Description

Study of the basic principles and applications of electricity and magnetism and an introduction to modern physics. Includes laboratory.

Grading Basis

Graded

Prerequisites

PHYS& 114 or equivalent or Instructor Permission

### Course Learning Outcomes

### Core Topics

- Electric charges; insulators and conductors; Coulomb’s law.
- The electric field; electric field lines; potential difference; electric potential; potentials and charged conductors.
- Definition of capacitance; parallel-plate capacitors; combinations of capacitors; energy stored in capacitors.
- Electric current; Ohm’s law; resistance.
- Electrical energy and power; direct current circuits; electromotive force.
- Resistors in series and parallel; Kirchhoff’s rules. RC circuits
- Magnetic Sources and Properties; Magnetic fields; Ampere’s law.
- Induced Emf and magnetic flux; Faraday’s law; motional Emf; self and mutual inductance, transformers, and Maxwell’s equations.
- RL circuits, AC circuit analysis; EM radiation and resonance circuits
**(SUBJECTS IN WEEK 10 WILL VARY WITH INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT INTERESTS)**

Topics in Modern Physics: relativity, quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality