Reading assignments in Giancoli
- tentative, check frequently for changes -
See the "lecture notes" link for my notes.
Week 1 (Aug 23-27): CHARGES and COULOMB'S LAW: Giancoli Chapter 16.1-16.6 this week. (Also, see the "lecture notes link", always available on the left of this page, read notes 16.1-16.17 this week)
Week 2 (Aug 30-Sep 3): ELECTRIC FIELDS: Rest of Chapter 16 this week (we will skip section 16.10, and 16.11-12 are just for fun, but interesting, check them out!) (In my lecture notes, rest of Ch. 16 notes)
Week 3 (Sep 8-10, due to Labor day): VOLTAGE: Start Chapter 17 this week (we will skip section 17.6). In my lecture notes, first half of Ch. 17 notes
Week 4 (Sep 13-17): EQUIPOTENTIALS and CAPACITORS: Finish Chapter 17 this week. In my lecture notes, rest of Ch. 17 notes.
Week 5 (Sep 20-24): CURRENT and RESISTORS: Chapter 18 this week. (Note that 18.8 and 18.9 are optional) In my lecture notes, read Ch. 18 notes. (Note also that Tuesday is the first midterm exam)
Week 6 (Sep 27 - Oct 1) CIRCUITS. Starting on Ch 19 this week.
Week 7 (Oct 4-8) KIRCHOFF'S LAWS, and MAGNETISM. Starting Ch 20 this week. (Note that 19.5 and 6 are optional. As are the last few pages of my lecture notes)
Week 8 (Oct 11-15) MAGNETIC FORCES. rest of CH 20
Week 9 (Oct 18-22) (Note that Tuesday is the 2nd midterm exam) We'll be starting FARADAY's LAW (chapter 21) this week, to be continued next week.
Week 10 (Oct 25-29) FARADAY'S and LENZ' LAWS (chapter 21) this week. (You can skip 21.8 and 21.9, except for the qualitative aspects)
Week 11 (Nov 1-5) Maxwell's Equations, light, and EM Waves. Chapter 22 this week. (You can skip 22.5 and 22.6)
Week 12 (Nov 8-12) EM Waves, and intro to OPTICS. Starting Ch 23 this week, You can skip 23.3, and we won't cover 23.9 or 10 either
Week 13 (Nov 15-19) OPTICS (Note that Tuesday is the 3rd midterm exam). We'll be finishing Ch 23 this week (again, skipping 23.3, 9, and 10) (Note that if you want to look ahead, we're going to do Ch 25.1-4 first, before finishing the term up in Ch. 24.)
Week 14 (Nov 29-Dec 3) OPTICS 25.2 and 25.3. Later in the week, we will start "PHYSICAL OPTICS" (Light as a wave, again!) Ch. 24.3 -6
Week 15 Dec 6-10) PHYSICAL OPTICS. Finishing Ch 24 this week, (but 24.9 and 11 are totally optional)
See exams link for final exam info.