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General Physics II
Electromagnetism

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General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism
I.
Course Objective
This course gives an introduction to the electromagnetism. The
objective of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of
electromagnetism fields and techniques used to solve engineering
problems in electromagnetism.
II. Course Description
This course will cover: Coulomb's law, the electrostatic field,
Gauss
’
s
Law,
the
electrostatic
potential,
capacitance
and
dielectrics, electric current, resistance and electromotive force,
direct current circuits, magnetic field and magnetic forces, sources
of magnetic fields, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, induction and
Maxwell's equations.

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III. Course Objectives
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1.Describe the properties of electric charge, conductors and insulators, charge conservation and quantization.
2.
Perform calculations on Coulomb’s law, electric fields, electric
forces and Gauss’s law.
3.
Demonstrate a well knowledge of the electric potential,
equipotential surfaces, capacitors and types of capacitors.
4.
Perform calculations on electric potential, capacitors and
series/parallel capacitors in circuits.
5.
Calculate current, potentials, resistances, and electromotive
forces for simple circuits.
6.Describe the magnetic fields, forces, and potentials involved in the interaction of point charges and of currents.
7.
Apply Faraday's Law, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's rules and Lenz's
Law to solve problems in electromagnetism.

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Course Topics
Textbook:
the class notes beside the following textbooks:
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College Physics
, Sears, Zemansky and Young
Electric Charge and Electric Field:
Properties of electric charge, Forces between
electric charges and Coulomb’s law, Definition of electric field, Calculation of electric
fields, Motion of a charged particle in an electric field, Electric flux, Applications of
Gauss’s Law.
Electric Potential and Capacitance:
Electrical potential energy, Calculation of electric
potential, Calculation of capacitance, Analysis of effects of dielectrics in capacitors.
Current, Resistance, and Dielectric Current Circuits:
Examination of current, current
density, resistance and resistivity, Interpretation of Ohm’s law, Analysis of electric
networks via Kirchhof’s rules.

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Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces:
Motion point charges under crossed electric
and magnetic fields, Biot-Savart Law and its use for calculation of magnetic fields,
Ampere’s Law and applications.
Electromagnetic Induction:
Use of Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law in calculating
induced emf’s and currents, Motional emf, Mutual inductance, self-inductance and
inductors.

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GRADING POLICY
Your grade will be judged on your performance in Home work,
Quizzes, tow tests and the Lab. Points will be allocated to each of
these in the following manner:
GRADING SCALE:
Weight
Grade Component
20
Assignments
10
Quizzes
20
Laboratory
Reports
20
Midterm Exam
30
Final Exam
100
Total

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Introduction
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Knowledge of electricity dates back to Greek
antiquity (700 BC).

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