  
Description  
 Classical electricity and magnetism. PHYS 5A+5B+5C is designed to provide the same content as PHYS 4A+4B at a slower pace.


Course Objectives  
 The student will be able to:
 Discuss magnetic fields and forces, and solve related problems.
 Explain electromagnetic induction and inductance, and solve related problems.
 Extrapolate their understanding of DC circuits and circuit elements to AC circuits.
 Explain electromagnetic waves.
 Assess the limitations of physical laws and make mathematical approximations in appropriate situations.
 Understand how physical laws are established and the role of scientific evidence as support.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment  
 Physics laboratory with equipment for teaching introductory electricity and magnetism.

Course Content (Body of knowledge)  
  Discuss magnetic fields and forces, and solve related problems.
 Concept of magnetism
 Permanent magnets
 Concept of magnetic fields
 Magnetic field lines
 Magnetic flux
 Magnetic field of moving charges and currents
 Concept of magnetic force
 Motion of charged particles in magnetic fields
 Force between current carrying wires
 Applications of charged particle motion in magnetic fields
 Concept of torque on a current loop
 DC motor
 Ampere's Law
 Applications of Ampere's Law
 Explain electromagnetic induction and inductance, and solve related problems.
 Concept of induction
 Faraday's Law
 Lenz's Law
 Concept of motional EMF
 Concept of inductance
 Inductors
 Energy stored
 Selfinductance
 Mutual inductance
 Concepts involving inductors in circuits
 RL circuits
 LC circuits
 LRC circuits
 Extrapolate their understanding of DC circuits and circuit elements to AC circuits.
 Concept of phasors
 Concept of reactance
 Concept of resonance
 Transformers
 Explain electromagnetic waves.
 Maxwell's equations
 Electromagnetic spectrum
 Assess the limitations of physical laws and make mathematical approximations in appropriate situations.
 Physical laws as ideal models
 Methods of approximation
 Understand how physical laws are established and the role of scientific evidence as support.
 Historical development of a sampling of physical laws
 Use of studentcollected data in labs to confirm physical laws
 Study physics through the context of physicists of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Methods of Evaluation  
  Weekly problem sets
 Periodic midterm tests
 Laboratory performance
 Final examination

Representative Text(s)  
 Young and Freedman, Sears and Zemansky's University Physics. 12th ed., Pearson Publishing, 2008.

Disciplines  
 Physics


Method of Instruction  
 Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration.


Lab Content  
  Lab Student Learning Outcomes
 compute the size of the random (statistical) errors in measured data.
 compute the size of the random (statistical) errors in the results of experiments based upon the errors in the measured data.
 identify the sources of error and their effect upon the results of laboratory experiments.
 use the available computer facilities to process laboratory data.
 perform experiments in small groups rather than as individuals.
 accept or reject a hypothesis based upon evaluation of data.
 prepare concise and cogent reports of laboratory experiments.
 Suggested Laboratory Experiments (Most experiments should rely upon data generated by student's measurements of physical phenomena.)
 Review of Error Analysis
 Introduction to the Oscilloscope and Other Lab Equipment
 Ohm's Law and Electric Circuits
 Measurement of Time Constants  RC Circuits
 The ChargetoMass Ratio of the Electron
 The Magnetic Field of a Real Solenoid
 Measruement of Time Constants  RL Circuits
 ACDriven RLC Series Circuits
 Rectifiers
 Experimental Design


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments  
  Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 10  40 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
 Lecture: Five hours per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
 Labs: Students will perform experiments and discuss their results in either the form of a written lab report or via oral examination. Reading and understanding the lab manual prior to class is essential to success.
