# PHY202 Course Outline Semester 2, 2016

```Course outline
Code: PHY202
Title: Electronics and Electromagnetism
Faculty of: Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Teaching Session: Semester 2
Year: 2016
Course Coordinator: Jolanta Watson Email: jwatson3@usc.edu.au
Course Moderator: Dr Aaron Wiegand
1.
1.1
Course description
Our society relies heavily on electrical devices. The electronics section introduces you to the nature and
properties of electric charges and goes on to apply this knowledge to conductivity in materials, electrical
power and DC circuit theory. In Electromagnetism you will learn about concepts such as the Hall Effect,
magnetic field production and the laws of induction, before investigating applied topics such as AC circuit
theory, Maxwell’s Equations and magnetic properties of materials. The theory presented in this course is
supported by a comprehensive practical program.
1.2
Course content
Electric Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss' Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance, DC circuits, Magnetic Fields,
Induction, AC circuit theory, Maxwell's Equations.
2.
Unit value
12 units
3.
How does this course contribute to my learning?
On successful completion of this
course you should be able to:
You will be assessed on the
will contribute to you becoming:
Communicate concepts and
techniques relevant to electronics and
electromagnetism, using either
written English or mathematical
notations, as appropriate.
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of
the function and operation of devices
based on the theory presented in the
course.
1: Mid-semester Exam
2: Practical Exercises
3: Final Exam
Knowledgeable
1: Mid-semester Exam
2: Practical Exercises
3: Final Exam
Empowered
Knowledgeable
Version Semester 2 2016
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Solve problems in electronics and
electromagnetism using appropriate
techniques and relevant theory
Collect, analyse, evaluate and report
on data obtained during practical
experiments.
Explain scientific principles relevant to
electronics and electromagnetism.
Apply relevant theory to the solution
of practical problems
4.
1: Mid-semester Exam
2: Practical Exercises
3: Final Exam
2: Practical Exercises
Creative and critical thinking
1: Mid-semester Exam
2: Practical Exercises
3: Final Exam
2: Practical Exercises
Knowledgeable
Empowered
Ethical
Empowered
Am I eligible to enrol in this course?
Refer to the Undergraduate Coursework Programs and Awards - Academic Policy for definitions of “prerequisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”
4.1
Enrolment restrictions
Nil
4.2
Pre-requisites
(SCI107 or SCI507 or ENG1101) and (MTH202 or MTH502)
4.3
Co-requisites
Nil
4.4
Anti-requisites
PHY502
4.5
Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (optional)
N/A.
5.
How am I going to be assessed?
5.1
Standard – High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL)
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5.2
No.
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2
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PHY202
Assessment
Mid Semester
Exam
Practical
Notebook
Individual
or Group
Individual
Weighting
%
20%
What is the
duration /
length?
2 hours
Individual
35%
N/A
End of
Semester Exam
Individual
45%
2 hours
When should I
submit?
Where should I submit
it?
Laboratory class in
week 7
1 week after
completion of
experiment
Central examination
period
Handwritten, given to
invigilator of exam
Hardcopy, handed to
the lecturer at the start
of class on the due date
Exam venue
100%
Goal:
The mid-semester examination gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge,
understanding and skills associated with the learning outcomes in weeks 1 - 6 of this course.
Product: Mid-semester exam
Format:
Individual.
Mixed practical and theoretical written questions.
During a scheduled class in week 7 (see Blackboard for dates and times)
Criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to:
• recall and communicate the theoretical and practical components of the course materials
covered in both the lectures, tutorials and practical exercises from weeks 1-6
• apply the relevant theory to particular examples
• produce correct solutions to particular problems
Generic skill assessed
Skill assessment level
Problem solving
Developing
Communication
Developing
Goal:
Product:
Format:
Criteria
You will perform several experiments related to the content of the course in order to enhance
your knowledge and understanding of the theory. In the final few lab sessions of the semester you
will develop electronic-instrument construction skills by building and testing a complete, working
electronic device from individual components.
Laboratory notebook
Hardcopy submission to the course coordinator.
Standard FoSHEE assignment coversheet, signed by the student.
Specifications for the report format will be provided on Blackboard.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
• Record all relevant information relating to the experiment
• Collect, present and analyse data
• Write a succinct analysis of the results and the conclusions that may be drawn from the
results
• Present your work in a clear and professional manner (layout, language, spelling, general
presentation)
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Apply ethical practice
• Work collaboratively in a team.
Guidelines for the assessment criteria will be posted on Blackboard. These include a
comprehensive description of the requirements and criteria against which the notebook will be
assessed.
Generic skill assessed
Skill assessment level
Problem solving
Developing
Information literacy
Developing
Communication
Developing
Applying technologies
Developing
Assessment Task 3: End of Semester Exam
Goal:
The end of semester examination gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge,
understanding and skills associated with all the learning outcomes of this course.
Product: Final Exam
Format:
Individual.
Mixed practical and theoretical written questions.
During Central Examination Period – Not Centrally Scheduled.
Criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to:
• recall and communicate the theoretical and practical components of the course materials
covered in both the lectures, tutorials and practical exercises from weeks 1-13
• apply the relevant theory to particular examples
• produce correct solutions to particular problems
Generic skill assessed
Skill assessment level
Problem solving
Developing
Communication
Developing
5.3
Blackboard
All students enrolled in this course will have access to course information on the Blackboard site. Students
are strongly recommended to log onto the course site on a regular basis. All course announcements,
course changes, posting of course materials and grades (via My Interim Results) will be accessed through
Blackboard. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access (either off
campus or on-campus) in order to access Blackboard regularly and to complete required assessment tasks.
Safe Assign
In order to minimise incidents of plagiarism and collusion, this course may require that some of its
assessment tasks are submitted electronically via Safe Assign. This software allows for text comparisons to
be made between the students submitted assessment item and all other work that Safe Assign has access
to. If required, details of how to submit via Safe Assign will be provided on the Blackboard site of the
course.
Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment
A student’s eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions
applying:
a) The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
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c) The student has not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct
5.4
Submission penalties
Late submission of assessment tasks will be penalised at the following maximum rate:
 5% (of the assessment task’s identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified
as the due date for the assessment task.
 10% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the third day
 20% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and
including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task.
 A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date
identified as the due date for the assessment task.
Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late.
To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.
6. How is the course offered?
6.1
Directed study hours
5 hours per week for 13 weeks, comprising of approximately
1 x 2.5-hour lecture per week
1 x 1.25-hour tutorial per week
1 x 3-hour practical per fortnight
6.2
Teaching semester/session(s) offered
Semester 2 each year
6.3
Course activities
Teaching
Week /
Module
What key concepts/content will I learn?
What activities will I engage in to learn
the concepts/content?
Directed Study
Independent Study
Activities
Activities
1
Properties of Electric Charges, Charging by Induction, Lectures and
Coulomb’s Law, The Electric Field, Electric Fields of
Tutorials,
Continuous Charge Distributions, Field Lines. Motion
of Charged Particles in electric Fields.
Lecture notes and
Textbook
2
Electric Flux, Gauss's Law and Applications,
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
Electrostatics and Electric Potential Practical
Practical 1 Notes
Practical 1 Notes
and Textbook.
3
Electric Potential and Potential Difference, Potential
Energy, Electric Potential due to Continuous Charge
Distributions and Charged Conductors. Applications
of Electrostatics.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
4
Capacitance and Dielectrics, Energy and Capacitance, Lectures and
Dielectrics, Electric Dipoles.
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment.
Practical 2 Notes
and Textbook
Practical 2 Notes
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5
Electric Current and DC Circuits, Current and
Resistance. Electrical Power, Superconductivity.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
6
Electromotive Force, Resistors in Series and Parallel.
Kirchhoff's Rules. RC Circuits.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
DC and RC Circuit Practical
Practical 3 Notes
Practical 3 Notes
and Textbook.
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Mid Semester Exam
The Magnetic Field – Forces on and Motion of
Charges in Magnetic Fields, Cyclotrons,
Synchrotrons, Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying
Conductor, Torque on a Current Loop, The Hall
Effect.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
The Biot-Savart Law, Forces between current
Carrying Conductors, Amp&egrave;re's Law, Solenoids,
Gauss's Law in Magnetism, Occurrence of
Magnetism in Matter: Paramagnetism,
Ferromagnetism, Diamagnetism
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
Magnetic Fields Practical
Practical 4
Practical 4 Notes
and Textbook.
9
Faraday's Law of Induction. Magnetic Flux. Motional
emf. Lenz's Law. Induced emf and Electric Fields.
Generators and Motors, Eddy currents. Self
Induction and Inductance,
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
10
RL Circuits, Energy in a Magnetic Field, Mutual
Inductance, Oscillations in an LC Circuit, The RLC
Circuit.
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
Magnetic Induction Practical
Practical 5
Practical 5 Notes
and Textbook.
11
Alternating Current Circuit theory –Sources,
Resistors, Inductors and Capacitors in AC Circuits.
The RLC Series Circuit, Power in AC circuits,
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Lecture notes and
Textbook
12
Resonance in Series RLC circuits, Transformers,
Power Transmission, Rectifiers and Filters
Lectures and
Tutorials,
Practical 6
Lecture notes and
Textbook
8
AC Circuits Practical
13
Practical 6 Notes
and Textbook.
Displacement Current, General Form of Ampere's
Lectures and
Lecture notes and
Law, Maxwell's Equations, Plane Electromagnetic
Tutorials,
Textbook
Waves, Production of Electromagnetic Waves by
Antennae.
NOTE: The above schedule is a guide to course content. While every endeavour will be made to keep to
the schedule, timing and treatment of material may vary, without notice, in order to accommodate
student needs, availability of staff, resources, events of significance and extreme weather events.
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7. What resources do I need to undertake this course?
7.1
Prescribed text(s)
Author
Serway/Jewett,
7.2
Year
2010
Title
&quot;Physics for Scientists and Engineers”, Volume 2,
Chapters 23-34, 8th Edition
Publisher
Brooks/Cole.
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495827818
NA
7.3
Specific requirements
Scientific calculator, or a more advanced calculator if you prefer. You may also bring portable computers to
the practical sessions.
7.4
Risk management
There is minimal health and safety risk in this course. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the
Health and Safety policies and procedures applicable within campus areas.
You will be required to complete a laboratory induction prior to commencement of the practical
component.
8.
How can I obtain help with my studies?
In the first instance you should contact your tutor, then the Course Coordinator. Additional assistance to all
students through Peer Advisors and Academic Skills Advisors. You can drop in or book an appointment. To
book: Tel: +61 7 5430 2890 or Email: student central@usc.edu.au
9.
Links to relevant University policies and procedures
 Assessment: Courses and Coursework Programs
 Review of Assessment and Final Grades
 Supplementary Assessment
 Deferred Examinations