Physics 201- Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism
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             Physics is all around us and the sites listed here do a great job in showing the relevance of what we are learning in class to other situations.
 
Charge Unit
Electricity Unit
Circuits Unit
Magnetism Unit Electrosmagnetism Unit
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Charge related material
           Still trying to get a feel for metric units?  Want to know how to convert pints into liters?  Sounds like you need the table of common equivalent weights & measures.  NIST also has a searchable table of fundamental constants- a very handy reference for the future.  Also, I've collected a few tables of typical values of mass, speed, etc. expressed in SI units.
         This semester will see more integration, while most of what we'll do in our class will be simple polynomials and trig functions, you may occasionally run into something more complicated.  If so, you might want to look at a collection of integrals or use Wolfram's on-line Integrator.
       The electron wasn't "discovered" until 1897!  The history of the groundbreaking experiments can be found at the American Institute of Physics.  The Institute of Physics also has a nice exhibit on the history of the electron and JJ Thomson's experiments.
 

Electricity related material

Lightning is one of nature's most impressive electrical demonstrations.  Here are a few sites that discuss various aspects of lightning

How Stuff Works also has an article on Van de Graaff generators (including ideas on how to build your own).

Circuits rleated material
 
 

Magnetism related material
 
 
 

Electromagnetism related material
 
 

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        If you're interested in learning more about the physicists who have helped make great advances in electricity and magnetism, then you might want to look at Leonard Taylor's history of EM
        The Physics Department has a few pages that may be of interest to 101 students.  There are pages designed to help students answer the important questions in life, such as "What I can do with a physics degree?"  Or, "Where can I intern?"  Other pages talk about the latest in the world of physics (everything from research to limericks).

            The Learning Resource Center is a great place for  students to find some tutoring and assistance.  The LRC offers physics, math, and chemistry group tutoring.  They have even prepared a "how to solve word problems" tip sheet.  In addition to course based tutoring, LRC also offers workshops on how to study, how to prepare for tests and studying to the MCAT, LSAT or GRE.

           Society of Physics Students!  Okay, it's easier to say- SPS!  Come meet other students who enjoy science, hear guest speakers (often your fellow students), and eat some snacks.

 


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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2002