College Physics II Syllabus
Course title College Physics II
Major Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Course type Compulsory
Through this course, enable students mastering the basic principles, concepts, theorems, and laws that govern the electromagnetisms. The abilities should also be developed in applying these principles, concepts, theorems, and laws to solve various related basic problems. In detail：
Master the concepts of electric charge, and electric field; able to use Gauss’ Law to calculate electric fields.
Master the concept of electric potential; able to calculate electric potential based on the relationship between electric field and the electric potential.
Master the concepts of capacitance, current, resistance, and EMF. Able to use Kirchhoff’s loop rule, resistance rule, and the EMF rule to solve problems of DC circuits when components (resistors or capacitors) are connected in parallel or series.
Master the concepts of magnetic field and magnetic force. Able to determine the direction of magnetic force by using the right-hand rule and meanwhile also able to calculate its magnitude, either on a moving particle of a segment of current-carrying wire.
Get knowledge of the Biot-Savart law and some particular magnetic fields calculated by using it, mainly including the magnetic field due to a current in a long straight wire and the magnetic field due to a current in a circular arc of wire. Master the force between two parallel currents and the Ampere’s law.
Get knowledge of the Faraday’s law and Lenz’s law.
Objectives (1) and (2)
Objectives (4) and (5)
Induction and inductance
Classroom Teaching Contents
Electric field: support course objectives (1) and (2)
Charge; Coulomb’s law; Eelectrostatic force; Electric field; Elementary charge; Conservation of charge; Electric field lines; Electric dipole; Gauss’ law; Electric potential energy; Electric potential; Electric flux; Gauss’ law.
DC circuit: support course objectives (3)
Capacitor and capacitance; Equivalent capacitor; Capacitors in parallel; Capacitors in series; Energy stored in an electric field; Energy density; Electric displacement; Current; Resistor and resistance; Ohm’s law; Power in electric circuits; emf; Internal resistance; Kirchhoff’s loop rule; Resistance rule; emf rule; Kirchhoff’s junction rule; RC circuits.
Magnetic field: support course objectives (4) and (5)
Magnetic field; Magnetic force; Right-hand rule; Magnetic field line; North/south pole; Magnetic dipole; Crossed fields; Hall effect; Cyclotron; Proton Synchrotron; Magnetic force on a current-carrying wire; Magnetic dipole moment; Law of Biot and Savart; Magnetic field due to a current in a long straight wire; Magnetic field due to a current in a circular arc of wire; Force between two parallel currents; Ampere’s law; Amperian loop; Solenoid; Toroid.
Induction and inductance: support course objectives (6)
Induction; Faraday’s law; Magnetic flux; Lenz’s law; Induced electric field; Inductor and inductance.
This course contains mainly theoretical aspects. The teaching is mainly around the basic concepts, theorems, and laws of electromagnetism.
Induction and inductance
During classroom teaching, the way combining both multimedia and blackboard-writing is recommended, especially with the applications of basic laws or formula derivations. Appropriate blackboard-writing is helpful to slow down the pace in teaching, facilitating the students’ understand and digestion.
Fully take advantage of the real-time merit of internet communication to question-answer and tutor, for improving the teaching efficiency.
Pay enough attention to the interaction between teaching and learning. Various approaches can be adopted to get knowledge of the students’ learning effectiveness, including after-class assignment, assignment-feedback, unscheduled class exercises, etc.
Course Assessment and Grade Evaluation
The main purpose of course assessment is to check the students’ achievement of the course-objectives. The important part will be the assessment on how the teaching content is mastered by the students. Course grade include four parts: attendance, assignment, mid-term exam, and final exam. The details are as follows,
According to the attending times and class performance
According to the assignment submitting times and completeness
Mainly check the contents in the first starting three chapters, i.e., Electric fields and DC circuits
Check all the required contents, i.e., Electric fields, DC circuits, Magnetic field, and Induction and inductance
Textbook and Main References
David Halliday, Robert Resinick and Jearl Walker原著, 李学潜和方哲宇改编，Fundamentals of Physics (7th Edition), 高等教育出版社
R. Douglas Gregory, Classical Mechanics, 1st Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0521534093, ISBN-10: 0521534097
Enrico Fermi, Thermodynamics, New Ed Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0486603612, ISBN-10: 048660361X
Edward M. Purcell and David J. Morin, Electrictiy and Magnetism, 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1107014022, ISBN-10: 1107014026