- 35% (notebooks for 15 experiments: 15%; 5
lab reports: 20%)
|Week 1. Jan.16
Temperature/Heat transfer Read Ch. 18 to pg. 488
Demo: Critical point
Students must enroll in Moodle in Physics II during the first week.
Quiz 0. MOODLE syllabus quiz Closes Thursday, Jan. 19
HW1. Temperature and gas laws - due Wed.
Thermometry - illustrations
Note: HW1 may be submitted Thursday, 1-19 for full credit.
Extra credit: Show that the coefficient for volume expansion for a sphere is 3 x Coeff of linear expansion for the same substance using calculus.
HW2: Kinetic Theory. Due Monday
HW2: will be collected on Tuesday since we did not finish the Kinetic Theory in class.
Demo: Brownian Motion. Short .mov file
Heat pulser demo experiment. <--omit
Simulation and quiz: Kinetic Theory Simulation - WilsOnLine for Week 1. Closes Jan. 26.
Kinetic Theory of gas,
Simulation demo: Adiabatic expansion.
|Finish the experiment -
especially the analysis for Newton's Law of Cooling.
Text read Kinetic Theory (H&R Ch. 19 pp 511 - 514.
Brownian Motion simulation
Finish Kinetic Theory discussion. Go over HW2 (collect Tuesday).
Melt ice Demo HW 3a.
Melt ice results
Complete the calculations for the Melt ice demo (due Wed)
Charles Law I and II.
HW3: Thermodynamic Energy due Monday.
Demo with widgit raising.
Online Simulation/Quiz: Brownian Motion and Electrical Resistance - closes Thurs, Feb. 2, 2012.
First Law of Thermo - Ch. 18 pp 491-493.
|Week 3. Jan 30- Ch. 18
First Law of Thermo
Demo w. syringe
First law and Adiabatic theory
Discuss thermo cycle,
HW4 First Law, Work, and Internal Energy (due Wed)
|Experiment: Incredible mass lifter.||Finish experiment write-up,
Carnot Engine Applet by Fu Kwan Hwang
Applet by B. P. Reid
Applet at U. Virginia (Fowler, and others)
Thermodynamic efficiency, brief intro to 2nd Law.
Begin Problem Solving.2nd Law and engines,
Ch. 19: Molar specific heat, adiabatic proc.
HW5: First Law, Molar Heat Cap, Adiabatic proc. [Probs 1, 2a, 3 on exam] Probs due Monday - same day as exam.
Online Quiz: Thermodynamic cycles - closes Thurs, Feb.16, 11:55 PM. Should be familiar for exam.
Fire Syringe video
Optional review Friday 4:00 pm (1/2 - 1 hour)
|Week 4. Feb
6. Exam I.
Review for Exam I(2012).(updated for 2012)
Review Quiz I for exam
Review Quiz II for exam
Quiz III closes 11 pm
Extra credit (10 pt assignment). Re-do HW4 #1 with the new numbers by Thursday, Feb. 9. The old numbers were incompatible.
due date for Incredible Mass Lifter
See video by Kyle Brown
Second video by Kyle Brown
Video Superfluid Helium
Lab notebook - on-line quiz on liquid helium , superfluidity, and superconductivity.
Online quiz: Microscopic friction model.??
Demonstrate Stirling Engine
(probs 4, 5) - Molar heat capacity, Adiabatic
Second Law of Thermo and heat engines.
HW 6 Carnot Cycle and Processes (also due Monday)
Solar cells and 2nd Law
Extra credit: Prove that PVγ = constant for adiabatic (see text). Due Wed, Feb. 16. (as 20 point HW assignment)
|Week 5. Feb. 13
Finish 2nd Law of Thermo
Carnot and other cycles
PowerPoint on Heat Efficiency
HW7 - 2nd Law and Power Plants - due Wed.
Hooke's Law (H&R p. 149-150)
Simple Harmonic Motion Ch. 15 of H&R
kinematics; SHM Newtonian theory;
(Summary of SHM Kinematics and theory)
HW8 Simple Harmonic Motion (due Mon)
In-class Sims: Simulation1, Simulation 2, Simulation 3
Online quiz: Mass and Spring. Closes Thurs, Feb. 23, 11:55 pm.
|Week 6. Feb. 20 SHM review.
HW9 Wave Kinematics (Due Wed)
Spectral Analysis of Sound
Text Ch. 16 Waves.
PhET Applet: Wave on String
AppletApplet on longitudinal waves
Russell Longitudinal Wave Applet
Extra credit: Fill-in missing steps for adding left and right propagating waves to get standing wave. Due Mon, Feb. 27.
|New experiment: Spectral
Analysis of sound
Background: Ch. 17 - section 17-7: Music and harmonics
Vibrations, Waves, Harmonic Analysis (Due Mon)
Simulation "Standing Waves" - Walter Fendt
On-line "Quiz" - Making Waves (closes Mar. 1, 2012)
Tutorial - Fourier Series
for sound spectra
|Week 7. Feb 27
Speed of Sound Read H&R pp. 420-421;
pp.446-448 plus adiabatic bulk modulus
Wave in pipe applet - Fendt on SMU
Speed of Sound tutorial
Applet on Plucked String-Falstad.
(Suggested by Dr. Cartier)
Vibrating Strings, Pipes, and Sound Due
Extra Credit problem: Show that the adiabatic stiffness (Bulk Modulus) for an ideal gas is γP where γ = Cp/Cv ; (Due Wed, with HW11.
|Speed of Sound by Impulse and spectra.||Thermodynamic Model for
speed of sound
c = sqrt(γRT/M); γ = Cp/Cv ;
Cv = q/2R; Cp = Cv + R; γ = (q + 2)/q
Problem Solving: HW 12: Speed of Sound from Thermo. Due Wed, not on Monday's exam.
Speed of sound lab due Wed. Concepts on the exam.
Simulation of wave - PHET simulation
Begin review - esp. week 4 probs.
On-line Quiz - "Springs, Waves, and Masses" - part of review. Closes March. 10.
Mar.5. Exam II
(2012 review - updated for 2012)
supplemented with class notes on speed of sound and adiabatic processes
|Magnetic Fields and
Quantitative data (hand-out)
|Text Reading: Ch 28
PhET Magnetism Simulations
Mag deflection applet
Magnetic Defletion - theory: Lorentz Force and Centripetal Force.
Get data for analysis.
HW13 - Magnetic Forces (due March 21)
Simulations: On-line Quiz on magnets and fields. Closes Mar. 22, 2012. The quiz uses several simulations.
Link to photos
|March 12. Spring
||Spring Break!!!!||Spring Break!!!!||Spring Break!!!!|
|Week 9. Mar. 19 HW
13 due. Accepted on Wed, Mar. 21.
High-Voltage correction for e/m
Speed of light
On-line quiz Magnets and Fields closes Thursday
of Light and laser physics
Applet on micrometer
Practice quiz on micrometer
Speed of light. On lab handout. Due Monday,
Mar. 28 Note: there are only 2 "new"
problems. Omit probs 1 and 4.
Special Relativity postulates. See Google.
Applets on electromagnetic waves.
Phet Applet on Lens
HW Problems: on lab handout.
On-line quiz - Speed of Light (closes Mar 29, 2012)
Marshmellows 1 and 2
|Week 10. Mar.
Textbook (H,R,W) Ch. 35. Section 35-4 is most important part.
Refraction of waves - Fendt applet
Diffraction and Interference
Physics Applet - 2-source interference (Hwang - doesn't work 2012)
Applet that works:(Zolandeducation)
Ripple Tank (Falstad)
Other Falstad applets
HW15 Diffraction and Interference I (due Wed)
Non-Simultaneity - Murugan's Applet
|Double Slit Diffraction
Diffraction and Interference
Diffraction and Interference II (due Monday)
Single slit diffraction (HRW Ch. 36)
Extra Credit Assignment - find out bio information on both Huygens and Fraunhofer
Fendt Applet on Huygens
Fendt applet on Single Slit
On-line Quiz - "Diffraction". Closes April 12, 2012.
|Week 11. April 2 Diffraction
grating and spectra
HW17 Diffraction Gratings and Spectra - Due Thurs April 7.
On-line quiz - Diffraction - 2 slit, 1-slit, grating (no closing date)
Balmer Spectra AM Lab
Balmer Spectra PM Lab
|April 6 Work Day - No
Examine Solar Spectra
Applet on Huygens Principle (Fendt)
(quiz closes on April 9 during the exam.)
|Week 12. April 9 X-ray
Review for exam. See review updated for 2012
Summary on grating and spectra due.
HW18 Bragg Diffraction (Due Mon. Apr 16)
On Line Quiz - XRays (closes May 10, 11:55 pm)
| April 11. Exam III
X-Rays - sources,
Discuss mechanism of x-rays
Bragg Diffraction Applet (Lukin)
|Finish X-Ray. Lab
Extra credit: Read and report on Moseley's discoveries regarding x-rays and the periodic table. Due April 26, 2012
|Week 13. April 16
E-M radiation - radio waves
Pics of dipole radiation
PhET Photoelectric Effect. - Extra credti problem:?? "Measure" and plot the photoelectric current, vs reverse voltage in the simulation to find the stopping voltage, and explain the physics. .
HW19 - Photoelectric Effect (due Wed)
On-line quiz Photoelectric Effect (closes Thur, May 10, 11:55 pm)
|New Lab. Photoelectric
||Should read the
photoelectric effect in text. Expect quiz.
HW20 - PhotoElec II and Elec Diffn - due Mon
Wave-particle duality - corny video but relevant
2-slit quantum animation - slow to load
|Week 14. April
23. electron diffraction
On-line Quiz: Electron Diffraction. Closes Thurs., May 10, 2012
HW 21 Electron Diffraction II - due Wed.
Demo circular vibrator
Extra credit: find out where Helium for party balloons comes from - more than from wells. Due Monday, April 30
Applet on Bohr-Schrodinger
Applet on Bohr
HW 22 Bohr Atom and deBroglie (due Wednesday, May 2, 2012)
Also Prob 3 of HW 21 will be accepted on Monday
|Week 15. Apr. 30.
PhET Blackbody Simulation
Slide show - Cluster Color Photometry
Bohr Atom energy-wavelen calc
K-alpha x-ray rad.
- H-R diagram for stellar clusters.
H-R diagrams - slide show
Astrophysics Moodle Quiz - Will be on exam. Closes May 10, 11:55pm
Laser Physics - stimulated emission vs. spontaneous emission - not discussed.
Physics 2000 Laser
PhETApplet on Laser
H-R diagram animation and stellar evolution - UCLA
|Week 16. May 07.
Exam IV. Review online. Updated for 2012.
MOODLE quiz on Black Body radiation (closes May 10, 2012
|May 9Demo session||May 12 No classes at WWC.
|HW: Hecht ch. 28 p.
1133: 2, 3, 5, 7, 13 (Use the PhET BB simulation)
Finish Stellar clusters and black body radiation.
Moodle Quiz on Photoelectric effect - closes April 28, 11:55 pm.
MOODLE quiz on astrophysics (closes May 5, 11:55 pm)