PHYSICS 230: general physics with calculus ii, spring 2011

Tim Gfroerer, Davidson College

 

Announcements and Class Demonstrations

 

*NOTE: Attendance at all physics seminars is strongly encouraged.

 

Date Announcement or Demonstration
1/10 NO CLASS TODAY / NO LAB THIS WEEK
1/12 Information on the Math and Science Center
1/12  Workbook Illustration 22.4: Static Cling
1/14  Workbook Exploration 22.4: Dipole Symmetry
1/21  Active Figure 23.22
1/21 E-field mapping (vector addition) applet
1/24 Active Figure 24.4.  Workbook Illustration 24.1: Flux and Gaussian Surfaces
1/24 Physics Department Research Open House on Tuesday, 1/25 @ 4pm in the Dana basement with free pizza.
1/24 Physics Seminar on Thursday 1/27 at 4pm: Mario Belloni will speak on Telescopes 101 - Everything You Wanted to Know about Telescopes, But Were Afraid to Ask
1/25 Workbook Illustration 25.2: Work and Equipotentials
1/31 Workbook Illustrations 26.1: The Capacitor and 26.4: Series and Parallel Capacitors
2/2 Workbook Illustration 26.3
2/3 Math & Science Center: Belk Basement SB002, Drop-in hours: Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, 9 PM - 12 AM. More information here.
2/5

Active Figure 27.3

2/7

 Topics on Review #1

2/7

Download Review #1 from last year.  Please do not print the solutions, but you may view them here.

2/11

Active Figure 29.1

2/11

Review Session on Tuesday (2/15) at 8:05 pm in Dana 146.

2/14

 Torque on a current loop: Active Figure 29.21 and Electric motor applet

2/14

Seminar on Thursday 2/18 at 4pm: Ann Silversmith (Math Department, Hamilton College)

2/21

Electric generator applet

2/23

Oscillating LC circuit applet

3/7

 AC circuit elements

3/7

Seminar on Thursday 3/10 at 4pm: Kelly Howell

3/9

Workbook Illustrations 31.6 and 31.7: Phasors

3/11

Link to Physlet and Phet demonstrations of electromagnetic field generation

3/11

Propagating electromagnetic wave Applet

3/14

Refraction Applet Fermat's Principle Applet.

3/16

Negative Refraction

3/16

Link to Optics Physlet.

3/18

The Human Eye.

3/18

  Topics on Review #2

3/23

Active Figures 36.41 and 36.42

3/23

Download Review #2 from last year.  Please do not print the solutions, but you may view them here.

3/23

Review Session on Sunday (3/27) night at 5:45 pm in Dana 146

3/25

Active Figures 38.4 and 38.7

3/25

  Thin film applet.  If this applet doesn't load, here's a good alternative.

3/25

Active Figure 38.13

4/1

   Polarization demos: Physlet, Physics 2000 polarizers and molecular view.

4/4

 Active Figure 39.4.  Einstein quote.  Alternate test on concepts in electricity and magnetism will be given next week during lab.

4/6

Simultaneity physlet.

4/8

Active Figure 39.6.  Equivalence of electricity and magnetism

4/11 Physics Seminar on Thursday 4/14 at 4pm: Jim Nolen (Duke University, Davidson class of 2000) will speak on: Homogenization: Mathematics for Heterogeneous Materials
4/11

Quantum Mechanics Quotes.  Active Figures 40.3 and 40.7.

4/13

Photoelectric effect simulation Quantum wave interference simulation.

4/15

Wavepacket physlet.

4/18 Physics Seminar on Thursday 4/21 at 4pm Mathew Rave (Western Carolina) will speak on: From Quantum Interference to Teacup Rides: an Introduction to the Geometric Phase
4/18

Active Figure 41.4, Finite square well physlet.

4/20

Physics 2000: Matter waves Hydrogen atom simulation Physlet Hydrogen atom.

4/22

Topics on Review #3

4/22

Download Review #3 from last year.  Please do not print the solutions, but you may view them here.

4/22

Physics 2000 applet: radioactive decay.

4/27

The annual Physics Picnic at the Christian Farm will be on Tuesday, 5/3 @ 5:30.  Please sign up in the office!

4/27

Review Session on Thursday (4/28) at 5:30 pm in Dana 146.

4/27

Please remember to bring an exam envelope to class by Wednesday, 5/4.

5/2

Evidence for the Big Bang: Hubble Expansion, Expanding Space, Microwave Background, and Nucleosynthesis

5/2

Additional Topics covered and equations provided on the Final Exam.

5/2

If you are thinking about taking more physics, your intro textbook could be a valuable future resource - please consider keeping it!

    

 

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