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# Abu Dhabi University

## College of College of Arts and Sciences

PHY201 Course Syllabus
Fall/2014-2015
Course Name: Physics and Engineering Application II
Course Code: PHY201
Course Pre-requisites: PHY102
Course Co-requisites:None
Credit hours: 3
Instructors Name: Hikmat A. Hamad
Telephone: 971-02-501-5630
Sec3(TBA), Sec1AA( 1AA-E04)
Class Time:
Sec51(10:30-11:45)SU Sec1(12:00-1:15)SU, Sec2(4:00 -5:15)MW ,
Sec3(4:00 5:15)SU and Sec52(5:30-6:45)MW
Office Location: B2F-173
Office Hours: see time table on the website
1. Course Description
The course is intended to provide engineering and science students with sufficient understanding
and knowledge of physics concepts in Electricity and Magnetism that can be relevant to their field
of study. The course is divided into two parts; Electricity and Magnetism. The topics covered are;
electric field, Gausss law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current and resistance,
direct current circuits, magnetic fields, sources of magnetic field, Faradays law and inductance.
2. Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1- Apply problem solving strategy in solving scientific problems and develop the ability to
deal with the physical concepts quantitatively and qualitatively.
2- Relate physics concepts to applications utilized in science and Engineering.
3- Outline the basic concepts of static electricity, electric charges and electric field
4- Calculate electric field due to a point charges and the electric flux.
5- Apply Gausss law to calculate electric fields of continuous charge distribution.
6- Calculate the capacitance, charge, potential difference and energy stored in circuits of
combined capacitors.
7- Define and measure current, potential difference, resistance and resistivity.
8- Use Ohm and Kirchhoffs laws to solve simple direct current circuits.
9- Calculate charge, resistance and time constant in RC circuits.
10- Identify the basic concept of magnetic field and magnetic force exerted on a current carrying
conductor.
11- Calculate the magnetic field and induced emf by Amperes and Lenz Laws. Define self
inductance, mutual inductance and use RLC circuits to calculate phase constant.
1

## Expected Learning Outcomes and Associated Measures

Course Learning Outcome
1. Apply problem solving strategy in
solving scientific problems and
develop the ability to deal with the
physical concepts quantitatively and
qualitatively.

Relevant College
Outcome

Learning

## Apply knowledge of natural

sciences (including physics,
chemistry, and geology) in
solving engineering problems.

Assessment Tool(s)*
Exam I, Midterm
Exam. and Qz-1

2. Relate
physics
concepts
to
applications utilized in science and
Engineering.

Exam I, Midterm
Exam. , Qz-1 and
Final Exam

3.
Outline the basic concepts of
static
electricity, electric charges and electric
field
4.
Calculate electric field due to
a point
charges and the electric flux.

Exam I, Midterm
Exam. , Qz-1 and
Final Exam

Exam I, Midterm
Exam. , Qz-2 and
Final Exam

5.
Apply Gausss law to
calculate
electric fields of continuous charge
distribution.

Exam I Midterm
Exam. and Qz-3

6.
Calculate the capacitance,
charge, potential difference and
energy stored in circuits of combined
capacitors.

Midterm Exam.
Qz-4 and Final
Exam

7.
Define and measure current,
potential difference, resistance and
resistivity.

Exam II
Qz-5 and Final
Exam

8.
Use Ohm and Kirchhoffs
laws to solve simple direct current
circuits.

Exam II
Qz-6 and Final
Exam

9.
Calculate charge, resistance
and time constant in RC circuits.

10.
Identify the basic concept of
magnetic field and magnetic force
exerted on a current carrying
conductor.

Exam II
Qz-7 and Final
Exam
Exam III
Qz-8 and Final
Exam

11.

2

Exam III

Lenz Laws.

## Qz-8 and Final

Exam

12.
Define
self
inductance,
mutual inductance and use RLC
circuits to calculate phase constant.

Final Exam

3. Weekly Outline
Given below is the breakdown of the course delivery per week.
'Students should be aware that for each hour of in-class time, a further two to three hours (on
average) of independent study (out-of-class time) is required'
Week
1
2

5
6
7

10
11

Topic
Electric charges (static), conductors and insulators,
Coulombs law. Electric field of point charge
Electric field of continuous charge. Motion of
charged particles in an electric field. Gausss law,
Application of Gausss law and derivation of the
law
Electric potential due to a point and group of
charges, calculating electric field from electric
potential, electric potential energy.
Exam.1(10%)
Capacitors, calculating capacitance, parallel and
series connections, energy stored in capacitors,
dielectrics effect on capacitors.
Electric current, resistance and resistivity, Ohms
law and electric power.
Electric current, resistance and resistivity, Ohms
law and electric power.
Direct current circuits, electromotive force (emf)
definition, current, potential different and
resistance measurement, parallel and series
connection of resistors
Midterm Exam (15%)
Multi-loop circuits and Kirchhoffs law, power in
circuits. Charging and discharging of capacitors
through resistor (RC- circuits). Ammeters and
voltmeters.
Magnetic fields, magnetic force on a current
carrying conductor, torque on a current loop in a
uniform magnetic, motion of a charged particle in
a magnetic field
Exam.2(10%
)
Sources of magnetic field, the Biot-Savart law,
Amperes law, magnetic field of solenoid and
magnetic flux.
Sources of magnetic field, the Biot-Savart law,
Amperes law, magnetic field of solenoid and
3

Ch. 23.1 23.4
Ch. 23.5 23.7
Ch. 24.1 24.5

Ch .26.1 26.7
Ch. 27.1 27.6
Ch .28.1 28.2

## Ch. 30.1 30.5

Ch. 30.1 30.5

12

13
14

magnetic flux.
Exam.3(10%)
Faradays law of induction, Motional emf, Lenzs Ch. 31.131.5
Law, Induced emf and Electric Fields, Current
Generator
Self-Induction and Inductance, RL Circuits, Ch.32.132.5
Energy in a Magnetic Field, Mutual Inductance,
Oscillations in an LC and RLC Circuit
Final Exam Week

## 4. Pedagogy Learning Process

The instructors will not expect students to be passive recipients of information. They will expect
students to participate actively in their own learning. Learning activities will include lectures, class
work, homework exercises, group discussion, writing and some group activities. Both group and
individual work will be expected. Students may also be expected to participate in student-instructor
conferences, small group discussions, audio visual aid presentations and in other methods of
presenting and analyzing information.
Students will also be expected to read the textbooks or other assigned reading outside of class and
to participate in the critical evaluation of the material through small-group and class discussion and
individual writing.
5. Textbooks and Learning Material
a. Textbook
Jewett J.W and Serway R.A. (2010). Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 8th edition,
Brooks/Cole.
b. References
1- Halliday D, Resnick R and Walker J. (2008), Fundamentals of Physics, 8 th edition. John
Wiley and Sons.
2- Serway and Beichner, College Physics, 5th edition. Harcourt.
3- Young and Freedman, University Physics, 11th edition. Addison Wesley.
c. Internet and World Wide Web Site
1- http://www.pse7.com . This site supports the textbook.
2- http://physics.about.com . Interactive physics
3- Use the search engine Google or others to search for words related to physics. The internet
is packed with fabulous sites in all fields of physics.
d. Other Resources
ADU Intranet, CSIT classes, University Library and Office hour discussions.
6. Assessment of Student Learning
Assessment Tool Percentag
Description
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Exam I

10%

Midterm Exam

15%

Exam II

10%

Exam III

10%

## Topics covered up to week4.

Ch23-Ch25
Topics covered up to week 8.

Ch23- Ch26
Topics covered after midterm and between
week 9 and 11.
Ch27 Ch28
Topics covered after Exam.II and between
week 11 and 14.

Quizzes

10%

Assignments

10%

Attendance &
Participation

5%

Final Exam

30%

Percentage
A
90-100
B+
85-89
B
80-84
C+
75-79
C
70-74
D+
65-69
D
60-64
F
Less than 60
I
N/A

Ch29- Ch30
quizzes expected at the end of
each covered chapter.
Assignments are required to be submitted
after covering each chapter
These marks will be lost after 5 missing
classes(1 mark/missing class)
Chapters 23- 32. It covers all topics and more
emphases will be put on the topics covered
after midterm exam.

4
3.5
3
2.5
2
1.5
1
0.0
0.0

8. Attendance
For undergraduate students, absence is marked at a maximum of 30% of total class time. Final
dismissals (WA) will be posted at the ADU Student Portal.
Final Dismissal will not be waived under any circumstances. Office of the Registrar will only
accept excuse forms to allow the students for their make-up examinations but absence will not be
waived and final dismissals will not be removed from the student's record.
Students may wish to continue to attend if they receive a final dismissal in a course but are not
required to submit assignments or take any exams.
Students will be considered tardy if they do not arrive on time for a lesson or they return late from a
break. Tardiness will be counted as a half absence. Instructors have the right to refuse entry to
students who are more than 15 minutes late, but if entry is permitted, students must enter in such a
way as not to disturb the lesson in progress.
Exams/Tests will be repeated when serious reasons similar to the following take place and
documented evidence are submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the day student returns to
class.

Hospitalization,
Contagious Disease,
Death, may God forbid, of an immediate family member (father, mother, sibling,
husband, son, daughter, grandparent),
Car Accident,
Job Requirement (special assignment), with prior written approval from the Office of
the Registrar
5

Al Haj

Undergraduate students who miss their examinations and/or tests will bring the excuse for their
absence to the Office of the Registrar the day they return to class.
Al Umra trips are not valid excuses for students to be absent.
Al Haj
If the student wishes to leave for Al Haj, the instructor has to be informed in advance. If a mid-term
exam happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will have the right for a makeup
exam. If a final exam happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will be asked to file
an incomplete with the Office of the Registrar. In this case, the student has to submit evidence that
he/she has been to Al Haj (i.e. passport showing entry date to and/or exit date from the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia).
The mission of ADU includes developing students sense of ethics, morality, and social
responsibility. Students at ADU have the fundamental obligation to conduct themselves with utmost
integrity. To ensure an education environment characterized with Academic integrity (AI), ADU
has revised its Academic Integrity Policy (AIP).
The revised Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) copies available on the intranet under the link of the
Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) has identified violations of AI punishable by serious
penalties, including dismissal from ADU. The types of violations identified in AIP, along with
the description and examples of each violation, are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Cheating
Plagiarism
Fabrication of data
Presenting false credentials
Collusion
Free Riding

At the beginning of each semester, your instructor will review the essential elements of AIP in class
and will describe the intrinsic values of compliance, and the consequences of non-compliance (i.e.,
penalties) with the Policy. In addition, OAI undertakes a widespread AI Awareness Campaign at
the beginning of each semester to educate students about AI issues and the ways students can avoid
violations.
In view of resources provided by ADU in this regard, all students are expected to strictly comply
with the tenet of AIP and conduct themselves with highest degree of integrity and ethical conduct.
Students in need of additional information or assistance are requested to seek help from OAI.
Failure to comply with the provisions of AIP will have severe consequences, including dismissal

## 10. Learning Support Center (LSC)

LSC is free of charge to all ADU students by students mentors as well as faculty.
LSC, which operating under the University College (UC), is an academic support resource
designed to assist students in their academic studies.
LSC is located at the entrance of the library in both male and female sides in both the AD & AA
Campuses.
LSC is open daily from Sunday to Thursday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.
11. Miscellaneous

Mobile phones: A student whose mobile phone rings during class will be asked to
leave the classroom and will receive a half absence. Should this happen during an exam, the
student will not be allowed to retake the exam at another time, while at the same time receiving
a full absence.
Eating/Drinking/Smoking: Students will be requested to refrain from engaging in
these activities while in class.
Only emails from university-provided email accounts will be recognized and used
in this course.