.. Physics - 4B Spring 2018
University of California San Diego, Department of Physics
Spring 2018 Physics 4B Webpage

Welcome to Physics 4B, Fluids, Waves, and Heat, Spring 2018

You will learn about fluids, thermodynamics, and waves in this course (in that order).

To do well in this course it is important to attend all lectures, discussion and problem sessions, pay attention during them, ask questions when you don't understand, and take notes. Also, to work on the problem assignments every week, to come to office hours especially if you are falling behind, and to read the textbook as well as other books on reserve.


Course Materials:

Course Information:

Lectures: TuTh 12:30p-1:50p, CSB 004; M 4:00p-4:50p Mande B-210
Quizzes: some Mondays, 4:00p-4:50p Mande B-210 (see Course and Quiz Schedule above)
Discussion: W 4:00p-4:50p York 2622
Problems: Th 6:00p-7:30p, Center Hall 217B.

Course Texts:
(1) Giancoli, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Pearson, 2009
(2) French, Vibrations and Waves, Norton, 1971

Course Description: See General Catalog
Final exam: M 11:30a-2:29p, CSB 004

Instructor and TA Information -

Instructor: Jorge E. Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, e-mail: jhirsch@ucsd.edu
                     Office Hour: Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
                     5310 Mayer Hall is near southwest corner of building, outside balcony
Teaching Assistant: Sridip Pal, e-mail: srpal@ucsd.edu
             Office Hour: Tu 2:30-3:30pm, 4430 Mayer Hall

Course Format

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Problems from the book will be assigned every week, 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: Closed-book quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays, the first one on April 9th. There will be lectures on the other Mondays. There will be no make-up quizzes.
COURSE GRADE will be computed from the average of the 5 quizzes (50%) and the (closed book) final exam (50%). If you need to miss a quiz due to unavoidable circumstances AND notify the instructor beforehand, the weight of the final and other quizzes may be adjusted accordingly.

General Information