Phys 104

General Physics 2


The course is intended to cover basic principles of electricity and magnetism.

The course has been designed to explain the basic principles of electricity and magnetism.  The student realizes, at the beginning, the meaning of the electric charges and their reaction with each others as well as their effect on the surrounding space throughout  their electric field.  After that, the electric potential, due to the electric field, and the electric stored energy in the capacitors are introduced to connect the topic of electricity with other topics in physics.    Furthermore, the concept of the direct current and the electric energy consumption are introduced; accordingly, the student will be able to understand how to calculate the cost of the electricity bill.  Therefore, the students connect the concepts with the reality. In the middle part of the course, the magnetic field and its effects on the electric charged are explained.  Then, the students know how magnetism is created by electricity, and vice versa.  As a result, this gives more understanding of how both electricity and magnetism are tightly related to each other.  At the end of the course, the alternating current circuits (AC) are explained as well as the concept of the effective values of the voltage and the current (Vrms and Irms), the phase angle (N), and the power factor.  Consequently, the students should know the meaning of the alternating circuit impedance and the consumed energy as well as the state of resonance in the AC circuits. 

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