Course Description--Applied Physics-Course Outline, Lecture notes for Applied Chemistry. Barkatullah University

Course Description--Applied Physics-Course Outline, Lecture notes for Applied Chemistry. Barkatullah University

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BS-101 Applied Physics (3+0)

Course Description:

The course comprises only those topics of physics, which are directly related to Electrical

Engineering / Information Technology / Information System Engineering. These include Motion,

Oscillations, waves and propagation, Electric Charge & Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field, Electric

Potential, Capacitors & Dielectric, Current & Resistance, AC and DC, Magnetic fields,

Ampere’s Law and Faraday’s law. For understanding of wave theory, Maxwell equations and

Traveling waves are also included.

Text Book:

 Physics By Halliday, Resnick & Krane (5th Edition)

 Physics By Halliday, Resnick & Walker (7th Edition)


 University Physics by Sears & Zemansky (4th Edition)

 Physics for Scientists & Engineers by Serway Jewett (6th Edition)

Goals/ Objectives

The course gives the students a sound knowledge of Physics with its applications to problems of

practical nature.

After studying this course the students will be able to apply Physics as a strong tool to

understand and develop the problems which they come across in Engineering/Technology.

Assignments: The assignments will be submitted as desired by the instructor.

Course Evaluation: There will be five quizzes, at least three assignments, two one hour tests and one

end semester examination. Evaluation will be on the basis of following criteria:

Quizzes 10%

Assignments 10%

One hours tests 30%

Final Examination 50%

Total 100

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Detailed Syllabus for

Applied Physics BS-101

Week Ch. Sect Topics

1 Notes/Handouts

Introduction to Engineering Physics o Measurement and units o Force and motion (Newton’s Laws) o Motion in two and three dimensions (Projectile and rotations) o Work and Energy o Gravitation (planets and Satellites)

2 Sec. 15.1, 15.2, 15.3,15.4,15.5, 15.8, 15.9

Oscillations o Simple Harmonic motion, The simple harmonic oscillator o Energy in Simple Harmonic motion o Applications of Simple Harmonic motion o Damped Harmonic motion o Forced oscillation & Resonance

3 Sec. 19.1, 19.2, 19.3,19.6,15.7, 15.8, 15.9

Waves and Propagations o Types of waves, Transverse and longitudinal waves o Wave length and frequency, speed of Travelling waves o Energy and power of waves o Interference of waves o Standing waves and Resonance

4 Sec. 25.2, 25.4, 25.5

Electric Charge & Coulomb’s Law o Electric Charge o Coulomb’s Law o Applications of Coulombs law

5 Sec. 26.1, 26.2, 26.3, 26.5, 26.6, 26.7

The Electric Field o Fields, The Electric Field E, The Electric Field of Point Charges o Lines of Forces, Electric field of a dipole o A Point Charge in an Electric Field, A Dipole in an Electric Field

6 1st One Hour Test

7 Sec. 27.2 , 27.3, 27.4,27.5, 27.6

Gauss’s Law o Flux, Electric Flux, Gauss’s law o Application of gauss’s law o Electric Field of Continuous Charge Distribution (Using gauss’s law)

8 Sec. 28.2, 28.3, 28.4, 28.5, 28.6, 28.7,28.8, 28.9

Electric Potential o Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential o Potential Due to a Point Charge o Calculating the Potential from Field(Continuous Charge Distribution) o Calculating Field from Potential, o Electric potential of conductors o Equipotenital surfaces

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9 Sec. 29.1, 29.2, 29.3, 29.4, 29.6

Electrical Properties of Materials o Types of materials, A conductor in a electric field o Current density and drift speed, DC current and Ohm’s law o Resistivity and its temperature dependence, Insulator in electric field

10 Sec. 32.1, 32.2, 32.3, 32.5, 32.6

Magnetic Field o Magnetic field, Magnetic force on a moving charges o Magnetic force on a current carrying wires o Torque on current loop.

11 Sec. 33.1, 33.2, 33.3, 33.5

Ampere’s Law o Ampere’s law, Magnetic field due to a long wires o Magnetic field due solenoid o Magnetic field due Torrid

12 2nd One Hour Test

13 Sec. 34.1,34.2, 34.3, 34.4, 34.5, 34.6

Faraday’s Law o Faradays Law of induction, Lenz’s law o Motional EMF, Generators and Motors o Induced Electric field


Sec. 30.2, 30.5, 36.1, 36.4, 36.5, 36.6, 36.7

Capacitance and Inductance o Capacitance, Energy Stored in an Electrical Field o Inductance, Energy Stored in magnetic field o Electromagnetic oscillation


Sec. 30.2, 30.5, 37.1, 37.2, 37.3, 37.4, 37.5

Alternating Current o Three separate elements o RLC circuit o Power in a AC circuit, Transformer


Sec. 39.2, 39.3, 39.4, 39.6, Hand outs

Electromagnetic Waves o Maxwell’s equations, Generating an Electromagnetic Wave o Traveling Waves and Maxwell’s Equations o Energy Transport and the Poynting Vectors, Radiation pressure

17 Sec. 38.3, 38.4, 38.5, 38.6, 38.7

The Nature and Propagation of Light o Visible Light, Speed of Light o Doppler Effect of Light o Reflection and Refraction , Diffraction & Polarization

18 End Semester Exam