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, Apr. 6, 6:30-8:00 pm

 
Class Activities - Click on the date to see the details.
Monday Wednesday Friday
1.  Mar. 6 2.  Mar. 8 3.  Mar. 10
4.  Mar. 13 5.  Mar. 15 6.  Mar. 17
7.  Mar. 20 8.  Mar. 22 9.  Mar. 24
10.  Mar. 27 Mar. 29 - Test 1 (Chapters 21-25) 11.  Mar. 31
 

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Set Chapter Problems Deadline for submission using WebAssign
1 21
22
2, 11, 24, 54
2, 6, 11
Thurs., Mar. 9 at 11:00 pm
D1 21
22
26, 29
4, 31
Mon., Mar. 13 at 11:00 pm
2 22
23
41, 51
2, 17, 21, 43
Thurs., Mar. 16 at 11:00 pm
D2 23 16, 23, 39, 45 Mon., Mar. 20 at 11:00 pm
3 24 10, 15, 31, 39, 57 Thurs., Mar. 23 at 11:00 pm
D3 25 3, 8, 26, 36 Mon., Mar. 27 at 11:00 pm
 
Week  (Groups 1 and 2)  Experiment

Title

Mar. 13-16
Mar. 20-23
1
2
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Joule's Law
Mar. 27-30
Apr. 3-6
3
4
Resistors and Diodes
Resistivity of Play-Doh
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: March 27, 2006