EB122/BE122 – Engineering Physics 2

Course lecturer :

  • Dr. Alaa Khalil
  • Dr Moustafa Elkhatib
  • Dr Ramy Moussa

Course assistant :

  • Eng. Nehal Mohamed
  • Eng. Faiza Elamrawy
  • Eng. Abderahman Ahmed
  • Eng. Yehia Mohamed
  • Eng. Mohamed Saied
  • Eng. Mahmoud Elabsy
  • Eng. Asmaa Shaaban
  • Eng. Abdelrahaman Magdy

Course objectives :

§  Define electric charge (q)

§  Understand the difference between conductors and insulators

§  Define electric force (F) and use Coulomb’s law to calculate the electric force between charges (two or more point charges)

§  Understand the meaning of quantized and conserved charge

§  Know how to draw electric field lines and how to use them to interpret electric fields: point charge, dipole, three point charges, charged plate, etc

§  Define charge density (λ,σ,ρ)

§  Calculate the electric field due to a collection of charges: electric dipoles, line of charge, ring of charge, charged disk, infinite sheet of charge, etc

§  Calculate the force on (acceleration of) a particle in an electric field

§  Understand the concept of flux (ϕ)and calculate the flux of an electric field

§  Define and understand the usefulness of Gauss’s law

§  Use Gauss’s law and choose appropriate Gaussian surfaces to calculate the electric field due to symmetrical charge distributions

§  Understand the difference between electric potential energy (U) and electric potential (V)

§  Draw equipotential surfaces

§  Calculate the work required to move a charge in an electric field o Use the electric potential to calculate the electric field

§  Understand how a capacitor works

§  Know how to relate charge on a capacitor to the potential of a capacitor

§  Define and calculate capacitance (C) for: a parallel plate capacitor, a spherical capacitor, cylindrical capacitor, etc

§  Calculate the amount of energy stored in a capacitor

§  Understand dielectrics, dielectric breakdown, and how dielectrics make capacitors more effective

§  describe the magnetic force that acts on a charge q moving in a magnetic field and the force exerted on a straight conductor carries a current and the torque  on a current loop placed in a uniform magnetic field.
§  Understand basics of production, transport and distribution of electric energy
§  Know the nature of light ,measurements of the speed of light, the ray approximation in geometric optics, reflection, refraction.

§  Understand light propagation and interaction with obstacles “lighting of buildings”

§  Know sources and sensors for optical fibers and its applications in communication.

Course description :

Week Topics
1 Lect.1 (Electric Charges and Columb’s law)
2 Lect.2 (Electric Field of Continuous Charge and Gauss’s Law)
3 Lect.3 ( Electric Potential & Electric Energy)
4 Lect.4 (Capcitor & Dielectrics)
5 Lect.5 (Current, Resistance and electromotive force)
6 Lect.6 (Direct current circuits & RC circuits)
7 Lect.7 (Magnetic Field & sources)
8 Midterm Exams
9 Lect.9 (Magnetic Flux & Farady’s Law)
10 Lect.10 (Production, transport and distribution of electric energy)
11 Lect.11 (Electromagnetic Waves & Geometrical optics)
12 Lect.12 (Light propagation and interaction with obstacles “lighting of buildings”)
13 Lect.13 (Optical Fibers)
14 Lect.14 (sources and sensors for optical fibers and its applications in communication)

Course assessment :

Assessment methods Grade %
Class works including drop quizzes, solving assignment problems, reports and prototype projects 20
Laboratory work and Practical Examination 10
Mid Term Written Exam 20
Final Written Exam 50

Recommended text books :

PHYSICS for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 7th ed. Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Jr.

Recommended refrences :

  • Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics, Volume 3; Douglas C. Giancoli – 2009, Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Fundamentals of Physics Extended, 10th Edition; David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walke. WILEY
  • University physics with modern physics Wolfgang Bauer Gary D. Westfall