Physics 003. Spring 2020. 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

- Mari-Anne Rosario
- Office: Galileo 108A 925-631-4837
- Office hours M 2:45-3:45 Tu 3:30-5:30
- mrosario@stmarys-ca.edu

- Syllabus
- Schedule (revised 02/24). This is a tentative schedule. See the calendar below for something more up to date, and with more detail
- Expert TA. See the Syllabus for the course id

- Exam 1 will be on Tuesday March 10 11:30-1:00. There will be no class Monday before (03.09); there will be class that Friday (03.13). review sheet, the exam, grades.
- Exam 2 will be on Friday April 17 11:45-12:50. There will be no class the Thursday before (04.16). review sheet, example exams (2 and 3) their solutions (2 and 3)
- Exam 3 will be on Tuesday April 28 11:30-1:00. There will be no class the Monday before (04.27); there will be class that Friday (04.30).
- The Final Exam will be on Wednesday May 20 10:30-12:30 in Galileo 202.

- Extra credit events

Date | Text | Topic | Handouts, links, notes |
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2.10M | 21.2 21.3 | COULOMB'S LAW. electric charge quantization and conservation | in-class problems, assignment |

2.11 Tu | 21.1 | Coulomb's law | in-class problems, assignment |

2.12 W | 21.1 | Coulomb's law, 2D cases | in-class problems, assignment |

2.13 Th | 21.1 | insulators, conductors, induced charge | in-class problems, assignment |

2.17 M | 22.1 22.2 | ELECTRIC FIELD. definition, field lines, E from a point charge. Field simulations: PhET, Falstad | in-class problems, assignment |

2.18 Tu | 22.2 22.3 | E from point charges, electric dipole | in-class problems, assignment |

2.19 W | 22.4 | E from a line of charge. Animation for a straight line, ring | in-class problems, assignment |

2.20 Th | 22.4 22.5 | E from line of charge (arc), charged disk | in-class problems, assignment. Expert TA PS due |

2.24 M | 22.6 22.7 | Point charges and dipoles in E | in-class problems, assignment |

2.25 Tu | 22 | recap E fields | in-class problems, assignment |

2.26 W | 23.1 | GAUSS'S LAW. Electric flux | in-class problems, assignment |

2.27 Th | 23.2 | Gauss's law | in-class problems, assignment. Expert TA PS due |

3.02 M | 23.4-23.6 | Gauss's law and symmetric distributions | in-class problems, assignment |

3.03 Tu | 23.3-23.6 | Gauss's law and symmetric distributions, conductors | in-class problems, assignment |

3.04 W | 24.1 24.2 | ELECTRIC POTENTIAL. U, V, equipotential surfaces | Lab is review. |

3.05 Th | potential difference, uniform E | Lab is review. Expert TA PS due | |

3.09 M | no class | ||

3.10 Tu | EXAM 1. Coulomb force, electric field, Gauss's law. 11:30am-1:00pm | review sheet | |

3.11 W | 24.3 24.4 | V from point charges, dipoles, multiple point charges | |

3.12 Th | 24.5 | V from continuous distributions, revisit Gauss's law | |

3.19 Th | 26.5 26.6 | capacitance and capacitors, energy, electrical energy density, | video lecture: capacitors |

3.20 F | 26.5 26.6 | Capacitors in series and in paralle, dielectrics, spherical and cylindrical. | video lecture: capacitors day 2 WITH SOUND! |