Phy 207, Section HJ, Fall 2009
Lecturer: Dr. Luca Mezincescu
Lecture time: MWF 3:35 - 4:25 pm
Discussion sections:  Tuesdays at various times.
Textbooks:  Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd ed., by Paul A Fishbane,
Stephen G Gasiorowicz and Stephen T Thorton
Vector Analysis, by M. R. Spiegel
Physics 207 web pages
http://www.physics.miami.edu/~mezincescu/PHY_207_Main_Page.html
SYLLABUS
Week Dates Chapters  Topics
 1 Aug 26 - 28 21  Electric Charge
 2 Aug 31 - Sep 4
22 Electric Field
 3 Sep 7 - 11 23  Gauss' Law
 4 Sep 14 -18  24  Electric Potential
  Sep 16
Wed Exam I, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
 5 Sep  21- 25  25 Capacitors and Dielectrics
 6 Sep 28 - Oct  2
26   Currents in Materials
 7 Oct 5 - 9
27   Direct Current Circuits
 8 Oct 12 - 14
28  The Effects of Magnetic Fields
   Oct 14
Wed Exam II, 5:00 - 6:15 pm

       Oct 16

                 Fall Recess
 9 Oct 19 - 23
29  The Production and Properties of
Magnetic Fields
 10  Oct 26 - 30
30  Faraday's Law
 11  Nov 2 - 6
31  Magnetism and Matter
 12  Nov 9 - 13
32  Inductance and Circuit Oscillations
   Nov 11
Wed Exam III, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
 13 Nov 16 - 20
33
Alternating Currents
 
Nov 23 - 25 34 Maxwell's Equations and
Electromagnetic Waves

   Nov 26 - 29

           Thanksgiving Recess
  14
  Nov 30 - Dec 4
     34
        Maxwell's Equations and
         Electromagnetic Waves
  Dec 14
Mon
Final Exam, 2:00 - 4:30pm

Discussion sections are separate from the lectures and they are mandatory  You may contact Dr. Mezincescu by email:  mezincescu@miami.edu; by phone:  305-284-2324 ext 6; or by visiting his office:  313 J. L. Knight Physics Bldg.
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
                    Fryday   4:30 - 5:30 pm

Grading Policy: The course grade is computed on a total of 500 points. The total is based on six 100 point grades as follows:  three progress exams of 100 points each, a homework-quiz grade of 100 points, and the final of 100+100=200 points.  The homework-quiz grade: The quizzes are taken from the assigned homework due that week. Each Discussion leader choses as he wishes a problem  or parts of it, from the set which is due that week, and administers the quiz at the time he considers fit during the discussion session. The lowest of the six grades is dropped automatically. Attendance to the class is mandatory, will be taken every class and may affect your final grade. An unexcused absence from a test or quiz earns a grade of zero. When a student has a valid excuse for missing a test, the missing test grade is replaced with the average of that student's other test grades.  The Honor Code will be enforced and violations will not be tolerated. No electronic devices, bags, or notes are alowed during exams.