
20222023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 216IN  Introductory Electricity and Magnetism [SUN# PHY 1131] 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours 3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Calculusbased introduction to electricity and magnetism for physics, mathematics, and engineering majors. Includes electric charge and Coulomb’s law, the electric field, Gauss’s law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, the magnetic field, Ampere’s law and BiotSavart law, and Faraday’s law of induction. Also includes magnetic properties of matter, inductance, alternating current, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 231 and PHY 210IN . GenEd: Meets AGEC  SCI; Meets CTE  M&S.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Show improvement in the application of physical laws when analyzing natural phenomena and the interaction of physical objects.
 Demonstrate understanding of electric and magnetic fields, and their interaction with matter, by predicting outcomes in various physical situations.
 Apply the principle of conservation of energy to systems of charged particles.
 Apply conservation laws and the concepts of current and voltage to analyze and predict the behavior of electrical circuits.
Performance Objectives:
 Derive and apply Coulomb’s Law and the principle of vector superposition to find the net electrostatic force on a charged body.
 Apply the concept of the electrostatic field and the principle of vector superposition to find the net electrostatic field at a point due to a surrounding charge distribution.
 Apply the principles of infinite series expansion to approximate the electrostatic field at near and far points from a given charge distribution.
 Derive and apply Gauss’s Law to find the electric field in various charge distributions.
 Apply the concept of electric field flux for various charge configurations.
 Derive and apply the concepts of potential, potential difference, and potential energy to solve potential theory problems.
 Apply the principles of infinite series expansions to approximate the potential at near and far points from a given charge distribution.
 Derive the principles of capacitance and the rules for determining the net charge, potential, and potential energy for various capacitive configurations.
 Derive and apply the principles of electromotive force, current, and Ohm’s Law to various circuit problems.
 Apply the principles of circuit theory and Kirchhoff’s Rules to find equivalent resistance, potential, and current in various single multiloop circuit configurations.
 Derive and apply the vector definition of the magnetic field.
 Apply the definition of the magnetic field vector at various points in the vicinity of a current configuration.
 Derive the appropriate equations to calculate the force due to a magnetic field on various current configurations.
 Apply the BiotSavart Law and Ampere’s Law to derive the net magnetic field vector at various points in the neighborhood of a charge current configuration.
 Apply the principles of infinite series expansions to approximate the magnetic field at near and far points from a given charge current configuration.
 Apply Faraday’s Law to derive the electromotive force in various circuit configurations in the neighborhood of a changing magnetic field.
 Derive the equations for induced electric field, using Faraday’s Law, in the neighborhood of a changing magnetic field.
 Derive the concept of a displacement current in terms of a changing electric field.
 Derive and apply the magnetic properties of matter.
 Derive and apply the principles of inductance including calculation of inductance in various current configurations, LR circuits, energy storage in a magnetic field, and electromagnetic oscillations.
 Derive and apply the principles of inductance in alternating current circuits.
 Derive and apply Maxwell’s Equations as the basic equations of electromagnetism.
Outline:
 Electric Charge and Coulomb’s Law
 Electric charge, conductors, dielectrics
 Coulomb’s force law and discrete charge configurations
 Charge quantization
 The atomic model
 The Electric Field
 Vector fields
 The electric field for discrete and continuous charge configurations
 The electric dipole
 Approximation of the derived electric fields at near and far points
 The electric dipole moment vector
 Gauss’s Law
 The flux of a vector field
 Gauss’s law and the divergence theorem of Gauss
 The electric field for infinite sheets, cylinders, and spheres
 Electric Potential
 Definition of electric potential
 Electric potential energy
 Calculating the electric potential from a field
 Potential due to discrete and continuous charge configurations
 Equipotential surfaces
 Calculating the field from a potential
 Approximating the potential for discrete and continuous charge distributions at near and far points
 Electrostatic generators
 Capacitors and Dielectrics
 Definition of capacitance
 Calculating capacitance
 Equivalent capacitance
 Energy storage in an electric field
 Capacitors with a dielectric
 The atomic model and generalized Gauss’s law
 Three electric vectors
 The electric vector
 The displacement vector
 The polarization vector
 Current and Resistance
 Electric current and current density
 Resistance, resistivity and conductivity
 Ohm’s law
 Electromotive force and energy transfer
 Equivalent resistance configurations
 Solving single and multiloop circuits
 Measuring instruments and RC circuits
 The Magnetic Field
 The definition of the magnetic field
 The magnetic force on free charges and currents
 Torque on a current loop and the magnetic dipole moment
 The Hall effect
 Ampere’s Law and the BiotSavart Law
 Applications of BiotSavart and Ampere’s laws
 Lines of magnetic flux and Gauss’s law for magnetism
 Solenoids and toroids
 Electromagnetism and frames of reference
 Faraday’s Law of Induction
 Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws
 Motional EMF
 Induced electric fields
 The betatron
 Induction and relative motion
 Magnetic Properties of Matter (Optional)
 Atomic and nuclear magnetism
 Magnetization
 Magnetic materials
 Inductance
 Calculating inductance
 LR circuits
 Energy storage in a magnetic field
 Electromagnetic oscillations
 Alternating Current (Optional)
 Alternating current circuits
 LC and LRC circuits
 Power in AC circuits
 Maxwell’s Equations
 The equations of electromagnetism
 Induced magnetic fields and the displacement current
 Maxwell’s equations and cavity oscillations
 Electromagnetic Waves (Optional)
 The electromagnetic spectrum
 Generating an EM wave
 Traveling waves and Maxwell’s equations
 Momentum and pressure of radiation

