Syllabus - PHY 212: General Physics II Electricity,...

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PHY 212 Syllabus Spring 2012 Page 1 PHY 212: General Physics II – Electricity, Magnetism, & Light Spring 2012 Course Syllabus Contents Introduction . ................................................................................................................................................. 1 Course Details . .............................................................................................................................................. 2 Textbooks and Mastering Physics Information . ............................................................................................ 2 Calendar (including quiz and exam dates) . ................................................................................................... 3 Assignments, exams, and grading . ................................................................................................................ 3 Laboratory . .................................................................................................................................................... 5 Disability accommodation . ........................................................................................................................... 5 Academic integrity . ....................................................................................................................................... 5 Religious Observance Policy….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6 Introduction In Physics 212 you will learn about three fascinating subjects: electricity magnetism and light The phenomena encompassed by these subjects are ubiquitous in nature and are of fundamental importance for our everyday lives. They make possible conveniences of modern technology like wireless communication, various medical diagnostic techniques, light bulbs and electric power stations to name a few. Moreover, they include many things that we might take for granted like the sunlight that heats our planet, the chemical bonds that hold us together, and the signals that beat our hearts. Given such importance, what is perhaps most remarkable about the phenomena of electricity, magnetism and light is that they are consequences of a single thing: electric charge. This fundamental property of matter is the source of the electric and magnetic forces and the electromagnetic radiation that dominate our lives. During the semester, you will start to explore the nature of electric charge. You will learn some of the basic rules and concepts that we use to describe the behavior of charge and account for a wide range of electric and magnetic phenomena. From these studies, you will develop a solid foundation from which to begin to understand the electromagnetic world in which we live. The objectives of this course are:
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PHY 212 taught by Professor Schecter during the Spring '07 term at Syracuse.

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Syllabus - PHY 212: General Physics II Electricity,...

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