# 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.