PHYS 2212

Principles of Physics II
Fall 2022

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, Clendenin 1008

Recitations: M 11:15am-12:05pm Bagwell 119, W 11:15am-12:05pm Bagwell 127, F 11:15am-12:05pm University Hall 121

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: 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 11. Last day to withdraw with a WF is November 29.

Tentative Schedule

Aug 15-19
Introduction; Electric forces and fields
Chapter 22: Sects. 22.1-22.6

Aug 22-26
Electric fields of charge distributions; flux and Gauss's law
Chapter 23: Sects. 23.1-23.4

Aug 29-Sept 2
Electric potential
Chapter 24: Sects. 24.1-24.6

Sept 7-9
Review; Test 1
Test 1 is on Sept 9

Sept 12-16
Capacitors
Chapter 25: Sects. 25.1-25.7

Sept 19-23
Current, resistance, and DC circuits
Chapter 26: Sects. 26.1- 26.6
Chapter 27: Sects. 27.1-27.5

Sept 26-30
Magnetic fields
Chapter 28: Sects. 28.1-28.5

Oct 3-7
Test 2; Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws; Magnetic flux
Test 2 is on October 3
Chapter 29: Sects. 29.1-29.6

Oct 10-14
Induction
Chapter 30: Sects. 30.1-30.6

Oct 17-21
Inductance; AC circuits
Chapter 31: Sects. 31.1-31.4
Chapter 32: Sects. 32.1-32.8

Oct 24-28
Maxwell's equations; Electromagnetic waves
Chapter 33: Sects. 33.1-33.7

Oct 31-Nov 4
Test 3; Wave optics
Test 3 is on Oct 31
Chapter 36: Sects. 36.1-36.3
Chapter 37: Sects. 37.1-37.3

Nov 7-11
Quantum physics
Chapter 39: Sects. 39.1-39.8
Chapter 40: Sects. 40.1-40.3

Nov 14-18
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapter 41: Sects. 41.1-41.7
Chapter 43: Sects. 43.1-43.4

Nov 21-25
Fall break; no classes

Nov 28-Dec 2
Particle Physics and Cosmology
Chapter 44: Sects. 44.1-44.11

Dec 5
Review

Final Exam
Monday, December 12, 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.

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