INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF GRAND BASSAM
School: ASTEC
Syllabus
Physics 2212
:
Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
January 2012
Instructor:
Dr. Armand DIAMA
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office:
to
be announced
E

mail:
diama41a@hotmail.com
Telephone off campus:
08 33 87 42
Office hours:
to be announced
Class Schedule
Lecture
: Tim
e, date and room: Tu
esday 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM; ROOM 1
Lab
: Time
, date and room:
Friday 2:30 PM to 5:30 P
M; ROOM1
Course description
This class in an introduction to the classical theory of electricity and magnetism leading
to Maxwell’s equations, as well as applications to simple electrical circuits. We will
study the electromagnetic
force, time

varying electric and magnetic fields, and
electromagnetic waves. We will also learn about DC and AC circuits.
Office hours:
to be announced
Textbook:
Physics for scientists and Engineers second edition by Randall D. Knight
You will also need
the Lab Manual and a lab notebook.
We will be covering Chapt
ers 26 to 41
of this book.
Prerequisites:
Physics 2211
.
Course requirements
1.
Assignments:
Nine problem sets will be assigned throughout the semester.
The due date will be announced in each assign
ment copy.
They are due at
the beginning of class.
There is no credit for late homework.
All
problems will be graded o
n each homework for a
total of
50 points
. One of
the problem
s
sets (lowest score) will be dropped when calculating the
final
grade. Please
show all your work in your solutions and write legibly and
neatly.
It is difficult to award points when the solution is illegible. Finally,
do not leave your homework
until the last minute. That’s a guaranteed way
of doing poorly in this class.
2.
Quizzes
:
Five
quiz
zes will be given throughout the semester. I
will give the class at least
two days prior notice of a quiz.
Each Quiz will be graded for a total of
5
0 points
Makeup
quizzes will not be given.
3.
Exams:
2 exams, one midterm, and a final will be given.
Each exam will be graded for a
total of
10
0 points
.
All exams date
will be announced
4.
Laboratory
The laboratory will consist of approximately
“
ten”
experiments performed
during the semester. Laboratory reports will be collecte
d at the end of each lab sessi
on
.
Late reports will not be accepted.
All labs will be graded for a total of
100 points
and the
lab grade will count as 1/3 of the final grade
.
Content Outline for Physics
II
course
A.
Electrostatics
1.
Charge and coulomb’s law
2.
Electric field and electric po
tential
3.
Gauss’s Law
4.
Fields and potentials of other charge distributions
B.
Conductors, capacitors, dielectric
1.
Electrostatics with conductors
2.
Capacitors
a.
Capacitance
b.
Parallele plate
c.
Spherical and Cylindrical
3.
Dielectrics
C.
Electrics circuits
1.
Current, resistance,
power
2.
Steady

state direct current (circuits with batteries and resistors only)
3.
Capacitors in circuits
a.
Steady state
b.
Transients in RC
circuits
D.
Magnetic Fields
1.
Forces on moving charges in magnetic fields
2.
Forces on current

carrying
wires in magnetic fields
3.
F
ields of long current

carrying wires
4.
Biot

Savart law and Ampere’s Law
E.
Electromagnetism
1.
Electromagnetic
induction (including Faraday’s law and Lenz’s Law)
2.
Inductance (including LR and LC circuits)
3.
Maxwell’s equations
F.
Geometric optics
1.
Reflection and refrac
tion
2.
Mirrors
3.
Lenses
Laboratory:
You will be performing
“
seven or nine
”
lab experiments. You will be
graded on all
“nine”
.
Note th
at you must complete at least 8
labs and turn
in the reports in order
to pass this course. This is regardless of how well
you’
re doing in the other parts of the course
(homework and exams).
Pre

Lab Exercises:
due
BEFORE
the lab.
Make

up Labs:
You must present me with a
verifiable excuse
in writing
. Students with a valid excuse will be permitted to make up
one
lab
during the make

up week before the final.
Physics II l
aboratory content
1.
Electrostatics and Equipotential Field Mapping
2.
DC Circuits and Ohm's Law
3.
DC Circuits and Kirchhoff's Rules
4.
Resistors in series and in parallel
5.
Oscilloscope (phase between intensity and current)
6.
I

V
curves of non linear devices
7.
Magnetic Fields and induction
8.
Electric Resonance
9.
Convergent lens
I have to have a tough make

up exam policy. You must
have a
DOCUMENTED
valid excuse to
miss an exam. Serious sickness,
death in the family, or a university func
tion, if documented
properly,
constitute valid reasons. If you know ahead of time that you will miss an
ex
am (for
example for the above excuses
), you need to make arrangements ahead
of time for a make

up
exam.
. If I give a make

up test after the exam has
passed, note that this will be a more
difficult exam than the one given to the rest of the class
Grading:
The final grade will be calculated as follows:
Lab:
100 pts
Homework
:
50
pts
Quizzes
: 50 pts
Exams
: 100 pts
Midterm
:
100 pts
Final
exam
:
100
pts
A
verage (Quizzes +Homework)= 100pts
Average Exam = 100 pts
Lecture grade = Average [Ave (Exam) + Ave (quizzes +Homework)] =100pts
Course grade
= (Lecture grade)*2/3 + (Lab grade)*1/3 = 100 pts
Grading Scale:
Lecture
100%

97
%
A
+
96%

93%
A
92%

90%
A

89%

87%
B+
86%

83%
B
82%

80%
B

79%

77%
C+
76%

73%
C
72%

70%
C

69%

67%
D+
66%

63%
D
Below 63%
F
Class Rules and Commonsense Expectations:
•
Attendance is important. N
ote that material that is not in the book
will be covered
in the clas
s.
If
you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the class notes from
another student.
• When you come to class,
you
may not
read a newspaper, do homework for another class, or
chat with your neighbor. This is distracting to everybody. Please do no
t come if you’re not
going to participate in the class. Also, please be on time.
• Turn off cell phones and pagers at the beginning of each class.
• Cheating is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. You will without
an exception be reported to the Dean
of Students and get a zero on
your exam.
• You may work in groups on your problem sets as long as everyone is
actively working on the
problems. If you copy your homework from
someone else, you will
without a doubt
do poorly on
your exams.
• Your assign
men
ts will be graded by myself
and returned to you
within a week. Your exams
will be graded by
myself.
If you have any questions about grading or think that there is a
mistake, please come to me
.
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