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L02 Thu. 14:00-17:00
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Nov. 29 - Formula Sheet: You can prepare your own formula sheet for the final exam. You can bring one 8.5" x 11" letter-sized piece of paper to the exam with anything written or printed on it. You can use both sides of the paper.
Nov. 29 - Assignment Solutions: Solutions to selected assignment problems:

Assignment #1 Solns
Assignment #3 Solns
Assignment #4 Solns
Assignment #5 Solns
Assignment #6 Solns

There's no Assignment #2 solutions, because the solutions that I have prepared are for Thevenin equivalent circuits which is a topic that we did not cover this year.

Nov. 16 - Assignment #6: Digital Electronics:
Assignment #6

These problems are for your own practice. You do not have to hand this assignment in and these problems will not be graded.

Nov. 8 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Chapter 8.1 to 8.10 inclusive & 8.13, 8.14.
Nov. 8 - Assignment #5: Diode Circuits:
Assignment #5
Due Monday, Nov. 20 @ 10:30 am
Nov. 6 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Ch. 3 & 4.1 to 4.3
Nov. 6 - USB Slides (.pdf): Here are the digital communication slides from in class.

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Oct. 30 - Silicon Slides (.pdf): Here are the covalent bonds in Si slides from in class.
Oct. 28 - Assignment #4: Op-Amps:
Assignment #4
Due Wednesday, Nov. 8 @ 10:30 am
Oct. 23 - Final Exam: The PHYS 231 final exam is scheduled for:

Tuesday, Dec. 12
09:00 - 12:00
SCI 247

Oct. 19 - CAP Lecture: UBCO Physics is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 CAP Undergraduate Lecture Tour, which features excellent presentations on a variety of modern topics in physics.

We are hoping to host a distinguished physicist here at UBC Okanagan to give a presentation on some aspect of current physics research. The presentation will be designed for an audience of undergraduate physics students. We want you to play a major role is selecting the speaker that will come to the Okanagan!

To view the list of speakers and topics, visit the following website. There is a list of 29 potential speakrs!

If you're interested in helping us select the speaker that will be most appealing to you, please review the list of potential speakers and identify those that you'd be interested in seeing. Email me your preferred list of speakers by Tuesday, Oct. 31

The 2018 Lecture Tour schedules will be confirmed by the end of November, and lectures may take place any time during term 2 of the 2017/2018 academic year.

Oct. 15 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Chapter 6
Oct. 15 - Assignment #3: Complex Numbers & Impedance:
Assignment #3
Due Monday, Oct. 30 @ 10:30 am
Oct. 3 - Supplemental Notes: Complete analysis of underdamped series LRC-circuit. Includes comparison to mechanical system of a mass on a spring and a full energy analysis.

These notes are provided as supplemental material for the interested student. It is not required reading.


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Sept. 30 - Taylor Series: Here's the Taylor series approximation of the sine function.
Sept. 30 - Assignment #2: Inductors and Transformers:
Assignment #2
Due Monday, Oct. 16 @ 10:30 am
Sept. 20 - Reading Assign: Eggleston 2.4-2.7, 2.9
Sept. 18 - Assignment #1: Error Analysis & Review:
Assignment #1
Due Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 10:30 am
Sept. 7 - Another Physics Talk: There will be a physics talk on radio astronomy! The talk will be:

Thursday, September 21
@ 19:30
Rm H-115 at the KLO Campus of Okanagan College

Here is a link to the title & abstract of the talk.

Sept. 6 - Physics Talk: There will be a physics talk on antimatter! The talk will be:

Friday, September 8
16:00 - 17:00
ART 108

Here is a link to the title & abstract of the talk.

Hope to see you there!

Sept. 6 - Lecutre Slides: Here are the error analysis slides presented in class.
July 17 - Practice Assignment: Here is a practice assignment that reviews circuit concepts studied in first-year physics.

I will not collect and grade this assignment, it is for your own practice. The answers are given after each problem. If you struggle with any of the problems, you are strongly encouraged to review the relevant concepts in your first-year textbook or in Eggleston's book.

July 17 - Reading Assign: Eggleston 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3
(Predominantly review)
Least Squares Fitting (.pdf): Here is a good introduction to
Weighted least squares fits.

This document also comes from the Phys 121 lab manual used at Case Western Reserve University. This link will take you to the complete manual.

Error Analysis (.pdf): Here is a very good introduction to
error analysis and error propagation.

This document comes from the Phys 121 lab manual used at Case Western Reserve University. This link will take you to the complete manual.

Laboratory Safety (.pdf): Read the following short document before coming to the first laboratory: Safety Guidelines
Course Syllabus (.pdf): PHYS 231 Syllabus

Past Final Exams & Solutions


PHYS 231 - 2012 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2012 final exam sol'ns
PHYS 231 - 2013 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2013 final exam sol'ns
PHYS 231 - 2014 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2014 final exam sol'ns

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