## Physics 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Eugene Mishchenko

### Course Information

__Instructor__: Eugene Mishchenko

216 JFB

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Contact him at mishch@physics.utah.edu

__Course Administrator__: Mary Ann Woolf

801-581-4246

205 JFB

Contact her at woolf@physics.utah.edu

Section 01: M W, 11:50-1:10 p.m.; Room 103 JFB (Lecture 1) - map

Section 12: M W, 1:25-2:45 p.m.; Room 103 JFB (Lecture 2) - map

Prerequisites: PHYCS 2210, Math 1110, Math 1220

### WebAssign and Textook

The homework assignments will be from the textbook "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" by Serway and Jewett, 9thedition, and will be handled online through WebAssign. The assignments are accessed by each student when they enter the WebAssign website (https://www.webassign.net/utah/login.html) at a cost of $100 for both the homework and ebook. The homework is required for the semester. Students are responsible for their own WebAssign access on-line. If you would also like a hardcopy of the textbook, inexpensive used copies of the 6th, 7th, or even 8th edition can be bought from Amazon.com or eBay.

### Discussion Sections and Teaching Assistants

TA |
Discussion Section |
Time |
Room |

Ash Aishwarya |
2220-002/012 |
7:30-8:20 a.m. |
JFB 325 |

Heshan Hewa |
2220-003/013 |
8:35-9:25 a.m. |
JFB 325 |

Heshan Hewa |
2220-004/014 |
9:40-10:30 a.m. |
JFB 325 |

Philip Beltracchi |
2220-005/015 |
9:40-10:30 a.m. |
ST 205 |

David Ohlson |
2220-006/016 |
10:45-11:35 a.m. |
CSC 10-12 |

Philip Beltracchi |
2220-007/017 |
10:45-11:35 a.m. |
ST 208 |

Ren-Bo Wang |
2220-008/018 |
12:55-1:45 p.m. |
JFB 325 |

Alec Lovlein |
2220-009/019 |
12:55-1:45 p.m. |
ARCH 228 |

Ren-Bo Wang |
2220-010/020 |
2:00-2:50 p.m. |
JFB 325 |

### Homework

Homework is due on Mondays at 11:45 am (Tuesday if Monday falls on a holiday); there will be no homework due the week immediately after a midterm.

Homework assignments and grading are provided by WebAssign. You will complete all homework assignments over the web and receive immediate feedback (grade). For most problems, you will be given up to five opportunities to enter the correct answer. During exams, however, you will be required to present full solutions (see the Exams section below) on your first and only attempt. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you work out all homework problems as if it were exam problems. You should then compare your solutions with the solutions provided by the Teaching Assistants, which will be available after the due date through the WebAssign.

### Exams

Exams will consist of the actual homework problems, albeit with different sets of numerical values. Therefore, it is very important to understand the grading policy:
To get full credit for a problem you must 1) demonstrate understanding of the underlying physics by presenting all steps in the solution with clear and correct explanations, 2) find solution in an algebraic form, and only then 3) obtain a numerical answer. Simply presenting a correct answer without showing all steps leading to it does not have any value when the test problems are drawn from the homework. Likewise, you are gaining points as long as you are progressing along a logical and correct path to the solution, but any non sequitur, such as a formula that does not follow from the preceding analysis, cuts off the stream of points. On the other hand, a mistake in the algebra only reduces the score. Most importantly, show your reasoning.

You are allowed to bring to each midterm one (and only one) 3 × 5 file card with whatever information on both sides thatyou wish. You are allowed two (and only two) 3 × 5 cards for the final exam. Bringing or using any other material, except a hand calculator, is cheating. You need to know your TA's name and your discussion section number at the exams. You need to bring a student picture ID to all exams. Any dispute over the grading of an exam must be brought to my attention BEFORE the next exam. The mechanism will be explained in class.

All midterm exams (see dates on schedule below) are during the regular class times and will be in FMAB (Film and Media Arts Bldg).

The final exam is Wednesday, December 14, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in TBA. This is a University scheduled exam time. THERE WILL BE NO EARLY FINAL EXAMS!

### Discussion Sections

Tuesday and Thursday classes are an important part of the learning process. Discussions are facilitated by graduate Teaching Assistants and undergraduate Learning Assistants. Problems are assigned for each class for group discussions during the class. These problems complement and further the concepts that you learn during lectures and work out in your homework assignments. It will not be uncommon for the discussion problems to be more challenging than your homework problems. You should aim to master both, as both pools of problems will be used to illustrate ideas that will be tested during exams. A significant number of points (14% of the total) will be given for discussion assignment.

### Grading

100 homework points: 10 high-score homework (out of 11), 10 points each

100 midterm exam points: 2 high-score midterm exams (out of 3), 50 points each

50 points for discussion assignments

100 final exam points

**Total**: 350 points

Make-up exams/assignments only for legitimate reasons: emergency (documented), university-approved travel, etc.; tests can be taken ahead of time in case of significant personal reasons (travel, conflict with work schedule, etc.).

### Exams

To get full credit for a problem you must

1) demonstrate understanding of the subject matter by identifying the relevant physical laws

2) present a correct mathematical formulation of these laws

3) describe all steps in the solution with clear and correct explanations

4) find a solution in an algebraic form

5) obtain a numerical answer

6) assess the reasonableness of the obtained solution

Remember that you are scoring points as long as you are progressing along a logical and correct path to the solution; a mistake in the algebra only reduces the score. Most importantly, show your reasoning.

All midterm exams are scheduled for your registered lecture time (i.e., 11:50 or 1:25) in FMAB (map.

**Final Exam**: The final exam is Monday, April 29, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in TBA. This is a University scheduled exam time. THERE WILL BE NO EARLY FINAL EXAMS!

**MIDTERM EXAMS**
Exam 1 |
Wednesday, January 30 |

Exam 2 |
Wednesday, February 27 |

Exam 3 |
Wednesday, April 3 |

### Important Dates

Last day to register without a permission code, Friday, January 11.

Last day to drop (delete) classes with no tuition penalty, Friday, January 18.

Last day to add classes is Friday, January 18.

Last day to elect CR/NC options is Friday, January 18.

Last day to withdraw from term length classes is Friday, March 8.

NOTE: It is now university policy that your courses will be irrevocably DROPPED if tuition is not paid on time!

Here is the entire

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar.

**Holidays**
Monday, January 21 |
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday |

Monday, February 18 |
Presidents' Day Holiday |

Sunday-Sunday, March 10-17 |
Spring Break |

### Students with Disabilities

The University of Utah provides equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you need accommodations in this course, contact the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Bldg, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations.