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Physics 112: Electricity And Magnetism (With Lab)

 

Course Outline


Electricity: Coulomb’s law, electric field, Gauss’ law, potential

Applications: capacitors, DC circuits

Magnetism: magnetic field, Ampere’s law, Biot-Savart law, Lorentz force, induction

Applications: motors, LR circuits, AC circuits

Maxwell’s equations

EM radiation: 1D wave equation, EM wave equation, plane wave solutions, energy flux, solar radiation, radiation from an accelerated charge

 

Organization

Lectures M W F 9:00 AM

Problem session Th 4:00 - 5:00 PM (optional)

Laboratory, 7 exercises, self scheduled

Laboratory (15%)

Homework (40%)

Term exams, two (10% each)

Final exam (25%)

Text: Fishbane, Gasiorowicz and Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.