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Undergraduate Courses

Physics 248 Spring 2012: A Modern Introduction to Physics

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Lab instr (prelim)

             
                           

lec 1: Intro + Coulomb's Law HW1
HW1sol


lec 2: continuous charge distributions + Gauss's Law



lec 3: examples + force on patch


lec 4: gradient + electrostatic potential HW2
HW2sol
Lab 1
lec 5:  electrostatic potential examples



lec 6:  divergence + differential form of Gauss's Law



lec 7: curl + conductors in electrostatic fields
HW3
HW3sol
Lab 2: E1

lec 8: conductors in static E fields + Laplace's equation



lec 9: method of images+ capacitors and capacitance



lec 10: capacitors and capacitance (continued)
HW4
HW4sol
Lab 3:
EC-2

lec 11: electric current + Ohm's Law



lec 12: circuits with resistors + capacitors


lec 13: more circuit examples with resistors + capacitors Practice MT 1 Practice MT 1 sols
lec14: midterm 1 discussion
HW5
HW5sol


lec 15: diode HW6
HW6sol
Lab 4:
EC-3

lec 16: Biot-Savart


lec 17: solenoid


lec 18: Ampere's law
HW7
HW7sol
Lab 5:
E-4

lec 19: Hall effect+ magnetic pressure


lec 20: Faraday's Law
HW8
HW8sol
Lab 6:
EC-5

lec 21: inductance



lec 22: midterm 2 review
Practice MT 2
Practice MT 2 sols

lec 23: undriven RLC + begin AC steady state HW9
HW9sol


lec 24: resonance and filters


lec 25: Power in AC circuits HW10
HW10sol
Lab 7:
E-6

lec 26: Maxwell equations 


lec 27: electromagnetic waves



lec 28: electromagnetic waves, Poynting vector
HW11
HW11sol
Lab 8:
E-7

lec 29: sources of EM radiation (updated)



lec 30: Larmor radiation + polarization


lec 31: begin relativistic transformation of fields HW12
HW12sol


lec 32: relativistic effect examples


lec 33: Lorentz force Practice MT3

lec 34: interference HW13
HW13sol


lec 35: diffraction HW14
HW14sol
Lab 9:
LC-1

lec 36: optics 1


lec 37: optics 2


lec 38: dielectrics

Lab 10:
LC-2

lec 39: waves in dielectric media, magnetic materials



lec 40: course overview/
final exam review






 

 



 


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