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
82012 
W Aug 22 
 vector algebra: dot and cross product
 scalar and vector fields
 special vectors

1.1.11.1.4 

F Aug 24 
 vector calculus
 gradient
 flux and divergence

1.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.4 
29:129 Notes
82412 
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
82912 (1)
29:129 Notes
82912 (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
 onedimensional 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 nonuniform 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  BiotSavart
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 AhronovBohm effect
 multipole expansion for A
 magnetic monopole moment = 0

Ex. 5.12
5.4.3 

F Dec 7 

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 