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PHY3221

Class Diary for Spring 2018

Date
Topics
Notes
Jan.   8 (M) L01: Introduction, syllabus, grading. Reading material: sections 1.1-1.3 note1
Jan. 10 (W) L02: Coordinate frames. Vectors and vector operations. Position, velocity, acceleration. Example: expanding universe. Exercise: 1.1, 1.5, 1.11. Reading material: sections 1.4, 1.6 note2
Jan. 12 (F) L03: Reference frames. First and second Newton's laws. Motion under the influence of a constant force. Example 1.1: Block sliding down an incline. Exercise: 1.25, 1.27. Reading material: sections 1.5 HW01 posted. note3
Jan. 15 (M) no class, MLK day
Jan. 17 (W) L04: Third law and conservation of momentum. Exercise: 1.32, 1.33. Reading material: section 1.7 quiz 1, note4
Jan. 19 (F) L05: Polar coordinates. Newton's second law in 2D polar coordinates. Example 1.2 - Oscillating SkateBoard. End of Chapter 1. Problems for self-study and exam preparation: 1.3; 1.6; 1.7; 1.12; 1.13; 1.15; 1.18; 1.20; 1.47; 1.48. Reading material: sections 2.1 anmd 2.2
Jan. 22 (M) L06:Friction forces, air resistance. Motion with linear drag. Reading material: sections 2.3 and 2.4
Jan. 24 (W) L07: Tragectory and range in a linear media, quadratic drag. Reading material: sections 2.5 and 2.6 HW2, HW1 due
Jan. 26 (F) L08: Motion in a uniform magnetic field. Reading material: sections 2.6 and 2.7
Jan. 29 (M) L09: Complex exponentials, Solutions for charge in magnetic field. Reading material: sections 3.1 and 3.2
Jan. 31 (W) L10: HW3
Feb.   2 (F) L11:
Feb.   5 (M) L12:
Feb.   7 (W) L13: HW4
Feb.   9 (F) L14:
Feb. 12 (M) L15:
Feb. 14 (W) In-class EXAM 1, Ch.1-3 EXAM
Feb. 16 (F) L16:
Feb. 19 (M) L17:
Feb. 21 (W) L18: HW5
Feb. 23 (F) L19:
Feb. 26 (M) L20:
Feb. 28 (W) L21: HW6
Mar.   2 (F) L22:
Mar.   5 (M) no class, spring break
Mar.   7 (W) no class, spring break
Mar.   9 (F) no class, spring break
Mar. 12 (M) L23:
Mar. 14 (W) L24: HW7
Mar. 16 (F) L25:
Mar. 19 (M) L26:
Mar. 21 (W) In-class EXAM 2, Ch.4-5 EXAM
Mar. 23 (F) L27: HW8
Mar. 26 (M) L28:
Mar. 28 (W) L29
Mar. 30 (F) L30:
Apr.   2 (M) L31 HW9
Apr.   4 (W) L32
Apr.   6 (F) L33:
Apr.   9 (M) L34 HW10
Apr. 11 (W) L35:
Apr. 13 (F) L36
Apr. 16 (M) L37 HW11
Apr. 18 (W) L38
Apr. 20 (F) L39:
Apr. 23 (M) L40
Apr. 25 (W) In-class EXAM 3, Ch.6-7 EXAM