Homework Assignments for PHY-131 Fall 2010 About 95% of all Homework assignments are to be completed using Mastering Physics (MP). You may expect approximately 9 Mastering Physics HW problems per lecture. On AVERAGE, the HW assignments will be worth 75 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 5% 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 8/23 Coulomb's Law; The Electric Field 9 MP problems 2. W 8/25 Continuous Charge Distributions 7 MP problems;P25 3. M 8/30 Dipoles in an External E Field 10 MP problems 4. W 9/01 Gauss' Law 9 MP problems M 9/06 LABOR DAY MONDAY 5. W 9/08 Conductors 9 MP problems 6. M 9/13 Electric Potential Energy 5 MP problems W 9/15 TEST #1 - lectures 1-5 7. M 9/20 Electric Potential 9 MP problems;E2 8. W 9/22 Conductors and Potentials 11 MP problems 9. M 9/27 Capacitance 10 MP problems 10. W 9/29 Dielectrics 10 MP problems 11. M 10/04 Induced Charges; Current 9 MP problems 12. W 10/06 Resistance; Power; EMF 9 MP problems 13. M 10/11 Kirchhoff's Rules; Magnetism 10 MP problems W 10/13 TEST #2 - lectures 6-12 14. M 10/18 Magnetic Forces 10 MP problems 15. W 10/20 Biot-Savart Law 9 MP problems 16. M 10/25 Ampere's Law 8 MP problems;W68 17. W 10/27 Solenoids and Toroids 7 MP problems 18. M 11/01 Faraday's Law 14 MP problems 19. W 11/03 Generators; Induced E Fields 11 MP problems 20. M 11/08 Inductance 8 MP problems;H12 W 11/10 TEST #3 - lectures 13-19 21. M 11/15 Ampere-Maxwell Law 11 MP problems 22. W 11/17 RC Circuits; LR Circuits 9 MP problems 23. M 11/22 AC Circuits 8 MP problems 24. W 11/24 Power and Resonance in AC Circuits 12 MP problems 25. M 11/29 Properties of EM Waves 5 MP problems 26. W 12/01 Intensity and Polarization 6 MP problems 2100 HW points are possible (not counting the extra credit). 1890 HW points earned counts as 100% HW credit. Less than 715 HW points is an automatic E.