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The Petroleum Institute
Summer Session - 2010
PHYS241: Physics II – Electromagnetism & Optics
Lectures
:
Sun-Wed: 9:00 -10:30, 11:00 -12:00
:
Thurs: 10:00
Laboratories
:
Refer to attached Schedule
Credit hours
:
4 credit hours total
Text
:
,
Fundamentals of Physics,
8
th
edition, John Wiley & Son, Inc.
Course Webpage
:
http://www.pi.ac.ae/elearning/index.htm
Prerequisites
:
MATH161, PHYS191
Co-requisite
:
MATH212
Lecturers:
Name
Dr. Kofi Agyeman
Dr. Reza Najaf-Zadeh
Office
2105
8262 (Arzanah)
Phone Ext.
75256
75257 (75029 Arzanah)
E-mail
kgyeman@pi.ac.ae
rnajafzadeh@pi.ac.ae
Classroom (Time)
2131
(09:00 – 10:30)
2131
(11:00 – 12:00)
8120
(09:00 – 10:30)
8120
(11:00 – 12:00)
Office Hours
Refer to Timetable
Refer to Timetable
This is a second course in physics covering the basic principles of electromagnetism and physical optics.
An introduction to the fundamental laws of electricity and magnetism including electric charges and
fields, Gauss
׳
law, electric potential difference, electric current and resistance, capacitance, magnetic
fields, Ampere’s law, Biot-Savart law, inductance, Faraday’s law, and Maxwell’s equations are
developed using the mathematical formalism of vector calculus.
Applications to simple electrical
circuits and simple electromagnetic devices using these fundamental laws are given.
An introduction to
physical optical phenomena including light as an electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, Snell’s
law, and the phenomena of polarization, interference, and diffraction are also developed.
Assessment
The final grade for this course will comprise the following nine components:
Laboratory
Laboratory Exercises
25%
Homework
5%
Class Test 1&2
2x10%
Midterm
20%
Final Exam
30%
Total
100%
Note: No coursework marks (homework, labs, and tests) will be discarded.