This is the course web page for Physics 102, Spring 2018

- Office: Gal 106-B
- Office hours: TBA, and by appointment
- email: jkintner@stmarys-ca.edu

- Syllabus
- Tentative schedule. See the Calendar below for a more up-to-date schedule.
- Final Project Guidelines edited 5/3 because I messed up the due dates!
- Instructions for script (program, or .m) files Modified 3/6/18
- Instructions for turning in logs and .m files. Modified 3/6/18
- The
**textbook**for the course will be:*Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists*, 6ed, by Hahn and Valentine. -
This course is also about learning

**MATLAB. You will be required to have access to a working copy of the student version of MATLAB.**

- 4/12 Exam 2 will be Thursday, April 19. It will cover Chapters 12-13, and Chris Ray's section on Curve Fitting. For class dates, that would be 3/20-4/10. (Not much was new in Ch 12.)
- 3/8 Exam 1 will be Thursday, March 15. It will cover Ch 1-4, and 9.1, and 9.5
- 3/8 For all the .m files that you turn in, I am starting to list them by name in the "due to me" column. Be sure to add your name! So for example, if I say turn in incline.m, it should be: incline_YourName.m
- 3/6 I updated the instructions for turning in script files. See links under course info to the left.
- 3/5 I emailed back the corrected/commented HW that was due 2/27. Search for JCK in the documents to find my comments.
- 3/5 I posted the grades for the HW due 2/27 onto moodle. I am still playing with moodle a bit, so you can ignore lots of it. The HW due 2/27 should be correct and match the scores at the top of the two docs I returned today. (diary file and resist2D.m files)
- It would be great if you can arrive in class the very first day with the textbook and a working copy of MATLAB installed on whatever machine you plan to use.

Date

Section

Topic

Homework

Due to me (11am)

5/22

all

1-3pm

5/8

14.6.2

Finish handout

email me if you'd like to present your final Project

4/26

14.6 and
Newman, 8.1-8.1.3

Finish the handout and
write matlab scripts for Examples 8.1-3 in Newman.
(Newman has them in Python.)

4/17

13, Ray's 5.4

muonDecay.m
(which includes both problems 2 and 3 from
4/5's handout)

Request topic for final project

my muonDecay.m

Request topic for final project

my muonDecay.m

4/10

Ch 13

Finish the handout from last time,
Final Project Assigned

Finish the handout from last time

4/5

Ch 13

Problem 1 from today's handout

All named script files from
3/22 handout:
sumSquares.m, leastSquaresLine.m, and useFmin.m

my leastSquareLine.m my useFminsearch.m

my leastSquareLine.m my useFminsearch.m

4/3

Ch 13

Simulation

script for flat dist

script to show flat and Gaussian dists

script for coin toss--with for loop

handout

script for flat dist

script to show flat and Gaussian dists

script for coin toss--with for loop

handout

First three problems from today's handout
my higgsDecayDist.m

3/22

Finish all of today's rewrite handout

3/15

Ch 1-4, 9.1, 9.5

3/13

Ch 1-4, 9.1, 9.5

3/8

Ch 4

save and load, review Kirchhoff, matrices,
worksheet,
mysteryData.txt

homework
(fixed a missing $R_3 = 10\Omega$)

3/6

Ch 3

Functions,
worksheet

3.4, 5 from end of chapter,
for each write a function to calculate conversion or quadratic.
Call them tempConv.m and quadratic.m respectively.
problem 5 from today's In Class worksheet.

2.18, 23 pp78-81, 9.1, 2 pp231, 9.2 p 198
solutions

2/27

Ch 2

For loops and If/Then

2.14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23 pp78-81

log of 2.1, 3, 4,
script for Worksheet #12

2/20

Ch 2.1-4

Variables, arrays, scalars, matrices and vectors,
Writing scripts to plot motion

Read 2.4-2.6, do 2.1, 3, 4, 5 on pp 53-54,
finish 1-8 on
worksheet from class.

2.6-8

2/15

Ch 1

Instructions for turning in logs and .m files (mod 3/6),
Worked text examples
pics I took of board

2.6, 7, 8 (pp53-54)

2/13

Ch 1

Intro and MATLAB