major 
almukahhal@mail.earthlink.net  abatra@howard.edu  lmajor@physics1.howard.edu 
MW: 12:302 PM, Th: 12:001:00 PM

MW: 12 PM

M: 121 & 34 PM, Th: 34 PM

Component

Time

Remark

% of Grade


Homework  See in daily schedule  Late HW = 0 credit !!! 
20%

Class work/Quizzes  in recitation sessions  current material 
20%

Exams (two midterms)  See in daily schedule  not comprehensive 
(each) 20%

Now drop the one worst component
of the above (for each student individually).


Final exam  Either*
Tue., 04/30/02, 4:00  6:00 PM Or* Thu., 05/09/02, 8:00  10:00 AM 
comprehensive 
40%

* For Graduating Seniors only, the final exam
is on Mon., 04/22/02, 3:00  5:00 PM 
The aim of the course, as a sequel to
PHYS013
, is to introduce the students to the scientific description of Nature,
including electricity, magnetism, the electromagnetic field, electronic
circuits, propagation, diffraction and refraction of light and special
relativity. Conceptual understanding rather than technical mastery is
emphasized, although problemsolving skills will also developed.
A successful student is expected to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, but also to demonstrateand maintainthe ability to solve practical problems involving physics phenomena. For minimal requirements, see below!
“Success = 1% inspiration + 99% perspiration”T.A. Edison
Daytoday schedule: Students are required to read ahead (except for day 1)
01/09: Electric Charge and the Coulomb Force, §21.15
01/11: Electrostatic Field and its Effect on Charges, §21.611
01/14: Introductory Matters:
Details of the Syllabus
01/16: Gauss's
Law, §22
01/18: The Electrostatic Potential, §23.14 [HW#1 due]
01/21: Observed Holiday:
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
01/23: The Electrostatic Potential and Field, §23.59
01/25: Capacitors and Dielectrics, §
24 [HW#2 due]
01/28: Electric Currents and Resistance, §
25.15
01/30: Household Circuits, AC, and its Microscopic View, §
25.510
02/01: DC Circuits, §26 [HW#3 due]
02/04: Magnetic Field and its Effect on Moving Charges, §
27.14
02/06: Magnetic Dipole Moment, Applications and the Discovery of The
Electron, §27.59
02/08: Sources of Magnetism
and Ampere's Law, §28.14
[HW#4 due]
02/11: BiotSavart Law,
Solenoids and Magnetic Materials, §
28.510
02/13: Review
02/15: 1st Midterm Exam
: §21
§ 28; 1hour inclass
02/18: Observed Holiday:
Presidents' Day
02/20: Faraday's and Lenz's Laws, §
29.15
02/22: Applications
of Electromagnetic Induction , §29.68 [HW#5 due]
02/25: Inductance and Electromagnetic Oscillations, §30
02/27: Simple AC Circuits, §
31.14
03/01:
Resonance and Phase in AC Circuits, §
31.58 [HW#6 due]
03/04: Maxwell's Equations,
§32.15
03/06: Light, Radiation,
Radio and Television, §
32.69
03/08: Charter Day
Convocation
03/11: Reflection of
Light, §33.14
[HW#7 due]
03/13: Refraction of Light,
§33.58
03/15: Lenses, §
34.14 [HW#8 due]
03/1822: Spring
Recess
03/25: Application of Lenses,
§34.510
03/27: Review
03/29: 2nd Midterm Exam
: §29
§ 34; 1hour inclass
04/01: Review
04/03: Huygens' Principle and Geometric Optics, §35.14
04/05: Light Interference,
§35.58
[HW#9 due]
04/08: Light Diffraction,
§ 36.13
04/10: Limits to Resolution
in Imaging, §36.47
04/12: Light Spectra and
Polarization, §36.812
[HW#10 due]
04/15: Relativity of Unaccelerated Motion, Simultaneity and
Time Dilation, §37.15
04/17: Length Contraction, Spacetime and Lorentz Transformations,
§37.68
04/19: Relativistic Energy and
Momentum, §
37.913 [HW#11 due]
04/22: Review
04/24: Review
To pass the course with a grade B or better, a Student must at the time of the final exam be able to demonstrate the ability to:
A student who cannot demonstrate the above listed skills at the time of the final exam automatically forfeits a grade of B or better  regardless of the total number of points acquired in homework, quizzes and exams, and regardless of the success in completing any other course requirement.
All assignments refer to endofchapter problems (not "questions", not "general problems"!) as given in the text . See also homework solution suggestions . In each set, the problems in first group are recommended for practice. The alternate odd problems (3, 7, 11… i.e., 4n1 where n=1,2,3…) are solved in detail in the Study Guide and are an excellent collection of worked examples. Finally, he problems in the second group (after the specified due date) are assigned and will be graded.
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Chapter 
Recommended Practice Problems

Due Date

Graded Problems


1

21 
5, 17, 21, 25, 41, 49

01/18/02

13, 29, 37,
45

2

22 23 
13, 21, 29
17, 25, 33 
01/25/02

17, 33
13, 29 
3

24 25 
5, 17, 29
13, 25, 37 
02/01/02

13, 25
17, 33 
4

26 
1, 9, 17, 21, 29, 41

02/08/02

13, 25, 33, 45

5

27 28 
9, 25, 37
17, 25, 33 
02/22/02

21, 33
13, 37 
6

29 30 
17, 21, 41
21, 29, 41 
03/01/02

25, 49
25, 37 
7

31 
1, 9, 17, 29, 33, 37

03/11/02

5, 13, 21, 25

8

32 
5, 13, 21, 29, 33, 37

03/15/02

1, 9, 17, 25

9

33 34 
9, 17, 29
21, 37, 45 
04/05/02

25, 37
29, 41 
10

35 36 
9, 13, 21
9, 25, 45 
04/12/02

17, 25
21, 49 
11

37 
5, 13, 17, 33, 41, 45

04/19/02

9, 21, 25, 37

All homework assignments are in class, on the day indicated. Late homework will not be accepted, except in cases of proven (medical) emergency.
Collaboration policy
Collaboration  but not blind copying  on the homework
assignments is strongly encouraged; students should use this to learn from
each other. All exams and quizzes are open text and open classnotes (including
notebooks and class handouts), but no collaboration is allowed; by signing
the exams and quizzes, the student implicitly agrees to abide by this policy.
Violation of this policy is covered under the University regulations on academic
dishonesty and cheating.
Coursework presentation and organization
While a neat presentation of home, quiz and examwork is not
required for full credit, it certainly makes it easier to assess the quality
of the work and give the proper credit due. In all cases, include a simple
sketch if it might help conveying the approach or the calculations. Where
necessary, include all units and symbols such as the measure of an integral,
arrow on a vector, vertical bars for the absolute value of a quantity, for
the magnitude of a vector or for the determinant of a matrix, etc.
© Tristan Hubsch, 2002