# PHYS 2212

**Kennesaw State University**

**College of Science and Mathematics**

**Department of Physics**

**PHYS 2212**

**Principles of Physics II**

**Spring 2024**

**Professor Nikolaos Kidonakis**

Office: SC 437

Phone: (470) 578-6607

email: nkidonak@kennesaw.edu

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

**Lectures:** MWF 12:20-1:10pm, Academic Learning Center 2102

**Breakout sessions:** MW 1:25-2:15pm, Willingham Hall 127

**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
involving electric fields, Gauss's law, and electric potential using physical and
mathematical concepts, techniques, and tools (including calculus and vectors).

2. Analyze and solve problems involving magnetic fields and forces using physical
and mathematical concepts, techniques, and tools (including calculus and vectors).

3. Analyze and solve problems involving DC and AC circuits with resistors, capacitors,
and inductors using appropriate techniques (including calculus and phasors).

4. Explain the nature of electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations, 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 atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles.

**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 is March 5.

**Tentative Schedule**

Jan 8-12

Introduction; Electric forces and fields

Chapter 22: Sects. 22.1-22.6

Jan 17-19

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

Chapter 23: Sects. 23.1-23.4

Jan 22-26

Electric potential

Chapter 24: Sects. 24.1-24.6

Jan 29-Feb 2

Review; Test 1

Test 1 is on Feb 2

Feb 5-9

Capacitors

Chapter 25: Sects. 25.1-25.7

Feb 12-16

Current, resistance, and DC circuits

Chapter 26: Sects. 26.1- 26.6

Chapter 27: Sects. 27.1-27.5

Feb 19-23

Magnetic fields; Test 2

Chapter 28: Sects. 28.1-28.5

Test 2 is on February 23

Feb 26-March 1

Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws; Magnetic flux

Chapter 29: Sects. 29.1-29.6

March 4-8

Induction

Chapter 30: Sects. 30.1-30.6

March 11-15

Spring break; no classes

March 18-22

Inductance; AC circuits

Chapter 31: Sects. 31.1-31.4

Chapter 32: Sects. 32.1-32.8

March 25-29

Maxwell's equations; Electromagnetic waves

Chapter 33: Sects. 33.1-33.7

April 1-5

Wave optics; Test 3

Test 3 is on April 5

Chapter 36: Sects. 36.1-36.3

Chapter 37: Sects. 37.1-37.3

April 8-12

Quantum physics

Chapter 39: Sects. 39.1-39.8

Chapter 40: Sects. 40.1-40.3

April 15-19

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Chapter 41: Sects. 41.1-41.7

Chapter 43: Sects. 43.1-43.4

April 22-26

Particle Physics and Cosmology

Chapter 44: Sects. 44.1-44.11

April 29

Review

**Final Exam **

Friday, May 3, 1:00-3:00pm

**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.