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Physics 212: Engineering Physics II

Offered in the Fall semester, this course examines the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism using calculus.  Topics are selected from electric and magnetic fields, electric potentials, electrical network theory, dielectric and magnetic properties of matter, capacitance, inductance, dc and ac circuits, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves.

Course Outcomes

  1. Compare and contrast the properties of electrical charge.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the properties of conductors and insulators and how to charge by conduction and induction.
  3. Calculate the forces between charges using Coulomb’s Law.
  4. Calculate the electric field associated with discrete and continuous charge distributions.
  5. Calculate the electric potential due to a charge distribution and the electric field from the potential function.
  6. Calculate the capacitance, charge, voltage, and energy for series and parallel resistances.
  7. Use the charge carrier model to calculate drift velocity, density, and charge per carrier.  
  8. Calculate circuit values based on Ohm’s Law, the total resistance, and Kirchhoff’s Rules.  
  9. Differentiate between the three types of magnetic behaviors in materials and perform calculations involving the magnetic field for each type of behavior.  
  10. Calculate the electromotive force and associated current for a changing magnetic flux.
  11. Perform calculations to find resistance, impedance, current, voltage, and power for ac circuits.
  12. Use Maxwell’s Equations to show the connection between electricity and magnetism and solve problems involving the properties of electromagnetic waves.