PHY 102: General Physics II (Electricity & magnetism)



Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. describe the electric field and potential, and related concepts, for stationary charges;
2. calculate electrostatic properties of simple charge distributions using Coulomb’s law,
Gauss’s law, and electric potential;
3. describe and determine the magnetic field for steady and moving charges;
4. determine the magnetic properties of simple current distributions using Biot-Savart and
Ampere’s law;
5. describe electromagnetic induction and related concepts and make calculations using
Faraday and Lenz’s laws;
6. explain the basic physical of Maxwell’s equations in integral form;
7. evaluate DC circuits to determine the electrical parameters;
8. determine the characteristics of ac voltages and currents in resistors, capacitors, and

Course Contents
Forces in nature. Electrostatics (electric charge and its properties, methods of charging).
Coulomb’s law and superposition. Electric field and potential. Gauss’s law. Capacitance.
Electric dipoles. Energy in electric fields. Conductors and insulators. DC circuits (current,
voltage and resistance. Ohm’s law. Resistor combinations. Analysis of DC circuits. Magnetic
fields. Lorentz force. Biot-Savart and Ampère’s laws. Magnetic dipoles. Dielectrics. Energy in
magnetic fields. Electromotive force.

Electromagnetic induction. Self and mutual inductances.
Faraday and Lenz’s laws. Step up and step down transformers. Maxwell’s equations.
Electromagnetic oscillations and waves. AC voltages and currents applied to inductors,
capacitors, and resistance.