**Instructor:** Hendrik van Hees

**Office:** 212 Cyclotron Building

**Phone:** 845-1411 (Ext. 241)

**Office Hours:** M-W-Th 2:00-4:00p or by appointment

**E-mail:** hees@comp.tamu.edu

**Homepage:** http://cyclotron.tamu.edu/hees/index.html

## Teaching Assistants | ||
---|---|---|

Section | TA | |

813 (Lab+Recitation) | Melissa Fuller | talveren@physics.tamu.edu |

814 (Lab+Recitation) | Jie (Joyce) Wang | wang2035@tamu.edu |

815 (Lab only) | Chris Bertinato | cbertinato@physics.tamu.edu |

521 (Lab only) | Matt Sears | msears@neo.tamu.edu |

522 (Lab only) | Ke Wang | kephwk@physics.tamu.edu |

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: HELD 211

There, physics graduate students can help you with questions about the material in our Phys-208 course.

**Text book:** DON'T PANIC Vol. II by William H. Bassichis (5^{th} Edition)

**Problems:** All problems and exercises in each chapter

**Exams:** 2/12, 3/18, 4/15; 7:00-9:30pm; HELD 105, 107, 109, 111, 113,
and 200

**Final Exam:** 5/5, 10:30am-12:30pm

**Apr/22: Conflict with math exam/Prof. Bassichis's Review for the Final Exam**

Those of you who have to attend a math test during recitation/lab time are excused from the recitation and lab today.

Prof. Bassichis will give a review for the final exam an Wednesday, April 30, 3pm at Zachry room 102.

**Apr/14: Exam tomorrow.**

The 2^{nd} Exam will be tomorrow (Tue, Apr/15) at HELD 113. As last time we have two shifts:

**7:00-8:00pm** Sections 521, 522, and 815 for those with the last name beginning with letters M-Z

**8:05-9:05pm** Sections 813, 814, and 815 for those with the last name beginning with letters A-L

**Apr/09: Exam review and tips about study strategies.**

Today in the lecture we decided for a date for our review session concerning the upcoming Exam III (April 15, 7pm). It's

**Sunday, April 13, 7pm in ENPH 202 (our usual lecture room).**

Please come prepared with questions concerning the material. I have posted my solutions for the problems and exercises of chapter XII. So please have also a look at them to find out which parts of the material are not clear to you yet concerning circuits.

Despite answering your questions, I'll work the two practice exams on the course-web page (you find also the corresponding solutions there).

Generally, a good strategy to study for exams is to first try to solve the practice exams without looking at the solutions to find out, whether you have understood the material properly and also whether you have practice enough to solve the problems in time (1 hour for 4 questions).

It's also a good idea to start already your review of the complete material towards the final exam. You find my last year's final exam on the course-web page, including solutions. It consists of 8 questions, and you have 2 hrs. time to solve it. The same strategy tips above of course apply to practice for the final exam too.

**Mar/17: Exam tomorrow CORRECTED.**

The 2^{nd} Exam will be tomorrow (Tue, Mar/18) at HELD 113. As last time we have two shifts:

**7:00-8:00pm** Sections 521, 522, and 815 for those with the last name beginning with letters M-Z

**8:05-9:05pm** Sections 813, 814, and 815 for those with the last name beginning with letters A-L

The 2^{nd} Exam (Mar/18, 7:00pm) will be about the material up to (including) Chpt. VIII of the book. Therefore, this week we will have a review during the lectures (Wed: Examples to simple circuits; Fri: Discussion of Exercises to Chpt. VIII (Exercises to Chpt. VII will be covered in the recitation tomorrow)).

Special review session: Sunday, Mar/16, 6:30pm in ENPH 202 (our usual lecture room). We'll go through the material, including practice exam(s) II. It's of course very good, if you have prepared questions about the material!

**Feb/18: Lab 3 Announcement.** Lab 3 will be on Tue, Feb/19, investigating
simple time independent circuits with resistors and capacitors. Below you find the official announcement to download

[Lab 3 Announcement (pdf)]

M-W-F 12:40-1:30p in the Engineering and Physics Building (ENPH), lecture
room 202

**First lecture:** Mon, Jan. 14

## Tentative Schedule | |
---|---|

Week | Topic |

Jan. 14-18 | Mechanics Review, Chap. 1 |

Jan. 21-25 | Chap. 2 |

Jan. 28-Feb. 01 | Chap. 3 |

Feb. 04-08 | Chap. 4 |

Feb. 11-15 | Chap. 5, 6 |

Feb. 18-22 | Chap. 7 |

Feb. 25-Feb 29 | Chap. 8 |

Mar. 03-07 | Chap. 9 |

Mar. 10-14 | Spring Break |

Mar. 17-21 | Chap. 9 |

Mar. 24-28 | Chap. 10 |

Mar. 31-Apr. 04 | Chap. 11 |

Apr. 07-11 | Chap. 11, 12 |

Apr. 14-18 | Chap. 12 |

Apr. 21-25 | Chap. 13 |

Apr. 28 | Review |

May 05, 10:30-12:30 | FINAL EXAM |

Usually we shall discuss the problems and exercises as given in the textbook. Additional exercises and problems may be provided in the lectures and also will be made available for download on this web site!

Section | Time | Day | Location | TA |
---|---|---|---|---|

813 | 2:20-3:10p | Tue | HELD 119 | Melissa Fuller |

814 | 3:55-4:45p | Tue | HELD 119 | Jie (Joyce) Wang |

815 | 5:30-6:20p | Tue | HELD 119 | H. van Hees |

521 | 6:30-7:20p | Tue | HELD 119 | H. van Hees |

522 | 7:30-8:20p | Tue | HELD 119 | H. van Hees |

Week | Topic |
---|---|

Jan. 15 | no recitations |

Jan. 22 | Chap. 1 |

Jan. 29 | Chap. 2 |

Feb. 5 | Chap. 3 |

Feb. 12 | Chap. 4 |

Feb. 19 | Chap. 5 |

Feb. 26 | Chap. 6 |

Mar. 4 | Chap. 7 |

Mar. 11 | Spring Break |

Mar. 12 | Chap. 8 |

Mar. 25 | Chap. 9 |

Apr. 1 | Chap. 10 |

Apr. 08 | Chap. 11 |

Apr. 15 | Chap. 12 |

Apr. 22 | Chap. 13 |

Apr. 29 | Review |

Section | Time | Day | Location | TA |
---|---|---|---|---|

813 | 3:20-5:10p | Tue | HELD 208 | Melissa Fuller |

814 | 4:55-6:45p | Tue | HELD 209 | Jie (Joyce) Wang |

815 | 6:30-8:20p | Tue | HELD 208 | Chris Bertinato |

521 | 7:30-9:20p | Tue | HELD 209 | Matt Sears |

522 | 8:30-10:20p | Tue | HELD 208 | Ke Wang |

Here you find scans of my handwritten lecture notes. They are just my preparation for the lectures. They are not brought in text-book style, but perhaps they can help to follow the logics of the presentation better. Of course, they are based on "DON'T PANIC" Vol. II, but deviate sometimes a little bit from the presentation there.

Lecture Notes I (1.3MB pdf) (Mechanics Intro, Chpts. 1-4)Lecture Notes II (676kB pdf) (revised Mar/05/08) (Chpts. 5-8)

Lecture Notes III (1.5MB pdf) (extended Chpt. 12 Apr/15/08) (Chpts. 9-12)

Lecture Notes IV (505kB pdf) (extended Apr/23/08) (Chpt. 13)

RC circuits

CL circuits

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4; Problem 4: alternative solution

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Electromagnetic waves
[print version]

Christopher Bertinato's Website for Physics Students (contains some extra material for Physics 208 (and 218))

Some figures for lecture on Gauss's Law (130kB pdf)
[print version (113kB pdf)]

Coordinates (76kB pdf), updated Feb/20/08
[print version (75kB pdf)]

Resistor Lab Review (2.8MB ppt) [The same in pdf (1.2MB)]

Resistor Lab Manual (95kB Word document) [The same in pdf (57kB)]

Electrical field of a finite homogeneously charged wire (55kB pdf)

Relationships of SI derived units (from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST))

The International System of Units (from NIST)

Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI) (from NIST)