CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES
Syllabus Physics 204
 Fall 1999           Dr. C. Coleman
  Office: P.S. 416,  M 9:30-11:30 a.m., W 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m.
Phone (323) 343 2134   e-mail ccolema@calstatela.edu

Text:  Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Serway, Fourth edition

Course Description
 Physics 204 is designed to provide a background in ac circuits, electromagnetism and optics for science and engineering majors.  Prerequisites are Physics 201-203.

Course goal and objectives.
 Students should be prepared to recognize and recall important concepts and to realize how these concepts relate to applications. Emphasis is placed on learning the methods of problem solving.

Course Outline
 Week               Chapter                                 Problems Assigned

   1                        31                                           3, 9, 23, 27, 32, 35, 51, 56, 60, 62

   2                        32                                           7, 11, 19, 31, 37, 51, 53, 59, 69, 72

   3                        33                                           7, 14, 23, 25, 38, 45, 69, 70, 75, 77

   4                        34                                           6, 10, 13, 19, 27, 42, 44, 50, 53, 60

   5                        35                                           6, 11, 14, 31, 33, 38, 43, 48, 49, 55

   6                             Midterm Ch 31 - 34

   7                        36                                           1, 13, 15, 20, 25, 30, 37, 65, 70, 76

   8                        37                                           4, 23, 26, 34, 40, 44, 52, 55, 59, 70

   9                        38                                           10, 13, 24, 31, 42, 44, 49, 56, 60, 66

  10                            Review

Problem sets - are normally due a week after we start covering the material in class.  Solutions will be posted after the assignment is collected.  No homework will be accepted after the solutions are posted.

Grading
             Midterm      25%
             lab               25%
             homework  10%
             Final exam  40% Monday, December 6, 1999; 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Examinations
 Exams will have problems similar to the homework and some of the examination problems will be directly from the homework. One section of each examination will be composed of multiple choice conceptual questions. All exams are closed book but I will provide a sheet of equations. There will be no makeup exams.  You should expect to write the exams in ink.
 
 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES
 Syllabus for Individual research projects
     with Dr. C. C. Coleman

1. Individual projects will be assigned in accordance with the needs of both the student and the research director

2. The student is generally a member of a larger group although this is not necessary.

3. Grading will be based on

      a. Participation                                                                                                          50%

      b. Experimental lob book. This is a dated concurrent record of what the student has performed in connection with the project. The log book is to be left with the director when the project is finished, thereby providing continuity for following students. The student may want to keep their own record of their work. The log book should be clear enough so that another person could use it to write a report.                                                                           30%

      c. Attendance at weekly meetings with the director on a tutorial basis.        10%

      d. A half page review of what the student has accomplished is due the last day of classes of the quarter.                                                                                                                         10%