NYU Physics II

This page is for the Spring 2003 semester.

Physics II (V85.0093) is an introductory electromagnetism course for engineering and science majors.

Weekly schedule

lecture T 08:00-09:15Meyer 122
Th08:00-09:15Meyer 122
recitation M 12:30-13:45Meyer 105
W 09:30-10:45Meyer 105
W 11:00-12:15Meyer 264
Th14:00-15:15Meyer 421
tutoring ? ? ?
? ? ?
? ? ?
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problem sets due F 13:00Meyer 424

Syllabus

Each week starts on a Tuesday; its problem set is due ten days later on the Friday.

startsubjectreadingassignmentother
Jan 21 Charges, forces and fields Giancoli Ch 21 ps 1 (due Jan 31)
Jan 28 Continuous charge distributions and Gauss's law Giancoli Ch 22 ps 2 (due Feb 7)
Feb 4 Electric potential Giancoli Ch 23 ps 3 (due Feb 14)
Feb 11 Capacitance Giancoli Ch 24 ps 4 (due Feb 21) in-class exam Feb 13
Feb 18 Electric fields in matter ps 5 (due Feb 28)
Feb 25 Electric Current Giancoli Ch 25 ps 6 (due Mar 7)
Mar 4 DC circuits Giancoli Ch 26 ps 7 (due Mar 14) in-class exam Mar 6
Mar 11 Magnetic Field Giancoli Ch 27 ps 8 (due Mar 28)
Mar 18 spring recess
Mar 25 Sources of Magnetic Field Giancoli Ch 28 ps 9 (due Apr 4)
Apr 1 Electromagnetic Induction Giancoli Ch 29 ps 10 (due Apr 11) in-class exam Apr 3
Apr 8 Inductance Giancoli Ch 30 ps 11 (due Apr 18)
Apr 15 AC circuits Giancoli Ch 31 ps 12 (due Apr 25)
Apr 22 Maxwell's equations Giancoli Ch 32 ps 13 (due May 2) in-class exam Apr 24
Apr 29 Light waves study for final exam

Staff

name phone email office office hours
Prof Andrei  Gruzinov x28783 ag92@nyu.edu Meyer 503 W 16:00-18:00
adminIrene Port x87704 port@physics.nyu.edu Meyer 424
TAIrakli Odisharia x28797 iyo201@nyu.edu Meyer 518 M 14:00-16:00
TAIgor Kamenetsky 443-0834 iek202@nyu.edu Meyer 322 W 12:30-13:30
tutor? ? x? ?@nyu.edu see weekly schedule

Textbooks

authortitle
required: Giancoli Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3 ed, Part 3
optional: Feynman et al The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol 2

Evaluation

taskspercent
problem sets 30
in-class exams 30
final exam 40

Notes

Problems: If you are not going to be able to complete a problem set on time, ask for an extension from the TA in advance. Problem sets handed in late without granted extensions will be graded for half credit unless there is a medical excuse. Problem sets not handed in will be assigned grades of zero.

Exams: In-class exam will be given in the last 30 min of class time on the specified date. The subjects covered are given in the chart below. If you have to miss an examination for any non-medical reason, you must make arrangements with the TA in advance. Missed exams (with no medical excuse or special arrangement) will be given grades of zero.

datematerial covered
exam 1 Feb 13 electric field
exam 2 Mar 6 conductors, dielectrics, Ohm's law
exam 3 Apr 3 DC circuits, magnetic field
exam 4 Apr 24 Inductance, AC circuits
final May 13 everything