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General Physics (2)
(Phys2180)
Dr. Abeer Kamal Abd El-Aziz
Email : [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Course outlines:
Part A: Electrostatics
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Electrostatics, Electric charge
Coulomb’s law.
The Electric Field - Electric Field of a Continuous Charge
Distribution.
Electric Field Lines.
Electric potential.
Gauss’s law and its applications.
Capacitance and dielectrics.
Current and resistance and Direct current circuits.
Course outlines:
Part B: Optics
The Nature of Light - Measurements of the Speed of Light.
 Fermat's principle, Reflection of Light
 Sign convention in mirrors and lenses.
 Forming images with a plan mirror, Spherical mirror.
 Ray tracing and the mirror equation.
 Refraction law (Snell’s Law ).
 Refraction through lenses - Lens Aberrations.
 Optical instruments:
photographic camera – zoom lens – simple microscope – compound
microscope – Spectrometer – Refractometer.
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Teaching pattern:
Total Hours :
14 Lectures Credit hours: 4 hrs, 3(3,0,1)
Lecture: 42 hr, Experimental Lab: 28 hr
Assessment
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4
5
Assessment task (e.g., essay,
test, group project,
examination etc.)
1st
2nd
Week due
Proportion of
Final
Assessment
10 %
mid- Exam
5th week of the
course
mid-Exam
10th week of the
course
10%
Through the
course
10 %
16
20 %
16 -18
50 %
Different activities (Reports,
Home Works and Quizzes)
The final lab exam
The final term exam
 D. Halliday, R. Resnick, and J. Walker, Fundamental of physics,
J. Wiley & Sons, (8th Ed.) (2007).
 R. A. Serway and R. J. Beichner, Physics for Scientists and Engineers
with Modern Physics (6th Ed.), John W. Jewett, ISBN-10: 0534408427 |
ISBN-13: 978-0534408428, (2003).
 F. T. Ulaby, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall;
5th Ed., (2006)
 Benjamin Crowell, Optics, 2007,www.light and matter.com.
 Benjamin Crowell, Electricity and Magnetism, 2007,www.light and
matter.com.
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List Electronic Materials (eg. Web Sites, Social Media, Blackboard,
etc.)
 http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new
 http://www.lightandmatter.com/
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