# PH215: Electricity, Magnetism and Electrical Circuits

### Syllabus

**1. Electrical Charge and Coulomb’s Law**

Introduction, charge, conductors and insulators, Coulomb’s Law

**2. The Electric Field**

Fields, the E field, field from point charges,fields from charge distributions, force on charges, electric dipole in an E field

**3. Gauss’ Law**

Flux of a vector field, electric flux, Gauss’ law, applications of Gauss’ law

**4. Electric Potential**

Electric potential energy, potential/field relationships, potential due to point charges and distributions, equipotential surfaces

**5. Capacitors and Dielectrics**

Capacitance and its calculation, caps. in series and parallel, energy stored, dielectrics

**6. The Magnetic Field**

B fields, force on moving charge, Hall effect, force on a current, torque on a current loop, magnetic dipole

**7. Ampere’s Law**

Biot-Savart law and applications, Ampere’s law and applications

**8. Magnetic Properties of Matter**

Atomic and nuclear magnetism, magnetisation, magnetic materials.

**9. Circuit Principles**

Circuit laws, network theorems, nonlinear networks

**10. Signal processing circuits**

periodic waveforms,ideal amplifiers, operational amplifiers, ideal diodes, waveshaping circuits

**11. Response to forcing functions, phasors, AC circuit analysis**

Power calculations, frequency response, filters, resonance

**Textbook**: "University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics", Young, Friedman & Ford; (Pub. Pearson, 13th ed) , new copy required.

### Lecturer

Dr. Gerry Morgan

Office: 149

Phone: ext. 3615

email:
gerry.morgannuigalway.ie