Syllabus for Physics 230.02: Physics II,
Spring 2018, Lecture: TTh 12:351:50 PM TH
432
Instructor: Dr. Weining Man
Office: SCI
386 phone: 4153382731
Email: weining@sfsu.edu
Help sessions: (Th 23 PM, TO 3or4, or TBD) Office
Hours: T 23 PM or TBD SCI 386
Welcome to Phys 230, Physics II: E & M.
PHYS 232: This
course must be taken concurrently with PHYS 232 (unless you already got C or
better for PHYS 232), a separate 1 unit
lab class taught by a different instructor, who assigns you a separate grade. PHYS 232 starts to meet during the second week of class. Students not enrolled in lecture will be dropped from
the lab by the second week, and vice versa.
Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update,
9th Edition, by Raymond A. Serway & John W.
Jewett
ISBN13: 9781305116399. The book store offers a LOOSELEAF
version of the ENTIRE book bundled with MULTITERM WebAssign
(Life of Edition) package (students pay one price for WebAssign
access for ALL 3 semesters of the sequence, including access to the
ebook). Students who do not want
the looseleaf or only want one term access can purchase online a digitalonly
package directly through WebAssign (either life time
access or one semester access).
We do “fliptheclassroom” for this
course. It is crucial that you finish
the assigned reading before EACH lecture. Otherwise the classes will be
too hard to follow. Quiz based on
assigned reading will be given. During the class, we will focus on deeper
problem solving and active engagement, instead of traditional lecturing. You will benefit greatly from active
participation in reading, discussing, reasoning and practicing before and
during the lectures.
Everything
other than the textbook is posted on ilearn. (Lecture notes used in class, summary of each chapter,
worksheet solutions, homework solutions, equation sheet, review notes, etc.)
Remember to read the lecture notes
and chapter summary, before doing homework and study the posted homework
solutions after the due date, to get ready for quizzes.
Class attendances: Attendance and participation in classroom
activities are extremely important. Bring your calculator to class. Be on
time for class. Unannounced quizzes based on homework or reading
assignments can be given. We focus on understanding concepts, equations,
applications and “why” in the lectures. Keep your
mind active. It’s impossible to learn physics by memorizing facts and
following steps to plug numbers into equations. To understand is the most
crucial thing. Please do not use cellphone, make noise, walk inout, or
do other things to disturb lectures. You
may need an iclicker remote for the lectures.
Homework: There will be a homework assignment due before each
lecture, two to three times a week. These will be entirely on
the WebAssign system. Once HW due
date passes, the system will not accept answers. No HW extensions. To
do homework actively is the most effective step to learn physics. It
is very important! Group study is encouraged. Attempt homework questions on your
own referring to your book and notes before working with a group. Come to
office hours. Make sure to work
out your own problems independently after
discussing with your friends or tutors. If you get fish (the homework
solutions) without really learn fishing (to solve similar problem alone), you
will do poorly in quizzes and exams.
After the second lecture, you will be able to
login at https://www.webassign.net/
Watch out your email and the class announcement for a class key.
Update
your active address in your webassign account, so
that you will receive future announcements about exams on time.
Webassign is free for you during the first 2 weeks after the class
key is given, start ASAP.
All
exam and quiz problems are from the SAME homework problems or worksheet problems
we go over in class.
Help Session: If you find HW not easy, make sure that you
attend weekly help session, where I will work through calculation
problems step by step and help you with homework. Every week, there are about 10 help sessions offered by me and
PHYS 232 instructors to help you with PHYS 230 homework. You are welcome to
attend any help sessions, especially mine. Please sign up for SCI 234 (F
12:101:25 TP4), if you need more problem
solving guide and homework help.
Exams: 23 midterms and a comprehensive final. There will be many
homework based problem solving quizzes and reading quizzes. Missing exam will receive
zero point, unless previously discussed.
Academic dishonesty: Students are expected to perform their own
work on all assignments in the course. Dishonesty on an exam, quiz, or homework
will result in a grade of zero for that assignment, or even a failing grade for
the course.
Grading: The final score will be based on the homework and exam
scores as indicated below:
Final Exam
30% Midterms
40% (20% each) Quizzes and
clickers (drop 1) 15% Homework
(drop 2) 15%
Final letter (+/)
grade: 90
and up :
A, 75 and up :
B; 60
and up:
C; 50
and up : D.
I will not curve. I do give bonus points for
your real effort. I wish everyone to
do very well and get B or better (75 out of 100 or better). I do not limit the
number of As. Extra bonus points can be given to students who finish bonus
assignments actively. If you get less than 60 out of 100 as your overall score,
I will not be able to give you a C.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or higher in both PHYS 220
and MATH 227. Students who have not completed equivalent courses with a grade
of C or higher in each will be dropped from PHYS 230 and PHYS 232. Students
will be held accountable for all the physics concepts and basic equations from
PHYS 220, as well as literally all math classes leading up to MATH 228
including high school math.
Checklist
of what you should do: (1115 hours a week is expected outside of the
classroom.)
· Read
the text before each lecture, otherwise lectures will definitely be
too quick and too hard to follow.
· Understand all
concepts, equations and “why” in lectures. You will get
lost if you just memorize facts or plug numbers.
· Actively
derive equations and do the Math during lectures. To copy the whiteboard will not help.
· Don’t
miss class. To makeup 1 lecture takes 3 times of hours. Carefully
review my notes after an unavoidable absence.
· Study
in groups and help each other, but do not simply give or ask for
answers.
· Finish HW independently after discussions. Make sure that you
understand everything by yourself. Mark those hard ones.
· Request
keys on Webassign. Review posted HW solutions.
Redo all the hard ones before quizzes and exams.
· Go
to at least one help session every week. PHYS 230 lectures are not
enough for showing many step by step examples.
· Improve
your math skills. Otherwise, you will have a hard time dealing with
the vector fields and integrations.
· Keep
up with the materials as it is covered. New sessions build on the
previous. I’s really hard to catch up once fall behind.
Please fill the blanks with reserved time slots
for PHYS 230. (A good sample is suggested
below)
Reading text before lectures: (12hr each, 3+
times per week)
_
Su 910PM______________ _M
910PM__________________ __W
911PM______________
Review Lecture notes : (0.51
hr each time, 23 times per
week)
_
T 78 PM_____________
_Th 78 PM_______________Sa 2:303 PM__________________
_
Do HW: (14hrs, attempt HW 3+
times a week)
_Th 810 PM _____________ _T
7:3010PM________________ __Sa
36PM________________
Review HW solutions:(0.52
hrs)
Sun 89 PM (be ready for quiz)________ _Redo
hard HW questions on weekends
Attend SCI 234, help
sessions, or office hours
(Bring all questions and have them answered
right away. Do not wait till falling behind.): Th 23PM ________________
How to make homework easier:
· Start to attempt HW as early as possible.
To finish before the due date, allow 24 days (48 hours total) for
reviewing, practicing, and reading new chapters. It’s impossible to finish
HW the night before due date. The
number of allowed attempts on calculation problems is 7. HW finished 24 hours
before the due date will get bonus credits.
· Review
the text, chapter summary, lecture notes, and problemsolving steps
on notes and textbooks..
· Understand
your questions before plugging numbers into equations.
· Start
the problem by drawing a diagram. Explain your solution in words.
· If
homework looks hard, first try to solve the sample problems on the book and
lecture notes without peeking.
· Pay
attention to units. Check results and order of magnitude to make sure they are
reasonable. Pay attention to roundoff error.
· Get
helpbut only after trying the problems yourself. Discussions are
allowed and encouraged. But NEVER cheat! Offering or asking homework answers
completely destroy the precious learning opportunities.
Make sure that you sign up for the one unit SCI
234 and attend at least one help session per week, if you need problem
solving guide and homework help. Don’t count on the very limited lecture hours for HW help.
* Students with medical
conditions or learning disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are
encouraged to contact me for necessary arrangements. The DPRC is available to
facilitate the process (dprc@sfsu.edu)
Please keep an eye on
your webassign announcements and sfsu email accounts for
announcements.
Please
keep in touch and let me know how you are doing and how I can help. I am
looking forward to a fun and successful
semester. Let’s start the journey to the fun Physics
world of E and M. Enjoy!
(Last updated Jan16 2018)
Course Objectives:
1.
Understand the connections between Coulomb's Law and the law of universal
gravitation, and be able to calculate the paths of charged particles in
electric and magnetic fields.
2.
Know that electric charges and timevarying magnetic fields are the sources of
electric fields and be able to calculate electric fields for spherically,
cylindrically, and planar symmetric charge distributions.
3.
Know that currents, moving charges, and timevarying electric fields are the
sources of magnetic fields and be able to calculate magnetic fields for
cylindrically and planar symmetric current distributions.
4.
Apply Maxwell's equations in their integral form and general vector calculus
techniques using Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems.
5.
Know that electric and magnetic fields store energy and be able to calculate
this energy for symmetric fields.
6.
Analyze AC and DC circuits constructed from batteries, resistors, capacitors
and inductors, and be able to calculate the current through and voltage across
all components as a function of time.
7.
Know that, in classical electromagnetism, light is an electromagnetic wave
emitted by accelerated charges which transports energy and momentum.
Student Learning Outcomes
for Lower Division Physical Science (B1):
See http://physics.sfsu.edu/~wman/230/
1.
Explain the steps in the scientific method of inquiry, which involves gathering
observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of
reasoning, and recognizing that reproducible observation of a result is
necessary for a theory to be accepted as valid by the scientific community;
2.
Analyze specific examples of how the scientific method has been used in the
past to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate,
test and reformulate hypotheses about the physical universe; evaluate
scientific information from a variety of sources and use that information to
articulate wellreasoned responses to scientific concerns;
3.
Evaluate scientific information from a variety of sources and use that
information to articulate wellreasoned responses to scientific concerns;
4.
Recognize the utility of alternative scientific hypotheses in the development
of scientific theories, research and applications and understand how scientific
evidence is used to develop hypotheses and theories;
5.
Describe ethical dilemmas arising out of contemporary scientific research and
applications, which may include those related to social justice, and may have
implications for local and/or global communities;
6.
Use scientific theories to explain phenomena observed in laboratory or field
settings; and
7. Discuss the relevance of
major scientific theories and research to their lives.
Plagiarism: http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/policy/plagiarism.pdf
This is one of the
classes that are “impacted” (more students wish to enroll than the
spaces available). Withdrawal will be permitted only if documentation of the
“serious and compelling” reasons is provided. When deciding whether to withdraw from a
class, please note that university policy allows you to take the class only one
more time.
Wed., 2/9, 2018
– Student ADD/DROP deadline (3^{RD} week)
Wed., 3/16, 2018
– CR/NC deadline. (8^{th} week).
Fri., 4/23, 2018 – Withdrawal deadline (serious/compelling). (4^{th} through
12^{th} week)
Tue., 5/15, 2018–
Withdrawal (serious/compelling + documentation). (week
1315).
Tue., 5/15, 2018– Last day of class
Final exam: Tue. May. 22, 10:451:15

Week 
Reading assignments 



Required 
W1 
23.1 Properties of
Electric Charges 642 



Required 
W1 
23.2 Charging Objects by
Induction 644 



Required 
W1 
23.3 Coulomb’s Law
645 



Required 
W2 
23.4 The Electric Field
651 



Required 
W2 
23.5 Electric Field of a
Continuous Charge Distribution 654 



Required 
W2 
23.6 Electric Field Lines
659 



Required 
W3 
24.1 Electric Flux 673 



Required 
W3 
24.2 Gauss’s Law
676 



Required 
W4 
24.3 Application of
Gauss’s Law to Various Charge Distributions 678 



Required 
W4 
24.4 Conductors in
Electrostatic Equilibrium 682 



Required 
W5 
25.1 Electric Potential
and Potential Difference 692 



Required 
W5 
25.2 Potential Difference
in a Uniform Electric Field 694 



Required 
W5 
25.3 Electric Potential
and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges 697 



Required 
W5 
25.4 Obtaining the Value
of the Electric Field from the Electric Potential 701 



Required 
W6 
25.5 Electric Potential
Due to Continuous Charge Distributions 703 



Required 
W6 
25.6 Electric Potential
Due to a Charged Conductor 707 



Required 
W13 
26.1 Definition of
Capacitance 722 



Required 
W13 
26.2 Calculating
Capacitance 724 



Required 
W13 
26.3 Combinations of
Capacitors 727 



Required 
W13 
26.4 Energy Stored in a
Charged Capacitor 731 



Required 
W13 
26.5 Capacitors with
Dielectrics 735 



Required 
W7 
27.1 Electric Current 752 
Midterm 1 


Required 
W7 
27.2 Resistance 756 



Required 
W7 
27.6 Electrical Power 763 




W8 




Required 
W8 
28.1 Electromotive Force
775 



Required 
W8 
28.2 Resistors in Series
and Parallel 778 



Required 
W8 
28.3 Kirchhoff’s
Rules 785 



Required 
W14 
28.4 RC Circuits 788 



Required 
W8 
28.5 Electrical Meters
794 



Required 
W9 
29.1 Magnetic Fields and
Forces 809 



Required 
W9 
29.2 Motion of a Charged
Particle in a Uniform Magnetic Field 813 



Required 
W9 
29.4 Magnetic Force
Acting on a CurrentCarrying Conductor 819 



Required 
W9 
29.5 Torque on a Current
Loop in a Uniform Magnetic Field 821 



Required 
W10 
30.1 The Biot–Savart Law 837 



Required 
W10 
30.3
Ampère’s Law 844 



Required 
W10 
30.4 The Magnetic Field
of a Solenoid 848 



Required 
W11 
30.5 Gauss’s Law in
Magnetism 850 



Required 
W11 
30.6 Magnetism in Matter
852 



Required 
W11 
31.1 Faraday’s Law
of Induction 867 



Required 
W11 
31.2 Motional emf 871 



Required 
W11 
31.3 Lenz’s Law 876 



Required 
W12 
31.4 Induced emf and Electric Fields 878 



Required 
W12 
31.5 Generators and
Motors 880 




W12 
Midterm2 
Midterm 2 


Required 
W14 
32.1 SelfInduction and
Inductance 897 



Required 
W14 
32.2 RL Circuits 900 



Required 
W14 
32.3 Energy in a Magnetic
Field 903 



Required 
W15 
32.5 Oscillations in an
LC Circuit 907 



Required 
W15 
32.6 The RLC Circuit 911 



Required 
W15 
33.1 AC Sources 923 



Required 
W15 
33.2 Resistors in an AC
Circuit 924 



Required 
W15 
33.3 Inductors in an AC
Circuit 927 



Required 
W15 
33.4 Capacitors in an AC
Circuit 929 



Required 
W15 
34.1 Displacement Current
and the General Form of Ampère’s Law 953 



Required 
W15 
34.2 Maxwell’s
Equations and Hertz’s Discoveries 955 



Required 
W16 
34.3 Plane
Electromagnetic Waves 957 



Required 
W16 
34.7 The Spectrum of
Electromagnetic Waves 966 



Optional 

23.7 Motion of a Charged
Particle in a Uniform Electric Field 661 



Optional 

25.8 Applications of Electrostatics
710 



Optional 

26.6 Electric Dipole in
an Electric Field 738 



Optional 

27.3 A Model for
Electrical Conduction 760 



Optional 

27.4 Resistance and
Temperature 762 



Optional 

28.6 Household Wiring and
Electrical Safety 796 



Optional 

29.3 Applications
Involving Charged Particles Moving in a Magnetic Field 816 



Optional 

30.2 The Magnetic Force
Between Two Parallel Conductors 842 



Optional 

30.7 The Magnetic Field
of the Earth 855 



Optional 

32.4 Mutual Inductance
906 



Optional 

33.5 The RLC Series
Circuit 932 



Optional 

33.6 Power in an AC
Circuit 935 



Optional 

33.7 Resonance in a
Series RLC Circuit 937 



Optional 

33.8 The Transformer and
Power Transmission 939 



Optional 

33.9 Rectifiers and
Filters 942 



Optional 

34.6 Production of
Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna 965 



Skip 

25.7 The Millikan
OilDrop Experiment 709 



Skip 

26.7 An Atomic
Description of Dielectrics 740 



Skip 

27.5 Superconductors 762 



Skip 

29.6 The Hall Effect 825 



Skip 

31.6 Eddy Currents 884 



Skip 

34.4 Energy Carried by
Electromagnetic Waves 961 



Skip 

34.5 Momentum and
Radiation Pressure 963 


