University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 1302W.100

Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II

Extra Office Hours
posted 19-Apr-2018 at 11:54AM by Oriol T. Valls

Between the end of classes and the final exam there will be additional instructor office hours as follows:

Friday May 4 8-8:50 Tate 120
Monday May 7 8-8:50 Tate 120
Wed May 9 8-8:50 Tate B65

Old finals for Practice
modified 20-Apr-2018 at 3:51PM by Oriol T. Valls

A collection of old 1302 finals is posted here. These can be used by students to practice for the final.

IMPORTANT: some of the files have the questions and, by scrolling, the solutions. I highly recommend that you DO NOT look at the solutions before you have your own. You can then compare.

Also: a) Format of the exam (number of problems etc) varies from year to year. b) Do not worry about some problems requiring non-memorized equations or numerical values. These were always given in the past and will be given this year.

Final_May_2014_Solutions.pdf | Download posted 18-Apr-2018 at 11:07AM
Final_May_2013.pdf | Download posted 20-Apr-2018 at 3:49PM
Final_May_2012.pdf | Download posted 20-Apr-2018 at 3:49PM
Final_May_2011.pdf | Download posted 20-Apr-2018 at 3:48PM
Final_Dec_2011_solution.pdf | Download posted 18-Apr-2018 at 11:05AM

Chapter 30 solutions
modified 18-Apr-2018 at 9:35AM by Oriol T. Valls
Set_10_Chapter_30solutions.pdf | Download posted 18-Apr-2018 at 9:35AM

Chapter 32 homework
posted 18-Apr-2018 at 9:35AM by Oriol T. Valls

Problems 6 16 22 27 44 45 55 65 81 91

Chapter 30 homework
posted 9-Apr-2018 at 11:45AM by Oriol T. Valls

6 12 14 24 26 39 48 62 74

Chapter 29 Homework solutions
modified 9-Apr-2018 at 11:43AM by Oriol T. Valls
SET_9__Chapter_29_Solutions.pdf | Download posted 9-Apr-2018 at 11:43AM

Makeup Final
posted 5-Apr-2018 at 3:01PM by Oriol T. Valls

Any student who is not able to attend the final exam for the course must submit a request for a makeup final to the Department. The deadline for doing this is April 25th and the Department does not accept late requests. The request must be done on the live link posted with the syllabus. The Department does NOT grant such requests automatically, but they verify that the student's absence for the regular final is for a reason that is officially recognized. Do not automatically assume that they will grant your request!

These are Department rules which cannot be waived by the Professor (OTV) so please understand and do not ask.

Set 9 Chapter 29 Homework
posted 2-Apr-2018 at 9:03AM by Oriol T. Valls

Problems 4 6 17 23 30 36 42 48 60 58

Set 8 Chapter 28 solutions
modified 2-Apr-2018 at 9:02AM by Oriol T. Valls
set_8_chapeter28solutions.pdf | Download posted 2-Apr-2018 at 9:02AM

Solutions to quiz 3
modified 30-Mar-2018 at 9:35AM by Oriol T. Valls
quiz3sol.PDF | Download posted 30-Mar-2018 at 9:35AM

Final Exam Rooms
posted 23-Mar-2018 at 10:16AM by Oriol T. Valls

Thursday, May 10, 6:30-9:30pm
Tate B20: Last names A-Gon (76)
Tate B50: Last names Got-Z (132)

Set 8 (Chapter 28) homework
posted 21-Mar-2018 at 10:05AM by Oriol T. Valls

Problems 24 31 36 44 50 52 62 80 83

Set 7 (Ch 27) solutions
modified 21-Mar-2018 at 10:04AM by Oriol T. Valls
SET_7_solutions.pdf | Download posted 21-Mar-2018 at 10:04AM

Quiz 3 cutoff
posted 21-Mar-2018 at 9:11AM by Oriol T. Valls

As announced in class today, the material included for the third quiz will be up to the end of Chapter 27, that is, the end of today's lecture.

Set 7 (Chapter 27) Homework
posted 9-Mar-2018 at 9:14AM by Oriol T. Valls

9 18 21 25 34 40 46 48 57

RC Problems solutions
modified 9-Mar-2018 at 9:12AM by Oriol T. Valls
RCSOLUTIONS2.PDF | Download posted 9-Mar-2018 at 9:12AM

Set 6 (Chapter 31) solutions
modified 9-Mar-2018 at 9:10AM by Oriol T. Valls
SET_6_solutions.pdf | Download posted 9-Mar-2018 at 9:10AM

Quiz 2 solutions
modified 5-Mar-2018 at 9:00AM by Oriol T. Valls
quiz2solrev.PDF | Download posted 5-Mar-2018 at 9:00AM

Additional Probems on Ch 31 continuation
modified 9-Mar-2018 at 9:11AM by Oriol T. Valls

These are problems on RC circuits, as per class dicussion in the March 6 week. They are not in the book.

RCPROBLEMS.PDF | Download posted 28-Feb-2018 at 1:38PM

Set 6 (Chapter 31) problems
posted 21-Feb-2018 at 9:09AM by Oriol T. Valls

20 36 47 66 68 86 90

set 5 solutions
modified 21-Feb-2018 at 9:08AM by Oriol T. Valls
set5solutions.pdf | Download posted 21-Feb-2018 at 9:08AM

Homework set 5 (Chapter 26)
posted 13-Feb-2018 at 7:45AM by Oriol T. Valls

8 18 26 33 38 48 60 74 76

Set 4 solutions
modified 13-Feb-2018 at 7:43AM by Oriol T. Valls
Set_4solutions.pdf | Download posted 13-Feb-2018 at 7:43AM

Quiz 1 solutions
modified 9-Feb-2018 at 11:04AM by Oriol T. Valls
quiz1solution.PDF | Download posted 9-Feb-2018 at 11:04AM

Homework set 4 (Chapter 25)
posted 6-Feb-2018 at 12:09PM by Oriol T. Valls

4 6 16 20 26 28 32 34 46 48

Set 3 solutions
modified 5-Feb-2018 at 6:25PM by Oriol T. Valls
Set_3solutions.pdf | Download posted 5-Feb-2018 at 6:25PM

Rules for quizzes
modified 31-Jan-2018 at 11:18AM by Oriol T. Valls

Quizzes are closed book, no notes, no calculators (will not be needed). All formulas and special numbers needed will be on the cover sheet. No need to memorize. Just make sure to bring your brain.

The duration is 50 minutes. No bathroom breaks will be allowed. Students must stay in the room for at least 25 minutes, before handing in their exam and leaving.

set 2 solutions
modified 28-Jan-2018 at 10:55AM by Oriol T. Valls
Set_2_Solutions.pdf | Download posted 28-Jan-2018 at 10:55AM

Homework set 3 (Chapter 24) problems
modified 1-Feb-2018 at 7:58AM by Oriol T. Valls

6 20 26 36 44 50 54 68 74

Homework set 2 (Chapter 23) Problems
modified 22-Jan-2018 at 1:40PM by Oriol T. Valls

Chapter 23 14 16 24 38 46 56 61 74 78

Set 1 solutions
modified 21-Jan-2018 at 11:01AM by Oriol T. Valls
homework1sol.pdf | Download posted 21-Jan-2018 at 11:01AM

Regrading Policy
modified 18-Jan-2018 at 1:49PM by Oriol T. Valls


If you think that a Quiz problem was not graded correctly, begin by
looking at the posted solution. If after this you still think the
grade was incorrect, you may appeal subject to the following:

1- You may appeal any situation where you think you did the problem
(or a subsection of the problem that was labeled in the exam as
earning separate points) perfectly but were not given full credit.
For example, suppose you
answered correctly a question that counted 10 points and you were
given any number <10, this can be appealed.

2- You may NOT appeal partial credit that you deem insufficient. If
you were given no points or <10 points for a problem that you did not
solve correctly, you cannot say: "I think I should have gotten more
(or some) partial credit." Of course you do. But partial credit
is a judgement call and Baseball rules apply: not subject to appeal.

3- To appeal, within one week after you get your quiz back, give to your TA your
quiz with a small post-it sized note attached explaining why you think your
solution was right. If your explanation will not fit in such a small
note it means that your solution required a lot of additional
explanation to become understandable, which makes the appeal unacceptable.
Graders are not mind readers. If your solution was unreadable, a
rewritten version will not be accepted.

4- It is possible (although unusual) for the regrading of a question to
lead to a lower grade.

Quiz Rooms
posted 17-Jan-2018 at 5:28PM by Oriol T. Valls

All quizzes are now scheduled for Willey Hall, room 175. This is for everybody A-Z
Be careful: Willey is in the West Bank so schedule your time correctly.

Homework 1
posted 11-Jan-2018 at 10:09AM by Oriol T. Valls

22.04 22.12 22.20 22.30 22.54

TA List
modified 12-Jan-2018 at 10:58AM by Oriol T. Valls
1302.100_Valls.xlsx | Download posted 12-Jan-2018 at 10:58AM

Lab Manual
modified 10-Jan-2018 at 10:21AM by Oriol T. Valls

Up to date Lab manual

1302_LabManual.pdf | Download posted 10-Jan-2018 at 10:21AM