## 131 Syllabus

## Second Summer Session 2012

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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; the third semester of calculus,
MAT-272, is a corequisite for the course. Since a working familiarity
with basic integral calculus will be assumed, the student who has not
had these courses or their equivalents 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
Lecture Schedule which accompanies
this syllabus.

The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Serway and Jewett,
Eighth Edition, (Brooks/Cole, 2010.) You may use either the etext, the hybrid edition, the expanded edition, or volume 2 only.
Reading assignments are keyed
to this textbook. At the bookstore, the textbook should come packaged with
WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign is required.
If you buy a used textbook, then you must buy Enhanced WebAssign separately at
the bookstore or online at the WebAssign web site. Also
required is a Turning Point
transmitter (available at the bookstore) or Turning Point ResponseWare software.

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

Course Format and Policies

Textbook Information

Lecture Schedule

Course Updates 8/09 Changes for Lectures 24-25

Reading Schedule

Turning Point Information

WebAssign Information Tips

Practice Test Solutions: Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4

Definitions: Current and Resistance

Electromagnetic Spectrum PDF version

Equation Sheet Updated 8/13

PLACES TO GET HELP

Help Study Physics Festivals in PSH-352

ActivPhysics Y&F's Interactive Web Site

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

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