DATE 
# 
LECTURE 
Pre READING 
ASSIGNMENT 
FINDING 
Tuesday,,
Aug. 28
2018 
1 
Case Study 1
from
Classical Mechanics
('
Physics 203'):
the
trajectory
of a particle
aka
'a thing on a spring'

(1) prereq = Physics 203
or some roughly equivalent
calculusbased study in Classical Mechanics.
Refresh yourself with this fundamental material. Make sure you are particularly ready to go with :
The Conservation of Energy &
Conservative Forces, esp.:
Universal Gravitation (Newton)
&
Elasticity (Hooke)
* * *
(2) text = Halliday,
Resnick & Walker, Fundamentals of Physics (henceforth, HRW).

* * *
(2) Begun in class
and completed at home as
Introduction to Harmonic Oscillation,
HW 1:
A Thing On A Spring


THURSDAY,
AUG 30,
2018 
2 
1. The P204 way to
consider ENERGY
(when conserved):
A characteristic
(combination of measurements)
that holds constant
from PLACE to PLACE
while a system
continues to
exhibit signficant,
yet
symmetric,
changes over time.


No HW due first class.
 
THURSDAY,
AUG 30
2018

2 
2. The P204 way to
transfer WORK
(when assigned):
Google Classroom.
A characteristic of our method
by virtue of which
we continue to track
the presence of progress
even in
the absence of perfection:
Solve Once,
Submit Twice.

In HRW, Read:
Chapter 15,
sections 1 & 2 ;
Chapter 13,
sections 13

Complete and hand in:
HW1
A Thing On A Spring

Our two paths from
Physics 203
to Physics 204, i.e.:
from
'characters that go'
to
'characteristics that flow':
OSCILLATION
(simple harmonic, chapter 15)
&
INTERACTION
(atadistance, chapter 13) 
TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 4
2018

3 
SHO as a Differential Equation:
Identification,
Solution,
Implication


HW 2A & 2B:
HRW, Chapter 15,
Problems (not 'Questions')
#9*, 29, 31
*PLUS this variation on Problem 9:
Assume the mass of this oscillator is 30 kg. If an ideal spring is causing the
simple harmonic oscillation, find the spring constant (K).


THURSDAY,
SEPT 6

4 
Particles
&
Information:
UnThingy Things
Continuous Sums:
Superposition & Symmetry,
Shells & Solids

HRW:
Chapter 15, Sections 3 &4
HRW:
Chapter 13, Section 4

KETCHUP
 
THURSDAY,
SEPT. 13


Depending
on the
Dependent Variable:
Facing the Feedback
in a
Differential Equation 
For the curious
& the brave:
a lightningspeed glimpse at the derivation for
Newton's Shell Theorem 
HW 3A & 3B:
A Heat Harmonic,
Hypothesized ;
HW 4A
UnThingy Things


THURSDAY,
SEPT. 20 
5 
The Homogeneity of all Time;
The Long & SHOrt of all Clocks:
the
Amplitude
Independent Period 



TUESDAY,
SEPT. 25 
6 
Refresh & Recollect:
The Fundamental Interaction of
Universal Gravitation:
ACTIONATADISTANCE.


HW 5A & 5B:
A Sphere Not Near 

THURSDAY,
SEPT. 27 
7 
Reconsider
The problemsolving implications of
SUPERPOSITION
(of forces)
&
SYMMETRY
(of space):
Newton's Shell Theorem 

HW 6A & 6B:
HRW Chapter 13,
Problems (not 'Questions')
#3, 19, 24, 31


TUESDAY
OCTOBER 2

8 
Making sure of the mathematics:
(1) we'll stretch
our legs
and put the
Dif. Eq. for SHO through its paces;
(2) then we'll
shake some hands
and be pleased to meet a new vector technique:
(the unit vector notation for vector
multiplication)

Below,
a bit of
required reading.
Please note.
The reading is not necessarily easy
nor fun,
but it has
actually been reported,
by some students,
to be somewhat helpful
and clarifying:
The Phase
Constant:
and/or
What Has
Phi Done
For You Lately? 
HW 7A & 7B:
Mathematical Methods
(That we need to know. Without drama.)
HW 8A & 8B:
Unspringy Springs
HINTS for Unspringy Springs 

THURS.,
OCT. 4 
9 
1) A Gravitational Oscillator
(The answer is 42).
2) An increase
in the
phase constant >
a constant
in the
increasing phase >
a propagation:
deriving the wave equation,
version 1:
a row of sho's.
* * *

A
PRACTICE EXAM
for
MidTERM 1:pdf
MT1_SU17
. . .with
Full
Solutions . . . ! 
HW 9A & 9B:
SHOs & Graph
HW 10A & 10B:
Multiple Oscillations & Wave Pulses
e pluribus unum


TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 9 
10 
DERIVING
The Wave Equation
Version 2:
Induction From Lab Data
(The motion at points in space,
The shape at points in time.)
* * *
DERIVING
The Wave Equation
Version 3:
Tension, Mass, and Slope
on an Pulsating String.

HRW:
Chapter 16 (WavesI),
Sections 14
* * *
Supplemental Video
(a superfast glimpse
at past class data) :
1. Wu Lab
2. WaltersJ Lab
INDUCING
the
Wave Equation
from data 


THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 11 
11 
MIDTERM #1:
OSCILLATION & PROPAGATION 
HRW, Chapter 17 (WavesII):
171 (Speed of Sound), 177 (The Doppler Effect) 178 (Supersonic Speeds)

HW 11A & 11B:
Doppler


TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 16 
12 
Speed of propagation,
relative to the medium:
the Doppler Effect * * *

Some Practice for MidTerm 1
(The first two links below
are for extra exam practice.
They are highly recommended, and
will not be collected
nor graded in any manner)
(1) Some more SHO
Practice Problems
(2) A Past Midterm
The last link, below,
offers yet another
unwarranted
video vignette:
entirely optional,
fit only for
further perspective,
and forbidden from folks feeling fairly fragile or fundamentally faint of heart.
(3) Interference of WavePulses



THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 18 
13 
Interference & Standing Waves,
Power & Intensity

READ in HRW:
165 (Interference of Waves), 167 (Standing Waves)
173 (Interference) 174 (Intensity & Sound Level)
Then WATCH:
This WaveInterference Simulation
This simulation will be explained in the Wave Simulation Homework to the right.
Another Interference Simulator
Another Doppler Simulator

HW 12:
Resonance & Volume
Skip part II, question B and part III, questions A & B. They will be due on Wednesday.


TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 23 
14 
Gravitational
actionatadistance;
a letter to Sir Bentley;
the electrostatic force




THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 25

15 
Two ways to Multiply Vectors
The e, the eCharge, &
the eForce

READ in HRW: Chapter 21 (Coulomb's Law)
(Don't stress about section 223; all you really need to know is the title: charge is conserved.)
Chapter 22 (Electric Fields)
You do NOT need to read these 2 sections: 225 (E. Field Due to Charged Disk), 227 (Dipole in EField)
In 226, the improtant part is the opening two paragaphs. All that stuff about "Measuring the Elementary Charge"
and "Inkjet Printing" is cool, but not required reading
That's a bunch of reading. Leave time for it.

HW 13:
Interference & Power
This is an expansion and elaboration of the questions we skipped from HW 10.
HW 14:
EForces → EFields


TUESDAY,
OCT. 30

16 

Regions, Boundaries;
Open, Closed.

 
THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 1 
17 
Midterm Prep

READ HRW: Chapter 3, section 3 (Multiplying Vectors)
MIDTERM TOPICS:
 Doppler (practice all four cases)
 1D wave interference & harmonics
 Acoustic* intensity, power, & energy
 Electrostatic Force on pointcharges
 Dot products & cross products
(NOTE: "acoustic" means "sound" as an adjective.)

HW 12:
Mathematical Mthods II: Vector Multiplication
HW 13 (optional):
Coulomb's Law: HRW Chapter 21:
QUESTIONS #9 & #10; & PROBLEMS #3 & #13
Problem 13 is a CHALLENGE PRBOLEM.
Here's a HINT: the y coordinate will have to be zero.
The reason is that, if the two forces cancel, they must be exactly opposite, i.e. colinear.
This is only possible if the three pointcharges are all in a row.
(HW 13 was posted late, so it's optional, but it will be useful for exam prep & you can get points
for it if you hand it in.)


TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 6
&
THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 8 
18 
From objects to information:
the electrostatic field
The Vector Field Diagram & The Field Line Diagram

Doppler Solutions
Resonance & Volume I Solutions
Resonance & Volume II Solutions
A nice explanation of
Interference & Nodes in Two Dimensions from the INTERNET.



TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 13 
19 
MIDTERM #2:
INTERFERENCE, INTENSITY, & ELECTROSTATICS

WATCH:
This Electric Field Simulator
Then READ HRW: Chapters 23  Guass's Law (whole chapter)
Another lightningspeed mathomusic video:
unpacking Gauss's Law

HW 14:
The EField from a point: HRW Chapter 22,
Problems #3, 9, 19.
HW 15:
Field Diagrams


THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 15 
20 
Continuous charge distributions
& electrostatic FLUX
Gauss's Law: MOTIVATED

Coulomb's Law Textbook Solutions

EXAM 2 TAKEHOME SECTION:
Doppler Plus
(Due Wednesday)


TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 20

21 
Gauss's Law: APPLIED
The Gaussian Sphere
The Gaussian Cylinder

READ in HRW:
Chapters 24 & 25
You can skim/skip some parts of these chapters. Here are the important sections:
241 (Electric Potential), 242 (Equipotential Surfaces & etc.)
246 (Calculating Field from Potential) 248 (Potential of Charged, Isolated Conductor)
251 (Capacitance)

EXAM 2 TAKEHOME SECTION:
Doppler Plus
(Due)
No homework due besides the exam.


TUESDAY,
NOV. 27

22 
Electrostatic Potential, Capacitance & Current
Magnitude of the magnetic field:
1. Oersted's finding,
2. The BiotSavart law




THURSDAY,
NOV. 29

23 
Direction of the magnetic field:
1. cross products, r  hat &
2. the noBflux rule
Magnetic Flux

HRW: Chapters 28 & 29.
Read on the following sections:
281 (Magnetic Fields and the definiton of B)
286 (Mag Force on CurrentCarrying Wire)
291 (Magnetic Field due to Current)
292 (Force Between Parallel Currents)
293 (Ampere's Law)

HW 16:
Gauss Updated
(Even more updated!)


TUESDAY,
DEC. 4

24 

The Official Practice Final
(Part 4 updated, 7:05 pm, Tuesday.)
Practice Exam Soultions:
Parts 1 & 2
Parts 3 & "4"



THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 6

25 
A capacitor in a condom,
a right side corrected,
a field out of space. . .

HRW: Chapters 27, 30 & 32.
Read on the following sections:
274 (RC Circuits)
301 (Faraday & Lenz)
303 (Induced Electric Fields)
321 (Gauss's Law for Magnetic Fields)
322 (Induced Magentic Fields)
323 (Displacement Current)

These homeworks are here if you want a little extra practice. They are NOT going to be collected.
HW 17:
Steady Circuits: Ohm's Law
HW 18:
Capacitance


TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 11.
NOTE: Wed., Dec. 12 =
Last Day of Classes.

26 
Maxwell's Displacement Current
& Einstein's Second Postulate

2D Electric Field Simulator
3D Electric Field Line Simulator
(Use the dropdown menus on the left to switch the display from "particles" to "field lines" and to try different charge configurations.)



THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 20,

F I N A L 
An OLD Exam for extra practice:
P204 FINAL EXAM, Fall '17

Another OLD Exam for more extra practice:
P204 FINAL EXAM, Summer '14 
Yet another old exam for even more extra practice:
ALL 52 PAGES of
P204 FINAL EXAM, Summer '15
FULLY SOLVED!

10:30 am  12:30 pm 
   
Extra Credit Assignment
(optional)


















(The Complete)
Official Practice Midterm 1
Updated & Finalized
Solutions to Part 1 &
Solutions to Part 2
READ THIS
Do not skip this note.
 Prof. Bean, SU18

