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PHYSIC-221 - Electricity/Magnetism - Ola Nusierat

Professor:Ola Nusierat
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Most of the course will be done on Canvas. All lectures and labs will be provided in Modules of Canvas. For each chapter, there will be prerecorded lecture videos along. There will be also information available on what videos to watch, what activities can be performed at home, and/or what lab simulations needed to be downloaded to perform the lab.

Homework and Quizzes will be done on MasteringPhysics.

The scheduled class times will be used for reviewing the required material, problem solving, part of the group work, office hours and exams. The live meetings will be done using Zoom. Attending this scheduled meeting is mandatory. You can ask questions about something you didn't understand in the lecture video, or if you need help with homework or lab assignments. 


Course Description

Calculus-based introduction to classical electricity and magnetism, including such topics as, electric charge and electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, current, resistance, and circuits, magnetic fields, and fields due to currents, induction, and inductance, the magnetism of matter, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic oscillations.

What to Expect in this Course

Students need Mastering Physics account.

Students are expected to work in groups to discuss the Worksheet and the Lab activity.

Students are expected to watch a weekly videos and take notes. 


Types of Assessments

Three tests, Quizzes and Homework that can be taken using MasteringPhysics. Group Worksheets.

Textbook Information

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with MasteringPhysics 4th ed. The loose-leaf packaged option is the cheapest. An ebook of the text can also be purchased through MasteringPhysics, as an alternative format. Required: Purchase of MasteringPhysics 


Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 06/15/2021 Sub#: 280