# PHYS 2212

**Kennesaw State University**

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Physics

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Physics

**PHYS 2212**

**Principles of Physics II**

**Fall 2023**

**Professor Nikolaos Kidonakis**

Office: SC 437

Phone: (470) 578-6607

email: nkidonak@kennesaw.edu

Web: http://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/nkidonak

**Lectures:** MWF 10:10-11:00am, ALC 1201

**Breakout sessions:** MW 11:15am-12:05pm Bagwell 119, F 11:15am-12:05pm University Hall 121

**Office hours: **after the breakout sessions or by appointment

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

PHYS 2212. Principles of Physics II. 4-0-3.

Prerequisite: MATH 2202 and PHYS 2211

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 15%

Tests 60% (3 tests, 20% each)

Final Exam 25%

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

**Withdrawal**

Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is October 10.

**Tentative Schedule**

Aug 14-18

Introduction; Electric forces and fields

Chapter 22: Sects. 22.1-22.6

Aug 21-25

Electric fields of charge distributions; flux and Gauss's law

Chapter 23: Sects. 23.1-23.4

Aug 28-Sept 1

Electric potential

Chapter 24: Sects. 24.1-24.6

Sept 6-8

Review; Test 1

Test 1 is on Sept 8

Sept 11-15

Capacitors

Chapter 25: Sects. 25.1-25.7

Sept 18-22

Current, resistance, and DC circuits

Chapter 26: Sects. 26.1- 26.6

Chapter 27: Sects. 27.1-27.5

Sept 25-29

Magnetic fields; Test 2

Chapter 28: Sects. 28.1-28.5

Test 2 is on September 29

Oct 2-6

Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws; Magnetic flux

Chapter 29: Sects. 29.1-29.6

Oct 9-13

Induction

Chapter 30: Sects. 30.1-30.6

Oct 16-20

Inductance; AC circuits

Chapter 31: Sects. 31.1-31.4

Chapter 32: Sects. 32.1-32.8

Oct 23-27

Maxwell's equations; Electromagnetic waves

Chapter 33: Sects. 33.1-33.7

Oct 30-Nov 3

Test 3; Wave optics

Test 3 is on Oct 30

Chapter 36: Sects. 36.1-36.3

Chapter 37: Sects. 37.1-37.3

Nov 6-10

Quantum physics

Chapter 39: Sects. 39.1-39.8

Chapter 40: Sects. 40.1-40.3

Nov 13-17

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Chapter 41: Sects. 41.1-41.7

Chapter 43: Sects. 43.1-43.4

Nov 20-24

Fall break; no classes

Nov 27-Dec 1

Particle Physics and Cosmology

Chapter 44: Sects. 44.1-44.11

Dec 4

Review

**Final Exam**

Monday, December 11, 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.

**Attendance & Participation**

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