PHYSICS 221: UNIVERSITY PHYSICS, SPRING
2001
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
GEOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
Office Hours: M: 34, T,W,Th,F 23 plus open office hours at other times.
Classes/Labs:This class normally meets MWF from 12:00 to 12:50 PM in EPS 119
Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker, John Wiley&Sons, Inc. This textbook was also used for P220.
References: For a comparable alternative text see College Physics, by Sears, Zemansky and Young; Principles of Physics, by Bueche; Physics by Giancolli. For easy reading see Conceptual Physics, P. Hewitt, Sixth Edition
Course Description:
Physics 221, a 4 credithour course, is the second of a threesemester calculusbased physics sequence. P220 and P221 are required for engineering and BS Chemistry majors at UTM. It also provides the necessary background for the engineering students intending to transfer as well as chemistry and mathematics majors. This course covers such fundamental topics as electric charge and field, electric potential, Gauss’s law, capacitance and resistance, electric circuits (AC and DC), magnetic field, induction, a synopsis of Maxwell’s equations, if time allows geometrical and physical optics. The labs are included.
Prerequisites:
Mathematics 251 and Physics 220 are prerequisites for this course. You are expected to be fluent in algebra and trigonometry and have a working knowledge of such mathematical operations as differentiation and integration. See Appendix E and page A12 of the text.
Laboratory:
Laboratory work –an integral part of this course—may include the usage of such methodologies as significant figures, error analysis and propagation, graphs and slopes, and linear regression. The experiments are included in the course are listed on my web page. Laboratory reports will be collected and graded. Usually the lab reports will be due week after the day of the experiment.
Laboratory work is scheduled in rooms EPS 224. I will provide more information about the labs and their operation.
Homework:
Homework problems will be assigned during the lecture, and
will be graded. Due date for the
homework will be announced in class.
Late homework will not be accepted without a valid excuse.
Tests:
Five tests are scheduled during the semester ( Jan. 26, Feb. 23, , March 30, April 27,
and Final examination on May 9, 7:459:45 am) . The relative weighs for quizzes, laboratory and examinations and the scale for the course grade are provided below.
WEIGHTS: Quizzes 10%, Laboratory 10%, Homework 15%, Midterms 40%, Final 25%.
Grade Scale: 90100=A, 8089=B, 6579=C, 5064=D, < 50 =F
Elevator Policy:
In case there are physically disabled students in the class and both elevators fail to work in the EPS building, an alternate class meeting will be arranged only for the disabled students. You may call me at my office number or the department office at x7430 and leave a message. I will call you and arrange a special makeup session for you depending on the circumstances.
Week of

Chapter to read 
Lab Topics(tentative) 
Jan. 8 
Ch. 22 Electric charge 
Exp.1 :Electric Field
Mapping 
Jan. 15 
Ch.23 Electric Field 
Exp.2: DC Circuits 
Jan. 22 Test 1 (22,23) on Jan. 26

continue Ch. 23 & Ch.
24 Gauss’s law 
Demo/instructions for the
lab, or exercises in class 
Jan. 29 
Continue Ch. 24 & Ch. 25: Electric Potential 
Exp. 3: RC Circuit 
Feb. 5 
cont. 25 
Exp. 4: Magnetic force on
a wire 
Feb. 12 
Ch. 26:Capacitance 
Exp. 5: Internal
Resistance of a Battery 
Feb. 19 Test 2(24,25,26) on Feb. 23

Continue Ch. 26& Ch. 27: Current and
Resistance 
Exp. 6: Resistivity 
Feb. 26 
Cont. Ch. 27 Ch. 28: Circuits 

March 5 
cont. 28& 
Mid term report Due 
March 19 
Ch.29:Magnetic Field 

March 26 Test 3 (27,28,29) on March 30 
Cont. Ch. 29& Ch. 30: Magnetic Fields due to Currents 

April 2 
Continue Ch. 30 

April 9 
Ch.31: Induction and
Inductance 

April 16 
Continue Ch. 31 Ch. 32: Magnetism of
Matter 

April 23 Test 4 (30,31,32)

cont. Ch. 32 

FINAL
EXAM May 9, 7:459:45, 
Chapters 22 through 32

