*** Prelim Exam #1
is scheduled for 7:30-9 PM on Thursday evening, March 4.
It will cover
textbook Chapters #21-23, 25, 26;
Lab Units #1-3;
and all lecture questions,
examples, theory, discussions, and demonstrations.
Persons with conflicts or special needs please
contact Prof. Elser (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP to make appropriate arrangements.
PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATORS may NOT be used at the exam. ***
Chapter 25, sections 25.2-5;
Chapter 26, intro., section 26.1, 5
Ideal Electric Circuit Rules, Kirchhoff's Circuit Rules
Electric Current, Voltage, Resistance, Potential Energy, Potential, Work, Power
Properties of conductors carrying electric current
Resistors in Series and Parallel
Conservation of Energy & Electric Charge
Algebra, Topology ("Connectedness")
Conservative Vector Fields & Potentials
(Be sure you understand where and how each goal applies to our homework, discussion,
lecture, and lab activities.)
Relate magnitudes and directions or polarities of electric currents, voltages, and electric fields
in electric circuits.
Predict how properties of electric circuits will change when components or connections are
Determine the power dissipated by electrical resistances (including light bulbs) in circuits.