General Physics II, Physics 114 (Gary Wysin)
Kansas State University, 2007 -- 2016.

Copyright 2016 (Gary M. Wysin) as to the syllabus and all lectures, exams, and online notes. During this course students are prohibited from selling notes to or being paid for taking notes by any person or commercial firm without the express written permission of the professor teaching this course.

Gary Wysin, Office Hours: TU 1:00 - 3:00 CW 309. See me or your LAB or REC instructors for help.

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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 homework is submitted online at www.masteringphysics.com , but you will access it by going through online.ksu.edu and finding the Mylab and Mastering link in Canvas. For this you need to have a valid access code for Modified Mastering Physics, using the Giancoli / 7e textbook. The MMP course ID you might need to set up an account is MPWYSIN2016F . For your student ID, use your KSU Wildcat ID (WID). Some instructions about account access can be found on this Accessing Mastering Physics handout. If you took PHYS 113 during the last two years and already used MMP then your MMP login (Pearson account) may still work and you might not need to buy another access code.

Also a group-work problem on paper is being 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.


Lecture Notes

Here I've summarized the main topics, formulas, and notes from each day's lecture.
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 text by Giancoli.

These lectures in CW 103 start on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and take place on Tuesday-Thursdays thereafter.
The exams take place on Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m in CW 101,102,103.

  1. Ch. 16 -- Electric Charge and Force: Coulomb's Law
  2. Ch. 16 -- Electric Field and Field Lines

  3. Ch. 17 -- Electric Potential and Potential Energy
  4. Ch. 17 -- Capacitance: Storing Charge and Energy

  5. Ch. 18A -- Current & Resistance: Ohm's Law
  6. Ch. 18A -- Electric Energy Units, etc.
    Chs. 16, 17 & 18A -- Review of DC Electricity

    Exam 1 Equation Sheet, Chapters 16, 17 & 18
    Thursday, September 8, 5:30 -- 6:45 p.m.,   Exam 1, Chs. 16, 17 & 18A -- DC Electricity

  7. Ch. 19 -- DC Circuits & Kirchhoff's Rules
  8. Ch. 20 -- Magnetic Field and Forces

  9. Ch. 20 -- Magnetic Applications: Solenoids, etc.
  10. Ch. 21 -- Induced Electromotive Force (Faraday's Law)

  11. Ch. 18B -- AC; Ch. 21 -- Generators, Motors and Transformers
  12. Chs. 18B, 19, 20 & 21 -- Review of Electromagnetics

    Exam 2 Equation Sheet, Chapters 19, 20 & 21
    Thursday, September 29, 5:30 -- 6:45 p.m.,   Exam 2, Chs. 18B, 19, 20 & 21 -- Electromagnetics

  13. Ch. 22 -- Electromagnetic Waves
  14. Ch. 23 -- Images by Reflection, Mirrors

  15. Ch. 23 -- Images by Refraction, Lenses
  16. Ch. 25 -- Optical Instruments and Vision

  17. Ch. 24A -- Light Waves and Interference
  18. Chs. 22, 23, 24A & 25 -- Review of Optics

    Exam 3 Equation Sheet, Chapters 22, 23, 24 & 25
    Thursday, October 20, 5:30 -- 6:45 p.m.,   Exam 3, Chs. 22, 23, 24A & 25 -- EM Waves & Optics

  19. Ch. 26 -- Relativity and Time Dilation
  20. Ch. 26 -- Length Contraction; Mass & Energy

  21. Ch. 27 -- Thermal Photons, Photo-electrons
  22. Ch. 27 -- Photons & Matter Waves

  23. Ch. 27 -- Atomic Spectra & Bohr's Model
  24. Ch. 28 -- Quantum Mechanics and Uncertainty

  25. Ch. 28 -- Quantum Rules for Atoms; Periodic Table
  26. Chs. 26,27,28 -- Review of Modern Physics

    Exam 4 Equation Sheet, Chapters 26, 27 & 28
    Thursday, November 17, 5:30 -- 6:45 p.m.,   Exam 4, Chs. 26, 27 & 28 -- Modern Physics

    November 21---------FALL BREAK WEEK---------November 25

  27. Ch. 30 -- Nuclear Physics & Radioactive Decays
  28. Ch. 30 -- Half-Life, Decay Rates and Activity

  29. Ch. 31 -- Nuclear Energy, Fission, Fusion
  30. Ch. 31 -- Radiation Damage & Dosimetry
    Chs. 30,31 -- Review of Nuclear Physics

    Exam 5 Equation Sheet, Chapters 30 & 31
    Tuesday, December 13, 6:20 - 8:10 p.m.,   Exam 5, Chs. 30 & 31 -- Nuclear Physics

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Fall 2016 Hour Exams
  Exam 1 - Ch. 16,17 & 18A ------------ Electric Fields, Potential, Current     Exam 1 Solution
  Exam 2 - Ch. 18B,19,20 & 21 -------- Circuits, Magnetism, EM Induction     Exam 2 Solution
  Exam 3 - Ch. 22, 23, 24 & 25 --------------------- EM Waves & Optics     Exam 3 Solution
  Exam 4 - Ch. 26, 27 & 28 ---------------Relativity & Quantum Physics     Exam 4 Solution
  Exam 5 - Ch. 30 & 31 ------------------------------ Nuclear Physics     Exam 5 Solution


Fall 2013 Hour Exams
  Exam 1 - Ch. 16,17 & 18A ------------ Electric Fields, Potential, Current     Exam 1 Solution
  Exam 2 - Ch. 18B,19,20 & 21 -------- Circuits, Magnetism, EM Induction     Exam 2 Solution
  Exam 3 - Ch. 22, 23, 24 & 25 --------------------- EM Waves & Optics     Exam 3 Solution
  Exam 4 - Ch. 26, 27 & 28 ---------------Relativity & Quantum Physics     Exam 4 Solution
  Exam 5 - Ch. 30 & 31 ------------------------------ Nuclear Physics     Exam 5 Solution


Spring 2013 Hour Exams
  Exam 1 - Ch. 16,17 & 18 ------------ Electric Fields, Potential, Current     Exam 1 Solution
  Exam 2 - Ch. 19,20 & 21 ----------- Circuits, Magnetism, EM Induction     Exam 2 Solution
  Exam 3 - Ch. 22, 23, 24 & 25 --------------------- EM Waves & Optics     Exam 3 Solution
  Exam 4 - Ch. 26, 27 & 28 ---------------Relativity & Quantum Physics     Exam 4 Solution
  Exam 5 - Ch. 30 & 31 ------------------------------ Nuclear Physics     Exam 5 Solution


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Last update: 17 December, 2016. Saturday December 17 2016
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