29:129 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I DAILY TOPICS

 DATE TOPICS SECTIONS NOTES M Aug 20 Introduction Maxwell's Equations in integral form (29:28) Fields of a point charge moving in an arbitrary manner 29:129 Notes 8-20-12 W Aug 22 vector algebra: dot and cross product scalar and vector fields special vectors 1.1.1-1.1.4 F Aug 24 vector calculus gradient  flux and divergence 1.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.4 29:129 Notes 8-24-12 M Aug 27 circulation and curl line integrals surface integrals 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.5 W Aug 28 cylindrical coordinates spherical coordinates the delta function 1.4, 1.5 29:129 Notes 8-29-12 (1) 29:129 Notes 8-29-12 (2) Chapter 1: Summary F Aug 30 Introduction to Electromagnetism electromagnetic force Coulomb's Law Electric field of point charges 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3 Assignment 1 Due W Sep 5 Electric field of a dipole dipole moment force and torque on a dipole in a uniform E field dipole field plot F Sep 7 Electric field of a ring of charge Electric field of a disk of charge Electric field of a sphere of charge 2.1.4 M Sep 10 E for a line charge (Example 2.1) Curl of E divergence of E-- Gauss's Law E outside a sphere of charge 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4 W Sep 12 Review of Gauss's Law E inside a sphere of charge Infinite line charge Infinite plane of charge 2 infinite planes of charge 2.2.3 F Sep 14 Electric field lines Electric potential conductors 2.3 Assignment 2 Due Electric Field Lines Equipotential Contours M Sep 17 What is the electric potential? conductors air breakdown W Sep 19 Conductors with cavities Capacitance 2.5.2, 2.5.4 F Sep 21 EXAM 1 M Sep 24 energy stored in a capacitor force on capacitor plates 2.5.4 Energy storage capacitors W Sep 26 electrostatic energy of a collection of charges electric field energy density energy of a uniformly charged sphere 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3 F Sep 28 Begin Chapter 3 Poisson and Laplace equations one-dimensional examples 3.1.1, 3.1.2 M Oct 1 parallel plates with uniform charge density Uniqueness theorem, mean value theorem Earnshaw's theorem 3.1.4 Uniform sphere on charge Parallel pates with charge W Oct 3 Electrostatic oscillations electron plasma oscillations Assignment 3 Due Plasma oscillations F Oct 5 Method of images (a) point charge above a grounded conducting plane (b) point charge near a grounded conducting sphere 3.2 Method of Images Image problem (a) Image problem (b) Exam II covers material up to this point M Oct 8 Solution of Laplace's equation by separation of variables in (x,y,z) 3.3.1 W Oct 10 Orthonormal functions - linear vector spaces Griffiths 3.3.1 3.3.1 Orthogonal functions Griffiths Sec. 3.3.1 F Oct 12 finish example 3.3.1 example 3.5 3.3.1 Griffiths Ex, 3.5 M Oct 15 Solution of Laplace's equation in spherical coordinates for problems with no phi dependence Legendre polynomials 3.3.2 Legendre Polynomials W Oct 17 Examples of V(r, theta) conducting sphere in uniform E field 3.3.2 Example 3.6 F Oct 19 EXAM II --- see Exam Info. page for details M Oct 22 Multipole expansion monopole, dipole, and quadrupole terms 3.4 Multipole expansion W Oct 24 dipole moment p force and torque on a dipole force on a dipole in non-uniform E field energy of a dipole in an electric field 3.4 F Oct 26 example on calculating dipole moment Begin Ch. 4 on Dielectrics field outside a polarized object bound surface and volume charges 4.2.1, 4.2.2 Dipole example M Oct 29 Professor Khodas W Oct 31 Professor Khodas F Nov 2 NO CLASS M Nov 5 review- dielectrics- polarization and bound charge the electric displacement, D linear, isotropic homogeneous dielectrics electric susceptibility, permittivity, and relative permittivity 4.4.1 examples (a ) & (b) W Nov 7 LIH dielectrics bound charge in terms of free charge dielectric sphere with Q at center parallel plate capacitor with linear dielectric 4.4.1 Ex. 4.6. F Nov 9 Electrostatic energy when dielectrics are present Forces on a dielectric in an electric field 4.4.3 4.4.4 force on dielectric End of material covered in Exam III, Begin material covered in Exam IV M Nov 12 Begin Chapter 5 on Magnetostatics Magnetic forces on charges and currents circular motion of a charged particle in a constant B field 5.1.1 5.1.2 W Nov 14 cyclotron radius and frequency line, surface and volume currents 5.1.3 F Nov 16 EXAM III-- see exam info page for study guide Nov. 19 - Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Holiday M Nov. 26 Steady currents Ohm's Law classical model of electrical conduction equation of continuity Hall effect 5.1.3 5.2.1 W Nov. 28 Magnetic field of steady currents - Biot-Savart Law circular loop straight wire solenoid 5.2.2 F Nov 30 divergence of B curl of B Ampere's circuital law 5.3.1 5.3.2 M Dec 3 Ampere's law infinite current sheet toroidal coil magnetic vector potential 5.3.1 5.4.1 A for a finite wire  (Griffiths 5.22) W Dec 5 A for an infinite solenoid the Ahronov-Bohm effect multipole expansion for A magnetic monopole moment = 0 Ex. 5.12 5.4.3 F Dec 7 magnetic dipole 5.4.3 Classic E&M problem Details on the derivation of the magnetic dipole vector potential Final Exam--- Tuesday December 11, 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM