**Lecture meeting times and place:**

- MTWRF 9:00am-10:50pm in room 158 Fondren Science Building

**Objective:**

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate
basic facility with the methods and approaches of scientific
inquiry. In particular,

- Students will demonstrate basic facility with the problem-solving methods related to electric fields, magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations, circuits, and optics.
- Students will be able to explain how the concepts, advancements, and findings of physics shape our world.

**Instructor:**

- Richard C. Guarino

**Teaching Assistants:**

- Ryan Staten and Matt Stein

**Office Hours:**

- Guarino: after lecture in FS 26A and by appointment. (see also lab 32 or 26 afternoons until 5:00pm)
- Staten: TBD
- Stein: TBD.

- Guarino:
- Phone:(214)768-4961
- e-mail: <rguarino@smu.edu>

- Staten:
- e-mail: <rstaten@mail.smu.edu>

- Stein:
- e-mail: <mstein@mail.smu.edu>

**Help Sesions:** TBD.

- Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
*Fundamentals of Physics*, 10th edition, Volume 2.

- This is the official textbook for the course. We will cover chapters 21-36. The version listed includes Wiley Plus which gives you access to an electronic version of the book and online learning tools. The homework problems require Wiley Plus.
- textbook purchase options
- wileyplus flyer
- WileyPLUS URL: http://edugen.wileyplus.com/edugen/class/cls521519/

**Supplemental Text:** College Physics - OpenStax College

**Read and Study:**

- You are expected to complete a read and study assignment before each class. The assignment will be available on the WileyPLUS website and will include material from the chapter and several short questions.

**Homework:**

- Homework will be assigned each day in WileyPLUS and is due the following day. Solutions will not be provided outside of WileyPLUS. You are encouraged to attend the help sessions, discuss your work with a study group and use office hours if you have difficulty.
- HW01 - CH21: Q2, 3, 4, 8, 10; P2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 56, 57, 66.
- HW02 - CH22: Q1, 2, 6, 9, 10; P2, 4, 23, 26, 39, 49, 56, 79.
- HW03 - CH23: Q1, 4, 5, 6, 8; P1, 4, 5, 9, 12, 29, 34, 39.
- HW04 - CH24: Q1, 2, 5, 10, 12; P2, 4, 12, 15, 22, 23, 35, 42.
- HW05 - CH25: Q1, 3, 8, 9, 10; P1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 20, 32, 41.
- HW06 - CH26: Q2, 3, 5, 6, 10; P2, 5, 14, 22, 25, 31, 46, 49.
- HW07 - Ch27: Q1, 3, 4, 6, 10; P2, 3, 22, 27, 55, 57, 75, 85.
- HW08 - CH28; Q2, 4, 5, 8, 11; P2, 9, 13, 15, 17, 27, 36, 41.
- HW09 - CH29; Q1, 2, 4, 7, 10; P1, 3, 12, 16, 25, 35, 42, 56.
- HW10 - CH30; Q1, 3, 5, 7, 12; P1, 3, 7, 29, 37, 40, 45, 51.
- HW11 - CH31; Q1, 2, 3, 5, 7; P1, 2, 3, 7, 29, 62, 63, 64;
- HW12 - CH32; Q1, 2, 3, 5, 12; P1, 2, 5, 14, 15, 67, 69, 70;
- HW13 - CH33; Q1, 2, 3, 4, 8; P1, 6, 7, 9, 19, 20, 32, 34;
- HW14 - CH34; Q1, 3, 5, 9, 11; P1, 3, 7, 41, 43, 45, 88, 91;
- HW15 - CH35; Q2, 4, 8; P4, 7, 15, 29, CH36; Q1, 8; P2, 3, 13, 61;

**Exam Dates:** Open book, notes, homework, etc.

- Exam 1 - Tue 19 July 2016 (Answer Key Exam 1)
- Exam 2 - Wed 27 July 2016 (Answer Key Exam 2)
- Final Exam (Cumulative) - Wed 3 Aug 2016

**Make-up Exams:** You must present me with a verifiable excuse
**in writing**. No make-up will be given for the final exam.

**Reading Quizzes:** Daily, based on the assigned reading,
very short, very easy (if you have done the assigned reading).

**Pop Quizzes:** Unannounced, 15 minutes long,
at the beginning of lecture, closed book, based **strongly** on
the homework.

**Make-up Quizzes:** There are none.

**Laboratory:** If you need the one-credit laboratory course, you
must register separately for Physics 1106.

**Grading:** (Absolute, not curved) Letter Grade Break Points

Exam 1 - 25% Exam 2 - 25% Final - 25% Homework - 15% (Drop 2 lowest) Reading Quizzes - 5% (Drop 2 lowest) Pop Quizzes - 5% (Drop lowest)

**Grade Summary** -
All the individual test grades arranged by code number

**University Holidays:** Monday 4 July 2016

**Students with disabilities, medically excused absences, absences in general**

**Useful Links**

- Try this link to a java lens simulator
- C-ship - explore special relativity through starship flight simulation.
- Mechanical Universe
- HyperPhysics
- PhET Simulations
- MIT Open Courseware (Physics)