PHYS 1413  Introductory Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
Course last offered

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Spring 2011/12

Instructor(s)

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Nian LIN

No. of credits

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3

Teaching Pattern
Content
 Electric charge, Coulom law, Electric field, field lines, Motion of charge in field
 Electric flux, Gauss law and application
 Electric potential and energy, Capacitance and capacitors, Energy storage Capacitors with dielectric
 Electric current and resistance
 DC circuit, Magnetic field and motion of charge in magnetic field
 Magnetic force on current segment, Current loop, Hall effect
 Sources of magnetic field, BiotSavart law
 Ampere law, Solenoid, magnetic flux, Ampere law, Faraday law
 Lenz law, Induced emf, Generators and motors, eddy current
 Inductance, Selfinductance
 RL circuit, energy in magnetic field, Oscillations in LC circuit, RLC circuit
 Displacement current and Electromagnetic Waves, Maxwell's Equations
 Interference of Light Waves
 Diffraction of light Waves
 Quantum Physics, Planck hypothesis, photoelectric effect, photon Wave properties of particles, Bohr's atom model, doubleslit experiment
 Quantum Mechanics, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Tunneling, STM
Remarks
 Exclusion: PHYS 112 (prior to 200708), PHYS 2421
 Prerequisite: PHYS 1411
PHYS 1413 will not be offered w.e.f. 2012/13. It can be substituted by PHYS 1114 or PHYS 1154. 