PHY 162 General Physics II (Balduz) homepage Spring 2017
Jose L Balduz Jr
Department of Physics
Mercer University
balduz_jl@mercer.edu
SYLLABUS (summary)
PHY 162 Labs Homepage
Science & Engineering Bldg 205 
478-301-2229
Jose's  homepage 
Jose's office schedule

Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, 9th edition, by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Homework site:
WebAssign login

Online Homework & eBook from WebAssign:
WebAssign self-enrollment site
(class key: mercer 1107 4208, enroll + eBook: $90.70)
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Student Instruction sessions with Sam D-Ostrowski:

Sun 6-7:10pm, M 7-8:10pm, TR 4-5:10pm - in SEB 140

ARC tutoring session schedule


Part A:  Electric Charges, Fields and Gauss' Law
Exam A on W 2/15   Formula sheet
Additional material on Vectors
Old exams: F2012(B) & solutionF2014(B) & solution  |  S2015(B) & solution 
Old quizzes:
F2012 - 21 & solution | 22 & solution | 23 & solution |
F2014 - 21 & solution | 22 & solution | 23 & solution |
S2015 - 21 & solution | 22 & solution | 23 & solution |   
Electric Charge: Ch. 21 (all). Summary
  Read by W 1/11 | Homework 21 due F 1/20 at 11am

Electric Fields: Ch. 22 (1-5, 8-9). Summary  
  Read by F 1/20 | Homework 22 due T 1/31 at 11pm  
Gauss' Law: Ch. 23 (all). Summary  
  Read by W 2/1 | Homework 23 due W 2/8 at 11pm 

Part B:  Electric Potentials, Capacitance and Current
Exam B on F 3/24   Formula sheet   
Old exams: F2012(C) & solutionF2014(C) & solution  |  S2015(C) & solution 
Old quizzes:
F2012 - 24 & solution | 25 & solution | 26 & solution |
F2014 - 24 & solution | 25/26 & solution |  
S2015 - 24 & solution |    
Electric Potential:  Ch. 24 (1-8, 10-12). Summary   
 
  Read by F 2/10  |  Homework 24 due T 2/21 at 11pm
Capacitance
Ch. 25 (1-5). Summary  
   Read by W 2/22 |  Homework 25 due Su 2/26 at 11pm
Current and Resistance
Ch. 26 (1-2, 4-5, 7).  Summary   
   Read by M 2/27  |  Homework 26 due Su 3/5 at 11pm
Circuits:  Ch. 27 (all).  Summary   
  
Read by F 3/3  |  Homework 27 due Su 3/19 at 11pm

Part C:  Magnetic Fields and Inductance
Exam C on TBA  Formula sheet
Old exam:
S2015(C) & solution | F2012(D) & solution
Old quizzes:
F2012 - 27 & solution | 28 & solution | 29 & solution |
F2014 - 28/29 & solution |
Magnetic Fields:  Ch. 28 (1-4, 6, 8-10). Summary  
   Read by M 3/20  |  Homework 28 due W 3/29 at 11pm 

Magnetic Fields due to Currents Ch. 29 (1, 3-6).  Summary   
   Read by R 3/30  |  Homework 29 due TBA 
Induction and Inductance:  Ch. 30 (1-4 + tba).   Summary   
   Read by TBA  |  Homework 30 due TBA 

Part D:  Oscillations and Waves
No exam     Formula sheet
Old exams: F2012(A) & solutionF2014(A) & solution  |  S2015(A) & solution 
Old quizzes:
F2012 - 15 & solution | 16 & solution | 17 & solution |
F2014 - 15 & solution | 16 & solution | 17 & solution |
S2015 - 15 & solution | 16 & solution | 17 & solution |   
Oscillations: Ch. 15 (1-4, 6). Summary  
   Read by TBA  |  Homework 15 due TBA 

Waves I: Ch. 16 (1-6, 9-10, 12-13). Summary
   Read by TBA  | Homework 16 due TBA 
Waves II: Ch. 17 (1-3, 5-9). Summary 
   Read by TBA  | Homework 17 due TBA  


Final exam on Electricity and Magnetism (Ch. 21-30) on Monday, May 1, 2-5pm
Formula sheet

Additional material on numerical precision
Correct Numerical Answers (3 significant figures)  
Examples of error propagation  

HyperPhysics is also a useful physics study website. 
It is maintained by the Department of Physics at Georgia State University.
 
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html