SPSP 389[312A]-03 University Physics II                                 Winter 2009.2

Final Exam      Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010      2:45-4:45 pm
Gosnell (08) - 1154      Details here.
Sample problems (pdf)

My schedule: MONDAY -- I won't be in till about 11:30 am
I should be in from about 10 am - about 6 pm every day, but I have a definite meeting on Tues at 1 pm (at least an hour?), and a tentative meeting Monday at 1 pm.

Finals Week Tutor Hours (pdf)

Problem Sets & Quiz Ans/Soln
Daily Summary
Lab list
Acad Support Math/Physics Tutors: Bates & Sol Schedule
Info about other Academic Support Services


Prof. Anne G. Young     This quarter's class schedule.
Office: Gosnell-3218  ["behind the elevator"]
Phone: 475-2089
E-mail: agysps at ritdotedu

Student assistant: Jesse Haruch

Class hours

  Days Time Location
Workshop M, W, Th 2 - 4 p.m. Gosnell (08) - 3179
Recitation Friday 2 - 4 p.m. Gosnell (08) - 3305
312/389 test Tues exam time 7 - 8 p.m. Booth (07A) - 1420

Required Materials

Schedule (tentative)
Topic Chapter(s) in Text
Rotation, angular quantities, moment of inertia, parallel-axis theorem, rotational kinetic energy 10 
Cross products, vector torque, angular momentum 11 
Conservation of angular momentum, gyroscopes 11, 12
15 Dec 09
First Hour Test   Ch. 10-11
Moment of inertia integrals, static equilibrium, elasticity 12
Elasticity & Oscillations , resonance 12, 15
Wave equations 16; 33-3,4 
19 Jan 2010
Second Hour Test   Ch. 12, 15-16
Sound velocity, Doppler effect  17
Light reflection, refraction 33-8,9; 34  
Waves, Diffraction, interference, phasors 34-7, 8; 35; 36  
9 Feb 2010
Third Hour Test   Ch. 17, 33, 34, 35/36
Thin films, polarization 35-7; 33-7,10 
24 Feb 2010
Final Exam     Wed 2:45-4:45 pm cumulative

Other resources

If you have questions about the assignments or class material, please come see me. If I am in my office, I am usually available to asnwer questions. Do check with me first to be cetain I will be there if you need help. There is also a College of Science Study Center [Bates Study Center] at the front of the building on the first floor [08-1200]. A schedule of hours for ACS tutors is posted outside the room and linked in the "table" at the top of the page.
You may also contact theAcademic Support Center . The Academic Support Center is located in the Eastman Building on the second floor.  Services include Math Lab, Writing Lab, Study Skills, College Restoration Program, Academic Assessment, Learning Support Services, Academic Accommodations, Institute Testing Service, and Tutor Training. 

If you have any special needs, you should inform me during the first week of classes. Please contact me after class or at my office.

Grading Scheme (probably): 

3 Hour tests


Final Exam


Quizzes & Assignments


  Quizzes   5%

  Problem Sets / web


  Problem Sets / paper


  Assignments / class


  Assignments / web


Lab Reports


If you are ill or have an emergency situation and miss class or a test.

Problems will be assigned every week [Problem Set Requirements], some on paper to hand in and some on WebAssign. Solutions to some of the paper problem sets (and some of the WebAssign problems) will be available after the due date. It is critically important to do problems in order to learn the material and do well on the tests. Do work with others on the problem sets, but turn in your own work. If possible, come ask questions about material you don't understand before you turn in the problem set. Quizzes will be approximately weekly [on Fridays], and I will try to remember to announce them.

In addition, there will be "assignments". These will be exercises that we work on in class or conceptual questions that are posted to WebAssign. As long as you make a serious effort to answer these questions or to work on these exercises, you will receive full credit (whether your answer is right or wrong). Usually, there will be Pre-Class "assignments" due 1 hour before class every Monday and Thursday.

In order to take SPSP 312 Univ Phys II, you are required to have received A/B/C in 1017-311 Univ Phys I or “A” in 1017-369 Univ Phys IA, and to have completed 1016-281, 1016-282 Calculus I and II.

In order to take SPSP 389 Univ Phys IIA, you are required
   • to have received A/B/C in 1017-369 Univ Phys IA, or D/F/W in a previous attempt at 1017-312,
   • to have completed 1016-271, 1016-272 Calculus A and B, and
   • to have completed or be registered in 1016-273 Calculus C.

 If you do not meet these requirements, you will be dropped from the class.

This page maintained by Anne G. Young. Last modified 22-Feb-2010 .