| Prof. Rory Coker
Office: RLM 8.312
Phone: (512) 471-5194
Fax: (512) 471-9637
Email: rory coker's civilian mail, coker's physics department mail
Office Hours: Fall 2018, Tuesday, 1 to 2 PM; Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM; RLM 8.312 [Subject to change.]
The Fall 2018 unique number is 55740 - 55 ; the class meets from 1 - 2 PM MWF in Pai 4.42. Attendance is REQUIRED in class, and the roll will be checked each day. If you need personal help with the homework and are on campus, the Coaching tables by the elevators on the 5th level of RLM Hall will be manned at times to be announced, regularly on weekdays. The TA is Wei-Jin Zheng, office hours: Wednesday 3-4pm, RLM 14.318; problem sessions: Monday 6-7p, 7-8p, 8-9p, RLM 7.116 The unique number of the course you registered for tells you the TA session you are supposed to attend.
Text: PHYSICS FOR ENGINEERS AND
SCIENTISTS, 3rd Edition, Vol. 2, by Ohanian
and Markert. Earlier or later editions will
The homework for this course is
handled by the Quest on-line homework service.
Homework assignments are turned in by you on-line
from your web-browser, logging-in with your UT-EID
An FAQ page is available
here. Complete homework and quiz solutions
are available on Quest within 15 minutes or half an
hour after the deadline. Quest requires a $30 charge
per student for its use, which goes toward the
maintenance and operation of the resource. After the
12th day of class, when you log into Quest you will
be asked to pay via credit card on a secure payment
site. You have the option to wait up to 30 days to
pay while still continuing to use Quest for your
assignments. If you are taking more than one course
using Quest, you will not be charged more than
$60/semester. For payment questions, email Quest
RUNNING TABLE OF HOMEWORK DUE DATES AND TIMES:
Here is a way to get extra credit!
Important: the Laboratory Course 303N is a REQUIRED CO-REQUISITE for 303L. It is your responsibility to register for and take the lab, simultaneously with 303L, unless you have already taken and passed it in a previous semester.
COACHES AND TUTORS: Coaches are present at tables by the elevators on the 5th level of RLM, at various times between 9 AM and 5 PM weekdays. Coaches are there to give you hints on homework problems, and mini-lectures on key concepts in basic physics. You can obtain a physics graduate student tutor by contacting the undergraduate secretary, whose office is around the North corner from the coaching tables on the 5th level. If you are experiencing any difficulties in doing the homework you probably need a tutor, and you would need to work with him or her beginning as early as possible in the semester. Note that free tutoring is available here. And free study group tutoring is available here. A fairly accurate but incredibly difficult to read online resource on basic physics is here.
CLASS NOTES FOR 303L
CLASS SLIDES FOR 303L: Coulomb, Matter, E field, Gauss Law, Potential, Capacitors, Current 1, DC circuits, Ch. 29, Ch. 30, Magnetic Materials, Induction, Self-Induction, AC Circuits, Radiation, Polarization, Spectrum, Reflection and Refraction, Concave Mirrors, Thin Lenses! Thin Films, Diffraction! Double Slit! Single Slit.[CLASS SLIDES FOR 302K: Motion, Kinematics, Free Fall, Vectors 1, Vectors 2, Unit Vectors, Projectiles, Projectile Relativity, Estimating Acceleration, Centripetal Acceleration, Radial and Tangential, Relative velocity, All Three Laws, The Dark! Friction, Roller Coaster, Conical Pendulum, Work, Energy's Fathers, Kinetic Energy, PE and E, Conservative forces, Drawing the PE, CE and Mass, Deuteron, Then and Now, Satellites, Orbits, Planet Men, Dark Matters! Gravitational Potential Energy, Center of Mass, Geometrical Center, Stability, Equilibrium, Total Momentum, CM and Orbits, Impulse! Elastic and Inelastic Collisions, Where is it? Angular Velocity, Rotational Inertia, Rotational KE, Torque, Rolling, Rotational Inertia Race, Angular Momentum, Torque and Angular Momentum, Precession, Stable and Unstable Rotations, Statics, Atomic forces, Young's, shear and bulk moduli, SHO, Waves, Reflection, Superposition, Standing waves on rope, Group velocity, Wave Applets, Fathers of the Wave, Sound, Spherical waves, Standing waves in pipes, Doppler effect, Sound level, Diffraction, Chladni Plates, Pressure, Pascal Principle, Buoyancy, Bernoulli Principle, Fathers of fluid physics, Thermal Physics! Heat! Engines When physics lecture demonstrations go wild.]