Kansas State University, 2007 -- 2019.

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Gary Wysin, Office Hours: M 1:30 - 4:00 & appointment, CW 309.
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which includes all the information about the course schedule, homework assignments, etc.You may want to try the following 7-question

(solution on the second page) to make sure you remember some basic concepts and ideas from General Physics I, that you will need in this course.To get a list of tutors or see help room information, go to the physics department web pages related to teaching information.

The recommended text is the
OpenStax * College Physics * text,
which is available in several formats for free, click the link to find out more. A recommended reading schedule
in this text is listed in the Spring 2019 PHYS 114 Course Syllabus .
I also like to use the text *Physics: Principles with Applications* by D.C. Giancoli for reference.
There are many others that would have similar explanations of the topics we cover in this course.

The homework is submitted online at www.saplinglearning.com .

A group-work problem on paper is being worked on and collected in each recitation class. See the syllabus and attend recitation for those details.

See the following Guide to Solving Physics Problems for some pointers on how to approach homework and exam problems: how to list the knowns and unknowns, see what concepts to apply, manipulate the equations needed, and generally, how to organize your solutions and get the right answers with correct units. Includes the basic outline of how to write out the "Show work" homework solutions that you will hand in during recitation classes.

Make sure you know what to do with the formulas, concentrate on the meanings of the symbols, etc!!

Try to understand the examples, they may help with the homework problems.

You can also refer to somewhat shorter summaries of the topics on the
Phys 114 recitation web page.

But, you'll find much more complete explanations in the texts by OpenStax or Giancoli.

These lectures in CW 103 start on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and take place on Tuesday-Thursdays thereafter.

All the recitations take place on Wednesdays every week in CW219.

The labs take place on Fridays and Mondays almost every week in CW219, see the syllabus for the schedule.

The exams take place on Mondays from 5:30-6:45 p.m in CW 101,102,103, except for the final, see syllabus.

Chapter numbers from OS = OpenStax * College Physics*, Gi = Giancoli's *Physics: Principles with Applications*.

- OS18 (Gi16) -- Electric Charge and Force: Coulomb's Law
- OS18 (Gi16) -- Electric Field and Field Lines
- OS19 (Gi17) -- Electric Potential and Potential Energy
- OS19 (Gi17) -- Capacitance: Storing Charge and Energy
- OS20 (Gi18) -- Current & Resistance: Ohm's Law
- OS20 (Gi18) -- Electric Energy Units, etc.

Exam 1 Equation Sheet, OpenStax Chapters 18, 19 & 20

- OS21 (Gi19) -- DC Circuits & Kirchhoff's Rules
- OS22 (Gi20) -- Magnetic Field and Forces
- OS22 (Gi20) -- Magnetic Applications: Solenoids, etc.
- OS23 (Gi21) -- Induced Electromotive Force (Faraday's Law)
- OS23 (Gi18 & 21) -- AC & Generators, Motors and Transformers
- OS23 (Gi21) -- Inductors and Capacitors in AC Circuits

OS23 (Gi21) -- AC Resonance and OscillatorsExam 2 Equation Sheet, OpenStax Chapters 21, 22 & 23

- OS24 (Gi22) -- Electromagnetic Waves
- OS25 (Gi23) -- Images by Reflection, Mirrors
- OS25 (Gi23) -- Images by Refraction, Lenses
- OS26 (Gi25) -- Optical Instruments and Vision
Exam 3 Equation Sheet, OpenStax Chapters 24, 25, & 26

- OS27 (Gi24) -- Light Waves and Interference

double slits: d=1.5 λ, d=2.5 λ, d=8 λ -
OS27 (Gi24) -- Rayleigh's Diffraction Limit; Polarization
- OS28 (Gi26) -- Relativity and Time Dilation
- OS28 (Gi26) -- Length Contraction; Mass & Energy
- OS29 (Gi27) -- Thermal Photons, Photo-electrons
- OS29 (Gi27) -- Photons & Matter Waves
- OS29 (Gi28) -- Quantum Mechanics and Uncertainty
- OS30 (Gi27) -- Atomic Spectra & Bohr's Model
- OS30 (Gi28) -- Quantum Rules for Atoms; Periodic Table
- OS31 (Gi30) -- Nuclear Physics & Radioactive Decays
- OS31 (Gi30) -- Half-Life, Decay Rates and Activity
- OS32 (Gi31) -- Radiation Damage & Dosimetry
- OS32 (Gi31) -- Nuclear Energy, Fission, Fusion
- OS32 (Gi30 & 31) -- Review of Nuclear Physics
Exam 5 Equation Sheet, OpenStax Chapters 30, 31 & 32

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