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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Abbottabad
Course Plan Semester Fall 2015
Course Code: Phy 120
By: Sohail Muzamil.
Course Outline and Contents:
Physics Introduction, Materials, Waves Theory and Optics.
Week 1

Week 2

General Introduction to the contents of the course, Applications of Physics in different


Engineering disciplines, Bohrs theory of hydrogen atom. Materials, Types of materials,
Measurements and Fluid dynamics. Waves, Types of waves, Waves characteristics,
Waves interferences.
Optics, Light interference, Youngs double slit experiment, Newtons rings, Diffraction,
Polarization.
Electricity

Week 3

Electric Charge, Electrical Conductors and Insulators. Coulombs law for point Charges,

Week 4

Coulombs law for the Continuous Charge Distribution. (A Uniform line of charge & a
ring of charge), Exercises/ Problems [Quiz01 and assignment 01]

Week 5

Electric field, Electric field of point charges, Electric dipole, Electric field of continuous
charge distribution.

Week 6

Electric field lines, a point charge in an Electric Field, a Dipole in an Electric Field.
Potential Energy, Electric Potential, Potential due to Point Charges. [Quiz02 and
assignment 02]

Week 7

Potential due to an Electric Dipole, Electric Potential of Continuous Charge Distributions


(A Uniform line of charge & a ring of charge). [Sessional-01 solution]

Week 8
Week 9

Electric flux of a vector field, Gausss Law, Applications of Gausss Law (Infinite Line of
Charge, Infinite sheet of Charge), Gausss law and conductors, Exercises/ Problems
Capacitors and capacitance, Parallel plates capacitors, Parallel and series capacitors,
Energy stored in capacitors, Equipotential surfaces, Exercises/ Problems

Week 10

A conductor in an electric field (Static & Dynamic Conditions), Current Density & Drift
velocity. Ohms Law & Ohmic Materials, Exercises/ Problems

Week 11

Electric current, emf, Analysis of Circuits, Electric Fields in circuits, Resistances in series
& parallel. [Quiz03 and assignment 03]

Week 12

RC circuits, KCL, KVL, Exercises/ Problems. [Sessional-02 solution]


Magnetism

Week 13

Magnetic Interactions & Magnetic Poles, Magnetism & Moving Charges, The magnetic
force on a Moving Charge, Magnetic flux, The Lorentz Force

Week 14

The Hall Effect, and Magnetic force on a current carrying wire, The Torque on a Current
Loop. Magnetic Field due to a Moving Charge, Biot-Savarts law & its applications (A
straight wire segment), Two Parallel Currents, The Interaction between Parallel Currents.

Week 15

The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid, Amperes Law, Applications of Amperes Law (For a
Long Straight Wire, a Solenoid.)

Week 16

Faradays Law of Induction, Lenzs Law, Motional emf, Generators & Motors, Induced
Electric Fields. [Quiz04 and assignment 04]

Week 17

Inductance, Calculating the Inductance, (Self & mutual Induction), The Inductance of a
Solenoid, LR Circuits, Energy Storage in a Magnetic Field. The Basic Equations of
Electromagnetism and Maxwells Equations
Electronics

Week 18

Electrical conduction in Semiconductors, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors, P type


and N type materials,

Week 19

PN junction, Transistors, Transistors application, Common emitter, Common base and


Collector Circuits, Field effect Transistors

Assessment Plan (Quizzes, Assignments, Case Studies, Presentations, Practical, Tests etc. With
starting and submission dates where applicable):

Week 1

Reading assignment on Significance of Atomic Structure with respect to different atomic


models.

Week 2

Reading assignment on optics topics.

Week 3

Assignment 1 on electric charge and ohms law.

Week 4

Quiz 1, covering the class teaching by date.

Week 5

Assignment 2 on Electric field and Electric potential

Week 6

Quiz 2, covering the class teaching by date

Week 7
Week 8
Week 9

No assignment
No assignment
Assignment 3 on KVL and KCL

Week 10

No assignment

Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

Quiz 3, covering the class teaching by date


No Assignment
No Assignment

Week 14

Assignment 4 Magnetism

Week 15
Week 16

No assignment
Quiz 4, covering the class teaching by date

Week 17

No Assignment

Week 18
Week 19

No assignment
No Assignment

Text Book / Essential Reading:


1)
Physics, 5-th ed. By Halliday, Resnick and Krane
2)
Physics A level, by Pacific and Poh Liong Yong

Reference Books / Literature:


1)
Engineering Electromagnetics by William H Hayt and John A Buck, 6-th ed.
2)
Physics by Gilbert Rowell and Sydney Herbert, Cambridge ed.
3)
Physics for class XI & XII Khaber Pakhtunkhwa/Federal Textbook.