Physics 272: Honors Physics II

Spring 2017

- Pre-lecture reading and quizlets for next lecture
- Pre-lecture reading and quizlets, archive
- Syllabus and reading assignments, by lecture
- Slides
shown at the lectures (posted after the lecture)

- Homework: WebAssign
- Practice
problems for Exam 1

- Class News archive
- Gradebook
- Registering and using your Iclicker
- Students
with disabilities

Class
News

The prelecture page for Wednesday's lecture is now available at the link in the list above.

The practice exam for Exam 1 is now available here, with answers separately available here.

I have posted practice problems for Exam 1 for all chapters covered on the exam: Chapter 14 (Fluids), Chapter 16 and 17 (Waves), Chapter 21 and 22 (Electric Force and Electric Fields) -- see the link in the list above. Use the practice problems to help you make the formula sheet for the exam (single sided 8.5"x11"; more details on the practice problems page). I will also give you practice exam problems closer to the exam.

The syllabus is now posted at the link above. Note our upcoming common hour exam on Monday evening February 27, 9:40PM - 10:40 PM in ARC 103. We will use the class hour that day as an exam review.

Office hours are on Tuesdays 3:45-4:30PM in Serin 287 (Theoretical Physics Reading Room) on Busch and Sundays 6PM-7PM in SC 101 on CAC. It's very informal: we will work through either problems I select, or any questions/problems that students bring and want to discuss.

Please bring your clicker to class and have it out and ready to go at the beginning of the lecture.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, REGISTER YOUR CLICKER

https://www1.iclicker.com/register-clicker/

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, ENROLL IN THE CLASS ON WEBASSIGN

https://www.webassign.net/login.html

our class key is

rutgers 5205 9048

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, REGISTER TO DO QUIZLETS AT http://quizstar.4teachers.org/indexs.jsp

Search for the course name: it is Physics 272 Spring 2017 and enroll in the class.

Do the practice quiz (#1) asking about your mathematics preparation. This is for my information only; just put the truthful answer and ignore the message that tells you your score. In any case, the quizlets are not graded.

Then, visit the prelecture page for Monday's lecture and do the prelecture quizlet before the start of lecture on Monday.

No recitations in the first week of class. Recitations begin the week of January 23; the quizzes will start in the first recitation section.

Course Information

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays 3:35-4:30 PM in the Physics Lecture Hall, with one recitation session per week.

The main goal of the course is to give students a solid grounding in fluids, waves, electromagnetism and optics at an elementary level, combining an understanding of the main principles and techniques, the ability to solve problems, and mastery of relevant mathematics appropriate to an honors level course. We will accomplish this through systematic study of the required textbook**. Before each
lecture, you will be asked to do a short focused
reading and take an online quizlet. Lectures will
focus on the key points in the material covered,
with the assumption that students have attentively
completed the prelecture material. **Recitations
will review the material in the previous two
lectures, focusing on problem solving. At the end of
each recitation, there will be a ten-minute quiz on
the material discussed. Homeworks
will be assigned weekly in WebAssign. There will be
two hour exams, scheduled as common hour exams
outside of class, and a closed-book final exam.
Grades are computed using 25% for homework (lowest 2
dropped), 15% for recitation quizzes (lowest 2
dropped), 15% for each hour exam and 25% for the
final exam, and 5% for prelecture participation
(lowest 5 dropped).

Necessary materials for the course are the same as those for Honors Physics I:

1) an Iclicker (for class participation)

2) a copy of the book Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fundamentals of Physics (earlier editions are fine)

3) a license for the online homework software WebAssign (otherwise you will not be able to do the homework! )

Webassign class key is rutgers 5205 9048

Instructors

Prof. Karin Rabe (lectures)

rabe@physics.rutgers.edu

Serin 265

office hours:

Tuesdays 3:45-4:30PM in Serin 287 (Theoretical Physics Reading Room) on Busch and Sundays 6PM-7PM in SC 101 on CAC

recitation instructors:

Shraddha Dogra shraddha.dogra@rutgers.edu

Conan Huang conanhuang@physics.rutgers.edu

Nicodemos Varnava nicodemosvarnava@gmail.com

The prelecture page for Wednesday's lecture is now available at the link in the list above.

The practice exam for Exam 1 is now available here, with answers separately available here.

I have posted practice problems for Exam 1 for all chapters covered on the exam: Chapter 14 (Fluids), Chapter 16 and 17 (Waves), Chapter 21 and 22 (Electric Force and Electric Fields) -- see the link in the list above. Use the practice problems to help you make the formula sheet for the exam (single sided 8.5"x11"; more details on the practice problems page). I will also give you practice exam problems closer to the exam.

The syllabus is now posted at the link above. Note our upcoming common hour exam on Monday evening February 27, 9:40PM - 10:40 PM in ARC 103. We will use the class hour that day as an exam review.

Office hours are on Tuesdays 3:45-4:30PM in Serin 287 (Theoretical Physics Reading Room) on Busch and Sundays 6PM-7PM in SC 101 on CAC. It's very informal: we will work through either problems I select, or any questions/problems that students bring and want to discuss.

Please bring your clicker to class and have it out and ready to go at the beginning of the lecture.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, REGISTER YOUR CLICKER

https://www1.iclicker.com/register-clicker/

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, ENROLL IN THE CLASS ON WEBASSIGN

https://www.webassign.net/login.html

our class key is

rutgers 5205 9048

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, REGISTER TO DO QUIZLETS AT http://quizstar.4teachers.org/indexs.jsp

Search for the course name: it is Physics 272 Spring 2017 and enroll in the class.

Do the practice quiz (#1) asking about your mathematics preparation. This is for my information only; just put the truthful answer and ignore the message that tells you your score. In any case, the quizlets are not graded.

Then, visit the prelecture page for Monday's lecture and do the prelecture quizlet before the start of lecture on Monday.

No recitations in the first week of class. Recitations begin the week of January 23; the quizzes will start in the first recitation section.

Course Information

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays 3:35-4:30 PM in the Physics Lecture Hall, with one recitation session per week.

The main goal of the course is to give students a solid grounding in fluids, waves, electromagnetism and optics at an elementary level, combining an understanding of the main principles and techniques, the ability to solve problems, and mastery of relevant mathematics appropriate to an honors level course. We will accomplish this through systematic study of the required textbook

Necessary materials for the course are the same as those for Honors Physics I:

1) an Iclicker (for class participation)

2) a copy of the book Halliday, Resnick, Walker: Fundamentals of Physics (earlier editions are fine)

3) a license for the online homework software WebAssign (otherwise you will not be able to do the homework! )

Webassign class key is rutgers 5205 9048

Instructors

Prof. Karin Rabe (lectures)

rabe@physics.rutgers.edu

Serin 265

office hours:

Tuesdays 3:45-4:30PM in Serin 287 (Theoretical Physics Reading Room) on Busch and Sundays 6PM-7PM in SC 101 on CAC

recitation instructors:

Shraddha Dogra shraddha.dogra@rutgers.edu

Conan Huang conanhuang@physics.rutgers.edu

Nicodemos Varnava nicodemosvarnava@gmail.com

This page is maintained by Karin Rabe.