PH 213 General Physics With Calculus

The third of a three-term calculus-based sequence of introductory college physics for students who are planning to transfer credit to a four-year college or university, or for anyone desiring an understanding of physics principles. Topics include electrostatic force, field and potential; current and resistance capacitance; magnetic field; forces on charged particles due to a magnetic field; Hall effect and other applications of electric and magnetic fields; Law of Biot and Savart; Ampere's law; magnetic dipoles; Faraday's law of induction; Lenz's law; induced electric fields; self and mutual induction; RC and RL direct current circuits; magnetic properties of matter; AC and DC circuits; displacement currents and Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves. This is a laboratory class.




Prerequisite: PH 212 General Physics with Calculus and MTH 254 Multivariable Calculus with a grade of C or better.


Offered Spring only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Physical Science, AGS Math/Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe and explain charged physical objects moving in electric fields and magnetic fields. Conduct experiments to determine the electric field of a charge distribution. Use calculus to determine the electric field of a charge distribution Describe and explain the relationship between electric field and electric potential Use Gauss' Law to solve a problem Solve problems in series and parallel circuits. Relate the induced current in a circuit to the motion of magnets.