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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          Always read the material in a chapter before it is discussed in class.
            Review session - Todd Kempel - Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 pm in Science 120

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Class Activities
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
1 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 11
2 Mar. 14 Mar. 16 Mar. 18
3 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 25 - No class - Good Friday
4 Tues., Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 - Test 1 (Chapters 21-25)

Last update: March 29, 2005

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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

1. "A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy."
2. "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
3. "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.  I get the most joy in life out of music."
4. "I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive."
5. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."