Physics 4 Summer 2001
  •  BOOKS :

  •         The main text for the course is ``University Physics '' by Young
                and Freedman ( 10th edition  : Volumes II and III ).
                 Study guides and Students' solutions manual will also be available
                 at  the Brown bookstore.
     
  • SYLLABUS :

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    • Date
    Topic Reading Homework Lab
    June 4 Introduction;Electric charge, and Coulombs Law
    Demos: static electricity 
    Sects. 22-1,2,3,4,5  
    June 5 Electric Fields and related Calculations 
    examples 22-4,8,9 
    Sects. 22-6,7,8    
             
    June 6 more on electric fields 
    Example 22-10     ;  Electric dipoles 
    Demo : Field lines;  Van de Graaf generator
    Sects. 22-7,8,9    
    June 7 Introduction to Gauss' Law  Sects. 23-1,2    LAB  #1
    June 8 Calculations with Gauss' Law 
    Examples 23-4,5,6, and 7 
     Demo : Field lines;  Gauss' Law 
    Sects. 23-3,4,5    
    June 11 Gauss' Law and Conductors 
    Example 23-8 
    Demos: Faraday cage, shielding 
    Introduction to Electric Potential 
    Sect. 23-6 
    Sects 24-1,2,3 
      ASSIGNMENT  1 
           DUE
     
    June 12 More on potential 
    examples 24-8,9 
    Capacitors 
    Sects. 24-4,5, 7
    Sects. 25-1,2,3
       
    June 13 more on capacitors 
    Circuit concepts 
    Demos: resistance, capacitors 
    Sect. 25-4 
    Sects. 26-1,2,3,4
       
             
    June 14 emf and energy in electric circuits Sects. 26-5,6     LAB #2
    June 15  DC Circuits   Sect. 27-1,2,3,4    
           
    June 18  resistance-capacitance circuits 
    Demos: flashing light ;  Crooke's tube
    Sect. 27-5 ASSIGNMENT 2
            DUE
     
    June 19 Magnetic fields I   Sects. 28-1,2,3    
    June 20 Magnetic fields II 
    Demo: jumping wires Magnetic fields ; Motor 
     Sects. 28-4,5,6    
    June 21  Magnetic Fields  III 
    EXAM  I REVIEW
     Sects. 28-7,8    Lab #3
    June 22 Exam I :  chapters 22-27      
    June 25 Sources of magnetic fields 
    Demo: force between wires 
    Sects. 29-1,2,3,4,5    
    June 26 Ampere's Law 
    Examples 29-8,9,10 
    Sects. 29-7,8   ASSIGNMENT 3
             DUE
     
    June 27 Electromagnetic induction I 
    Examples 30-7,8 
    Demo: induction 
    Sects. 30-1,2,3,4    
    June 28 Maxwell's equations  Sects. 30-5,6,8 
    Sect. 29-10 
        LAB # 4
    June 29 Inductors 
    Demo: jumping ring 
    Sects. 31-1,2,3,4,5    
    July 2 more on inductors 
     Electromagnetic waves
    Sects. 33-1,2,3  ASSIGNMENT 4 
           DUE 
     
    July 3 EXAM II  Review     
    July 5  EXAM II : 10.15-12.15 a.m  Chapters 22-31    
    July 6 More on
    Electromagnetic Waves 
    Sects. 33-4,5,8    
     July 9   Geometric optics 
      Demo: fiber optics;  mirrors
    Sects 34-1,2,3,4
    Sects. 35-1,2
     ASSIGNMENT 5 
          DUE
     July 10   Mirrors  and  Lenses   Sects. 35-3,4 
    Sects. 35-6,7
     
     July 11   Wave interference  Sects. 37-1,2,3  
     July 12  Origins of quantum mechanics 
     Atomic line spectra, Bohr model
     Sects. 40-1,2,3
    Sects. 40-4,5,6,9,10 
       LAB #5 
      July 13  Wave Nature of Matter  I
     Wave nature of matter II
     Sects. 41-1,2,3
     Sects. 41-4,6 
       
     July 16   Quantum Mechanics     ASSIGMENT 6 
           DUE
     
     July 17  READING PERIOD      
     July 18         REVIEW       
     July 19   READING PERIOD      
     July 20 FINAL EXAM : 9.30-12 AM, chaps. 22-35, 37,40,41