Lightning at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona

PH 203 - Basic Physics III
Electricity and Magnetism
Spring 2005

The topics covered in this course include electric charge, electric fields, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitance, current, resistance, superconductivity, magnetic fields, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, induction, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating currents, magnetism of matter, and Maxwell's equations.

Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker, 7th Ed., John Wiley, 2005.
  Instructor:  David R. Renneke, office - Science 205, phone - 794-3403, e-mail - phrenneke@augustana.edu
    Office hours:  MWF - E period, Tuesday - 8:30-9:15, Thurs. 9:00-10:00, 3:00-4:00
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         Kirchhoff's rules - explanation of examples and tools for solution - TrueBASIC, Excel, Mathcad, TI-83
          Always read the material in a chapter before it is discussed in class.
            Spreadsheet for the AC Circuits experiment

Review session - Todd Kempel - Monday, May 16, 9:00-10:00 pm in Science 120 (note the time change)

Test 3 - Chapters 30-32, Tesla video, Wed., May 18, 9:00-11:00 am

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8 30 2, 32, 35, 39  Thurs., Apr. 28 at 11:00 pm
D8 30 6, 48, 67, 68  Mon., May 2 at 11:00 pm
9 31  2, 6, 10, 20, 21, 24 Thurs., May 5 at 11:00 pm
D9 31  28, 41, 53, 61 Mon., May 9 at 11:00 pm
10 32  3, 5, 37, 42, 67 Fri., May 13 at 11:00 pm (extended)
 
Class Activities
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
7 Apr. 18 Apr. 20 Apr. 22
8 Apr. 25 - Test 2 Apr. 27 Apr. 29
9 May 2 May 4 May 6
10 May 9 May 11 May 13

Last update: May 14, 2005

Week
(Groups 1 and 2)
 Exp.

Title

Mar. 14-17
Mar. 21, 22, 31
1
2
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Joule's Law
Apr. 4-7
Apr. 11-14
3
4
Resistors and Diodes
Resistivity of Play-Doh
Apr. 18-21
Apr. 25-28
5
6
Current Balance
Deflection of Electrons
May 2-5
May 9-12
7
8
Oscilloscope
AC circuits
Einstein quotes  |  World Year of Physics 2005  |  1905 theories

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2. "Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love."
3. "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
4. "I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe."
5. "The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."