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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     Gutherie guard | Kirchhoff's rules
      Test 2 (Chapters 26-29) - moved to Monday, April 24.
       Special guest lecture - "Science at the Nanoscale", Dr. Talat Rahman, Kansas State U., Monday, May 1, 10:00 am
        Help session - Science 120 - Dan Barrett or Tom Foss, Thursday, April 27, 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Note:  Extra credit will be given if you attend the lecture on "The Physics of Superheroes" by James Kakalios on Friday night, April 21, at 8:00 pm in Science 304.  You will need to sign in at the front door when you arrive for the lecture. 

 
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
10.  Mar. 27 Mar. 29 - Test 1 (Chapters 21-25) 11.  Mar. 31
12.  Apr. 3 13.  Apr. 5 Apr. 7 - no class - professional meeting
14.  Apr. 10 15.  Apr. 12 no class - Good 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 of 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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D4 26 1, 8, 16, 25, 35 Mon., Apr. 3 at 11:00 pm
5 27 1, 5, 11, 14, 17 Thurs., Apr. 6 at 11:00 pm
D5 27 19, 40, 46, 52 Mon., Apr. 10 at 11:00 pm
6 28 7, 12, 22, 36, 39, 48 Thurs., Apr. 13 at 11:00 pm
7 29 6, 11, 15, 31, 41, 43 Thurs., Apr. 20 at 11:00 pm
 
Week  (Groups 1 and 2)  Experiment

Title

Apr. 10-12, 20
Apr. 24-27
5
6
Current Balance
Deflection of Electrons
May 1-4
May 8-11
7
8
Oscilloscope
AC circuits
 
Last update: April 20, 2006