This is the course web page for Physics 102, Fall 2019

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

- Syllabus
- Approximate Schedule
- textbook
- copy of exam 1
- Final Project Assignment
- Instructions for turning in log files
- Instructions for turning in scipt files
- 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.**You can find it here

- (12/6) Extra office hours Sunday (12/8) from 11:30am-1pm.
- (11/9)
**Exam 2, Fri, Nov 15**will cover:- if/then (sec 2.8)
- plotting stuff (9.1, plus old code)
- structure plans (Ch 3)
- functions (Ch 3)
- save and load (Ch 4)
- solving systems of linear eq.s (Ch 4)
- matrix stuff (Ch 4)
- least squares fitting (my notes, Ray's 5.4)
- polyfit (my notes, book ex 14.9)
- simulations (Ch 13)

- (11/1) Exam 2 will be Nov 15th.
- (9/27) Exam 1 will cover chapters 1-2.7 and 9.5--just the amount of 9.5 needed for animations. It will be open book, open your code, open any of my code that I've given you, and open web---with one exception: you may not ask another human (in any way: no texts, emails, posts in a forum, etc etc.)
- Textbook is chosen!

Date

Section

Topic

Homework

Due to me (by 1pm)

9/6

Ch 1

Intro and overview

HW01: Turn on diary, work Exercises 1.1, 3, 4 on p 31

9/9

Ch 1.3-2.3.7

workspace, variables, script files

my notes

my notes

HW02: Turn on diary, work Exercises 2.1-2.6 on pp36-37 and 2.2-2.6, pp52-53

9/13

Ch 2.3.8- 2.4

HW01, HW02

9/16

Ch 2.4

Turn in figures from 11(g), HW03: problem 12 from today's worksheet

9/20

Ex. p77: 2.6, 2.12, 2.17, 2.18 (script), 2.23 (script)

HW03

9/23

9.5

Animate a particle (red circle) moving in uniform circular motion.
(You don't have to solve a DE. You know the equations of motion from Phys 1.)
Choose a radius of 0.2m and a period of 2s.

9/27

2.8

9.1

9.1

if/then

more graphics

more graphics

HW05: Do Exercises: a-g (p65), 2.22 (p79), 1 2 (p197), 9.1, 9.2, 9.6 (pp 230-232)

HW04: scripts for 2.18 and 2.23 and circular motion animation.

9/30

10/4

1.0-2.7,9.5

10/7

Ch 3

10/11

Ch 3

Do exercises end of Ch 3

Finish all exercises from Ch 3

HW05: postponed because of power outage

10/18

Finish the first two problems from today's worksheet, we'll use them Monday

10/21

HW07: Fit the data to find v_0 and a for each of these files of 1D motion data:
oneDmotion1.txt
oneDmotion2.txt
oneDmotion3.txt

10/25

No Class

Fall Break!

10/28

No Class

Power out!

11/1

Ch 13

Simulations

rand, floor, histogram, clock commands

first simulation practice problems

Final Project Assignment

rand, floor, histogram, clock commands

first simulation practice problems

Final Project Assignment

Finish 1-3 today's handout,
**HW08**: Ch 13: 2, 4, 6

11/18

work on final projects

11/22

work on final projects

12/9

1pm

12/12

No class--last day to turn things in to me.