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Physics 312, Section 05, University Physics II: Winter 20112012
This material can be found online at URL
http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys312/phys312.html
Outline for the course, class schedule, etc.
Reading assignments
Workshops
 Week 1, Day A:
Introduction, angular quantities
 Week 1, Day B:
Rotational KE and moment of inertia
 Week 1, Day C:
Parallelaxis theorem, torque
 Week 2, Day A:
Moment of inertia experiment
 Week 2, Day B:
Rolling motion
 Week 2, Day C:
Work in rotation, and torque with vectors
 Week 3, Day A:
Angular momentum
 Week 3, Tues: Test 1: 081250, 7:00  7:50 PM.
Formula sheet (PDF)
 Week 3, Day B:
Using angular momentum
 Week 3, Day C:
Angular momentum in action
 Week 4, Day A:
Static equilibrium
 Week 4, Day B:
Elasticity
 Week 4, Day C:
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
 Week 5, Day A:
The pendulum (in theory and practice)
 Week 5, Day B:
Damped Harmonic Motion
 Week 5, Day C:
Forced Harmonic Motion and review of SHM
 Week 6, Day A:
Waves
 Week 6, Tues: Test 2: room 081250, 7:00  7:50 PM.
Formula sheet (PDF)
 Week 6, Day B:
Mathematics of waves
 Week 6, Day C:
Standing waves
 Week 7, Day A:
Waves and music
 Week 7, Day B:
Waves on a string
 Week 7, Day C:
The Doppler effect
 Week 8, Day A:
Electromagnetic waves
 Week 8, Day B:
Lenses and images
 Week 8, Day C:
Telescopes and Polarization
 Week 9, Day A:
Interference by two slits
 Week 9, Tues: Test 3: room 081250, 7:00  7:50 PM.
Formula sheet (PDF)
 Week 9, Day B:
Interference by thin films
 Week 9, Day B:
Interference by one slit: diffraction
 Week 10, Day A:
Diffraction gratings
 Week 10, Day B:
Using diffraction: spectroscopy
 Week 10, Day C:
Interferometers and LIGO
 Week 11, Wed Feb 29: room 081250, 02:45  04:45 PM.
Formula sheet (PDF)
Homework sets for section 101731205
In order to use the online homework system,
you need to know your login name and your initial password.
Your "login name" should be the same as your RIT Email address,
something like abc1234.
Your initial password should be
the final 4digits of your student RIT ID number,
so if your ID number is 123456789, the
initial password would be 6789.
You can change your password from the default
after you log in for the first time.

Introduction to Webwork system
due Thursday, Dec 1, at noon.

Angular kinematics
due Friday, Dec 2, at noon.

Moment of inertia and torque
due Tuesday, Dec 6, at noon.

A sophisticated moment of inertia problem
due Wednesday, Dec 7, at noon.

Rolling motion
due Friday, Dec 9, at noon.

Vector torque
due Tuesday, Dec 13, at noon.

Angular momentum
due Wednesday, Dec 14, at noon.

Conservation of angular momentum
due Friday, Dec 16, at noon.
This assignment includes an optional bonus problem.

Static equilibrium
due Wednesday, Jan 11, at noon.

Elasticity
due Thursday, Jan 12, at noon.

SHM (I)
due Monday, Jan 16, at noon.

SHM (II)
due Thursday, Jan 19, at noon.

SHM (III)
due Monday, Jan 23, at noon.

Waves (I)
due Thursday, Jan 26, at noon.

Waves (II)
due Tuesday, Jan 31, at noon.
(changed date)

Waves (III)
due Friday, Feb 3, at noon.

Waves (IV)
due Monday, Feb 6, at noon.

Refraction of light waves
due Thursday, Feb 9, at noon.

Lenses
due Monday, Feb 13, at noon.

Twoslit interference and thinfilm interference
due Friday, Feb 17, at noon.

Diffraction and diffraction gratings
due Monday, Feb 20, at noon.

Diffraction gratings
due Wednesday, Feb 22, at noon.

BONUS questions for section 05 (noon)
due Tuesday, Feb 28, at noon.
These are not required. Every point you gain on this
problem set is added as a bonus to your overall homework score.
In other words, these problems can make up for problems
you missed in earlier sets.
Homework sets for section 101731206
are located on the
Mastering Physics system.
 HW 4: Static equilibrium and elasticity,
due Friday, Jan 20, at 5:00 PM
 HW 5: Oscillatory motion,
due Friday, Jan 27, at 5:00 PM
 HW 6: Waves,
due Wednesday, Feb 8, at 5:00 PM
 HW 7: Optics,
due Friday, Feb 24, at 5:00 PM
 HW 8: Interference of Light,
due Monday, Feb 27, at 5:00 PM

BONUS questions for section 06 (6 PM)
due Tuesday, Feb 28, at noon.
These are not required. Every point you gain on this
problem set is added as a bonus to your overall homework score.
In other words, these problems can make up for problems
you missed in earlier sets.
In order to do this homework set, you must use the WebWork
homework system (not Mastering Physics).
In order to use the online homework system, you need to know your
login name and your initial password.
Your "login name" should be the same as
your RIT Email address, something like abc1234.
Your initial password should
be the final 4digits of your student RIT ID number,
so if your ID number is
123456789, the initial password would be 6789.
You can change your password
from the default after you log in for the first time.
Practice problems
Extra Credit Projects
 Measure the Moment of inertia of
a human body.
Due Friday, Dec 9, at 5 PM.
 Verify the Law of Conservation
of angular momentum.
Due Friday, Jan 13, at 5 PM.
 Measure Period vs. Length
for a Pendulum.
Due Friday, Jan 27, at 5 PM.
 Record the motion of a wave.
Due Friday, Feb 10, at 5 PM.
 Measure the speed of sound in air.
Due Friday, Feb 17, at 5 PM.
 Measure the index of refraction
of a substance.
Due Friday, Feb 24, at 5 PM.
 Measure the wavelength of laser
light.
Due Friday, Feb 24, at 5 PM.
Both Professor Lindberg and I have tried to explain
the rules for dealing with uncertainties in measurements.
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Copyright © Michael Richmond.
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