# Syllabus Physics 35300 General Syllabus

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
General Syllabus
Physics 35300
Electricity and Magnetism I
Designation:
Catalog description:
Review of vector calculus; Electrostatics in vacuum, work and energy, conductors; Laplace's equation and its solution; Electric fields in matter, currents, circuits and dielectrics; Magnetostatics, vector potential.
3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
Prerequisites:
Prereq.: Physics 20800; pre- or coreq.: Math 39100 and Physics 35100 or equivalent
Textbook and other suggested material:
Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, (3rd ed., 1999) (required), Prentice Hall
Course Objectives:
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
1. understand the vector analysis needed for electromagnetism. 2. understand basic electrostatics. 3. understand basic techniques for solving Laplace’s equation. 4. understand the polarization of matter by electric fields. 5. understand basic magnetostatics.
Topics Covered:
1. Vector calculus
2. Electrostatics in vacuum, work and energy, conductors
3. Laplace's equation and its solution
4. Electric fields in matter, currents, circuits and dielectrics
5. Magnetostatics, vector potential.
Class schedule:
3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
Relationship of course to program outcomes:
The outcomes of this course contribute to the following departmental learning outcomes:
a. students will be able to synthesize and apply their knowledge of physics and mathematics to solve physics-related problems in a broad range of fields in classical and modern physics, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and statistical physics, optics, quantum mechanics, and experimental physics.
c. students will be able to communicate their knowledge effectively and in a professional manner, in both oral and written forms.
Assessment Tools
1. Attendance
2. Homework assignments
3. Results of quizzes
4. Lab reports (if applicable)
5. Class participation
6. Results of Final Exam
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