Syllabus | |||

Background mathematics | |||

Topic 1 - Coulomb's Law | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Topic 2 - Electric Field | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | Example calculation (from lecture) |

Topic 3 - Gauss's Law | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Topic 4 - Electrostatic Potential | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Topic 5 - Capacitors | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Topic 6 - Resistance | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Topic 7 - Circuits | Lecture Handout | PowerPoint | |

Course Summary | Lecture Handout |

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:

- Topic 1
**Coulomb's Law & Electrostatics**: Sections 21.1 to 21.3 - Topic 2
**Electric Fields & Dipoles**: Sections 21.4 to 21.7 - Topic 3
**Gauss's Law**: Chapter 22 - Topic 4
**Electrostatic Potential**: Chapter 23 - Topic 5
**Capacitors & Dielectrics**: Sections 24.1 to 24.5 - Topic 6
**Resistance & Resistivity**: Sections 25.1 to 25.3 & 25.6 - Topic 7
**Circuits**: Sections 25.4 to 25.5, 26.1 to 26.2 & 26.4

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 Answers | Examination Feedback | |

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If you have any queries about this course, please e-mail me at C.Booth@sheffield.ac.uk