PHY102 Electricity    Dr. C.N. Booth

Lecture Material

Background mathematics  
Topic 1 - Coulomb's LawLecture Handout PowerPoint
Topic 2 - Electric FieldLecture Handout PowerPointExample calculation (from lecture)
Topic 3 - Gauss's LawLecture Handout PowerPoint
Topic 4 - Electrostatic PotentialLecture Handout PowerPoint
Topic 5 - CapacitorsLecture Handout PowerPoint
Topic 6 - ResistanceLecture Handout PowerPoint
Topic 7 - CircuitsLecture Handout PowerPoint
Course SummaryLecture Handout  

Example of use of Kirchhoff's Rules

This course, along with other first year Physics lectures, uses the common course textbook: Young and Freedman "University Physics with Modern Physics" 13th edition, ISBN 0-8053-8684-X, published by Pearson Addison-Wesley.

Appropriate sections of the book for the Electricity & Magnetism I course are as follows:

Past Examinations

Until 2015, this course was part of module PHY101. You should therefore look at the PHY101B exam paper from 2013-2014, as well as the last two years' PHY102A, to find appropriate exam questions to practise.

It is not departmental policy to provide complete specimen answers to past examination papers. However, to help you in revision, numerical values and similar information are given below for recent papers so that you can check your attempts. If you have attempted past questions and wish to discuss the descriptive questions or the details of your calculations, please see me!

Feedback on recent examination performance is also available.

Numerical AnswersExamination Feedback
May 2016
Numerical Answers
May 2015
Numerical Answers
Jan 2014
Numerical Answers

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