Spring 2023 - PHYS 126 D100

Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

Class Number: 1647

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 125 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Waves, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equations, the nature of light, and an introduction to quantum mechanics.

 

Grading

  • One of the Two Given Marking Schemes 100%

NOTES:

Your final mark will be the higher mark from the following two marking schemes.

iClicker

10 %

10 %

Practice problems

10 %

10 %

Assignments

20 %

20 %

Midterm exams

2 x 20 %

1 x 30 %

Final exam

20 %

30 %

If you miss one of the midterm exams, I will automatically use the scheme on the right.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required: Matter and Interactions, 4th ed., by Chabay and Sherwood (Wiley, Hoboken, 2017) and WileyPlus (online or hardcopy). Availaible on SFU Bookstore. 

Required: iClicker 

 

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html