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PHY 2061 (Enriched Physics 2), Spring Term 2015

Instructor: Tarek Saab
Office: 2354 NPB

Class hours: Tuesday, Thursday Periods 2 & 3, 8:30am-10:25am in NPB 1002.
Office hours: By appointment.

Textbook: The required text is David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, Volume 2 (5th edition, Wiley) ISBN: 0471401943.

Prereq: PHY 2060
Coreq: MAC 2313 or the equivalent.

The full course syllabus is publicly accessible available at the Canvas site.

Course Description: This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss's Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace's equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter. Applications to modern technology will be emphasized along with a historical perspective.

Canvas: The majority of material and announcements for this course will be posted on the course's Canvas website. This includes the syllabus, an up-to-date calendar, lecture list and homework assignments. You can log directly into this course by going to the following url:

Piazza: You are encouraged to use the course's piazza site for discussions regarding course material, homework questions, and exam preparation. I will typically post answers to any content related questions on piazza. Piazza is accessible either directly from within the course's Canvas page or at the following url:

Outside Help Services: The Teaching Center in Broward Hall (tel. 392-2010) offers a range of free services, including individual tutoring in physics.

Accommodations: Students requesting classroom accommodations must first register with the Disabilities Resources Program, located in the Dean of Students Office, P202 Peabody Hall. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student, who must then deliver this documentation to the instructor when requesting accommodations.

Academic Honesty: All University of Florida students are required to abide by the University's Academic Honesty Guidelines and by the Honor Code, which reads as follows: We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment." Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines will not be tolerated and will be pursued through the University's adjudication procedures.

Location: NPB
Gainesville, FL 32611-8440
Last updated: 12/16/13 by Tarek Saab