Course Code:

PHY2105

Course Credit Units:

4

Year of Study:

Year 2

Undergraduate or Graduate Level:

Undergraduate Level

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Course Description & Objectives:

This course is offered to undergraduate physics majors, in the Bachelor of Science programme of Makerere University

Learning Outcomes:

- Find the gradient of a scalar function, divergence of the curl of a vector function;
- Apply Gauss’s law of electrostatics to find electric field intensities due to symmetric charge distributions;
- Solve electrostatic problems involving forces on and energy stored in dielectric media in an electric field;
- Solve Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations;
- Explain electric conduction in metals, state and apply the equation of continuity;
- Derive expressions for the capacitances of cylindrical and spherical capacitors;
- Apply Biot-Sarvart’s law to find magnetic flux densities due to simple current distributions;
- Calculate magnetic force between current-carrying conductors of simple geometry;
- Solve magneto static problems involving magnetic scalar vector potentials;

Explain magnetization in terms of atomic magnetic dipoles, and relate magnetization, magnetic field intensity and magnetic flux density in linear and isotropic magnetic media