PHYC 1320: General Physics II

Instructor
Prof. David Dunlap
Email: dunlap@unm.edu
Office: PAIS 2530


Description of the class

In this class we will concern ourselves with laws of physics that were discovered/formulated in the 1800's, and stand among the greatest achievements in natural philosophy in our modern age: thermodynamics and electromagnetism.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Homework 6 is due this Friday, 3/5.

For submitting your homework, please scan your answers (using the app called CamScanner) and upload it to Learn.

ZOOM TUTORING

The graduate student teaching assistants for the lower-division physics classes will be offering free tutoring via Zoom. Follow this link to the schedule. You will have to log in with your UNM net ID. http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/undergraduate/tutoring.php



Lectures

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00-10:50, via Zoom.

Recitation

Wednesday, 3:00-3:50, via Zoom.

Zoom Links

Monday lectures: https://unm.zoom.us/j/97826367155

Wednesday lectures: https://unm.zoom.us/j/99625250603

Friday lectures: https://unm.zoom.us/j/93186437661

Recitation (Wed. afternoon): https://unm.zoom.us/j/91646805651

Textbook

For thermodynamics we will follow class lecture notes:

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3.

Lecture 4.

Lecture 5.

Lecture 6.

Lecture 7.

Lecture 8.

Lecture 9.

Lecture 10.

Lecture 11.

For electromagnetism we will follow "University Physics" by Young and Freedman, chapters 21-31, 15th edition. (Any recent edition of the text, 12th, 13th, or 14th, will suffice.)

Office hours

Wednesday following recitation; 4:00-7:00 pm, via Zoom (same link as recitation).

Homework and Exams

Homework: This will normally be assigned each Saturday, to be passed in at the beginning of class the following Friday. The semester homework total will be worth 20% of the overall grade. No late homework will be accepted, but your lowest score will be dropped from the average. Homework assignments will be posted here:

Gnuplot Graphing

E-Text and Mastering Physics Instructions

Homework 1

Solutions to Homework 1

Homework 2

Solutions to Homework 2

Homework 3

Solutions to Homework 3

Homework 4

Solutions to Homework 4

Homework 5

Solutions to Homework 5

Thermodynamics Flashcards

Practice for Thermodynamics

Solutions for Thermodynamics Practice

Old Thermodynamics Exam

Solutions to Old Thermodynamics Exam

Solutions to another Old Exam 1

Homework 6

Exams: There will be 3 in-class exams during the semester, to be tentatively held on the following Mondays: Feb. 22, Mar. 29, and Apr. 26. Each of these exams will be worth 20% of the total course grade. The remaining 20% of the course grade will be based on the final exam, which will be on Friday, May. 15, from 7:30 am - 8:20 am. Please arrange your schedules in advance so that you will be available to take these exams.

An optional comprehensive makeup exam will be offered one time only, on Wed. evening, May 5, from 7:30-8:20 pm. You may substitute your score on this exam for your lowest score on any of the three regular in-class exams. This way you may compensate for having been absent for an exam. Please note, however, that there is no makeup for the final exam, nor is there a makeup date for the makeup exam.

Grades are based on percentages: A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60 - 69) F (<60).

Syllabus

The first 1/3 of class wil be thermodynamics. Second 2/3 of the class will be electromagetism.

Syllabus.

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