PHY 114: General Physics II
Prof. S. Rajeev email@example.com ---- Spring 2009
Organization | Physics
- Q: When do the labs start?
A: Labs will start the week of Monday, February 2.
- Q: I have two other exams on the same day as your midterms. Can I get a make up exam?
- Q: Does it matter which edition of the book we use?
A: The content is similar. But occasionally I might give a numbered problem from the book and you will then have to look at the current 4th edition. Also, we will use both Vols. 2 and 3.
- Q: I need to switch workshops because . . .
A: See Janet Fogg in the physics department, B&L 211.
- Q: What is the definition of one Coulomb?
A: The official definition is somewhat indirect. But an equivalent definition is that it is the magnitude of the electric charge of a certain number of electrons; i.e. 6.2415096295265×1018 electrons.
- You said electrons are the smallest particles. Aren't quarks smaller?
A: Actually quarks and electrons are both elementary particles: as far as we know they are not made of anything smaller. A proton is made of three quarks so it is not elementary.