PHYS 2212

Principles of Physics II
Fall 2020

Professor Nikolaos Kidonakis
Office: SC 437
Phone: (470) 578-6607
email: nkidonak@kennesaw.edu
Web: http://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/nkidonak

Lectures: TTH 11:00am-12:15pm, online via Collaborate Ultra (in D2L)

Recitations: T 9:30-10:20am, TTH 12:30-1:20pm, online via Collaborate Ultra (in D2L)

Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Serway and Jewett, 10th ed.

Catalog course description
PHYS 2212. Principles of Physics II. 4-0-3.
Prerequisite: Grades of "C" or better in MATH 2202 and PHYS 2211 or PHYS 1211K
This course is an introductory calculus-based course on electromagnetism, physical optics, and quantum physics. The student will be able to apply the concepts of electric field and electric potential to problems in electrostatics and with electric currents, describe the motion of charged particles in magnetic fields and induction, explain the origin of electromagnetic waves and properties of light, determine the behavior of light waves passing through single or multiple slits, and understand elementary principles of quantum physics.

Course content
PHYS 2212 is a calculus-based course on electromagnetism and modern physics. Problem solving will be emphasized. Homework is an integral part of the course. The course will cover electric forces and fields, electric flux and Gauss's law, electric potential, electric current, capacitors, direct current circuits, magnetic fields and flux, Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws, Faraday's law of induction, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, interference and diffraction, quantum physics, the photoelectric and Compton effects, wave-particle duality, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation, Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom, size and structure of nuclei, elementary particles and fundamental forces, quarks and leptons, the Standard Model of particle physics, and cosmology.


Learning outcomes
1. Analyze and solve electrostatic problems for discrete and continuous charge distributions using pictorial, graphical, physical, or mathematical representations (including calculus and vectors), and other representations as appropriate.
2. Analyze and solve magnetostatics and induction problems using pictorial, graphical, physical, or mathematical representations (including calculus and vectors), and other representations as appropriate.
3. Analyze and solve DC and AC circuit problems using pictorial, graphical, physical, or mathematical representations (including calculus and phasors), and other representations as appropriate.
4. Explain the nature of electromagnetic waves and predict the behavior of light waves passing through single or multiple slits.
5. Identify and describe the basic ideas of quantum theory, and apply its principles to simple systems.

Grading
Homework 10%
Tests 60% (3 tests, 20% each)
Final Exam 30%

Grades: A >90%; B 80%-90%; C 70%-80%; D 60%-70%; F <60%

Withdrawal
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is October 7.

Tentative Schedule

Aug 18-20
Introduction; Electric forces and fields
Chapter 22: Sects. 22.1-22.6

Aug 25-27
Electric fields of charge distributions; flux and Gauss's law
Chapter 23: Sects. 23.1-23.4

Sept 1-3
Electric potential
Chapter 24: Sects. 24.1-24.6

Sept 8-10
Review; Test 1
Test 1 is on Sept 10

Sept 15-17
Capacitors
Chapter 25: Sects. 25.1-25.7

Sept 22-24
Current, resistance, and DC circuits
Chapter 26: Sects. 26.1- 26.6
Chapter 27: Sects. 27.1-27.5

Sept 29-Oct 1
Magnetic fields
Chapter 28: Sects. 28.1-28.5

Oct 6-8
Test 2 is on October 6
Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws; Magnetic flux
Chapter 29: Sects. 29.1-29.6

Oct 13-15
Induction
Chapter 30: Sects. 30.1-30.6

Oct 20-22
Inductance; AC circuits
Chapter 31: Sects. 31.1-31.4
Chapter 32: Sects. 32.1-32.8

Oct 27-29
Maxwell's equations; Electromagnetic waves
Chapter 33: Sects. 33.1-33.7

Nov 3-5
Test 3; Wave optics
Test 3 is on Nov 3
Chapter 36: Sects. 36.1-36.3
Chapter 37: Sects. 37.1-37.3

Nov 10-12
Quantum physics
Chapter 39: Sects. 39.1-39.8
Chapter 40: Sects. 40.1-40.3

Nov 17-19
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapter 41: Sects. 41.1-41.7
Chapter 43: Sects. 43.1-43.4

Nov 24-26
Fall break; no classes

Dec 1-3
Particle Physics and Cosmology
Chapter 44: Sects. 44.1-44.11

Final Exam
Tuesday, December 8, 10:30am-12:30pm

Exams Policy
Please note that any mobile device that transmits a signal is not permitted to be used in an exam. All mobile devices should be deactivated during exams. Final exam make-up is only for documented and excused emergencies or for scheduling conflicts with other final exams.

Academic Integrity
Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. The Student Code of Conduct addresses the University's policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University.

Attendance & Participation
Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations, take all tests and exams, and complete all homework assignments.

This is a Synchronous Online course. You are expected to attend scheduled synchronous online sessions and must have the requisite technology and bandwidth to do so. You should also expect a fair number of asynchronous components to the course delivered through the Desire2Learn platform in addition to the synchronous online sessions. You are expected to be prepared for online delivery including arranging access to stable internet capable of handling streaming video demands and a computer with (internal or external) functioning webcam with microphone.

 

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