Physics 003. Spring 2018. Physics and Astronomy Department. Saint Mary's College of California

Physics 3 is the second course in a two-course sequence intended for students in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the 3+2 engineering program. Topics include electricity, magnetism, circuits and optics. Prerequisites: Physics 1,2 Math 27, 38 (concurrent is fine). Corequisites: Physics 004

- Office: Galileo 108A 925-631-4837
- Office hours Tu 2:30-3:30 W 2:30-3:30 F 1:30-2:30
- mrosario@stmarys-ca.edu

- Syllabus
- Schedule. The schedule on this site is more up-to-date.
- Mastering Physics. See the syllabus for the course id. See your email for access code.

- Final Exam is on Tue May 22 10:30-12:30 in Galileo 202.
- Exam 3 was on Tue May 8, 11:30-1:00. Review, solutions, and grades.
- Exam 2 was on Tue Apr 10, 11:30-1:00. Review, solutions, and grades.
- Exam 1 was on Tue March 6, 11:30-1:00. Review. Example exam slns, grades, solutions. The last day to retake Ex 1 was Fri Mar 23.

- More extra credit events: Math talks on the picture-problem, gerrymandering, and the hidden Markov model
- Extra credit events Pathways to Science lecture, SOS Career Panel, Informal conversation. Attend the event. Write one summary paragraph and one reflection paragraph. Submit it within one week of the event. (Max 1 extra credit event)

Date | Text | Topic | Handouts, links, notes | |
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M2.12 | 22.1 22.2 | ELECTRIC CHARGE AND FORCE. charge model, charge | in-class problems, assignment | |

T2.13 | 22.4 | Coulomb's law | in-class problems, assignment | |

W2.14 | 22.4 22.3 | Coulomb's law in 2D, insulators and conductors | in-class problems, assignment | |

F2.16 | 22.5 | electric field concept | in-class problems, assignment | |

M2.19 | 23.1 23.2 | ELECTRIC FIELD. point charges, dipoles, limiting cases, field lines | in-class problems, assignment | |

T2.20 | 23.3 | continuous charge distributions. | in-class problems, assignment. Mastering problem set due | |

W2.21 | 23.4 | E of rings, disks, planes; limiting cases | in-class problems, assignment | |

F2.23 | 23.5 23.6 | parallel plate capacitor, motion of charges in uniform E | in-class problems, assignment | |

M2.26 | 22, 23 | problems in electric charges, forces, and fields | in-class problems, assignment. Mastering set due | |

T2.27 | 24.2 24.3 24.4 | GAUSS'S LAW. flux, flux for uniform E | in-class problems, assignment | |

W2.28 | 24.4 24.1 24.5 | flux for nonuniform E, using Gauss's law, symmetric distributions | in-class problems, assignment | |

F3.02 | 24.5 | more symmetric distributions | in-class problems, assignment. Mastering set due | |

M3.05 | Review for exam | in-class problems | ||

T3.06 | EXAM 1 | review, example exam slns, grades, retake rules, solutions | ||

W3.07 | 24.6 | Gauss's law and conductors | in-class problems, assignment | |

F3.09 | 25.1 25.2 | ELECTRIC POTENTIAL. electric potential energy of uniform E, point charges | in-class problems, assignment | |

M3.12 | 25.2 25.4 | more Ue, electric potential V | Mastering set due. in-class problems, assignment | |

T3.13 | 25.5 25.6 25.7 | V of uniform E, point charge, multiple point charges. visualize in 3D , 2D | in-class problems, assignment | |

W3.14 | 25.7 | V of continuous charge distributions | in-class problems, assignment | |

F3.16 | 26.1 26.2 | POTENTIAL AND FIELD. relationships between V and E example maps | in-class problems, assignment | |

M3.19 | 26.3 26.4 26.5 | conductors, batteries, capacitance | in-class problems, assignment | |

T3.20 | 26.5 26.6 | capacitance and capacitors, combinations and energy | in-class problems, assignment | |

W3.21 | 26.6 26.7 | electrical energy density, dielectrics | in-class problems | |

F3.23 | 27 | CURRENT AND RESISTANCE. electric current, current density | in-class problems. Last day for Exam1 retake | |

SPRING BREAK | ||||

T4.03 | 27 | Resistivity, resistance, Ohm's law | Mastering set due. in-class problems, assignment due W | |

W4.04 | 28 | CIRCUITS. circuit diagrams, kirchoff's rules, energy and power | in-class problems, assignment due Fri | |

F4.06 | 28 | resistors in series and parallel | Mastering set due. | |

M4.09 | Review for exam | |||

T4.10 | EXAM 2 11:30-1:00 | review, solutions, grades | ||

W4.11 | 28.7 28.9 | circuit analysis using Kirchoff, RC circuits | in-class problems, probs due next time | |

F4.13 | 29.1 29.2 29.4 | MAGNETIC FIELD. observations and sources of B | in-class problems, probs due next time | |

M4.16 | 29.4 | calculating B using the Biot-Savart law | in-class problems, probs due next time | |

T4.17 | 29.6 | Ampere's law | in-class problems, probs due next time | |

W4.18 | 29.6 29.5 | calculating B using Ampere's law, solenoids, magnetic dipoles | in-class problems, probs due next time | |

F4.20 | 29.7 | magnetic force on a moving charge | in-class problems, probs due Mon | |

M4.23 | 29.8 29.9 | magnetic force on currents, torques on loops | in-class problems, probs due Tue. Mastering set due | |

T4.24 | 30.1 30.2 | EM INDUCTION. motional emf. | in-class problems, probs due Wed | |

W4.25 | 30.3 30.5 | magnetic flux, Faraday's law of induction | in-class problems, probs due Fri. Mastering set due | |

F4.27 | 30.4 | Lenz's law | in-class problems, probs due Mon | |

M4.30 | 30.7 30.8 | generators, transformers, inductors | in-class problems no probs due Tue. | |

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T5.22 | FINAL EXAM |