131 Syllabus

Second Summer Session 2006

     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, Eleventh Edition, (Addison Wesley, 2004.) Reading assignments and homework problems are keyed to this textbook. You may use either the expanded edition or Volume 2 only. You should buy a textbook that DOES NOT come packaged with Mastering Physics. Also required is a PRS (Personal Response 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 8/01 Test 3 Solutions Now Available
Reading Schedule
PRS Information

Online Problems July 5 - July 11 <> July 13 - July 19
July 21 - July 27 <> July 31 - Aug 4
Definitions: Current and Resistance
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Equation Sheet

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: PRS Grades by recitation    
Note that grades are not listed in alphabetical order

Final PRS Grades Now Available
9:30 <> 10:30 <> 1:30

Class Average Final Average Now Available


Mohammed Abdullah
Michael Lesniak
Eric Dykeman