## 131 Syllabus

## Second Summer Session 2009

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PHY-131 is the second part of a three-semester sequence in introductory
physics offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional
majors who have the appropriate background in mathematics. The
prerequisite for PHY-131 is the second semester of calculus, or, in
terms of its ASU course number, MAT-271. Since a working familiarity
with basic integral calculus will be assumed, the student who has not
had this course or its equivalent should withdraw from the class.
Differential and integral calculus will be used regularly
throughout the course.

PHY-131 covers the subject of electricity and magnetism from the
electrostatics of Coulomb's law through electrodynamics, as contained
in Ampere's and Faraday's laws. Some DC and AC circuit analysis is done,
but only to illustrate the physical properties of simple circuit elements
and the concept of resonance in physical systems. The course concludes
with a discussion of Maxwell's equations and a brief introduction to
electromagnetic waves. A detailed list of topics can be found on the
Homework and Lecture Schedule which accompanies
this syllabus.

The textbook is University Physics, by Young and
Freedman, Twelfth Edition, (Pearson Addison Wesley, 2008.) Reading assignments
and homework problems are keyed to this textbook. You may use either
the expanded edition or Volume 2 only. Also required is a CPS (Classroom Performance System)
transmitter, available at the bookstore.

The full text of the syllabus is also available as a pdf file.

Course Format and Policies

Homework and Lecture Schedule

Course Updates Old Tests Now Available

Reading Schedule

CPS Information

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Definitions: Current and Resistance

Answers to Even-Numbered Problems Correction Posted 7/15

Equation Sheet

PLACES TO GET HELP

Help Study Physics Festivals in PSF-462

ActivPhysics Y&F's Interactive Web Site

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

GRADES: Final Overall Averages Now Posted

Note that grades are not listed in alphabetical order

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Class Average Final Average Now Available

HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE

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