Physics

PHYS 115.3 (96)

Physics and the Universe

CRN: 82487

Term: 1 (3 lecture & 2.5 practical hours)

Time: Thursday, 9:00 am - 11:50 pm

Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Professor: Amir Darmanaki Farahani

Prerequisites:

Physics 30 and (Mathematics B30 and C30; or Foundations of Mathematics 30; or Pre-Calculus 30).

Description:

Provides the first part of an introduction to physics. Emphasis is placed on mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and circuits, and the physics of atoms and particles. The course concludes with a discussion of our current understanding of the history of the universe and a discussion of the frontiers of our current understanding of the physical world. Some applications of physics in technology and the health sciences are also discussed.

Note:

Students with credit for PHYS 111 or 121 may not take this course for credit. Students may only obtain credit for one of PHYS 115 or PHYS 155.

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PHYS 155.3 (97)

Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism

CRN: 25242

Term: 2 (3 lecture & 3 practicum hours)

Time: Thursday, 9:00 am - 11:50 pm

(Every other week) Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Professor: Amir Darmanaki Farahani

Prerequisites:

GE 124 and MATH 123.

Description:

Begins with an introduction to electricity: elementary electric charge, Coulomb's law, concepts of electric field and electrostatic potential, work, energy and capacitance, and dielectrics. The second part of the class is devoted to circuit analysis: voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm's law, DC series/parallel circuits, Kirchhoff's laws, circuits with capacitors and R-C transients. The third part of the class focuses on concepts of electromagnetism: magnetic field and magnetic flux, forces acting on a charge and current carrying conductor, and analysis of series magnetic circuits.

Note:

Students can have credit for only one of PHYS 115 or PHYS 155. Students with credit for EP 155 may not take PHYS 155 for credit. EP 155 was last offered in 2004. Required course in the College of Engineering.

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