A neodynium magnet experiences the Meissner effect and "floats" above a sample of high temperature superconductor at a temperature of 77 K.

PH 203 - Basic Physics III
Electricity and Magnetism
Spring 2006

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 - D period (1:00-2:15), Thursday - 1:00-3:00 pm
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      Help session - Science 120 - Dan Barrett or Tom Foss, Thursday, May 11, 6:30-8:00 pm

 
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
16.  Tuesday, Apr. 18 17.  Apr. 19 18.  Apr. 21
Apr. 24 - Test 2 (Chapters 26-29) 19.  Apr. 26 20.  Apr. 28
May 1 - "Science at the Nanoscale" 21.  May 3 22.  May 5
23.  May 8 24.  May 10 25.  May 12
     Test 3 (Chapters 30-32, Tesla video) - Thursday, May 18, 9:00 - 11:00 am.
 

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7 29 6, 11, 15, 31, 41, 43 Thurs., Apr. 20 at 11:00 pm
8 30 6, 20, 29, 35, 39 Thurs., Apr. 27 at 11:00 pm
Dr. Talat Rahman
talk - May 1
Attendance
30 points
Essay
30 points
Sun., May 7 at 11:00 pm
9 31 2, 6, 10, 20, 21, 24 Thurs., May 4 at 11:00 pm
Discussion 10 31 28, 41, 53, 61 Mon., May 8 at 11:00 pm
10 32  3, 5, 37, 42, 67 Thurs., May 11 at 11:00 pm
 
Week  (Groups 1 and 2)  Experiment

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May 1-4
May 8-11
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Oscilloscope
AC circuits
Lab reports for experiments done May 8-11 are due at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 12.
 
Last update: May 7, 2006