The course text is **Physics**, sixth edition, Cutnell and Johnson.

Topics to be covered include:

- Waves and Sound (ch 16)
- Superposition and Interference (ch 17)
- Electric Forces and Fields (ch 18)
- Electric Potential (ch 19)
- Circuits (ch 20)
- Magnetic Forces and Fields (ch 21)
- Electromagnetic Induction (ch 22)
- Electromagnetic Waves (ch 24)
- Reflection and Refraction (chs 25 and 26)
- Particles, Waves, Atoms, and Radioactivity (chs, 29,30,31,32)

Students should already be able to

- use scientific notation and the SI system of units
- manipulate trigonometric and logarithmic functions
- solve systems of two equations for two variables
- compute the components of vectors using trigonometric functions and add vectors
- correctly use the vector equation F=ma
- correctly use the equation x = x0 + v0 t + 1/2 a t*t
- apply the equation F = m v*v/r to circular motion

Students will be able to

- apply the mathematical description of sound speed, intensity, and the Doppler effect to describe the behavior of sound waves
- apply the superposition principle to analyse situations where multiple waves are present
- apply Gauss's and Coulomb's laws to describe the forces between stationary charged objects
- obtain electric fields from given charge configurations
- analyse electrical circuits in terms of Ohm's law
- explain and apply the concept of the magnetic field to the motion of charged particles, loops, motors, and other systems
- apply the Leibnitz force law to describe the motion of charged particles in a magnetic field
- apply the laws of Biot-Savart and Ampere to derive the magnetic field due to given charge configurations
- apply Faraday's and Lenz's laws to describe electromagnetic induction and induced fields
- compute the flow of energy and momentum due to electromagnetic waves
- apply Huygen's principle, Snell's law, and Brewster's law to derive properties of reflected, refracted, and polarized light
- apply the atomic model to explain various properties of matter, including the structure of the periodic table
- use ideas of nuclear physics to describe radioactive decay and lifetimes, carbon dating, and the detection of radiation

The course will consist of lectures Monday and Wednesday. Friday will be a student-deriven tutorial session. A poll on the material will be taken at the beginning of Friday classes and a short quiz will be given at the end.

- Lecturer: Eric Swanson
- Office: 217 Allen Hall
- Office hours: you may drop by any time
- Phone: 624-9057
- E-mail: swansone@pitt.edu
- Lectures: MWF 1:00-1:50 (Alumni Hall lecture room)
- course web site: http://fafnir.phyast.pitt.edu/py111/

Teaching Assistant:

- Ajay Kochhar email

Recitations:

- M 2:00-2:50 11 Thaw
- M 3:00-3:50 11 Thaw
- T 11:00-11:50 318 Allen

The Academic Support Center at 311 Wm. Pitt Union has tutors for PY111. Call 412 648 7920 for an appointment.

- Asst 1. Ch 16: CP1, CP10, P8, P68, P76. Due Fri Sept 10. | Solutions
- Asst 2. Ch 17: CP4, P3, P15, P20. Due Fri Sept 17. | Solutions
- Asst 3. Ch 18: CP17, P6, P21, P35. Due Wed Sept 29. |Solutions
- Asst 4. Ch 19: CP6, CP16, P20, P28, P34, P46. Due Mon Oct 25. | Solutions
- Asst. 5 Ch 20: CP5, CP12, P6, P26, P40, P54, P64, P88. Due Nov 8. | Solutions
- Asst. 6 Ch 21 CP5, P2, P8, P18, P29, P53. Due Nov 22. | Solutions
- Asst. 7 Ch 22 CP3, P5, P14, P26, P32. Due Dec 10. | Solutions

- Math Self test [study the appendices if you did not ace this!]
- Quiz 1 (waves) | solutions
- Quiz 2 (more waves) | solutions
- Quiz 3d (Coloumb's Law) | solutions
- Quiz 4 | solutions
- Quiz 5 | solutions
- Quiz 6/7 (Ch 21)
- Quiz 8 (Ch 22)

Do any questions you want, hand in complete written solutions to me any time before the end of term.

- bonus question 1
- bonus question 2
- bonus question 3
- bonus question 4
- bonus question 5
- bonus question 6

- entire course in html (thanks Merrian!)
**Magnetic Induction** - Magnetic Braking (thanks Courtney!)
- Magnetic Braking 2
- Mastering Physics Quick Start
- Mastering Physics Instructions
**Wave Properties** - transverse & longitudinal waves (applet)
- Reflection of Waves
- simple transvere wave train
- simple longitudinal wave train
- addition of waves (applet)
- interference of two waves (applet)
- Superposition of waves
- interference of two waves (applet)
- interference of two standing waves (applet)
- addition of standing harmonics (applet)
- beats(applet)
- Beat Demo
- beats(sound applet)
- beats (applet)
- wave generator (applet)
**Sound** - Sound Plane Wave(sound applet)
- Sound Sphereical Waves(sound applet)
- Tuning Fork Waves(sound applet)
- sound wave synthesis(sound applet)
- create an instrument(sound applet)
- organ pipe (applet)
- doppler effect (applet) doppler effect(sound applet)
- dB sound levels (applet)
- image voice prints (applet)
- harmonic modes of guitar (animated gifs)
**Light propagation** - propagating EM wave (applet)
- EM waves from vibrating charge
- x-rays (applet)
**Light dispersion** - prism (applet)
- rainbow
**Light refraction** - refraction (applet)
- refraction (applet)
**Light diffraction** - Diffraction Demo
- Fresnel Diffraction Demo
- huygen's (applet)
- huygen's principle (applet)
- single slit diffraction
- single slit (applet)
- vla picture1
- vla picture2
- opals are natural diffraction gratings
- color in nature
**Light interference** - young's experiment (applet)
- young's experiment(applet)
- young's experiment (applet)
- interference (movie)
- multiple slit interference (applet)
- thin film simulation
- thin film applet
- thin film photography
**Light optics** - single lense real(applet)
- lenses (applet)
**Light resolution** - raleigh criterion
- pentagon at different resolutions
**Light polarization** - polaroid filter (applet)
- polaroid filter (applet)
- polaroid filter (pictures)
- polaroid filter (applet)
- discovery of polarizer (text,humorous)
- three polarizers (applet)
- Brewters's Angle
- Brewters's Angle (lousy but unique)
- polaroid sunglasses (applet)

**mid term 1**

Print out the practice midterm and try it yourself. You can check the solutions. Don't forget to bring your calculator to class on Friday. The test will be in Scaife Auditorium 6. Mid term 1 and solutions | Midt term 1 class stats

**mid term 2**

Practice midterm | Solutions to PMT2 | mid term 2 and Solutions | MT2 statistics

- Oct 1,6,8: classes to be held in Scaife Auditorium 6
- Sept 6, labor day
- Nov 24-28, Thanksgiving holiday
- MIDTERM 1: Oct 8 SCAIFE AUD 6
- MIDTERM 2: Nov 12
- EXAM: Dec 14, 8:00-9:50 a.m., 343 Alumni Hall

topic | percent questions |

work and energy | 14 |

circuits | 12 |

lenses, mirrors | 10 |

electric and magnetic fields | 9 |

ballistics | 8 |

F=ma, free body diagrams | 8 |

waves | 8 |

torque and angular motion | 8 |

definitions | 5 |

simple harmonic motion | 5 |

radiation | 3 |

gravity | 3 |

sound | 2 |

AC circuits | 2 |

pressure | 2 |

density | 1 |

If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/(412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.

A comprehensive description of the services of that office can be obtained at www.drs.pitt.edu.