Chapter 23: Electric Potential
37. We return to the idea of work as the dot product of force and displacement. By virtue
of the Coulomb force, the electric field will do positive work moving a positively
charged test particle in the direction of the fie
Chapter 24: Capacitors, Capacitance and Dielectrics
53. When charged particles of one type (positive or negative) accumulate on a conducting
object, that object acquires an energy level higher (or lower for negative charge) than
an electrically neutral
1. To review, electric potential is potential energy per unit charge. Voltage is potential
difference. We now define two new quantities: current and current density. Current
relates to the flow of (positively) charged particles per unit time
23. To begin Chapter 22, we use an analogy between light shining from a light bulb and
the electric field lines radiating out from a positively charged particle or sphere. Both
the intensity of the light and the strength of the electric field
CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE IDEAS PRESENTED IN PHYSICS 2
Chapter 21: Charge, Coulombs Law, The Electric Field and Electric Dipoles
1. Electric charge is a property of matter first noticed and written about long ago. Around
600 B.C. the Greek philosopher Th
Chapter 29 - Electromagnetic Induction!
17. Next we investigate magnetic induction and Faradays Law in all its glory. Of all of
Maxwells equations, it was Faradays Law that brought about the greatest practical
applications of electricity and magnetism.
Chapter 31 - The RLC Circuit!
40. The second to last major topic in this course is the RLC circuit (Chapter 31). It seems
logical that after examining the RL circuit and the LC circuit that we place all three of
these electrical devices: a resistor, an
28. The next chapter is on magnetic fields and magnetic forces. Though this chapter does
not focus on the cause of magnetic fields, it is wise to jump ahead and read the first
section of Chapter 28. Fundamentally, magnetic fields are created
Chapter 28 - Sources of Magnetic Field!
1. Magnetic fields are created when charged particles move (have a velocity). The
magnetic field vector is indicated by the upper-case letter B. Older books sometimes
call the B-vector the magnetic induction becau
16. Direct current circuits are those in which the current flows in only one direction as a
function of time. In alternating current circuits, the current flows back and forth
usually quickly (60 times per second for normal household AC).
Experiment 9: Magnetic Induction
Objective: In a four part experiment, the first two parts are dedicated to perform several
demonstrations and understand the Lorentzs and Faradays Laws. In the third part, an
oscilloscope will be used to measure the time c
The Earths Magnetic Field
The objective of this experiment is to have an understanding of earths magnetic field by using
various setups of magnetic compass. The magnetic field generated by a current carrying coil is
Experiment 8: The Current Balance
Aim: The aim of the experiment is to measure the force exerted on either of the long, straight
current carrying wires that are placed in parallel to each other.
Introduction: An electric current in a wire generates a magn
Resistors in Series and Parallel
An electrical circuit may be thought of a linear flow of current through a set of electrical
components. Current is a flow of electric charge. It is carried by moving electrons in a wire.
Elements in a circui
The Oscilloscope and the RC circuit
1. Voltage across the capacitor is depicted on the x-axis and time elapsed is plotted on y-axis.
The scope is set to 0.5Volts/division and 10 sec/division settings.
The frequency of the
Experiment 11: Sound Waves
Introduction: In this experiment, sounds will be produced with a sonometer and their frequency
content will be analyzed. The sonometer allows to predict the frequency of the sound produced
and the value will be compared to the m
In this experiment we aim to gain familiarity with an electrical multimeter and a power supply. This
will be followed by the measurement of the distribution of electric field potential around several
direct current (DC)
The RLC Circuit
Introduction: The experiment aims to drive an RLC circuit through a signal generator. To
measure the voltage across different elements of the circuit, an oscilloscope will be used. It will
be seen how the alternating current
Name: Yaqeen Alkathiri
Date: September 15, 2016
Electrical Potential and Field Mapping
In this experiment, a voltage probe and an acquisition computer system are employed to measure
the electric potential difference in between two e
Capacitance and Capacitor
The aim of this experiment is to become familiar with the behaviour of capacitors in direct current
circuits. This involves contstructing circuits with capacitors arranged in series and parallel.
Chapter 30 - Inductance!
26. This week we examine inductance and inductors. Just as we defined capacitance for a
capacitor, we have inductance for an inductor. Capacitance measures how much
charge a capacitor can store. Loosely speaking, inductance meas