Homework Assignments for PHY-131 Fall 2008 About 95% of all Homework assignments are to be completed using Mastering Physics (MP). You may expect approximately 6 Mastering Physics HW problems per lecture. On AVERAGE, the HW assignments will be worth 50 points each. The MP problems can only be found at masteringphysics.com. The due dates for all Mastering Physics assignments will be posted on your Mastering Physics assignment list. Approximately 10% of the HW problems will have to be written up and handed in at recitation. There is about one problem to turn in every two weeks, on average. Problems are always due at the beginning of the relevant recitation meeting. You will find the turn-in problems, along with due dates, on this web page. Lecture Day Date Topics Problems 1. M 8/25 Coulomb's Law 6 MP Problems 2. W 8/27 Electric Field 5 MP Problems;E1 3. F 8/29 Continuous Charge 5 MP Problems;P25 Distributions M 9/01 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY 4. W 9/03 Motion in an Electric Field 5 MP Problems 5. F 9/05 Dipole in an Electric Field; 7 MP Problems Volume Flux 6. M 9/08 Gauss' Law; 8 MP Problems Spherical Symmetry 7. W 9/10 Other Symmetries; Conductors 6 MP Problems 8. F 9/12 Surface Charges on Conductors 5 MP Problems 9. M 9/15 Electric Potential Energy 5 MP Problems W 9/17 TEST #1 (assignments 1-8) 10. F 9/19 Electric Potential I 7 MP Problems;E2 11. M 9/22 Electric Potential II 7 MP Problems 12. W 9/24 Conductors and Potentials 6 MP Problems 13. F 9/26 Capacitance; 6 MP Problems Energy of Capacitors 14. M 9/29 Combinations of Capacitors 6 MP Problems 15. W 10/1 Dielectrics 8 MP Problems 16. F 10/3 Induced Charge in Dielectrics 4 MP Problems 17. M 10/6 Current and Resistance 8 MP Problems W 10/8 TEST #2 (assignments 9-16) 18. F 10/10 Electric Power; EMF 5 MP Problems;W72 19. M 10/13 Kirchhoff's Circuit Rules 6 MP Problems 20. W 10/15 Magnetic Force on a 5 MP Problems Moving Charge 21. F 10/17 Magnetic Force on 6 MP Problems Currents and Dipoles 22. M 10/20 The Biot-Savart Law 7 MP Problems 23. W 10/22 Ampere's Law 8 MP Problems;W68 24. F 10/24 Solenoids and Toroids 7 MP Problems 25. M 10/27 Faraday's Law - Qualitative; 7 MP Problems Eddy Currents W 10/29 TEST #3 (assignments 17-24) 26. F 10/31 Faraday's Law; 6 MP Problems Magnetism and Relativity 27. M 11/3 Motional EMF; E Induced 7 MP Problems 28. W 11/5 Generators and Motors 8 MP Problems;figure 29. F 11/7 Inductance; 5 MP Problems;H12 Energy in the B Field 30. M 11/10 Mutual Inductance; 6 MP Problems Transformers 31. W 11/12 Ampere-Maxwell Law; 6 MP Problems Displacement Current 32. F 11/14 Exponential Decay in RC and 5 MP Problems LR Circuits 33. M 11/17 Asymptotic Growth in RC and 7 MP Problems LR Circuits; LC Qualitative W 11/19 TEST #4 (assignments 25-31) 34. F 11/21 LC Circuits; LRC Circuits 6 MP Problems;G1,G2 35. M 11/24 Circuits with an AC Generator 7 MP Problems 36. W 11/26 Power in AC Circuits; 7 MP Problems Resonance F 11/28 THANKSGIVING FRIDAY 37. M 12/01 Properties of EM Waves 6 MP Problems 38. W 12/03 Intensity of EM Waves 4 MP Problems 39. F 12/05 Polarization of EM Waves 4 MP Problems M 12/08 TEST #5 (assignments 32-39)

2030 HW points are possible (not counting the extra credit). 1800 HW points earned counts as 100% HW credit. Less than 675 HW points is an automatic E.