Dan Watson's lectures take place in Hoyt Auditorium, 2-3:15 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Key: G = Giancoli's Physics for scientists and engineers, v.2

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Lecture topics Reading assignment

1

30 August

Coulomb's Law, electric charge, and how to calculate the forces and electric fields due to static charge distributions. G, chapter 21

2

4 September

3

6 September

4 11 September
5 13 September Gauss's Law, electric flux, gaussian surfaces, and the use of Gauss's Law to calculate electric fields due to static charge distributions. G chapter 22
6 18 September
7 20 September Electric potential; voltage; work and energy in electrostatics. G chapter 23
8 25 September
9 27 September Electric conductors and dielectrics, capacitance, Ohm's law, resistance and electric currents. G chapters 24-25
10 2 October
11 4 October
12 11 October More examples: review for Exam #1  
  12 October Exam #1: 8:00-9:15 AM, Hoyt Auditorium (last names A-K) or Lower Strong Auditorium (last names L-Z)
13 16 October DC circuits:Kirchhoff's rules, resistor networks, RC circuits. G chapter 26
14 18 October
15 23 October Magnetostatics: the Lorentz force, the Biot-Savart and Ampere Laws, and how to calculate forces and magnetic fields due to static electric-current distributions. G chapters 27-28
16 25 October
17 30 October
18 1 November Electromagnetic induction: magnetic flux, Faraday's Law, induced electromotive forces in current loops. G chapter 29
19 6 November
20 8 November Review for Exam #2  
  13 November Exam #2: 8:00-9:15, Hubbell Auditorium (141 Hutchison Hall)
21 15 November Inductors and inductance; oscillation and resonance in LRC circuits; the elements of AC circuits. G chapter 30
22 20 November
23 27 November The Maxwell equations: electricity and magnetism as aspects of the same force of nature, electromagnetic waves and light G chapter 31
24 29 November
25 4 December
26 6 December Review for final exam  
26 11 December
  17 December Final exam: 7:15-11:15 PM, Hubbell Auditorium (141 Hutchison)