Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division: Math and Science Course Prefix and number: PHYS 172 Course Title: Electricity & Magnetism DATE PREPARED: February, 1997 DATE REVISED: August, 2003 PCS/CIP/ID NO.: 1.1400801-01 IAI NO. (if available): EGR 912 EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: CREDIT HOURS: 4 CONTACT HOURS: LECTURE HOURS: 4 LABORATORY HOURS: 2 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: PHYS 171 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 163. This is the second course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Topics include Coulomb’s Law, electric fields, Gauss’s Law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Amperes law, induction, electromagnetic waves, polarization, and geometrical optics. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. Students will not receive credit for both PHYS 172 and PHYS 162. TEXTBOOK(S): Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Fifth Edition, Tipler. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: PHYS 172 fulfills 4 of the 7(A.A.) or 8(A.S.) semester hours of credit in the Life/Physical Sciences required for the A.A. or A.S. degree. It also satisfies the laboratory requirement for the A.A. degree. PHYS 172 should transfer as part of the General Education Core Curriculum described in the Illinois Articulation Initiative to other Illinois colleges and universities participating in the IAI. However, students should consult an academic advisor for transfer information regarding particular institutions. Refer to the IAI web page for information as well at www.itransfer.org COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes) Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. 2. apply the following physics concepts to solve problems based on physical situations and explain theoretical concepts. Coulomb’s Law Electric Fields for Discrete and Continuous Charge Distributions Electric Potential Electrostatic Energy and Capacitance Electric Current, Circuits, and Kirchoff’s Rules Magnetic Field Magnetic Induction Alternating-Current Circuits Properties of Light Interference and Diffraction analyze physical data, integrate concepts, formulate a method of solution, and clearly articulate the method of solution and why it was chosen PS3, CT3 Homework Tests Laboratory assignments Rubric Student self/peer assessment Homework Tests COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Coulomb’s Law & Electric Fields Electric Potential Capacitance Circuits Magnetic Fields & Forces Induction & Faraday’s Law Electromagnetic Waves Polarization Geometrical Optics METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Methods of evaluation will include homework problems (30%), laboratory reports (15%), exams (30%), and a comprehensive final exam (25%). REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: There will be reading assignments from the textbook to be read prior to discussion in class. It is essential that students be able to clearly describe not only how a solution was obtained, but also what the solution means. Therefore, writing will be important in the homework assignments, exams and particularly for the laboratory reports.