Physical Sciences 12b – Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

Physics 12b is the second half of a one-year physics sequence. It covers the basic phenomena of electricity and magnetism, elements of circuits with selected applications, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and optics.

Labs Fall 2020

  • Lab 1: Estimate pi (numerical)
  • Lab 2: Intro to microcontrollers
  • Lab 3: Arduino piano
  • Lab 4: Electric potential (numerical)
  • Lab 5: RC circuit
  • Lab 6: RC circuit analysis (numerical)
  • Lab 7: Magnetic field (numerical)
  • Lab 8: Magnetic devices: build a speaker and a motor
  • Lab 9: Electromagnetic wave model (numerical)
  • Lab 10: Quantum nature of atomic spectra

 

Labs Fall 2019

  • Lab 1: Taylor Expansion Models
  • Lab 2: Arduino Piano
  • Lab 3: Electrical Potential
  • Lab 4: RC Circuits
  • Lab 5: Chi-squared Curve Fitting
  • Lab 6: Biot–Savart Law
  • Lab 7: Magnetic Forces & Speakers
  • Lab 8: EM Waves & Antennas
  • Lab 9: Microwave Interference
  • Lab 10: Spectroscopy
  • Lab 11: Semi- and Super-Conductors

Labs Fall 2018

  • Lab 1: Taylor Expansion
  • Lab 2: Plot Electric Potential
  • Lab 3: Plot Electric Field
  • Lab 4: Arduino Piano
  • Lab 5: Chi Squared
  • Lab 6: RC circuit
  • Lab 7: Magnetic Field Sensor
  • Lab 8: Electrical Signals / Speaker
  • Lab 9: Sending Signals / Antenna
  • Lab 10: Interference

Labs Fall 2016

  • Python basics (smiley face)
  • Potential of electric dipole
  • Field of electric dipole
  • Arduino piano
  • Chi squared
  • RC time constant
  • Induction flashlight
  • Hall probe
  • Probability
  • Antenna

Labs Fall 2015

Labs Fall 2014

Labs Fall 2013

Labs Spring 2013