Physics 203 – Basic Principles of Contemporary Physics

Syllabus Spring 2012 (Word Document)

Physics 203 Homework Assignments:

Week 1: Chapt. 13: 5, 8, 13, 23, 28, 33, 41, 54 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 13: 5, 10, 13, 25, 32, 37, 45, 62 (Ed. 8)

Week 2: Chapt. 22: 17, 21, 38, 46, 49, 61  Chapt. 23: 11, 15, 28, 34, 44, 46 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 22: 17, 19, 38, 48, 49, 57  Chapt. 23: 11, 15, 30, 36, 44, 56 (Ed. 8)

Week 3: Chapt. 25: 23, 26, 27 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 25: 25, 31, 32 (Ed. 8)

Week 4: Chapt. 24: 7, 18, 19, 22, 30, 33, 37 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 24: 7, 20, 21, 24, 32, 37, 41 (Ed. 8)

Week 5: Chapt. 26: 6, 8, 11, 14, 24, 34, 39, 52 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 26: 4, 6, 9, 41, 22, 29, 36 (Ed. 8)

A spaceship travels at 0.75c relative to Earth. If the spaceship fires a rocket in the

forward direction, how fast (relative to the ship) must it be fired for it to travel at 0.95c

relative to Earth? This of Prob. 24 of Ed. 7.

Week 6: Chapt. 27: 1, 7, 11, 14, 18, 20, 23, 31 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 27: 1, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 25 (Ed. 8)

Week 7: Chapt. 27: 41, 45, 56; Chapt. 28: 7, 14, 29, 33, 34, 36, 42 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 27: 31. 35, 50; Chapt. 28: 7, 14, 23, 27, 28, 30, 36 (Ed. 8)

Week 8: Chapt. 29: 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 22, 24, 31, 34; Chapt. 30: 3, 6, 11, 13 (Ed. 7)

Chapt. 29: 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 20, 22, 27, 30; Chapt. 30: 3, 6, 11, 13 (Ed. 8)

Lab Schedule

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