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Physics 1021: Introductory Physics II

This is the second course designed to introduce the student to fundamental areas of physics. Introductory Physics II is an algebra-based treatment of topics such as wave motion, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, atomic and modern physics. The emphasis will be on conceptual understanding in addition to problem solving.

Note: This course cannot be used as an equivalent to Physics 1051. (See important 1st yr Registration Info)


Instructor:

Dr. Ranjan Patro
Office: AS 3011 (new building)
Phone: 639-2596
E-Mail:  rpatro at grenfell dot mun dot ca

MasteringPhysics login for class assignments
Course ID: 
RPATROPHYS1021

Text: 

Essential College Physics, (Volume 1 & 2), Andrew Rex and Richard Wolfson

Course Desire2Learn website:

Desire2Learn     https://online.mun.ca

Other Resources:

  • The Physics Place The online resource for the text book.
  • The Physics Classroom An online tutorial (high school level, but still useful).
  • College Physics by Wilson and Buffa. An excellent website for a similar algebra-based textbook. Contains many interactive problems, "Physlets", puzzles, and automatically graded exercises.   Great for self-study.
  • Physlets! These are interactive programs designed to help your understanding of physics concepts such as electric fields and potentials.
  • The Feynman Lectures The Messenger Lectures, given by Nobel laureate Richard Feynman at Cornell University in 1964. Seven lectures covering most of physics, restored and enhanced with notes and links. Probably the most influential physics lecture series in the 20th century!  He was a gifted speaker who conveys, with humour and clarity, the beauty and power of physics as well as the wonder of nature. Well worth your time!

Grading Assessment:

Please note that a passing grade in laboratory work is required in order to pass the course. A MasteringPhysics pre-laboratory quiz must be submitted before the deadline specified for your laboratory section. Should you fail to submit the pre-lab material, you will be barred from the corresponding lab and obtain a zero grade for that lab.

Term tests (2) 30 %

 Term Tests:

Friday, February 14

Friday, March 21

MasteringPhysics assignments 12 %
Assignment notebook 3 %

Lab work

15 %

Final Exam

40 %

  Total 

100 %

Course Outline Winter 2013:  

  Topic Text Chapters
  (Volume 1, Volume 2)
Part One  Waves & Sound  Chapters 7, 11
Part Two  Electricity & Magnetism  Chapters 15 - 19
Part Three  Light & Optics  Chapters 21 - 22

Supplemental Instruction (or SI) may be available for this course.  This is a tutoring session led by a student who has successfully completed the course.  The SI schedule will be announced in class early in the semester.

Check out the studying tips on this website:


Laboratory Schedule: Winter 2014  (First Year Lab: AS 360)

Thursday AM Thursday PM

Lab Activity

GC14LAB21RAM GC14LAB21RPM
January 9 January 9

Introduction (required)

January 16 January 16

Simple Harmonic Motion

January 23 January 23 Problem Session
January 30 January 30

Sound

February 6 February 6 Problem Session
A
Feb 13
B
Feb 27
A
Feb 13
B
Feb 27
Electric Fields
February 20 February 20 Mid-term Break
A
Feb 27
B
Feb 13
A
Feb 27
B
Feb 13
Magnetism & Induction
March 6 March 6 Problem Session/Lab Test
March 13 March 13 Spectra
March 20 March 20 Optics 
March 27 March 27

Particle Physics

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Attendance in all lab/problem sessions is mandatory. A passing grade in laboratory work is required in order to pass the course.
  • For each laboratory experiment, a MasteringPhysics pre-laboratory quiz must be submitted before 8:00 AM the morning of your laboratory section. Should you fail to submit the MasteringPhysics pre-lab quiz, you may be barred from the corresponding lab and thus obtain a zero grade for that lab.

Last update: 10 January, 2014


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