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Course100A
 PHYSICS 100 B
"College Physics"
Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University, Northridge
INSTRUCTOR: Armen Kocharian
Office SC1120C; Phone (818) 6775203
SPRING 2005
Ticket Numbers: 113445
Meeting Time: 8:008:50 pm MWF
Lecture Room: SC1124
Office Hours: 9:5011:10 pm M and by appointment
Objectives
This course is a continuation of Physics 100A and has the same
general aim: to gain an understanding and appreciation of the
fundamental laws of electricity, magnetism and modern physics
through thorough coverage of chapters 1628 with the
exclusion of some sections in the manual. At the end of the
course, the successful students will be able to recognize and
appreciate many of the wonders nature has in store. In addition,
students will develop and improve upon their problemsolving
skills and learn to apply such skills to other areas of their
college education.
Main Topics
KElectric and Magnetic fields, Currents and Circuits,
Electromagnetic fields, Optics, Special Relativity, Quantum
Theory, Atomic Physics.
Prerequisites
3 unit course. Physics 100A or equivalent..
Requirement
This course is a first half of the general physics 100 series. It
fulfills the requirement of General Education in natural sciences
by covering mechanics, heat and sound. The final letter grade,
including plus/minus sign, for this course is determined by the
counting the scores from quizzes, one or two inclass tests and
the final exam. There will be 6 quizzes given over the
semester, which will generally be about 1015 minutes long held at
the end or beginning of the class and closed notes. The best way
to prepare for a quiz is to take a practice quiz at home timing
your effort. Each quiz will cover conceptual problems and the
material through the previous lectures, homework assignment and
the solved examples in the textbook. Only the 5 highest score
will be considered. The final will not be non cumulative. There
will be weekly homework assignments at the beginning of the week
the material is covered. Updated assigned problems must be done by
the date indicated and the students can check their solution
against the posted solutions on a web. The assigned problems are
by no means the only ones the students should attempt and know how
to solve. Students are also encouraged to work in groups in
attempting these problems. The attendance in class is strongly
recommended and counted.
TEXTBOOK: Giambattista, Richardson, Richardson  College PHYSICS, Mc Graw Hill.
2004, ISBN: 00070524076, ISBN: 00071214623.
(You can purchase this book from CSUN bookstore or from Amazon.com by clicking on the image).
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 Introduction: Electrical Charge and Electrical Field.
 Electricity: Electric Potential. Electric Energy. Capacitance. Problem Solving.
 Currunt DC and AC Currunt. Power. Problem Solving.
 DC Circuits: Resistors in Series and in Parallel. Kirchhoff's Law. Problem Solving.
 Magnetism: Magnets and Magnetic Field. Ampere's Law. Lenz's Law. Problem Solving.
 Induction: Induced EMF. Faraday's Laws. Problem Solving.
 AC Circuits: Inductance. LR Circuit. RC Circuit. LRC Circuit. Resonance. Problem Solving.
 Light: Geometric Optics. Reflection. Refraction and Snell's Law. Problem Solving.
 Images: Real and Virtual Images by spherical Mirrors. Problem Solving.
 Lenses: The Lens Equation. Lensmaker's Equation. Problem Solving.
 The Wave Nature of Light: Huygen's principle. Diffraction. Young's Experiment. Diffraction Grating. Problem Solving.
 Interference: Interference by Thin Films. Polarization. Problem Solving.
 Models of Atom: Photo Effect. Bohr Model. De Broglie's Hypothesis. Problem Solving.
 Quantum Mechanics: Wave Function. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Hydrogen Atom. Quantum Numbers. Problem Solving.
MY SYLLABUS
Link to:
Course outline
PRACTICE QUIZ
Go to:
Your Practice Quiz 6
Go to:
Your grades for Quizzes and Homeworks
Link to:
Quiz 5
Link to:
Quiz 6
PRACTICE TEST
Link to:
Practice Test II (Chapters 1923)
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
Link to:
Instruction Materials
and
Assignments
1. Read the assigned pages and work through the solved examples in the textbook.
2. Solve the assigned problems by the date indicated.
3. Check your solution against the posted solutions on a department web.
GRADING
The total score is accumulated as follows:
Homework 
10% 
Quizzes 
10% 
Midterm Exam 1 
25% 
Midterm Exam 2 
25% 
Final Exam 
30% 
Total 
100% 
The grade distribution will be as follows: :
A 
87% and higher 
B 
7586% 
C 
6074% 
D 
4559% 
F 
44% and below 
