Course Description:
This freshmen level course has been designed to provide an introduction to the ideas and concepts of Physics that would serve as a foundation for subsequent electronic engineering courses. The primary objective is to endow the knowledge of a wide variety of electromagnetic phenomena’s along with their scientific applications, specifically, in the field of electronic engineering. The course initiates with a short review of relevant mathematics, immediately followed by the basics of electricity at the atomic level. A majority of the course is then dedicated for electric and magnetic fields, forces, elements and their applications. Additionally, it also aims to provide introductory knowledge of wave theory and semi-conductor theory in conjunction with their applications.

Course Learning Outcomes:
CLO:1 Explain the mechanical phenomena including Oscillations, simple harmonic motion, Sound and Light Waves along with their mathematical models.
CLO:2 Explain Vectors, Scalars, and quantities such as electromagnetic phenomena and fields mathematically.
CLO:3 Determine the capacitance and inductance of capacitor and inductor based on their physical parameters and explain their construction and working principle.

Course Contents:
1. Oscillations – Four Lectures
• Simple Harmonic Motion
• The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion
• Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
• An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator
• Pendulums

2. Waves – Four Lectures
• Types of Waves
• Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
• Wavelength and Frequency

3. Sound & Light Waves- Four Lectures
• Sound Waves
• The Speed of Sound
• Traveling Sound Waves
• Interference
• Intensity and Sound Level
• Beats
• The Doppler Effect
• Dual Nature of Light
• Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction of Sound & Light Waves

4. Vectors and Scalars- Two Lectures
• Introduction to vectors and scalars
• Addition of vectors
• Components of vectors
• Vectors and laws of physics
• Multiplying vectors

5. Electric Charge- Two Lectures
• Introduction to electric charge
• Conductors and Insulators
• Coulomb’s Law

6. Electric Fields- & Magnetic Fields (Six-Lectures)
• Introduction to Electric Field
• Electric field lines
• The electric field due to point charge
• A point charge in electric field
• Introduction to magnetic fields
• What produce magnetic field
• The Hall effect
• Magnetic force on a current carrying wire
• Torque on a current loop

7. Gauss’ Law-Three Lectures
• Introduction to Gauss’ law
• Flux
• Flux of an electric field
• Gauss’ Law and its applications
• Gauss’ law and Coulombs’ Law

8. Capacitance- Three Lectures
• Introduction to capacitance
• Calculating the capacitance
• Energy stored in an electric field

9. Inductance- Four Lectures
• Faraday’s Law of Induction
• Lenz’s Law
• Induction and Energy Transfers
• Induced Electric Fields
• Inductors and Inductance (Solenoid, Toroid, Relays)
• Self-Induction