Winter 2018 January 8th, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
PHYSICS 2C. Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves, and Optics

Web page: http://www-physics.ucsd.edu/students/courses/winter2018/physics2c/
Please check the web page often for announcements.

INSTRUCTOR: Jorge E. Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, jhirsch@ucsd.edu
COURSE COORDINATOR: Dawn Love, 2551 Mayer Hall Addition, Ext. 2-1468.
COURSE CONTENT: Thermodynamics, fluids, waves, optics

COURSE FORMAT:
Lectures: Tu, Th, F. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
Discussion Sections: These sections focus on understanding of theory and methodology, as well as problem solving. You are advised to attend these sections and to make them successful by actively participating.
Problem Sections: These sections focus on problem solving, in preparation for the quizzes. You are encouraged to attend and ask questions on homework problems as well as on lecture material.
Quizzes: Every other Friday, as detailed in the Course Schedule below. Attendance to quizzes is mandatory.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
Problems from the books will be assigned for each text chapter, solutions will be posted on the web page . To fully understand the material, you should work most of the problems on your own without help of the solution key. Homeworks will not be graded.

QUIZZES:

FINAL EXAM: The final will be a closed-book multiple choice exam and cover all course material. Student I.D. is required to take the exam.

COURSE GRADE: Quizzes 50% , Final 50%. Grading scale : A: >85 %, B: >65%, C: >45%, D: >30%.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:
Please read "UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship" in the 2018 UCSD General Catalog or the link given in the course webpage. These rules will be rigorously enforced.

WHOM TO SEE:
Toni Moore, 2581 Mayer Hall Addition, Physics Dept. Student Affairs Office, if you have any trouble using WebReg to add/change/drop, drop from waitlists.
The Teaching Assistant if you have questions relating to problem solving methods or to grades received.
The Instructor, if you have basic questions about the subject matter, or if you have administrative problems.

COURSE SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

Week of Tuesday: Topic / Chapters Friday
1, Jan. 9 First law of thermodynamics / 18 lecture
2, Jan. 16 Kinetic theory of gases / 19 Quiz 1
3, Jan. 23 Second law of thermodynamics / 20 lecture
4, Jan. 30 Fluids / 14 Quiz 2
5, Feb. 6 Oscillations / 15 lecture
6, Feb.13 Waves / 16 Quiz 3
7, Feb. 20 Electromagnetic waves / 33 lecture
8, Feb. 27 Images / 34 Quiz 4
9, March 6 Interference / 35 lecture
10, March 13 Diffraction / 36 Quiz 5


PLEASE NOTE THAT MONDAY JAN. 15 and MONDAY FEB. 19 ARE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS.