Physics 1112K (Electricity, Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics II),
· Credits: Four (4) credit hours
· Lecture: Sections 11034, 11035, 11036; 11:00am - 12:15pm TR.
· Duration: January 09th- May 1st
· Location: Aderhold Learning Center, Room 12
· Laboratory: One two-hour laboratory meeting per week.
· Lecture Instructor: Dr Z. Felfli
Science Annex Suite 400
Telephone: (404) 413‑6005
GENERAL INFORMATION: You are expected to attend three (3) lectures and one (1) two-hour laboratory session each week according to the published schedule. All lecture sessions meet in ALC 12.
lab sessions meet each week in the Natural Science Center, room 226.
For further assistance and questions regarding the laboratory, get in touch with the Physics Lab coordinator, Ms. Carola Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Textbook: College Physics, A Strategic Approach, Volume 2, Second Edition, by Knight, Jones & Field
PRE-REQUISITES: Algebra, Basic Calculus, and Trigonometry, AND General and Modern Physics I (PHY 1111).
MISSED EXAMINATIONS AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS:
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES. Each student is expected to:
Time permitting, the required material for this course spans chapters 18 through 31 of the above-mentioned textbook, and which can be grouped in units as follows.
Unit #1: The Electric Force, Electric Fields, Electric Potential, and Capacitance.
Objectives: Completing this unit, the student can: 1) verify the existence of positive and negative electric charge and the Coulomb Law using laboratory materials; 2) state the Coulomb Law and apply it to the solution of problems involving electric forces; 3) define the electric field and calculate its magnitude and direction given a charge distribution; 4) define the electric potential and calculate its value given a charge distribution; 5) explain the relationships among electric potential energy, electric potential, and the electric field for a uniform field; 6) define and calculate the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor; and 7) calculate the equivalent capacitance of networks of capacitors.
Unit #2: Electric Circuits, Current, Resistance, and Direct Circuits.
Objectives: Completing this unit, the student can: 1) apply Ohms Law to the solution of problems involving potential differences, currents, and resistances; 2) determine power consumption in direct current circuits; 3) solve problems relating electric resistivity to resistance and current flow; 4) calculate the equivalent resistance of networks of resistors; and 5) apply the Kirchhoff laws to calculate currents in direct current circuits.
Unit #3: Magnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Current Circuits.
Objectives: Completing this unit, the student can: 1) determine the magnetic field due to simple distributions of electric current; 2) determine the magnetic force on a moving electric charge or current; 3) calculate the magnetic torque on current carrying loops; 4) determine the induced potential difference in current carrying loops, and thereby understand the operation of alternating current generators and motors; 5) calculate the self inductance of a solenoid, and the back EMF generated by the inductor in an ac circuit; and 6) analyze the currents and reactance in an ac series circuit.
Unit #4: LIGHT, Modern Physics the Atom and its Nucleus; Particles and Waves.
Objectives: Completing this unit, the student can: 1) understand the nature of electromagnetic waves and light 2)discuss Einsteins postulates underlying the Special Theory of Relativity, and calculate relativistic changes in length, mass, and time; 3) understand the relationship between mass and energy E = mc2; 4) understand the basic postulates of quantum theory, and calculate energy levels and spectra for the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom; 5) understand the difference between laser light and ordinary light sources; 6) discuss the atomic nucleus, its binding energy, and radioactivity; and 7) understand nuclear energy production by fission and fusion processes.
Assignments: Homework problems from the
textbook will be assigned and performed online using Mastering Physics (http://www.masteringphysics.com). You will need to
know your access code included with your textbook or obtained online from the
publisher as well as the course ID (MPFELFLI22828).
TESTS* DAY DATE #1 Tuesday February 21, 2012 #2 Tuesday March 27, 2012 Make-up
February 21, 2012
March 27, 2012