# PHYS 2BM: GENERAL PHYSICS: CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Heading | Value |
---|---|

Effective Term: |
Summer 2022 |

Units: |
1 |

Hours: |
1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter) |

Prerequisite: |
MATH 1B or 1BH. |

Corequisite: |
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2B. |

Degree & Credit Status: |
Degree-Applicable Credit Course |

Foothill GE: |
Non-GE |

Transferable: |
CSU/UC |

Grade Type: |
Letter Grade Only |

Repeatability: |
Not Repeatable |

## Student Learning Outcomes

- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to calculate electric fields and potentials from charge distributions.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to solve for the electric/magnetic fields generated from changing electric/magnetic fields.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to calculate electric and magnetic fields for the appropriate symmetric distributions.
- The student will be able to apply the methods of calculus to solve problems in circuits with time-varying behavior.

## Description

Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in electricity and magnetism.

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

- Apply calculus to fields
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Apply calculus to circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations

## Course Content

- Apply calculus to fields
- Review of calculus
- Derivatives
- Integrals

- Concept of fields
- Vector fields
- Graphical interpretation

- Review of calculus
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Electric fields from charge distributions
- Gauss's Law
- Concept of flux
- Symmetries where Gauss's Law can be used
- Solving for electric fields

- Voltages
- Calculation of voltages from electric fields (and reverse operation)
- Calculation of voltages from charge distributions

- Apply calculus to circuits
- RC circuits
- First order differential equations
- Time behavior of RC circuits

- LRC circuits

- RC circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Magnetism from Biot and Savart
- Ampere's Law
- Faraday's Law
- Calculation of induced voltage/current/field
- Concept of inductance

- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations

## Lab Content

Not applicable.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address.

## Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

Weekly assignments

Midterms

Final examination

## Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

Lecture

Demonstration

## Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional.

## Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

- Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 3-10 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
- One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.

## Discipline(s)

Physics/Astronomy