• Previous Offering: Fall 2019
  • Course Pages of other Instructors: Junaid Saif Khan (Fall 2020)
  • Timetable:
    • BCS 1E — Thursday and Saturday — 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM — Room: E&M-11
    • BCS 1C — Thursday and Saturday — 03:30 PM – 04:50 PM — Room: E&M-11
    • Office hours will be communicated soon, via email.
  • Course Outline: The outline can be downloaded from link.
  • MATLAB Manual for BS Students
    • An easy-to-understand MATLAB manual can be downloaded from the following link.
  • Week 1
    • Vectors and Scalars
    • Adding Vectors Geometrically
    • Components of Vectors
    • Unit Vectors
    • Addition of Vectors by Components
    • Vectors and the Symmetry in the Laws of Physics
    • Scalar Product
    • Vector Product
    • Selected Sample Problems: 3.02, 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 3.07
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
    • Video Tutorial of Selected Problems: Link
  • Week 2
    • What is Mechanics?
    • Why do we need differential and integral calculus to describe states of motion?
    • The Paradox of Derivative
    • Position and Displacement
    • Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity
    • Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration
    • Graphs of Motion
    • Projectile Motion
    • Uniform Circular Motion
    • Selected Sample Problems: 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 33
    • Video Tutorial of Selected Problems: Link
    • Assignment 1: Link (Due Date: October 3, 2020) Solution   MATLAB Code
  • Week 3
    • Newtonian Mechanics and its Limitations
    • Overviews of the available theories to rescue us where Newtonian Mechanics fails
    • Frames of Reference
    • A quick introduction to Equivalence Principle
    • Pseudo Forces
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Some Particular Forces
    • A Method for solving problems using Newton’s Second Law
  • Week 4
  • Midterm-I Week
  • Week 5
    • Why the study of oscillations is important?
    • Difference between Vibrations, Oscillations, and Fluctuations
    • The Simple Harmonic Motion
    • Possible Solutions of Wave Equation
    • The Velocity of SHM
    • The Acceleration of SHM
    • The Force Law for SHM
    • Law of Conservation of Energy and SHM
    • An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator
    • The Simple Pendulum (Related Simulations: myPhysicsLab, PhET Colorado)
    • Comparing SHM with Uniform Circular Motion (MATLAB Code)
    • Selected Sample Problems: 15.01
    • Selected Exercise Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13
  • Week 6
    • Physics of Waves
    • Mechanical Waves
    • Electromagnetic Waves and Their Relation with Special Relativity
    • Matter Waves and Duality in Nature
    • Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
    • Function that describes the Wave on a String
    • Amplitude, Phase, Wavelength, and Angular Wave Number
    • Period, Angular Frequency, and Frequency
    • Phase Constant
    • The Speed of a Travelling Wave
    • Selected Sample Problems: 16.04
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
    • Video Tutorial of Selected Problems: Link
    • Assignment 3: Link (Due Date: November 5, 2020) Solution
  • Week 7
    • Coulomb’s Law
    • Quantization of Charge
    • Conservation of Charge
    • Selected Sample Problems: 21.01, 21.02, 21.03, 21.04
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 37, 41, 42
  • Week 8
    • Idea of Fields in Physics
    • Electric Field
    • Electric Field due to a Charged Particle
    • Electric Field due to a Dipole
    • Selected Sample Problems: 22.01, 22.02, 22.04
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, 20, 22, 42, 44, 47
  • Week 9
    • Concept of Flux and Divergence
    • Electric Flux
    • Gauss’ Law
    • Equivalency of Gauss’s Law And Coulombs’ Law
    • Discussion on the factor of 4π in Coulomb’s Constant
  • Week 10
    • Applying Gauss’ Law: Cylindrical Symmetry
    • Applying Gauss’ Law: Planar Symmetry
    • Applying Gauss’ Law: Spherical Symmetry
    • Selected Sample Problems: 23.01, 23.02, 23.03, 23.04, 23.06, 23.07
    • Selected Exercise Problems: 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 36, 41, 45, 46, 47
    • Assignment 4: Link (Due Date: November 23, 2020) Solution
  • Midterm-II Week
  • Week 11
    • What is Capacitance?
    • Capacitance of a Parallel-Plate Capacitor
    • Capacitance of a Cylindrical Capacitor
    • Capacitance of a Spherical Capacitor
    • Capacitance of a Isolated Sphere
    • Parallel and Series Combination of Capacitors
    • Selected Sample problems: 25.01, 25.02, 25.03, 25.06 
    • Selected Exercise problems: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • Week 12
    • What is current?
    • Difference between Conventional and Electric Current
    • Direction of Current
    • Current Density
    • Drift Speed
    • Resistance and Resistivity
    • Conductivity
    • Ohmic and Non-Ohmic Materials
    • Macroscopic View of Ohm’s Law
    • Selected Exercise problems: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 29, 31, 32
    • Selected Sample problems: 26.02, 26.04
    • Assignment 5: Link (Due Date: December 14, 2020)
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