COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge and understanding of the Electricity and Magnetism. Acquire operational knowledge from methods used to solve problems in Electricity and Magnetism.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics;
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena);
1.3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
4.4. use the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics and education;
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics and education;
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course on Fundamentals of Physics, the student will be able to:
* explain the concepts of electric charge, electric dipole, electric field and principle of superposition and apply them in numerical problems;
* demonstrate knowledge of the Gauss law and apply it to different charge distributions;
* explain the concepts of electric potential and apply it in numerical problems;
* explain the concept of electric capacitance and dielectric and use it in numerical examples ;
* explain the concept of electrical current, resistance and electromotive force and apply them in solving DC circuits ;
* explain the concept of magnetic field and magnetic force and appy them in numerical examples ;
* demonstrate knowledge of the sources of the magnetic field and apply them in numerical problems ;
* demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law and apply it in numerical problems;
* explain the concept of alternating current , inductive and capacitive resistance and apply them in solving AC circuits;
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Lectures per weeks (15 weeks in total):
1. Electric charge, electric dipoles, demonstration experiments with charging
2. Electric field, superposition principle
3. Gauss's law and applications
4. Electric potential, electric potential energy
5. Capacitance and dielectrics
6. Electric current and electromotive force
7. Electric resistance
8. DC circuits
9. Magnetic field
10. Magnetic force
11. Sources of magnetic field
1213. Electromagnetic induction
14. AC current, inductive and capacitive resistance
15. AC current circuits
Exercises and seminars are following lectures by content.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must solve 50% of the written exams (two times in the semester) and 50 % of homework which is available online.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Grading and assessing the work of students during the semesters:
* Two written exams
* Home works
Grading at the end of semester:
* final oral exam
Contributions to the final grade:
* 10% of the grade is carried by the results of the home works
* 10% of the grade will be based on presence
* 40% of the grade is carried by the results of the two written exams
* the oral exam carries 40% of the grade.
