52-Spring-10-1 Greensheet Word97

52-Spring-10-1 Greensheet Word97 - San Jose State...

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San Jose State University Physics 52 (General Physics / Heat & Light) Spring 2010 MWF 8:30 – 9:20am Section 1 in Science 258 Instructor: Todd Sauke Contact information: Office: Science #324. Phone 924-5437. Email: tsauke@science.sjsu.edu I will have some sample exams with solutions and other course information available on my web site, which is still being finalized. It can be accessed through the SJSU University site: click the "Faculty Staff" pages link (upper left), then "Faculty Pages" further down; do a search with my last name. Do not browse through the Physics Dept. site. Office Hours: (tentative) MWF 7:50 - 8:20am, MWF 10:30 - 11:30am, and T/Th 10:15-11:30am. Other times by appointment. Also , MWF 11:30am - 12:20 additional office hours in the computer lab in Science #242 will be held in order to allow for students to access computers and fellow students with me available for guidance in doing the online homework (discussed below). Updates provided in lecture and in updated Green Sheet, posted to the course web page. Do not hesitate to come in and ask for help. Students who suffer in silence do just that: suffer. Don't do it. Description: Temperature, heat, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, geometric and physical optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 50 or PHYS 70, and Math 30 or 30P with grades of "C-" or better. Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/lab 3 hours. A numerical grade will be provided to me by the lab instructor, which I will incorporate into the final grade. All students are required to register for and pass the Physics 52 laboratory this semester in order to pass this course. Even if you previously passed a 52 lab, you must take and pass it this semester. Required Text: University Physics, 12 th Edition , Volumes 1 and 2. By Young and Freedman (Addison-Wesley). Chapters to be covered: Chapters 33-36 (Vol. 2) and Chapters 17-20 (Vol. 1). Also required: “Mastering Physics” Student Access Kit for online course materials Learning objectives: Students will study and learn about the following topics: The wave nature of light, reflection refraction and polarization of light, optical instruments and geometric optics, interference and diffraction of light waves. Temperature and heat, thermal properties of matter, the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics. Reading: We will cover eight chapters of the text, with homework assigned for each chapter. Students are expected to read the chapter material before the lectures that cover the material. This is not a misprint. Do not expect to get your understanding of the material by coming to lecture “cold”. You should have read the material and become familiar with the concepts and basic
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