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B. Sc. Physics Electricity
Course Outlines, University of Sargodha
COURSE OUTLINES OF ELECTRICITY
B.SC. PHYSICS (PAPER B)
UNIVERSITY OF SARGODHA
ELECTROSTATICS
TOPIC
SCOPE
Electric charge
(Review of Previous concepts) Coulomb’s law, law for
Conductors and Insulators
point charges.
Vector form of Coulomb’s Law.
Quantization and conservation of charge. (Discussion)
Suggested level
Chapter # 27 (H.R.K.)
ELECTRIC FIELD
TOPIC
Electric Field
SCOPE
Field due to a point charge; due to several point charges,
Electric dipole.
Electric field of continuous
e.g. Ring of charge; disc of charge; infinite line of
charge distribution.
charge.
Point Charge in an electric field
Dipole in an electric field
Suggested level:
Torque on and energy of a dipole in uniform field.
Chapter # 28 (H.R.K.)
GAUSS’S LAW
Gauss’s Law
Electric flux; Gauss’s law; (Integral and differential
forms)
Charged isolated conductors; conductor with a cavity,
Applications of Gauss’s Law
field near a charged conducting sheet. Field of an infinite
(Integral form)
line of charge; Field of an infinite sheet of charge. Field
of spherical shell. Field of spherical charge distribution.
Suggested level:
Chapter # 29 (H.R.K.)
ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
TOPIC
SCOPE
Potential due to point charge. Potential due to collection
Electrical Potential
of point charges. Potential due to dipole. Electric
potential of continuous charge distribution. Equipotential
surfaces.
Calculating the field from the
potential
Suggested level
Field as the gradient or derivative of potential. Potential
and field inside and outside an isolated conductor
Chapter # 30 (H. R. K.)
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Muhammad Ali Malik, Govt. Degree College, Naushera, [email protected], www.facebook.com/HomeOfPhysics
B. Sc. Physics Electricity
Course Outlines, University of Sargodha
CAPACITORS AND DIELECTRICS
TOPIC
SCOPE
Capacitance; calculating the electric field in a
Capacitors and dielectrics
capacitor. Capacitors of various shapes, cylindrical,
spherical etc. Energy stored in an electric field. Energy
per unit volume.
Electric field of dielectric
Capacitor with dielectric
(1) An atomic view
(2) Application of Gauss’s Law to capacitor with
dielectric.
Suggested level
Chapter # 31 (H.R.K.)
ELECTRIC CURRENT
TOPIC
SCOPE
Electric current
Current density, Resistance, resistivity, conductivity
(Microscopic & macroscopic view of resistivity)
Basic definition. Analogy between current and heat
Ohm’s Law
flow. Microscopic view of Ohms Law.
Energy transfers in an electric
circuit
Semiconductors, Superconductors
Suggested level
Descriptive giving basic idea
Chapter # 32 (H.R.K.)
DC CIRCUITS
TOPIC
SCOPE
Calculating the current in a single
loop, multiple loops; voltages at
Use of Kirchoff’s 1st and 2nd Law.
various elements of a loop.
RC circuits.
Suggested Level
Growth and decay of charge/ current in an RC circuit.
Analytical treatment.
Chapter # 33 (H.R.K)
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Muhammad Ali Malik, Govt. Degree College, Naushera, [email protected], www.facebook.com/HomeOfPhysics
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