Brian Shotwell
University of California, San Diego
Department of Physics

Physics 2C, Fall 2019 (back)

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Announcements:


  • 11/15: iClicker scores updated (as of end of week 7).

  • 11/17: The reading assignment that was due 11/22 is now due 11/25 (moved so that there is no homework due on the day of exam 3).

  • Course Content:


    Physics 2C Course Syllabus (v3)
    Discussion Session TA's and times for section A and for section B.
    iClicker Scores/Registrations, Friday Week 7

    Practice Exam 1-1 and Solutions
    Practice Exam 1-2 and Solutions
    Practice Exam 2-1 and Solutions
    Practice Exam 2-2 and Solutions
    Practice Exam 3
    Do book problems first! The practice exams do not cover everything.

    Exam 1 and Solutions. Sec. A Results and Sec. B Results.
    Exam 2 and Solutions

    Reading Exercises / Homework:


    Week 1 (Knight Ch. 14, 16):
    Reading due 9/30 (for practice; won't count for grade). Answers
    Reading due 10/2. Answers
    Reading due 10/4. Answers
    Additional Problems (Ch. 14): 43, 44, 20, 48, 49, 51, 57, 60, 64, 66.

    Week 2 (Knight Ch. 16, 17):
    Reading due 10/7. Answers
    Reading due 10/9. Answers
    Reading due 10/11. Answers
    Additional Problems (Ch. 16): 45-47, 50, 55, 57, 63, 66, 71, 76.
    Additional Problems (Ch. 17): 36, 37, 40, 49-52, 72-73, 75.

    Week 3 (Knight Chs. 17, 18):
    Reading due 10/14. Answers
    Reading due 10/16. Answers
    (No Reading due 10/18)

    Week 4 (Knight Chs. 18, 19):
    Reading due 10/21. Answers
    Reading due 10/23. Answers
    Reading due 10/25. Answers
    Additional Problems (Ch. 18): 42, 43, 49, 52, 58, 60-62, 65-66.

    Week 5 (Knight Ch. 19):
    Reading due 10/28. Answers
    Reading due 10/30. Answers
    Reading due 11/1. Answers
    Additional Problems (Ch. 19): 42, 47-49, 52, 56-58, 63-64, 69-71.

    Week 6 (Knight Chs. 20, 21):
    Reading due 11/4. Answers
    Reading due 11/6 (pg574). Answers
    (No Reading due 11/8)
    Additional Problems (Ch. 20): 50, 56, 59-61.
    Additional Problems (Ch. 21): 35-36, 43, 48-49, 52, 55-57, 63.

    Week 7 (Knight Chs. 21, 31):
    (No Reading due 11/11)
    Reading due 11/13. Answers
    Reading due 11/15. Answers
    Additional Problems (Ch. 21): (see week 6).
    Additional Problems (Ch. 31): 42, 54, 57-58.

    Week 8 (Knight Chs. 33, 34):
    Reading due 11/18. Answers
    Reading due 11/20
    Reading that was due 11/22 now due 11/25; assignment name changed to 11/25.
    Additional Problems (Ch. 33): 35, 40, 42, 55-56, 72.
    Additional Problems (Ch. 34): None so far (see week 9).

    Week 9 (Knight Ch. 34):
    Reading due 11/25
    Reading due 11/27 to come soon.
    (No Reading due 11/29)
    Additional Problems (Ch. 34): 45, 47-48, 58, 61, 66, 69, 73-75.

    Lecture Notes (Section A):


    Lecture Notes: September 27, 2019 (Fluids: Density, Pressure)
    Lecture Notes: September 30, 2019 (Fluid Statics: Pressure vs. Depth, Pascal, Archimedes)
    Lecture Notes: October 2, 2019 (Fluid Dynamics: Continuity, Bernoulli)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 2, 2019 (Fluids)
    Lecture Notes: October 4, 2019 (Waves: General Overview, Traveling Waves)
    Lecture Notes: October 7, 2019 (Sound/EM Waves, Phase Difference)
    Lecture Notes: October 9, 2019 (Intensity, Decibels, Doppler)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 9, 2019 (Traveling Waves)
    Lecture Notes: October 11, 2019 (Superposition, Standing Waves on Strings)
    Lecture Notes: October 14, 2019 (Standing Waves with Sound, Beats)
    Lecture Notes: October 16, 2019 (Fluids/Waves Review Problems)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 16, 2019 (Standing Waves and Interference)
    Lecture Notes: October 18, 2019 (Chem Basics / Thermo Prep)
    Lecture Notes: October 21, 2019 (Thermal Expansion, Phase Diagrams)
    Lecture Notes: October 23, 2019 (Ideal Gas Law, 3 Basic Reversible Processes)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 23, 2019 (Temperature, Thermal Expansion, Ideal Gases)
    Lecture Notes: October 25, 2019 (1st Law of Thermodynamics)
    Lecture Notes: October 28, 2019 (Calorimetry for Solids/Liquids)
    Lecture Notes: October 30, 2019 (Cp vs. Cv, Adiabatic Processes)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 30, 2019 (pV Processes, Calorimetry)
    Lecture Notes: November 1, 2019 (Three Heat Transfer Mechanisms)
    Lecture Notes: November 4, 2019 (Equipartition Theorem and Degrees of Freedom)
    Lecture Notes: November 6, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Intro)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: November 6, 2019 (1st Law of Thermo, Equipartition)
    Lecture Notes: November 8, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Calculating Efficiencies / COP's)
    Lecture Notes: November 13, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Carnot)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: November 13, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators)
    Lecture Notes: November 15, 2019 (EM Waves, Poynting Vector, Polarization)
    LAST QUARTER'S Lecture Notes for November 18, 2019 (Interference, Diffraction Gratings)

    Lecture Notes (Section B):


    Lecture Notes: September 27, 2019 (Fluids: Density, Pressure)
    Lecture Notes: September 30, 2019 (Fluid Statics: Pressure vs. Depth, Pascal, Archimedes)
    Lecture Notes: October 2, 2019 (Fluid Dynamics: Continuity, Bernoulli)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 2, 2019 (Fluids)
    Lecture Notes: October 4, 2019 (Waves: General Overview, Traveling Waves)
    Lecture Notes: October 7, 2019 (Sound/EM Waves, Phase Difference)
    Lecture Notes: October 9, 2019 (Intensity, Decibels, Doppler)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 9, 2019 (Traveling Waves)
    Lecture Notes: October 11, 2019 (Superposition, Standing Waves on Strings)
    Lecture Notes: October 14, 2019 (Standing Waves with Sound, Beats)
    Lecture Notes: October 16, 2019 (Fluids/Waves Review Problems)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 16, 2019 (Standing Waves and Interference)
    Lecture Notes: October 18, 2019 (Chem Basics / Thermo Prep)
    Lecture Notes: October 21, 2019 (Thermal Expansion, Phase Diagrams)
    Lecture Notes: October 23, 2019 (Ideal Gas Law, 3 Basic Reversible Processes)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 23, 2019 (Temperature, Thermal Expansion, Ideal Gases)
    Lecture Notes: October 25, 2019 (1st Law of Thermodynamics)
    Lecture Notes: October 28, 2019 (Calorimetry for Solids/Liquids)
    Lecture Notes: October 30, 2019 (Cp vs. Cv, Adiabatic Processes)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: October 30, 2019 (pV Processes, Calorimetry)
    Lecture Notes: November 1, 2019 (Three Heat Transfer Mechanisms)
    Lecture Notes: November 4, 2019 (Equipartition Theorem and Degrees of Freedom)
    Lecture Notes: November 6, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Intro)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: November 6, 2019 (1st Law of Thermo, Equipartition)
    Lecture Notes: November 8, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Calculating Efficiencies / COP's)
    Lecture Notes: November 13, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators: Carnot)
    4th-Hr Lecture Notes: November 13, 2019 (Engines and Refrigerators)
    Lecture Notes: November 15, 2019 (EM Waves, Poynting Vector, Polarization)
    LAST QUARTER'S Lecture Notes for November 18, 2019 (Interference, Diffraction Gratings)