Direct and alternating circuit theory is introduced with specific attention to Kirchhoff's laws, Thevenin's theorem, phasor notation (complex numbers), and transient analysis. This forms the theoretical basis of the laboratory part of the course. Electrostatics covers Coulomb's law, Gauss' flux theorem and the definition of the electric potential with an emphasis on vector and scalar fields. Electrostatic theory is applied to capacitors and dielectric materials. Magnetostatics covers calculations of the magnetic field and the Lorentz force using the Biot-Savart law and Ampere's circuital law. Finally, electrodynamics covers Faraday's law of induction with applications in mutual and self-inductance. This course requires a strong background in mathematics and some vector calculus.

Credit Weight:
0.5
Prerequisite(s):
Physics 1212
Corequisite(s):
Mathematics 2131
Offering:
0-0; 3-3
Course Classifications:
Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences