Having successfully completed this course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the concepts of electric charge and electric field, and apply Coulomb’s law and the principle of superposition to calculate the electric field due to discrete and continuous charge distributions.
2. Understand the use of Gauss’s law to find the electric field due to symmetric charge distributions and to determine the charge distribution in conducting and nonconducting matter.
3. Revisit the concepts of work and energy to understand electric potential and electric potential difference.
4. Understand the concept of capacitance and appreciate the role of dielectrics in capacitors, define electric current and resistance, and apply Kirchhoff's laws to analyze simple circuits.
5. Have an understanding of the origin of magnetism and properties of the magnetic field, and apply the Biot-Savart law and Ampere’s law to calculate the magnetic field due to simple current configurations.
6. Analyze the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field and calculate the force on a current-carrying conductor placed in a magnetic field.
7. Understand electromagnetic induction and apply Faraday’s law to calculate the induced current in a conductor.
8. Perform basic scripted electricity-magnetism experiments as a team, collect and analyze data, and interpret the results.