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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

 

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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

rotation examples

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

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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 equilibrium

Hw2 (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

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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

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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

Mathematica animation (p 140)

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

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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

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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 exam

Hw6 (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

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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

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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

interference and diffraction with Mathematica

Hw8 (part 2) due 11/18 RLC lab data

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Nov 20

Polarization

Read 31.7

Tutorial: polarization pp 213-216 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Nov 21

Tutorial pp 201-205: combined interference and diffraction (bring your tutorial book).

solution

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
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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

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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

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Dec 11

Review

Dec 12

Finals

Dec 13

Finals

Dec 14

Exam 3: 8:00-10:00 am

Sample exam

Happy Break to All !!!