PHY 102 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS
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Instructors: Assist. Prof. Dr. Yuriy Mishchenko (office: B003)
Midterm practice problem set
Final practice problem set
Example of Lab Report
- Measurements in electric circuits and Ohms Law (1st Common Lab)
- Kirchhoff's rules (2nd Common Lab)
Kirchhoff's rules in AC circuits (Parallel Lab)
- Charging and discharging of a capacitor (Parallel Lab)
- Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Forces (Parallel Lab)
- Faraday's law and magnetic inductance (Parallel Lab)
HW6-7: Midterm Practice Problem Set
- week 1: Introduction to electricity and magnetism; electrical charge and its properties.
- week 2: Electric fields, electric fields of simple charges; flux of an electric field.
- week 3: Gauss’ law for electric field, electric fields of simple charges using Gauss’ law; electric potential and work of electric field, electric potential and energy.
- week 4: Electric potential for simple charges; electrostatic properties of conductors and dielectrics, polarization and electric dipoles.
- week 5: Capacitance of conductors, capacitance of a capacitor. Introduction to electric current in conductors.
- week 6: Basics of electric circuits, electromotive force, Kirchhoff’s rules, multi-loop circuit.
- week 7: Magnetic field and magnetic force, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s law, simple magnetic fields.
- week 8: MIDTERM
- week 9: Magnetic properties of materials, magnetic dipoles, magnetization, dia-, para-, and ferromagnetics, hysteresis.
- week 10: Faraday’s law and magnetic inductance, self inductance and mutual inductance for a solenoid.
- week 11: Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, some main properties of electromagnetic waves, overview of E&M approach to solving electromagnetic problems, Fresnel formulas.
- week 12: Special relativity from Maxwell equations, Lorentz transformation, basic effects of special relativity. Basics of wave optics, superposition and interference of E&M waves, diffraction of E&M waves.
- week 13: Basics of AC circuits, phasor representation of AC currents and voltages, resistance and reactance in AC circuits.
- Kirchhoff’s rules for AC circuits, phasor diagram for RLC circuit, impedance, phase shift, and power factor.
- FINAL EXAM
This is an introductory physics course for non-major science and engineering students.
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker Principles of Physics Extended, 9th Edition, Willey, 2011.
The course’s objective is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of physics and their practical applications, and to provide students with a foundation to build upon in their future work. The course introduces to non- major students the laws of electricity and magnetism, fundamentals of electric current and electric circuits, the properties of electro-magnetic waves, and special relativity.
- electric charge, electric fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential;
- electric properties of materials, conductors and dielectrics;
- electric current, resistance, Ohm’s law;
- simple DC electric circuits, Kirchhoff’s laws;
- AC circuits, phasors, phasor diagrams for AC circuits;
- magnetic fields and force, Biot-Savart law, Amper’s law;
- magnetic induction, Faraday’s law;
- Maxwell’s equations, electro-magnetic waves;
- basics of wave optics;
- introduction to special relativity.
The course program includes one laboratory class per week in which students will acquire practical skills in performing and observing physical experiments as well as familiarize themselves with various physical concepts in practice. Attendance of the laboratory is compulsory.
The course program includes one homework assignment per week for self-study and self-control. Homework assignments are not compulsory.
Exams and Quizzes
The course program includes one midterm exams and one final exam.
Midterm exam is 15% of the grade and the final exam is 40% of the grade.
Students’ final grade is: 15% attendance and class work, 20% laboratory work, 10% quizzes, 15% midterm, 40% final exam.
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