Phys 223 - Waves and Optics

Class Schedule

The calendar is updated as we move through the quarter (don't trust what is written beyond the current week).

 Week Monday Tuesday (Tutorial) Wednesday Thursday (Lab) Friday 1 Back to top Sep 25 Welcome. What to expect in this class. Rotational motion: angular/linear velocity and acceleration Read chapter 12.1 Sep 26 Tutorial p 57-60: rotational motion, dynamics of rigid bodies. solution Sep 27 Center of mass, moment of inertia Read chapter 12.2-4 Sep 28 Tutorial p 61-64: rotational motion, dynamics of rigid bodies. solution Sep 29 Torque, Newton's law for rotation Read 12.5-6 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Hw1 due 9/30 2 Back to top Oct 2 Rotation about a fixed axis Atwood machine example Read 12.7-8 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Oct 3 Tutorial p 65-68: equilibrium of rigid bodies (TShape dimensions) solution Oct 4 Rigid body equilibriumHw2 (part 1) due Oct 5 Lab: Moment of inertia, swinging stick Oct 6 Rolling motion instantaneous center of zero velocity, cycloid trajectory Read 12.9 Hw2 (part 2) due 10/7 3 Back to top Oct 9 Angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum Read 12.10-11 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Oct 10 Tutorial: angular momentum Oct 11 Oscillations (pendulum, mass on a spring), simple harmonic motion oscillation examples Read 15.1-2 Hw3 (part 1) due Oct 12 Lab: Inertial balance, springs Oct 13 Energy in oscillations, dynamics of oscillations, examples Read 15.3-6 Hw3 (part 2) due 10/14 4 Back to top Oct 16 Wave model wave examples Read 16.1-2 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Oct 17 Tutorial p 137: traveling waves (bring your tutorial book) solution Oct 18 Sinusoidal waves, 2D, 3D waves, sound and light waves Read 16.3-5 Hw4 (part 1) due Oct 19 Lab: sound waves Oct 20 Principle of superposition, standing waves, beats Read 17.1-2, 8 (program shown in class + Mathematica animation) Hw4 due (part 2) due 10/21 5 Back to top Oct 23 Power, Doppler effect Read 16.8-9 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Oct 24 Tutorial p 141: reflection and transmission (bring your tutorial book) solution check this animation Oct 25 Mathematics of interference Superposition examples Read 17.3-7 Hw5 (part 1) due Oct 26 Lab: standing waves Install on your laptop (one per group) the capstone program from Pasco Oct 27 EM Waves Read 31.5-6 Hw5 due (part 2) due 10/28 6 Back to top Oct 30 EM waves: examples Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Oct 31 Tutorial p 149: EM waves (bring your tutorial book) solution Nov 1 Exam 1 chapters 12, 15 16 Review Sample examHw6 (part 1) due Nov 2 Tutorial: pp 181-184 two-source interference (bring your tutorial book) solution Check this applet Nov 3 No class (see MasteringPhysics for extra credit for labs + tutorials, but -2 if not done) AC current, RC circuits Read 32.1-3 Hw6 (part 2) due 11/4 7 Back to top Nov 6 RLC circuits Read 32.4-5 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Nov 7 Tutorial: pp 185-188 wave properties of light solution Nov 8 RLC circuits: examples Hw7 (part 1) due Nov 9 Lab: RLC circuits + addition Nov 10 Veterans' Day Hw7 (part 2) due 11/11 8 Back to top Nov 13 2-slit interference pattern Read 33.1-2 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Nov 14 Tutorial: p 189-193 multiple slit interference solution Nov 15 Multiple slit interference Read 33.3 Hw8 (part 1) due Nov 16 Tutorial: pp 195-200 single slit diffraction. solution Nov 17 Single slit diffraction Read 33.4-5 Hw8 (part 2) due 11/18 RLC lab data 9 Back to top Nov 20 Polarization Read 31.7 Tutorial: polarization pp 213-216 (bring your tutorial book) Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Nov 21Tutorial pp 201-205: combined interference and diffraction (bring your tutorial book). Nov 22 Tutorial pp 201-205: combined interference and diffraction (bring your tutorial book).solution Nov 23 Thanksgiving holiday Nov 24 Thanksgiving holiday Hw9 due 11/25 10 Back to top Nov 27 Tutorial: thin film interference pp 207-211 (bring your tutorial book.) solution Read (again) 17.6 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Nov 28 Tutorial: light and shadow pp 155-158 (bring your tutorial book) solution Read 34.1 Reflection: plane mirrors pp 159-163 + 168 (bring your tutorial book) solution Read 34.2 Nov 29 Exam 2 chapters 16, 17, 31, 32 and 33. Review Sample exam Hw10 due (part 1) Nov 30 Lab: Interference, diffraction, and polarization. Dec 1 Refraction: ray diagrams pp 169-172 (bring your tutorial book) solution Read 34.3-4 Hw10 (part 2) due 12/2 11 Back to top Dec 4 Lenses Read 34.5-6 Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics) Dec 5 Tutorial: Lenses pp 173-176 (bring your tutorial book)solution Dec 6 Lenses Hw11 due (part 1) Dec 7 Tutorial: Magnification pp 177-180 (bring your tutorial book) solution Dec 8 Optical instruments Read 35 Hw11 (part 2) due 12/9 12 Back to top Dec 11 Review Dec 12 Finals Dec 13 Finals Dec 14 Exam 3: 8:00-10:00 am Sample exam Happy Break to All !!!