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PHY 142: Electricity & Magnetism (Honors)
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2009
December
September  October  November  December
This course schedule is approximate. The exam dates are fixed. Exam subject matter will change as appropriate for the material covered. Links to daily lecture notes are given below.
Sunday 
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 

1
lecture 24
Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations in a vacuum, the wave equation, simple harmonic electromagnetic waves
Read 9.19.4

2

3
lecture 25
Plane waves, Maxwell's Equations in MKS units, standing waves, reflection from a planar conducting surface, energy in EM waves, spherical waves
Read 9.49.6

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6

7
HW 10 due

8
lecture 26
Dielectrics, atomic polarization, polarization density, electric susceptibility, bound surface charge

9

10
lecture 27
Bound volume charge, energy of electric dipole in an electric field, ferroelectrics, the displacement field D, the dielectric constant, capacitors with dielectrics, magnetic materials

11
last day of classes

12
reading period

13
reading period

14
reading period

15
final exams begin

16

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19
final exam, 4 pm, Hoyt Aud

20

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final exams end

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