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Phys 223 - Waves and Optics

Class Schedule

The calendar is updated as we move through the quarter (don't trust what is written beyond the current week).

 Week
Monday
Tuesday (Tutorial)
Wednesday
Thursday (Lab)
Friday

 

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Sep 23

Welcome. What to expect in this class.

Rotational motion: angular/linear velocity and acceleration

Read chapter 12.1

 

  Sep 24

Tutorial p 57-60: rotational motion, dynamics of rigid bodies.

solution

Sep 25

Center of mass, moment of inertia

rotation examples

Read chapter 12.2-4

Sep 26

Tutorial p 61-64: rotational motion, dynamics of rigid bodies.

solution

Sep 27

Torque, Newton's law for rotation

Read 12.5-6

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Hw1 due 9/28

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Sep 30

Rotation about a fixed axis

Atwood machine example

Read 12.7-8

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Oct 1

Tutorial p 65-68: equilibrium of rigid bodies (TShape dimensions)

solution

Oct 2

Rigid body equilibrium

Hw2 (part 1) due

Oct 3

Lab: Moment of inertia, swinging stick

Oct 4

Rolling motion

instantaneous center of zero velocity, cycloid trajectory

rotating ruler (see tutorial homework)

Read 12.9

Hw2 (part 2) due 10/5

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Oct 7

Angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum

Read 12.10-11

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Oct 8

Tutorial: angular momentum

solution

Oct 9

Oscillations (pendulum, mass on a spring), simple harmonic motion

oscillation examples

Read 15.1-2

Hw3 (part 1) due

Oct 10

Lab: Inertial balance, springs

Oct 11

Energy in oscillations, dynamics of oscillations, examples

Read 15.3-6

Hw3 (part 2) due 10/12

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Oct 14

Wave model

wave examples

Read 16.1-2

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Oct 15

Tutorial p 137: traveling waves (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Mathematica animation (p 140)

Oct 16

Sinusoidal waves, 2D, 3D waves, sound and light waves

Read 16.3-5

Hw4 (part 1) due

Oct 17

Lab: sound waves

Oct 18

Principle of superposition, standing waves, beats

Read 17.1-2, 8

(program shown in class + Mathematica animation)

Hw4 due (part 2) due 10/19

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Oct 21

No class

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Oct 22

Tutorial p 141: reflection and transmission (bring your tutorial book)

solution

check this animation

Oct 23

Power, Doppler effect (animation: Doppler, beats)

Read 16.8-9

Hw5 (part 1) due

Oct 24

Lab: standing waves

Oct 25

Mathematics of interference

Superposition examples

Read 17.3-7

Hw5 due (part 2) due 10/26

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Oct 28

EM waves: examples, solutions

Read 31.5-6

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Oct 29

Tutorial p 149: EM waves (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Oct 30

No class: college development day

Hw6 (part 1) due

Oct 31

Exam 1

chapters 12, 15 16

Review

Sample exam

Nov 1

EM waves, AC current

Read 32.1-3

Hw6 (part 2) due 11/2

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Nov 4

AC current, RC circuits: extra credit MasteringPhysics

Read 32.1-3

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Nov 5

Tutorial: pp 181-184 two-source interference (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Check this applet

Nov 6

RLC circuits: examples

Read 32.4-5

Hw7 (part 1) due

Nov 7

Lab: RLC circuits

RLC lab data

Nov 8

2-slit interference pattern

Tutorial: pp 185-188 wave properties of light
solution

Read 33.1-2

Hw7 (part 2) due 11/9

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Nov 11

Veterans' Day

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Nov 12

Tutorial: p 189-193 multiple slit interference
solution

Nov 13

Multiple slit interference

Read 33.3

Hw8 (part 1) due

Nov 14

Tutorial: pp 195-200 single slit diffraction.

solution

Nov 15

Single slit diffraction

Read 33.4-5

interference and diffraction with Mathematica

Hw8 (part 2) due 11/16

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Nov 18

Polarization

Read 31.7

Tutorial: polarization pp 213-216 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Nov 19

Tutorial pp 201-205: combined interference and diffraction (bring your tutorial book).

solution

Nov 20

Tutorial pp 201-205: combined interference and diffraction (bring your tutorial book).

solution

Hw9 due (part 1)

Nov 21

Exam 2

chapters 16, 17, 31, and 32.

Review

Sample exam

 

Nov 22

Tutorial: thin film interference pp 207-211 (bring your tutorial book.)

solution

Read (again) 17.6

Hw9 (part 2) due 11/23
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Nov 25

Tutorial: light and shadow pp 155-158 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Read 34.1

Reflection: plane mirrors pp 159-163 + 168 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Read 34.2

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Nov 26

Lab: Interference, diffraction, and polarization.

Nov 27

Refraction: ray diagrams pp 169-172 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Read 34.3-4

Nov 28

Thanksgiving holiday

Nov 29

Thanksgiving holiday

Hw10 due 11/30

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Dec 2

Lenses

Read 34.5-6

Pre-reading due (see Mastering Physics)

Dec 3

Tutorial: Lenses pp 173-176 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Dec 4

Lenses, optical instruments

Read 35

Hw11 due (part 1)

Dec 5

Tutorial: Magnification pp 177-180 (bring your tutorial book)

solution

Dec 6

Review

Hw11 (part 2) due 12/7

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Dec 9

Finals

Dec 10

Finals

Dec 11

Exam 3: 8:00-10:00 am

Sample exam

Dec 12

Happy Break to All !!!