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Rutgers Physics and Astronomy

Physics 227

Analytical Physics IIA
Electricity & Magnetism

Fall 2017

Lecturers:

 

Prof. Michael Gershenson

Prof. Vitaly Podzorov


Administrator:

 

Prof. Roy Montalvo

 


Course News:

 

The Second Common Hour Exam

 

will be held Thursday, Nov 16, 9:50 PM to 11:10 PM in six locations on the Busch campus. You should go to the room corresponding to the first 3 letters of your last name.

HLL 114 AAA-FAR

HLL 116 FAT-HAL

PHY-LH HAQ-OCA

SEC 111 OLA-SMI

SEC 117 SOK-VIT

SEC 118 VYA-ZZZ

The exam will consist of 15 multiple-choice questions that will include answers based on concepts (such as i-clickers), formulae, and simple numerical calculations, covering sections 24.4 - 29.6 in the textbook. All exams are closed book, no calculators or other electronic devices allowed. For the midterm exam, you may bring with you a single "formula sheet", one and only one handwritten sheet of paper, maximum size 8.5 x 11 inches, on which you may write any formulae or diagrams or notes that might be helpful to you during the exam. The numerical values of relevant constants will be provided to you. You should bring #2 pencils.

 

Additional review sessions for the exam will be held on Thursday, November 16

9-10am, 2-3pm (in ARC 332)

3-8pm (in ARC 328).

 

Graduate Student Physics Tutors

 

The physics graduate students in the list below have indicated an interest in tutoring students in undergraduate physics courses. If you would be interested in having a tutor, please feel free to contact them. The tutoring is for a fee that you will need to negotiate with the tutor. There is in addition free peer tutoring offered at the Rutgers Learning Centers https://rlc.rutgers.edu/student-info/group-and-individual-academic-support/peer-tutoring

Graduate Student Tutor List

 

ICLICKER REGISTRATION

 

Instructions for registration.

When you register your Iclicker, use your RUID, not your NETID. If you have already registered with your NETID,

please re-register!

 

List of not-properly-registered iclickers

 

 

PRE- and POST-TESTING

 

All of the engineering students are being tested in their core courses this fall at the beginning of the semester and again at the end of the semester. These data will be used to improve your learning experiences in these courses and in your future courses.  

Your responses to these tests and surveys will have no bearing on your course grade. Your instructors will not see your scores, and will keep track only whether or not you took the tests.

 

There are four components to the pre and post test requirements:  two in-class exams and two on-line surveys, with an exam and survey and both at the beginning and at the end of the semester.  If you participate in all 4 components, you will get 100% on 2% of your grade; if you miss any of the 4 components you will get a zero for 2% of your grade.

 

To get this 2% you must complete all 4 parts of this: 

1.     Pre-test which will be administered during next week's recitations (9/5 and 9/6).

Make-up: NPL-213, Friday 9/15, from 10am-1pm.

 

Pre-survey which you will do online; you must complete this survey by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 15th.

 

2.     Post-test will be administered during recitation at the end of the semester. 

 

3.     Post-survey will be again on-line, you will receive a link to it at the end of the semester. 

 
A copy of an informed consent form is available to view in the survey, which explains your rights regarding the study and provides you the opportunity to opt out of having your scores used in the study.  You are required to take the assessments, but will have a no-penalty option of having your data withheld from the study if you choose not to participate.
 
Use this Survey Link or copy and paste https://rutgers.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79bqinPSg7wdN0p into your web browser. 

 

Homework Registration

 

1. Do not go to masteringphysics.com, the course ID will not work. Use the link given on this course website. 

2. If you already have a Pearson account linked to this course's textbook use that account to log in, click enroll in the course and enter the courseID:  montalvo44851.

3. If you do not have an account to the course book follow the steps to create a new account then enroll in the course with courseID: montalvo44851.


 
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If you are having registration problems and need a special permission number, please submit requests through a form on our website at to http://physics.rutgers.edu/descr/descr-ug-program2.shtml


For other questions, contact the course administrator Prof. Montalvo (rm1255@physics.rutgers.edu) or the lecturers Prof. Gershenson (gersh@physics.rutgers.edu) and Prof. Podzorov (podzorov@physics.rutgers.edu).

 

We live in an electromagnetic age, in which almost every activity in our lives - from driving cars to tweeting - everything depends on our mastery of the forces of electricity and magnetism. Anyone hoping to understand the foundations of the modern world needs to know about the concepts and principles of electromagnetism that keep our world afloat.

In this course you will learn these concepts and principles. You will learn that electromagnetism isn't just a nerdy paradise. Rather, the discovery, understanding and mastery of classical electromagnetism was one of the crowning intellectual triumphs of the Victorian era. We'll talk about how an American revolutionary invented the concept of charge and tested his concept with experiments on lightning, how a young bookbinder in London came up with the extraordinary idea that space is not empty, but absolutely filled with seething, fluctuating lines of force - the electromagnetic field - and showed how to use these ideas to invent an electric motor, and how a young Scotsman embodied these principles in four simple and beautiful equations.

This will be a tough, yet we hope, rewarding course in which we shall expect you to think conceptually, in which we will ask you not just to accumulate a list of equations into which you plug numbers, but to develop a familiarity with and ability to visualize the behavior of systems of charges, currents and electric and magnetic fields. We look forward to having you in our class.

Michael Gershenson, Vitaly Podzorov, and Roy Montalvo

Last modified: July 25, 2012