Topic outline

  • General

    ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM NSC427 -

    Credits: 4   

    Level: Introductory


    Tuesday 11:30am - 12:50pm
    Thursday 11:30am - 12:50pm 

    Classroom: Sci 117A


    Faculty: Sara Salimbeni
     

    An introduction to the physics of electric and magnetic phenomena, suitable for students considering a plan in physics or science students who want a physics foundation. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric and magnetic fields, induction, Maxwell's equations,  and some DC circuits.
     

    Prerequisite: General Physics I, Calculus I (Calculus II suggested), or approval from the Teacher

    Textbook: Understanding Physics Pt. 3    Cummings

  • Topic 1

    Week 1- Electric Charge


    Reading

    Lesson 1: 1/24 Electric Charge 22.1-22.2-22.3-22.4-22.5-22.6-22.7
    Lesson 2: 1/26 Electric Charge 22.8-22.9-22.10




    Due on 1/24: Assignment_0
    Due on 1/26: Assignment_1

    • Topic 2

      Week 2 - Electric Fields

      Due on Tuesday 1/31:  Chaper 22, exercises 4 -28 - 43 - 46 - 47

      Reading:

      Lesson 3: 1/31 Electric Fields 23.1-23.2-23.3-23.4-23.5-23.6
      Lesson 4: 2/1 Electric Fields 23.7-23.8-23.9

      • Topic 3

        Week 3 - Gauss' Law

        Due on Tuesday, February the 7th:  Chapter 23, exercises 12, 20, 24, 51, 53

        Reading:

        Lesson 5: 2/7 Gauss' Law 24.1-24.2-24.3-24.5
        Lesson 6: 2/9 Gauss' Law 24.6-24.7-24.8
        • Topic 4

          Week 4 - Review and exercises

          Due on Tuesday, February the 7th:  Chapter 23, exercises 19, 22 and 35 + the exercise in the file assignment

          • Topic 5

            Week 5 - Electric Potential


            Reading

            Lesson 7: 2/21

            Electric Potential 25.1-25.2-25.3-25.4-25.5

            Lesson 8: 2/23

            Electric Potential 25.6-25.7-25.8-25.9-25.10-25.11





            Assigment:  Chapter 24: 7-24-30-42

            • Topic 6

              Week 6 - Current and Resistence

              The Feyman's lecture reading is moved to next week.

              The midterm  test is due by February  28th at 7 p.m.

              Reading:

              Lesson 11:2/28 Current and Resistence 26.1-26.2-26.3
              Lesson 12:3/1 white snow!


              • Topic 7

                Week 7-Current and Resistence-Circuits

                Due on Tuesday March the 6th:

                Chapter 25: 37 - 50 - 52

                Chapter 26: 2 - 3

                Reading:

                Lesson 13:3/6 Current and Resistence 26.4-26.5-65.6-26.7-26.8-26.9-26.10-26.11
                Lesson 14:3/8 Circuits 27.1-27.2-27.3-27.4
                • Topic 8

                  Week 8 - Circuits

                  Due on Tuesday March the 27th:

                  Chapter 26:  Exercises 14 - 26 - 34

                  Chapter 27: Exercises  2 - 4 -11

                  Reading:

                  Lesson 15:3/27 Circuits 27.5-27.6-27.7
                  Lesson 16:3/29 Circuits Laboratory

                  • Topic 9

                    Week 9 - Capacitance

                    Due on Tuesday, April the 3rd: Report on the circuit laboratory chapter 28! exercises - 19- 26- 40 -



                    Lesson 17:4/3 Capacitance chapter 28
                    Lesson 18:4/5


                    • Topic 10

                      Week 10 - Magnetic Field

                      Due on Tuesday, April the 3rd:   chapter 27 exercises - 19- 26- 40 -

                      chapter 27 exercises - 19- 26- 40 - Chapter 28 exercises - 15 - 45

                      Reading:

                      Lesson 19, 4/10: Magnetic field 29.1-29.2-29.3-29.4-29.5
                      Lesson 20, 4/12: Magnetic field 29.6-29.7-29.8-29.9-29.10-29.11
                      • Topic 11

                        Week 11-Magnetic field due to currents

                        Due in tuesday: chapter 29 exercises 5 -13 -23 - 31

                        Reading:

                        Lesson 21:4/17 Magnetic field due to currents 30.1-30.2-30.3
                        Lesson 22:4/19 Magnetic field due to currents 30.4-30.5-30.6-30.7
                        • Topic 12

                          Week 12

                          Due on Tuesday: chapter 30 exercises 27-36-41-54 (+ past week exercises if you haven't done them!)

                          Reading Tuesday : 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5  31.6

                          Reading Thursday:  31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11

                          • Topic 13

                            Week 13

                            Due on Tuesday: Chapter 31 exercises 17-32-46-61

                            Reading:  32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5