Course Description: | This lecture examines the ideas of electric and magnetic fields and illustrates their practical applications in engineering and physical science. It builds upon the ideas of forces on charges and currents, introducing fields as an alternative way of describing them and laying the foundations for more detailed studies of electromagnetism and electromagnetic radiation. Students learn to describe electric and magnetic fields and their effects on charges and currents, understanding each field as an alternative way of describing the corresponding force. Course topics include: electric charge and electric field, Gauss' Law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance and electromotive force, direct-current circuits, magnetic field and magnetic forces, sources of magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, inductance, fluids and fluid mechanics, quantum physics, diffraction, photons, quantum mechanics, and atomic structure.
Text: Young and Freedman, UNIVERSITY PHYSICS (with Modern Physics). |