Generic Syllabus - Physics 2212K
Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics
- To describe and calculate electric fields, electric forces, and electric potentials due to point charges, continuous distributions of charge and charged conductors using Coulomb's Law and Gauss's Law
- To understand the electrical porpeties of resistors and capacitors and determine properties of cirect current circuits containing them
- To understand the sources of magnetic fields. Tocalculate magnetic field from moving charges using Ampere's Law.
- To understand the concept of induction and calculate induced emf using Faraday's Law
- To understand the electrical properties of inductors and determine properties of direct current circuits containing them.
- To determine properties of alternating current circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors
- To describe the nature of light and other electromagnetic waves using concepts such as reflection, refraction, dispersion, diffraction and interference
- To calculate the properties of lenses and combinations of lenses
- To understand the concept of relativity and its consequences
- To understand wave-particle duality and its consequences in areas such as the blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, and atomic spectra
Textbook: Serway & Beichner, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th
Ed. We will cover chapters 23-40 as shown on the class schedule. This is a generic course schedule; the actual calendar schedule will be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisites:Math 2211 and Math 2212 or equivalent.
Laboratory: All labs are held in Room 210 of the Science Center. Manuals must be purchased at the Prinshop, 6 Decatur St. Your lab grqde will be the average of your best 12 lab scores. In order to pass the course you must perform and turn in acceptable write-ups on time for at least ten labs.
Grading: Laboratory is 25% of course grade. Values of all other parts of the course (e.g. exams, quizzes, homework) are determined by the instructor.
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