Welcome to the web page of Dr. Viv, Physics Dept., R.I.T.

Here you can find all my scanned handouts, lecture notes, homework solutions, practice quizzes, and quiz solutions. Note that week numbers
refer to academic weeks and not calendar weeks.

Spring 2018: University Physics II (PHYS 212)

General:                    Syllabus         

Math Background:  Vectors: Basic operations     Components of Vectors     Cross Product review     Error Analysis     Geometry

                                 Calculus Appendix     Binomial Theorem Approximation     Trigonometry w/o Tears     Complex #s and Phasors  


Physics Handouts:  Superposition     The Physics of Vector Fields     Symmetry     Gauss' Law     Work, PE, Potential

                                 Electrical Oscillations     Electrically damped oscillations     Transformers     Fields, fluxes, & circulations

                                 Maxwell's equations & EM waves     Snell's law from Fermat's principle     Thin Prism Theory   


Exam-related:         Midterm Exam Formula Sheet     Good and bad formulas     Numerical Problem Protocol   

                                 Exam I details     Exam II details     Exam III details


Laboratory:
             Regular Graph Paper     Semilogarithmic Graph paper     Plotting a linear graph  

                                 Lab report format     Sample lab report                    

Weekly notes:

MLK Jr. D.     Week #01b     Week #01c       Practice Quiz01     Quiz01      POW01      Paper HW01     Paper HW01 Solutions                 

Week #02a     Week #02b     Week #02c       Practice Quiz02     Quiz02      POW02      Paper HW02     Paper HW02 Solutions                  

Week #03a     Week #03b     Week #03c       Practice Quiz03      Quiz03     POW03      Paper HW03     Paper HW03 Solutions                  
 
Week #04a     Week #04b     Week #04c       Practice Quiz04     Quiz04      POW04      Paper HW04     Paper HW04 Solutions                  

Week #05a
     Week #05b     Week #05c       Practice Quiz05     Quiz05      POW05      Paper HW05     Paper HW05 Solutions               

Week #06a     Week #06b     Week #06c       Practice Quiz06     Quiz06      POW06      Paper HW06     Paper HW06 Solutions 

Week #07a     Week #07b     Week #07c       Practice Quiz07     Quiz07      POW07      Paper HW07     Paper HW07 Solutions

Week #08a     Week #08b     Week #08c       Practice Quiz08     Quiz08      POW08      Paper HW08     Paper HW08 Solutions

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Week #09a     Week #09b     Week #09c       Practice Quiz09     Quiz09      POW09      Paper HW09     Paper HW09 Solutions

Week #10a
     Week #10b     Week #10c       Practice Quiz10     Quiz10      POW10      Paper HW10     Paper HW10 Solutions 

Week #11a     Week #11b     Week #11c        Practice Quiz11     Quiz11      POW11      Paper HW11      Paper HW11 Solutions                 

Week #12a     Week #12b     Week #12c       Practice Quiz12     Quiz12      POW12      Paper HW12     Paper HW12 Solutions                 

Week #13a     Week #13b     Week #13c       Practice Quiz13     Quiz13      POW13      Paper HW13      Paper HW13 Solutions            

Week #14a     Week #14b     Week #14c       Practice Quiz14     Quiz14      POW14      Paper HW14     Paper HW14 Solutions

Week #01a     Review Quiz     Review Quiz Solutions  

Spring 2018: Advanced Physics Independent Study---Topology and Geometry for Physicists (PHYS 489)

Outline          Notations          Projects          More Projects

Sets     Vectors     Metric Spaces     HW#1     HW#1'

Topology     Compactness     Connectedness     HW#2     HW#2'

Differential Geometry     Tangents, forms, tensors     Covariant Derivative     HW#3

Fundamental Theorem of Riemannian Geometry     Curvature, torsion, geodesics     Existence of Tensors     HW#4

Lie Groups     Lie Algebras     HW#5

Spring 2018: RIT Physics Olympiad Examination

First Physics Olympiad 2016 announcement     Formula sheet     2016 Exam   

Second Physics Olympiad 2017 announcement     Teaser Problem     2017 Exam   

Third Physics Olympiad 2018 announcement     Teams---rules!     Teaser Problem     2018 Exam