### Syllabus PHY470

### Syllabus PHY570

Professor: Miron Kaufman OFFICE: SI-116, TEL.6872436

m.kaufman@csuohio.edu

Prerequisites: PHY221, PHY231 College Physics I or PHY241/243/243H University Physics I

LECTURE: M, W 4:00 – 5:50 PM, BH-430

OFFICE HOUR: M, W 3:00 – 3:50 PM, SI-116

REQUIRED BOOKS: McFarland,Hunt,Campbell: Energy, Physics and the Environment

Kaufman: Environmental Physics Computational Projects

### The goal of the course is to foster rational thinking in complex decision situations related to environmental problems by studying the physical laws underlying environmental phenomena.

## Tentative Schedule

- WEEK #1 Energy, Power Ch.1;
- WEEK #2, 3 Consumption Models: Exponential, Hubbert Ch.2,3
- WEEK #4 Thermodynamics: Energy, Entropy Laws Ch.4;
- WEEK #5 Heat Transfer Ch.16
- WEEK #6 Fossil Fuel Effect on the Environment: Heat and Air Pollution, Urban Heat Island Ch.5
- WEEK #7 Electricity Ch.7
- WEEK #8 Magnetism Ch.8
- WEEK #9, 10 Black-Body Radiation, Global Climate Change Ch.6
- WEEK #11 Power Lines and Health Ch.9
- WEEK #12,13 Radioactivity Ch.10
- WEEK #14,15 Nuclear Energy Ch.10
- WEEK #15 Environmental Modeling: Chaos Theory Application to Population Dynamics

## Important Dates

- Last day to withdraw: Friday, November 1.
- No classes: Moday September 2. Additionally the PHY470 students do not have classes W Sept. 18, W Oct.16, W Nov. 6, W Nov. 20, W Dec. 4

## Exams Schedule

- Exam #1 Ch.1, 2, 4, 5, 16 M, October 14
- Final Exam Comprehensive M, December 9.

### The final grade is a weighted average of:

- Exam #1 30%
- Final Exam 35%
- Computer Project 25%
- Homework, Quizzes 10%

QUIZ SOLUTION

Part of the course is a project in the computer lab of the Physics Department SI-150. We will work modeling problems in environmental physics, population dynamics and chaos theory by using MathCad on the following dates: The PHY470 students will do only Labs 1,3,4,6.

- W, September 4:Computer lab #1: Tutorial and Exponential Growth Consumption Model
- W, September 18:Computer lab #2: Hubbert Consumption Model
- W, October 2:Computer lab #3: Stability of Dry Air and Brunt-Vaisala Oscillations
- W, October 16:Computer lab #7: Deterministic Chaos
- W, October 30: Computer lab #4: Blackbody Radiation
- W, November 6:Computer lab #5: Pollutant Diffusion
- W, November 13:Computer lab #6: Radioactivity
- W, November 20:Computer lab #8: Butterfly Effect

## Homework

## Homework #1

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.1:
- Exercises:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.1:
- Problems: 8, 11.
- DUE:W 9-4-19

## Homework #2

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.2:
- Exercises: 1, 2, 3;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.2:
- Problems:6, 7, 8.
- DUE:

## Homework #3

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.4:
- Exercises: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.4:
- Problems: 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17.
- DUE:

## Homework #4

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.16:
- Exercises: 2;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.16:
- Problems: 7, 8, 9.
- DUE:

## Homework #5

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.5:
- Exercises: 1, 2, 7, 8;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.5:
- Problems: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
- DUE:

## Homework #6

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.7:
- Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.7:
- Problems: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.
- DUE:

## Homework #7

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.8:
- Exercises: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.8:
- Problems: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
- DUE:

## Homework #8

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.6:
- Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.6:
- Problems: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16.
- DUE:

## Homework #9

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.10
- Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7;
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.10
- Problems: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15.
- DUE:

## Homework #10

- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.10
- Problems: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.
- McFarland, Hunt, Campbell Ch.11
- 1, 2, 3, 5.
- DUE: