Week 20

Reading: Temperature (Chap. 19)

Key Topics:
temperature measurement, thermometry, thermal expansion, ideal gasses...see more info for this week.

Week 21

Reading: Heat and the First Law (Chap. 20)

Key Topics:
thermal energy, specific heat capacity, latent heat, the first law of thermodynamics, conduction, convection, and radiation of heat,...see more info for this week.

Week 22

Reading: Heat engines, Entropy, and the second law (Chap. 22)

Key Topics:
the second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, engine efficiency, absolute temperature scale, entropy, disorder,...see more info for this week.

Week 23

Reading: Magnetic fields (Chap. 29)

Key Topics:
magnetic poles, earth's magnetic field, magnetic materials, ferromagnetism, paramagnetism, curie temperature, ...see more info for this week.

Week 24

Reading: Electric fields (Chap. 23)

Key Topics:
Electric charge, triboelectricity, insulators and conductors, coulomb's law, electric fields...see more info for this week.

Week 25

Reading: Finish electric fields and electric potential. Begin capacitance and dielectrics (Chap. 26)

Key Topics:
capacitance, calculation of capacitance, capacitors in series and parallel, energy stored in a capacitor, capacitors with dielectrics, ...see more info for this week.

Week 26

Reading: Current and resistance (Chap. 27)

Key Topics:
electric current, resistance, resistivity, ohm's law, joule heating...see more info for this week.

Week 27

Reading: Direct current circuits (Chap. 28)

Key Topics:
electromotive force, kirchoff's circuit rules, resistors in parallel and series, ammeters and voltmeters, household wiring...see more info for this week.

Week 28

Reading: Finish our work on DC circuits.

Key Topics:
DC circuits laboratory, Joule heating, charging and discharging of a capacitor
...see more info for this week.

Week 29

Reading: Faraday's law (Chap. 31)

Key Topics:
Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, Lenz's law, eddy currents, electric motors...see more info for this week.

Week 30

Reading: The nature of light and the laws of geometric optics (Chap. 35)

Key Topics:
the speed of light, ray approximation, reflection, refraction, dispersion, total internal reflection, prisms and rainbows

...see more info for this week.

Week 31

Reading: The nature of light and the laws of geometric optics (Chap. 35)

Key Topics:
the speed of light, ray approximation, reflection, refraction, dispersion, total internal reflection, prisms and rainbows

...see more info for this week.

Week 32

Reading: Easter break

Key Topics:
Easter Break



...see more info for this week.

Week 33

Reading: Geometric optics (Chap. 36)

Key Topics:
images formed by flat mirrors, spherical mirrors, lenses, the thin lens equation, the human eye, telescopes...see more info for this week.

Week 34

Reading: Electromagnetic waves (Chap. 34)

Key Topics:
Maxwell, Hertz, and the discovery of electromagnetic waves, production and detection of electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum...see more info for this week.

Week 35

Reading: Interference of light waves (Chap. 37)

Key Topics:
young's two slit experiment, soap films, interferometry...see more info for this week.

Week 36

Reading: Interference and polarization of light waves (Chap. 38)

Key Topics:
diffraction, polarization, scattering of light...see more info for this week.

Week 37

Reading: Radioactivity

Key Topics:
alpha, beta, gamma decay, half life, ...see more info for this week.

Week 38

Reading: Atomic physics (Chap. 42)

Key Topics:
photoelectric effect, atomic emission spectra, Rutherford, Bohr, and early models of the atom, the hydrogen spectrum, atomic transitions,

...see more info for this week.

Week 39

Final exam on Friday 11:20 am.

To study: here are some questions I asked on the previous quizzes.

...see more info for this week.
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