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Physics (PHYS)
120 Willamette, 541-346-4751
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHYS 253   Foundat Physics I >3 4.00 cr.
Electricity and magnetism; charge and electric field; electric potential; circuits; magnetic field; inductance.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: McMorran BE-mail Office:   174 Willamette Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-8624
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: PHYS 252; coreq: MATH 252 or equivalent.
 
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Lecture

34957 9 90 0900-0950 mwf 100 WIL McMorran B !

Final Exam:

1015-1215 f 6/12 100 WIL
 
Associated Sections

+ Tutorial

34958 0 18 0900-1020 t 112 WIL Krasnitskiy G  

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34959 0 18 1200-1320 t 112 WIL Yasin F  

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34960 0 18 1330-1450 t 112 WIL Yasin F  

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34961 0 18 1600-1720 t 112 WIL Reddy D  

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36663 9 18 1730-1850 t 112 WIL Barello G  
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
April 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 8:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This is the third term of the first-year, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. This sequence is intended for all students seeking a major in the sciences or in engineering. The 251-3 sequence is distinct from the General Physics sequence (201,202,203) in that it uses calculus as a tool for analyzing natural phenomena (Math 251 or equivalent is a co-requisite or co-requisite). This sequence also goes into the topics in more depth than the General Physics sequence. The course emphasizes an understanding of key concepts of physics, reflecting the rational simplicity of the physical world and seeks to develop the student's ability to solve problems in which these concepts are applied to specific cases.
This term is devoted to the subject of electricity and magnetism. We start with electrostatics: Coulomb's force, the electric field and methods for its calculation, Gauss's law, the electric potential, electric dipoles, capacitance, dielectrics, and electrical conductivity.
Next is electrical current and power, DC circuits, and resistor- capacitor circuits. This is followed by the introduction of static magnetic fields, the effects of magnetic fields on charges and currents, the Lorentz force, and the calculation of magnetic fields.
Next comes electrodynamics: Generation of electrical current from a changing magnetic flux (Faraday's law), magnetic induction, circuits with inductors, energy considerations, commercial power generation, and AC circuits. Then comes the completion of the full set of Maxwell's equations (in integral form) with the generation of a magnetic field from a changing electric flux. The implications of Maxwell's equations are then explored, including the generation of electromagnetic radiation, its properties, the electromagnetic spectrum, and radio generation and detection. We finish with the use of the complex impedance for calculating the response of AC circuits, including resonant circuits.
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