## Electricity and Magnetism

Semester 2

This is a calculus-based course covering the basic laws and phenomena in Electricity and Magnetism.

Syllabus:

Electricity and Magnetism (18 Lectures):

• Electric field and potential:
• The electric field E due to extended charge distributions;
• Integral and differential expressions relating the electric potential V to the E field;
• Potential due to a dipole and other extended charge distributions.
• Gauss’ Law:
• Application to problems with spherical, cylindrical and rectangular symmetry.
• Capacitance:
• Calculation of the capacitance of various capacitors;
• Energy stored in a capacitor; RC circuits;
• Time constant
• Magnetism:
• Magnetic force on current-carrying wire and its application to cases needing calculus treatment;
• Magnetic torque on a current loop;
• Magnetic moment of a current loop;
• The Hall-Effect;
• Biot-Savart Law and Ampere’s Law, and their application to long current-carrying wire, loop, and solenoid.
• Electromagnetic Induction:
• Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law; Electro-magnetic induction and its applications;
• Self Induction;
• Inductance;
• RL circuits
• Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Currents:
• LC Oscillation;
• Damped oscillation in an RLC circuit;
• Alternating current;
• Forced oscillation;
• RLC circuits;
• Power in AC circuits;
• The Transformer;
• Introduction to the Electromagnetic wave.
Evaluation:

One 3-hour theory examination paper                                    60%

Two 1-hour in-course tests - (15% each)                                30%

Laboratory Report (Averaged of 6 labs at 10% each)            10%

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, students should be able to:

• Perform quantitative analyses of basic problems in Electrostatics and Electrodynamics.
• Apply Gauss’s Law, Ampere’s Law, and Biot-Savart Law to solving practical problems in electricity and magnetism.
• Calculate energy storage in capacitors
• Derive the time constants of Resistor-Capacitor circuits
• Explain and analyze the behavior of alternating currents in RLC circuits.
• Perform and interpret the results of simple experiments and demonstrations of physical principles.
CAPE/A-Level Physics or PHYS0411 and PHYS0412 and PHYS 0421 and PHYS 0422 or CSEC Physics with CAPE/A-Level Math

Required Textbook:

Halliday, Resnick, and Walker; “Fundamentals of Physics Extended”; 8th Edition, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-75801-3

Alternative text
Paul A. Tipler and  Gene Mosca,Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 6th Edition, 2007. ISBN-10: 0716789647.

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