Course Guide Topic 1: Electric Charges and Forces 1.1 Electric Charge 1.1.1 The Structure of the Atom 1.2 The Unit of Charge 1.2.1 Charge Quantisation 1.3 Conductors and Insulators 1.4 Charging a Conductor 1.5 Electrostatic Forces 1.6 Coulomb's Law 1.7 The Superposition Principle Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 Topic 2: Electric Field and Electric Flux 2.1 Electric Field Lines 2.2 The Electric Field 2.3 The Electric Field Due to a Point Charge Q 2.4 The Superposition Principle 2.5 Electric Flux and Gauss's Law 2.6 Gauss's Law 2.7 Charged Parallel Conducting Plates Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 Topic 3: Electric Potential Energy and Capacitance 3.1 Electric Potential Energy 3.2 Electric Potential and Potential Difference 3.3 The Electric Potential of a Point Charge 3.4 Relation between E and V 3.5 Equipotential Surfaces 3.6 Capacitance 3.7 Calculation of Capacitance ix-xii 1 2 2 5 5 6 7 8 9 11 14 15 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 27 30 31 32 32 32 33 35 36 38 40 42 43 44

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3.7.1 Parallel-Plate Capacitors Capacitors in Series and Parallel 3.8.1 Series Combination 3.8.2 Parallel Combination 3.9 Energy Storage in Capacitors 3.10 Dielectrics Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 3.8 Topic 4: Direct Current 4.1 Electric Current 4.2 Electromotive Force 4.3 Electrical Resistance, Resistivity and Resistor 4.3.1 Electrical Resistance 4.3.2 Resistivity 4.3.3 Resistor 4.3.4 Ohm's Law 4.4 Electric Power and Energy Lost in a Resistance 4.4.1 Electric Power Lost in a Resistance 4.4.2 Electric Energy Lost in a Resistance 4.5 The Internal Resistance of a Battery 4.6 Ampere-Hour Rating Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 Topic 5: Circuit Analysis 5.1 Resistors in Series 5.2 Resistors in Parallel 5.3 Circuit Analysis Using the Series- Parallel Reduction Method 5.4 Kirchoff's Rules 5.4.1 Kirchoff's Junction Rule 5.4.2 Kirchoff's Loop Rule Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2

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Topic 6: Magnetic Fields 6.1 Magnetic Field Lines 6.1.1 Bar Magnets 6.1.2 Current-Carrying Wire 6.1.3 Current-Carrying Loop of Wire 6.1.4 Magnetic Field Lines In A Plane through the Center of a Solenoid 6.2 Magnetic Fields 6.3 The Magnetic Force 6.4 Motion of a Charge in Magnetic Field 6.5 The Biot-Savart Law 6.6 Ampere's Law 6.7 Magnetism Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 Topic 7: Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Conductor 7.1 Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Conductor 7.2 The Torque on a Current Loop 7.3 Applications of the Torque 7.3.1 The Galvanometer 7.3.2 The DC Motor 7.4 The Hall Effect 7.5 The Force between Parallel Conductors Summary Key Terms Self-Test 1 Self-Test 2 Topic 8: Electromagnetic Induction and Inductance 8.1 Magnetic Flux 8.2 Electromagnetic Induction 8.3 Faraday's Law 8.4 Lenz's Law 8.5 Motional Electromagnetic Force 8.6 Eddy Currents 8.7 Self Inductance 8.8 Mutual Inductance 8.9 Magnetic-Field Energy 8.10 Transformers

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