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General Physics 204 Fall 2016   www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft
Instructor:Prof. Mark Croft/Serin113/848-445-8746/croft AT physics.rutgers.edu/MW 6:55-7:50 PM
Text: Physics Vol 2. by J. Walker (4th  Edition) Pearson Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0-321-61112-3 check] 
Willow Kion-Crosby (Course Admn.)  PIC [kioncrosby-AT-physics.rutgers.edu, ARC236] Office Hr.= 1:30-2:30pm Mon. in ARC236
Leonardo Santana  PIC [santana-AT-physics.rutgers.edu, ARC239] Office Hr.= Thurs. 3-6pm in ARC239
Seyed Sabok-Sayr  PIC [saboksayr-AT-physics.rutgers.edu] Office Hr.= Fri. 2:30-4:00 pm in ARC 239

SEC INDEX  RECIT                  INSTR          SEC  INDEX   RECIT              INSTR            
01  03119 M 10:35-11:30AM SEC-220 Santana         06  02480 M 5:15-6:10PM SEC-217 Sabok-Sayr    
02  02991 M 12:15-1:10PM  ARC-206 Santana         07  02270 M 8:25-9:20PM SEC-212 Santana        
03  03463 M 1:55-2:50PM   ARC-206 Santana         08  02570 M 8:25-9:20PM SEC-217 Kion-Crosby
04  03086 M 3:35-4:30PM   SEC-218 Santana         09  11678 M 5:15-6:10PM ARC-110 Kion-Crosby     
05  00366 M 5:15-6:10PM   SEC-212 Santana         10  11679 T 3:35-4:30PM ARC-108 Sabok-Sayr     
                                                  11  11680 T 6:55-7:50PM SEC-220 Sabok-Sayr
Note:Involves entering     net-ID  and Rutgers CAS password. 
 Click here for homework problem/solution directory [get password info in lecture].  Note: click on file to view.

 Click here for lecture note  directory. 
Note:  lec-01-204.pdf  means pdf-file of lectures of week and just click on file to view.

 formulas for exam 1
 selected for exam 2
 selected for final

 Exam 1 scale. 
 Exam 2 scale. 
 Final Exam scale. 
0000] EXAMS

CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM Tues. Dec. 20, 4-7 PM   

Location=ARC 103            Location=Phys. Lec. Hall
Sec Instructor              Sec Instructor
05   Santana                01   Santana
06   Sabok-Sayr             02   Santana           
07   Santana                03   Santana
08   Kion-Crosby            04   Santana                                     
09   Kion-Crosby
10   Sabok-Sayr 
11   Sabok-Say     

Note: No graphing calculators or formuls storage calculators allowed.
Note: All questions about exams or exam questions should be asked in lecture.

Make-up Final Wed. 21 Dec.  10 am meet at Prof. Croft's office (Serin 113)



0] Physics Dept. Tutors 
 Rutgers Peer-tutoring 
1] Recitation Quizzes are a major part of the grade!  Do not miss them !! 
2] Lecture Notes in the lecture note directory linked above.
3] Students may go to any office hr. in the course. The instructor's pictures are accessible by clicking on their names.
4] For a note on the "shoot-the-monkey" demo, accelerating reference frames
 and Einstein's General Theory of Relativity from last semester  click here> 
5] Additional Material  On Bohr, U and Th>   On the WWII Pu-implosion bomb> 

Lecture Schedule
Wk/Lect.  Day-Date      Topic                                   Reading:Chapter
1/1  W Sept.  7,  Intro. Electric Charge, Force,  Field         19
2/2  M Sept. 12,  Electric  Field ; Gausses Law (GL)            19  electrice polarizability- baloons
2/3  W Sept. 14,  GL cont./ Electric Potential & Energy         19/20
3/4  M Sept. 19,  Electric Potential (EP) &; Energy             20
3/5  W Sept. 21,  EP cont./ Electric Currents & DC Circuits     20/21 DC Circuit Construction Kit
4/6  M Sept. 26,  Electric Currents & DC Circuits               21    DC & AC Circuit Construction Kit
                                                                     capacitor discharge>
4/7  W Sept. 28,  Magnetic forces & Magnetic Fields             21/22  Faraday Motor schematic 
                                                                       Video (.rm) of elec. beam perp. to magnetic field. 
                                                                       Faraday Motor video> 
                                                                       Video (.rm) of elect. beam parallel to magnetic field.
5/8  M Oct.   3,  Magnetic forces & Magnetic Fields             22 
5/9  W Oct.   5,  Electromagnetic Induction & Faraday's Law     22/23 eddy current schematic> 
                                                                      solid disk in magnet video 
6/10  M Oct. 10,  Electromagnetic Induction & Faraday's Law     23   Faraday's Lab   Falling Magnet Animation
                                                                      slotted disk in magnet video>   zig-zag cut disk in magnet video                                                                               Ring Flinger>  Can Crusher> 
                                                                     Faraday's Law 
6/11  W Oct.  12,  Alternating currents                          24 Note: "PHASOR" CONCEPT NOT USED IN THIS COURSE

7/  Sun. Oct  16, EXAM#1: 12:00-1:20PM on chapters 19, 20, 21, 22 (selected -discuss in lecture)
7/12  M Oct. 17,  Alt. currents: Electromagnetic Waves          25  Radio Wave Simulation

7/13  W  Oct. 19, Make Up Exam in LH start ~6:30 PM NO LECTURE

8/14  M Oct. 24,  Electro. Waves/ Geometric Opt                 26 Geometrical Optics   
8/15  W Oct. 26,  Geometric Optics & Optical Inst.              27 one lens/mirror ray tracing site
                                                                   2 lens ray tracing site	
9/16  M Oct. 31,  Geometric Optics/Wave Nature of Light         28 interference in soap film>
                                                                    surface shock waves in nature 
9/17  W Nov.  2,  Wave Nature of Light-Phys. Optics             28 Wave reflection animation.
                                                                  Double Slit Diffraction.
                                                                  Single Slit Diffraction.
10/18  M Nov.  7,  Wave Nature of Light/Relativity              29"acc. Reference frame discussion 
10/19   W Nov. 9,  Relativity/ Quantum Physics                   30 Circular orbit of e in B field  

11/   EXAM#2 Sun. Nov. 13, 8:10-9:40 PM on chapters 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  
11/20  M Nov. 14,  Exam #2 Make Up in Phys. Lect. Hall start 6:30 pm
 Nov. 14, No Lecture but Recitation meets! (Make Up Exam in LH)

11/20  W Nov. 16,  Relativity/ Quantum Physics                   30white and atomic spectra>
12/21  M Nov. 21,  Quantum Physics                               30 Photoelectric Effect

13/23  W Nov. 28, Quantum/Atomic Physics                        31Blackbody_Spectrum
13/24  M Nov. 30, Quantum/Atomic Physics                        31  Rutherford Scattering
                                                                32 Hydrogen Atom Models 
14/26  M Dec.  5, Quantum/Atomic Physics/Nuclear Phys. & Rad.       standing wave simulation    
                                                                32 Quantum Square well- other potentials   
14/27  W Dec.  7, Nuclear Physics & Radioactivity               32 Atomic wave functions.
15/28  M Dec. 12, Nuclear Energy & Particle Physics             32 Alpha Decay
                                                                   Beta Decay
                                                                   Nuclear Fission
15/25  W Dec.  14, Nuclear Energy & Particle Physics             32 Nuclear decay
                  Big Bang and History of the Universe 		                        	
          Problems in Lect 32 :CQ: ;  P: 16,17,18,20,31,35,48,53,56,73,75,80    

        CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM Tues. Dec. 20, 4-7 PM  
Make-up Final Wed. 21 Dec.  10 am meet at Prof. Croft's office (Serin 113)   

RECITATION/HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (Walker, 4th  Edition. Vol 2.)  

Recitation Schedule
Wk/Rec.  Day Date  Class Assignment (CQ=Conceptual Questions & P=Problems)

1/-  no recitations 1st week of semester (Sept. 3) 
2/1   M/T Sept. 12/13. 19 :CQ: ; P:18,23,27,28,38,43,51,53,65,67,70,101 
         (No quiz)
3/2   M/T Sept. 19/20.  continue chapt 19 problems
                         begin  20 :CQ: 4; P:2,7,13,19,22,
                           review point charge potential 28,39
4/3   M/T Sept. 26/27.    20 P:50,52,55,83,86,97,105
                           other chapter 19 and 20 problems                           
5/4   M/T Oct. 3/4.  21 :CQ: ;  P:2,17,19,31,61,62,83 Additional 21 : P 14,29,38,39  
6/5   M/T Oct. 10/11.  22 :CQ: ;  P: 8,19,21,30,59,88
Note !!  Sun. Oct  16, EXAM#1: 12:00-1:20PM on chapters 19, 20, 21, 22 (selected -discuss in lecture) 
7/6   M/T Oct. 17/18.  23 :CQ: ;  P: 3,5,7,11,16,34,57,59,81
         (No quiz)
8/7   M/T Oct. 24/25.   24 :CQ: 7,10: P: 5,8,19,28,68    
9/8   M/T Oct. 31/Nov 1  25 :CQ:1;  P: 3,21,25,27,34   
10/9  M/T Nov. 7/8 :  26 CQ ;  P: 36,51,53,70,72,73,74
Note !!   Sun. Nov. 13, EXAM#2 8:10-9:40 PM-- on chapters 22,23, 24, 25, 26, 27

11/10 M/T Nov  14/15.  28 :CQ:;  P: 18,21,30,31,40,51,63     
         (No quiz)
13/   M/T Nov. 21/22.  No Recitations 
13/11 M/T Nov. 28/29.   29 :CQ: ;  P: 12,27,48,55,60
14/12 M/T Dec. 5/6.    30 :CQ: ;   P: 2,4,10,16,20,65
15/13 M/T Dec. 12/13.  31 :CQ: ;P: 3,4,15,16,36,37,61,86      

Covered in Lecure  32 :CQ: ;  P: 16,17,18,20,31,35,48,53,56,73,75,80         
   CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM Tues. Dec. 20, 4-7 PM  
Readings: The weekly reading assignments are listed on the syllabus and should be
completed before the corresponding lectures.

Homework:  Only after organizing in your mind what the chapter is about (the 
Summary at the end of the Chapter should be useful), should you work on the 
homework problems.  You will best learn the material by first doing the homework 
on your own.  It is also useful to study with other students in the course 
(not only can you get ideas for those things you didn't understand but 
explaining the material is perhaps the very best way to truly learn it yourself).  
Finally selected problems will be discussed in recitation.  
Solutions to homeworks will be posted on the web.

Examinations: Two 90 min. hour exams (HE);  and a final (FIN)180 min. exam. The exams
are closed book, a single sheet with formulae will be provided to you (bring no notes with you).
A simple calculator (without extensive formula storage capabilities) and a no. 2 pencil are needed for the exams.  
The exams are multiple choice.  The exam dates are noted on the syllabus.  

Recitation Quizzes:  A short quiz, based on recent previous material will be given in 
recitation (no quiz first week or on weeks of hour exams).   
A calculator is required.  There will be no make-up for quizzes. 

Grades: The course grade will be determined by your scores on: 
HE 1 (20%); HE 2 (20%); FIN (40%); recitation quizzes (20%).
In determining your quiz recitation grade the two lowest scores will be neglected.  Also the recitation quiz contribution to the final grade will be appropriately weighted to compensate
for systematic differences in instructors.
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Selected advanced topics. FOURIER ANALYSIS. Complex variables and Electrical Impedance. Equipartition of Energy Theorem.