SECTION 1: Mark
Wilde
Class Date/Time → 9:30AM–10:20AM M W F
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 7071 4383
SECTION 2: Jonathan
Dowling
Class Date/Time → 11:30AM–12:20PM M W F
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 8181 3713
SECTION 3: Jorge Pullin
Class Date/Time → 01:30PM–02:20PM M W F
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 9088 4324
SECTION 4: Manal
Abdelwahab
Class Date/Time → 03:30PM–04:20PM PM M W F
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 8951 6307
SECTION 5: Dubravka
Rupnik
Class Date/Time → 09:00AM–10:20AM T Th
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 2652 0202
SECTION 6: Manal
Abdelwahab
Class Date/Time → 10:30AM–11:50AM T Th
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key →lsu 0751 1275
SECTION 7: Dubravka
Rupnik
Class Date/Time → 12:00PM–1:20PM T Th
Class Location → NICHOLSON 109
Web Assign Class Key → lsu 2309 5745
LAB: PHYS
2109
You must register for the lab as a separate course from PHYS 2113.
You must attend the lab the first week of class or you will be dropped.
Most engineering students do NOT need to take PHYS 2109 lab. If you do need to take it, it will be indicated on your flowchart. If you have registered for PHYS 2109 this semester, you have received several reminders that you must show up in lab this week if you want to keep your place IN THE LAB. Your registration in PHYS 2113 is completely disconnected from this. The announcement you may have heard in PHYS 2113 was just one more reminder about the lab. Again, you do not have to register for PHYS 2109 to keep your place in PHYS 2113.
SYLLABUS:
REQUIRED TEXT:
Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnick, and
Walker, 9th edition (Wiley).
PREREQUISITES:
Grade of C or better in PHYS 2110; grade of C or better in
either MATH 1552 or MATH 1553.
CLASS OVERVIEW:
 This course covers chapters 13, 21–33 of your textbook.
There are a few sections that will be omitted. This is the
introductory course primarily for technical science majors
(physics, chemistry, geology, or engineers). It extends the
material from PHYS 2110 to discuss electrical and magnetic
phenomena, electromagnetism, and gravitation, all arising from
the idea of a physical “field.” It will build your problem
solving skills and your ability to apply mathematical
principles to describe nature.
 You are required to read the assigned textbook material
before coming to class.
 Attendance at lectures is highly encouraged! The concepts
and approaches to problem solving will be developed through
the readings, lectures, demonstrations and class discussion.
If you need to leave early, let me know ahead of time. To
encourage participation, there will be daily inclass quizzes
(see below)
 It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the
University Code of Conduct that details the university’s
policy and disciplinary action regarding academic dishonesty.
 Students with special needs or accommodations should contact
the Office of Disability Services (112 Johnston Hall) early so
that any necessary accommodations can be arranged ASAP.
QUIZZES:
Quizzes or other in class participation activities will
be given in each lecture.
HOMEWORK:
 Homework is the most important part of the course!
 Homework is your physics “practice.” You will do well in the
course if you do all the homework on your own since you will
then be able to answer the questions and problems on the 3
tests and the final exam.
 We will use the WebAssign computerized homework system at http://webassign.net/student.html
 The first 14 days are free (grace period). During this
period, use WebAssign to do your homework.
 You can register with a credit card online or you can
purchase a registration card at the LSU Bookstore. Ask at the
Customer Service Desk. You can also buy web access to the
text so you do not need to buy the book (see Wiley for
details)!
 You will be given a maximum of 3 submissions. Only the last
submission will be graded, no points off for multiple
submissions. Your semester percentage score will be used in
computing the homework contribution to your grade.
 Do the homework daily. Often the number of problems (2030)
is too large to do in one sitting. It is best if you do the
homework the same day that the material is covered in class.
 Get in the habit of carrying the units through the solution
from start to finish. Units are required as part of the answer
and will definitely be required on the tests.
 Homework will typically be due on Friday 11:59 pm. It will cover all of the material presented in lecture through the week. The WebAssign cutoff day and time is firm for full credit.
MIDTERM EXAMS:
 There will be three inclass tests (closed book) on material
since the last test. Tests will consist of multiplechoice
worked/concept questions and written worked problems. Because
partial credit may be given, it is important that you show all
work and give explanation and intermediate steps. An answer
without showing the appropriate steps through a calculation
will not be accepted.
 Greater than 50% of the exam problems will come from
the assigned homework.
 Necessary constants and most formulae will be given on a
formula sheet that will be given; it will be available before
the exams.
 You will need a scientific calculator. You
may not use a calculator app on your phone or on your
tablet.
 During your test, the only electronic device you may
have with you at your seat is a scientific or graphing
calculator. You may not have your cell phone, tablet,
smartphone, PDA, pager, digital camera, computer, or any
other device capable of taking pictures or video, sending
text messages, or accessing the Internet. This means not
just on your person, but close enough to you that you could
reach it during the test. Any student found with such a
device during a test will be assumed to be violating the LSU
Honor Code and will be referred to the Dean of Students for
Judicial Affairs.
 There will be no
makeup exams and no exam scores will be dropped from a
student's grade. If you miss an exam and
you have a valid and documented excuse, as per LSU
Student Policy 22, you will be allowed to substitute
the grade on that exam for the average of your other exam
grades (midterm and final exams).
MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE:
FINAL EXAM:
 The twohour Final Exam will be cumulative with extra
emphasis (approximately 1/3 of the questions and problems) on
material since the last test.
 Same format as the inclass tests with twice as many
questions and problems.
 Same restrictions on electronic devices.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:
5:307:30PM MON 08 DEC 2014 in Cox Auditorium
GRADES:
Midterms  100 points each 
300 points

Final Exam  200 points 
200 points

Homework  75 points 
75 points

In Class Quizzes
 25 points

25 points


TOTAL: 
600 points

Your numerical grade will be the total number of points you
obtain, divided by 6.0.
Given your numerical grade, your letter grade will be at least
the following:
A: 90100%

B: 7589%

C: 6074%

D: 5059%

F: 490%

GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT:
This course is a general education course in the Natural
Sciences Area, and the material in the course will address the
student’s achievement of this General Education Competency: LSU
graduates will employ scientific and mathematical methods and
technology in the resolution of laboratory and realworld
problems.
LECTURE SCHEDULE: (One topic per week)
 Ch. 13: Gravitation, Newton’s Law of Gravity, superposition,
gravitational potential energy, Gauss’s Law, Kepler’s Laws,
escape speed, orbital mechanics (i.e., Rocket Science)
 Ch. 21: Electric charge, conductors and insulators,
Coulomb’s Law, quantization and conservation principles for
charge
 Ch. 22: Electric fields, field maps, fields due to various
charge geometries, point charges and dipoles in an electric
field
 Ch. 23: Electric flux, Gauss’s Law for electric fields,
Coulomb’s Law from Gauss’s Law, isolated charged conductors,
considerations of symmetry
 Ch. 24: Electric potential energy and work, electric
potential, equipotentials, potentials due to discrete and
continuous charge distributions, isolated conductors,
determining the electric field from the potential
 Ch. 25: Capacitors and capacitance, series and parallel
arrangements, stored energy, dielectric materials, Gauss’s Law
with dielectric
 Ch. 26: Electric current, current density, nonperfect
conductors, resistivity and resistance, Ohm’s Law, power and
energy in electric circuits, semiconductor materials,
superconductors
 Ch. 27: DC circuits, energy and work, electromotive force,
single and multiloop circuits, parallel and series
combinations of resistances, Kirchoff’s Laws, RC circuits,
time constant
 Ch. 28: Magnetic fields, forces on moving charges, crossed
fields, Hall effect, cyclotrons, force and torque on current
carrying wires and loops, magnetic dipoles and dipole moment
 Ch. 29: Sources of magnetic field, BiotSavart Law,
calculating the magnetic field for various current geometries,
Ampere’s Law, consideration of symmetry, forces between
parallel currents, solenoids and toroids, a coil as a dipole
 Ch. 30: Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s
Law, induced electric fields, induction and inductors, RL
circuits and time constants, energy stored in magnetic fields,
energy density in magnetic fields, mutual inductance
 Ch. 31:Electromagnetic oscillators, series RLC circuit,
transformers, forced oscillators, resonant circuits, damped
oscillators
 Ch. 32: Gauss’s Law for magnetism, displacement currents, induced magnetic fields, Maxwell’s equations, magnets and magnetic materials.
 Ch. 33: Electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum,
travelling EM waves, Poynting Vector, energy transport,
radiation pressure, polarization, reflection and refraction.
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