Tu Th 0935-1050 TH 429

Dr. Susan Lea

TH 308

lea@stars.sfsu.edu

http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/~lea

This course is the second semester of Introductory Physics for science majors, requiring the use of calculus.

**Prerequisites: **You must have passed **Physics 220, Physics
222** and **Math 227 **(2nd semester calculus), all with a
grade of **C
or better. **(Note: C- is not a grade of C or better.)

**Corequisites: **You must be taking **Physics
232 **(laboratory) concurrently. . Physics/Astronomy
majors
should also take **Math 228 **concurrently**. Math 228**
is recommended for everyone.

Please provide **proof** of prerequisites and corequisites to
Dr. Lea on or before **February 10th**. (Students who took both
Phys 220 and Math
227 at SFSU in Fall 2003 or earlier need not provide any proof, as the
university
now allows faculty to access this information. Courses taken in winter
session
will not be shown, and so you will need to provide your grade report
for
those classes.) The proof may be in the form of a grade report or an
unofficial
transcript (for prerequisites)..
Proof of enrollment in Math 228 is not the same as a proof of passing
Math 221/227.

Please take these prerequisites seriously. In order to succeed in
this class you must be comfortable with the material in Physics 220,
especially vector math, kinematics, Newton’s laws and the conservation
laws, and with differential and integral calculus. We use a lot of
integration in this course!

Identify and discuss the important concepts from electricity and magnetism that affect any particular physical system.

Bring together ideas from prior physics courses and concepts of electromagnetic theory to solve a problem.

Formulate a plan for solving a problem involving these concepts.

Complete the mathematical calculations (including use of calculus) needed to solve the problem.

Discuss the methods used to solve the problem, and the significance of the result.

Create a visual picture of electromagnetic fields (field line diagrams, equipotential surfaces etc).

Describe the operation of certain technological devices that make use of electromagnetic fields.

We will be covering material in Volume 2, but you will need to make constant reference to material in Volume 1, so you will need both volumes, or the combined volume.

CPS

As per national guidelines, be prepared to spend at least 9 hours a week outside of class time on this class.

A minimum score of 50% on the homework *is required* for a
grade
of C or better in the class.

- Class participation: 15%
- Each midterm: 15% (x2)
- Homework: 15%
- Final examination: 30%
- Best of the above scores: 10%

The laboratory class (Physics 232) must be completed with a passing grade in order for a grade to be assigned in Physics 230. In the event that the lab is not passed, the requirements for 230 will not have been completed, and a grade of INCOMPLETE will be assigned until the lab is passed.

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Students who would like the MAC version should bring me a blank disk, labeled with your name.

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