Physics II - Lecture 1 (Charge and E Field)

Physics II - Lecture 1 (Charge and E Field) - Physics 2...

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Physics 2 Lecture 1 Spring 2011 Introduction Nature of Charge Coulomb’s Law Electric Field 1
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Lecture 1 demonstrations Van de Graff generator. Force on suspended ball. Force on tape “hair”. Breakdown of air. Static force on suspended insulating rod. Leaf Electrometer Charging by touching. Charging by induction. 2
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Physics 2 Overview Course Supervisor and Lecturer: Prof. Peter Persans Lab Coordinator: Prof. Scott Dwyer Section Faculty: Prof. S. Dwyer, Prof. K. Lewis, Prof. J. Giedt, Prof. M. Yamaguchi All course information can be found on RPI LMS Syllabus Homework, Topic, and Exam Schedule Lecture Notes Exam Archives Student Discussion Board Office hours schedule (to be posted) 3
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Course structure One lecture per week(Wednesday) – 1.5 hours Two lab/activity classes per week – 2 hours per class Three one hour exams and required final Short written homework due at every lab class Six longer written homework problems due on specified dates WileyPlus numeric problems due on the morning of your lab class 4
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Where/how you learn 1. Do the activities diligently and make sure you understand the material. Most students learn best by doing, so your activity/lab class is the focus of this course. Ask questions! Argue with partners. 2. Homework gives you the opportunity to check your understanding and your ability to solve the problems. Discuss it with others, but do it yourself. 3. Engage in lectures by completing the worksheets and participating using iClickers. 5
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Grade Letter grades will include +/- modifiers Unit Exams and Final Exam: 64% Class Activities: 25% Online (WileyPlus) Homework: 5% Written Question Homework due at every class: 3% Written Problem Homework due six times: 3% 6
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iClicker Practice The number of times during this lecture you expect the lecturer will say “Ouch! I hate when I do that!” (or something similar.) is: A) Never. (All my instructors are infallible.) B) Only once. C) Several times. (My instructors are fallibal, and don’t learn from there misteaks.) D and E) I am too cool to participate in iClicker stuff . 7
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The course starts now 8
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Notes 1 Honors Physics 2 - Persans Spring 2011 9 Observations There is a force between some objects that acts along the direction between them.
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Physics II - Lecture 1 (Charge and E Field) - Physics 2...

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