Physics 106 Course Outline

Physics 106 Course Outline - Physics 106 Course Outline...

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Physics 106 Course Outline Fall 2011 Instructor : Lawrence Rees Email: [email protected] Office: N-357 ESC Office Hours: Please come TTh 2:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Expected Learning Outcomes The official learning outcomes for this course are as follows: o Solve problems and answer conceptual questions about electric charges, fields, electric potentials, and circuits. o Solve problems and answer conceptual questions about magnetic fields, magnetic forces, Faraday’s Law, and electromagnetic waves. o Solve problems and answer conceptual questions about geometric and wave optics. o Solve problems and answer conceptual questions about special relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. That's essentially a list of the topics we will cover. Although less quantifiable, I have a number of other expectations. By the end of the semester, you should: o gain a greater appreciation of the beauty and symmetry of physical law o understand that physics is the process of creating abstract models that behave the way the natural world behaves o use models in the forms of ideas, geometrical constructs, or equations to explain the physical world and predict outcomes o recognize applications of what you learn in the world around you o apply physics problem-solving skills to problems you have not seen before and to non-physics applications o be able to work MCAT-type problems associated with the course material. Getting Started 1) Text The text for this course is College Physics by Serway and Vuille, Volume 2 , 8 th Edition. You may also use the 6 th or 7 th Edition. The BYU Bookstore primarily carries used copies of the 6 th and 7 th editions. You can even get by with the 5 th edition, but please avoid it. Note that Faughn was the co-author on some earlier editions. Be very careful to buy Volume 2. Volume 1 is located next to it in the Bookstore, and some copies migrate to the wrong stack! A note on the different editions: The basic contents of the different editions are very much the same; however, the "optional" topics vary a great deal. We generally don't cover the optional topics, so it makes little difference which version of the text you read. The main difficulty lies in the fact that the sections are not numbered the same way and sometimes the sections are divided a bit differently. You’ll need to refer to the Edition
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