ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA – Department of Physics



Semester: 2nd Semester.

Total Credits: 1 Credit hours.


Course Description: Introduction to the measuring devices used in the course, Electric circuits, Types of resistors, Ohm’s law, Connection of resistors, Resistance measurement, Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff’s rules, Charging process of the capacitor, Discharging process of the capacitor, Measurement of AC quantities by using the oscilloscope, Reactance, Resonance, Magnetic field.


Textbook: Practical physics B by S. Taya, Z. Nassar, and M. Obaid.

The Purpose of the course

1. To provide an experimental foundation for the theoretical concepts introduced in the lectures of general physics B. It is important that students have an opportunity to verify some of the ideas for themselves.

2. To familiarize students with experimental apparatus, the scientific method, and data analysis so that they will have some idea of the inductive process by which the ideas were originated. To teach how to make careful experimental observations and how to think about and draw conclusions from such data.

3. To learn how to write a technical report which communicates scientific information in a clear and concise manner.

4. To introduce new concepts and techniques which have a wide application in experimental science, but have not been introduced in the standard courses. These may require that the student consult additional textbooks.

Grading System:

Homework & Quiz                10%

Reports                                   30%

Final exam                              60%


Course Outlines:






First weak

Electrical instruments

Eighth week

The oscilloscope

Second weak

Ohm’s law

Ninth week

Reactance (the coil in an ac circuit)

Third week

Connection of resistors

Tenth week

Reactance (the capacitor in an ac circuit)

Fourth  week

Resistance measurement

Eleventh week


Fifth week

Solution of networks by means of Kirchhoff’s rules

Tweleveth week

Magnetic field

Sixth week

Charging process of the capacitor

Thirteenth week

Review of the course

Seventh week

Discharging process of the capacitor

Fourteenth week

Final examination