Prerequisite(s)
None
Recommended Book(s)
Fundamentals Of Physics, 9^{th} Edition by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
Reference Book(s)
University Physics, 12^{th} Edition by Sears and Zemansky’s
Fundamentals Of Electromagnetic Phenomenon, D. Corson & Lorrain, W. H. Freeman & Co.
Physics, Volume 1, Halliday, Resnich and Krane, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
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 electric and magnetic phenomena 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 semiconductor theory in conjunction with their applications.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)
CLO:1. Differentiate between vector and scalar quantities and perform addition, subtraction and multiplication of vectors (C1Knowledge)
CLO:2. Explain electric charge, force, fields and potential mathematically. (C1Knowledge)
CLO:3. Solve basic electrical circuits for unknown values of voltage and/or current. (C1Knowledge)
COURSE CONTENTS
Vectors and Scalars
 Introduction to vectors and scalars
 Addition of vectors
 Components of vectors
 Vectors and laws of physics
 Multiplying vectors
Electric Charge
 Introduction to electric charge
 Conductors and Insulators
 Coulomb’s Law
 Charge is quantized
 Charge is conserved
Electric Fields
 Introduction to Electric Field
 Electric field lines
 The electric field due to point charge
 The electric field due to electric dipole
 The electric field due to line of charge
 The electric field due to a charged disk
 A point charge in electric field
 A dipole in electric field
Gauss’ Law
 Introduction to Gauss’ law
 Flux
 Flux of an electric field
 Gauss’ Law and its applications
 Gauss’ law and Coulombs’ Law
 Applying Gauss’ law to Cylindrical Symmetry
 Applying Gauss’ law to Planner Symmetry
 Applying Gauss’ law to Spherical Symmetry
Electric Potential
 Introduction to electric potential
 Electric potential energy
 Electric potential
 Calculating the potential from the field
 Potential due to a point charge
 Potential due to group of charges
 Potential due to an electric dipole
 Potential due to continuous charge distribution
Capacitance
 Introduction to capacitance
 Calculating the capacitance
 Capacitors in parallel and series
 Energy stored in an electric field
 Capacitors with dielectric
 Dielectric and Gauss’ Law
Current and Resistance
 Introduction to electric current
 Current density
 Resistance and Resistivity
 Ohm’s Law
 Power in electric circuits
 Semiconductors and super conductors
Circuits
 Introduction to electric circuits
 Pumping charges
 Work, energy and EMF
 Calculating the current in single loop circuit
 Multi loop circuits
 The RC Circuits
 The ammeter and voltmeter
Magnetic Fields
 Introduction to magnetic fields
 What produce magnetic field
 The Hall effect
 A circulating charge particle
 Magnetic force on a current carrying wire
 Torque on a current loop
Motion in 1D, 2D and 3D
 Position, velocity and acceleration
 Projectile motion
Newton’s Law and its applications
 Newton’s Law
 Applying Newton’s law
 Friction
 Drag Force and terminal velocity
MAPPING OF CLOs TO ASSESSMENT MODULES
CLOs/PLOs  CLO:1  CLO:2 
PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)  
PLO:2 (Problem Analysis) 


PLO:3 (Design and Development of Solutions) 


PLO:4 (Investigation) 

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PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage) 
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PLO:6 (The Engineer and Society) 


PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability) 


PLO:8 (Ethics) 


PLO:9 (Individual and Team Work) 


PLO:10 (Communication) 


PLO:11 (Project Management) 


PLO:12 (Life Long Learning) 