# SRJC Course Outlines

5/12/2021 5:42:11 PM | PHYS 42 Course Outline as of Fall 2006
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CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: PHYS 42 | Title: ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM | |

Full Title: Electricity and Magnetism for Scientists and Engineers | ||

Last Reviewed:1/23/2017 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 4.00 | Lecture Scheduled | 3.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 52.50 | |

Minimum | 4.00 | Lab Scheduled | 3.00 | 17.5 min. | Lab Scheduled | 52.50 | |

Contact DHR | 0 | Contact DHR | 0 | ||||

Contact Total | 6.00 | Contact Total | 105.00 | ||||

Non-contact DHR | 0 | Non-contact DHR Total | 0 |

Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00 | Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 |

Grading: Grade Only

Repeatability: 00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

Also Listed As:

Formerly: PHYS 4C

**Catalog Description:**

This is a course intended for scientists and engineers and will include electricity and magnetism.

**Prerequisites/Corequisites:**

Completion of PHYS 40 or higher (V5) and Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MATH 2A OR MATH 1C

**Recommended Preparation:**

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

This is a course intended for scientists and engineers and will include electricity & magnetism.

(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of PHYS 40 or higher (V5) and Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MATH 2A OR MATH 1C

Recommended:

Limits on Enrollment:

Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.

Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

__ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION__Associate Degree: | Effective: | Fall 1983 | Inactive: | ||

Area: | C | Natural Sciences |
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CSU GE: | Transfer Area | Effective: | Inactive: | ||

B1 | Physical Science | Fall 1983 | |||

B3 | Laboratory Activity | ||||

IGETC: | Transfer Area | Effective: | Inactive: | ||

5A | Physical Sciences | Fall 1983 | |||

5C | Fulfills Lab Requirement | ||||

CSU Transfer: | Transferable | Effective: | Fall 1983 | Inactive: | |

UC Transfer: | Transferable | Effective: | Fall 1983 | Inactive: | |

C-ID: |
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CID Descriptor: PHYS 200S | Calculus-Based Physics for Scientists and Engineers: ABC | SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS40 AND PHYS41 AND PHYS42 AND PHYS43 | |||

CID Descriptor: PHYS 210 | Calculus-Based Physics for Scientists and Engineers: B | SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS42 |

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

__COURSE CONTENT__**Outcomes and Objectives:**

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Define the properties of electric charges and electric fields.

2. Solve problems involving Coulomb's Law for point charges and simple

continuous charge distributions.

3. Calculate electric fields due to point charges and due to simple

continuous charge distributions.

4. Describe and explain the motion of charged particles in a uniform

electric field and in the oscilloscope.

5. Define electric flux, state Gauss' Law and apply Gauss' Law in

determining electric fields for various charge distributions.

6. Describe the difference between an electrical insulator and an

electrical conductor and list properties of a conductor in

electrostatic equilibrium.

7. Define electric potential and potential difference.

8. Determine the potential difference and electric potential in uniform

electric fields due to point charges and uniform charge distributions.

9. Obtain E (the electric field vector) from the electric potential.

10. Define capacitance and calculate the capacitance of capacitors with

simple geometries.

11. Solve problems involving calculations of capacitors for various

combinations of capacitors, and for capacitors with and without

dielectrics.

12. Define electric dipole moment and determine the torque on and

potential energy of electroic dipole moments in electric fields.

13. Define the concepts of current, current density, drift velocity,

resistance, and resistivity; describe the temperature dependence of

resistivity; and state Ohm's Law.

14. Solve problems involving resistance, current, voltage and power.

15. Determine the equivalent resistance of resistors in series and

parallel to simplify various combinations of resistors.

16. State Kirchhoff's rules and use them to calculate potential and

current in various DC circuits.

17. Apply Kirchhoff's rules to RC circuits and describe how the charge

and current vary with time.

18. Define the properties of the magnetic field.

19. Calculate the magnetic force on moving charged particles and current

carrying conductors in a magnetic field.

20. Describe the motions of charged particles moving in a magnetic field.

21. Use the Biot-Savart Law to calculate the magnetic field produced by

a current.

22. State Ampere's Law and apply it in determining magnetic fields.

23. Explain magnetic flux and Gauss' Law for magnetism.

24. Use Faraday's Law of induction to calculate motional emf.

25. State Lenz's Law and apply it to induced currents.

26. State Maxwell's equations.

27. Explain self inductance.

28. Solve problems involving RL circuits, energy in a magnetic field,

oscillations in an LC circuit and RLC circuits.

29. Describe the behavior of resistors, inductors and capacitors in AC

circuits, and define capacitive reactance, inductive reactance and

impedance.

30. Solve for current, voltage, the phase angle between current and

voltage, and resonant frequencies in series RLC AC circuits.

31. Explain the operation of a transformer, how a transformer can be

either a step-up or step-down transformer, and the role of

transformers in AC power transmission.

32. Discuss Maxwell's equations and the discovery of electromagnetic

waves.

33. Use Poynting's vector to calculate the electric field, the magnetic

field, the energy, pressure, and momentum associated with

electromagnetic waves.

34. Explain the production of electromagnetic waves by an infinite

current sheet and by an antenna.

**Topics and Scope**

Topics covered include:

1. Coulomb's Law and electric fields.

2. Gauss' Law.

3. The electric potential.

4. Capacitance and dielectrics.

5. Current, resistance, and Ohm's Law.

6. Direct current circuits and RC circuits using Kirchhoff's rules.

7. Magnetic fields and the forces on moving charges.

8. Sources of magnetic fields Biot-Savart Law and Ampere's Law.

9. Faraday's Law of induction.

10. Self inductance, RL circuits, oscillations in LC circuits and RLC

circuits.

11. Alternating current circuits including RLC series and parallel

circuits and resonance.

12. Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves and Poynting's vector.

Lab work includes:

1. Constructing DC and AC circuits with various combinations of

resistance, capacitance and inductance and using DC power supplies

and AC signal generators.

2. Learning to use and using digital electronic multimeters

and oscilloscopes to make measurements in electrical systems.

3. Using computers with current, voltage and magnetic field probes to

observe/make measurements in electrical circuits and magnetic fields.

4. Using spreadsheets to record data and to calculate experimental

results.

5. Constructing graphs using computer graphing programs.

6. Error analysis

7. Numerical and graphical analysis of data.

**Assignments:**

1. No less than twelve sets of homework problems.

2. Five to fifteen quizzes.

3. No less than twelve laboratory experiments.

4. No less than three mid-term exams.

5. Final exam.

6. Lab Reports.

**Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.**

Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing. | Writing 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course. | |||

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills. | Problem Solving 10 - 30% |
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Homework problems, Experiments. | |||

Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams. | Skill Demonstrations 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams. | Exams 50 - 70% |
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Multiple choice, Physics problems to solve, quizzes and exams. | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 20 - 30% |
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LAB REPORTS |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS by Serway & Beichner, 6th edition,

Saunders, 2003