Effective: Fall 2012 | |||||

PHYS 2BM | GENERAL PHYSICS: CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT | 1 Unit(s) | |||

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1B. | |||||

Corequisites: Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2B. | |||||

Grade Type: Letter Grade Only | |||||

Not Repeatable. | |||||

FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC | |||||

1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter) | |||||

Student Learning Outcomes -- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to calculate electric fields and potentials from charge distributions.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to solve for the electric/magnetic fields generated from changing electric/magnetic fields.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to calculate electric and magnetic fields for the appropriate symmetric distributions.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to solve problems in circuits with time-varying behavior.
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Description - | ||

Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in electricity and magnetism. | ||

Course Objectives - | ||

The student will be able to: - Apply calculus to fields.
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Apply calculus to circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
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Special Facilities and/or Equipment - | ||

None. | ||

Course Content (Body of knowledge) - | ||

- Apply calculus to fields
- Review of Calculus
- Derivatives
- Integrals
- Concept of Fields
- Vector fields
- Graphical interpretation
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Electric Fields from Charge Distributions
- Gauss's Law
- Concept of flux
- Symmetries where Gauss's Law can be used
- Solving for electric fields
- Voltages
- Calculation of voltages from electric fields (and reverse operation)
- Calculation of voltages from charge distributions
- Apply calculus to circuits
- RC Circuits
- First order differential equations
- Time behavior of RC circuits
- LRC Circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Magnetism from Biot and Savart
- Ampere's Law
- Faraday's Law
- Calculation of induced voltage/current/field
- Concept of inductance
- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
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Methods of Evaluation - | ||

- Weekly assignments
- Midterms
- Final examination
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Representative Text(s) - | ||

Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional. | ||

Disciplines - | ||

Physics | ||

Method of Instruction - | ||

Lecture, Demonstration. | ||

Lab Content - | ||

Not applicable. | ||

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 5 - 15 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments. Lecture: One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes. |

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