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PHY 142: Electricity & Magnetism (Honors)
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2009
October
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
inclass exam 1

2

3

4

5
Fall Break (no classes)

6
lecture 10
field in a cavity inside a conductor, example, image charge method for a charge in front of a flat conducting plane
Read 3.4

7

8
lecture 11
Capacitance and capacitors, energy stored in a capacitor, electric currents
Read 3.5, 3.7, 4.1
Meliora Weekend

9
HW 4 due
Meliora Weekend

10
Meliora Weekend

11
Meliora Weekend

12

13
lecture 12
current density, conservation of charge, steady currents, electric conductivity, Ohm's law, resistance, Drude model
Read 4.24.4

14

15
lecture 13
Electric circuits, Kirchoff's laws, resistors in series and parallel, energy dissipation, electromotive forces and batteries, capacitors in circuits and RC time constant
Read 4.74.11

16
HW 5 due

17

18

19

20
lecture 14
magnetostatics: Lorentz force, magnetic field, field from a straight infinite wire, Ampere's law
Read 5.15.2, 6.16.2

21

22
lecture 15
MKS vs CGS units in magnetostatics, computing magnetic field from wires, planes and solenoids with Ampere's law
Read 6.36.6

23
HW 6 due

24

25

26

27
lecture 16
Jump in B at surface current, force on surface current, magnetic vector potential
Read 6.36.6

28

29
lecture 17
BiotSavart law, magnetic field from a ring, finite solenoid, rotating disk, Hall effect
Read 6.86.9

30
HW 7 due

31


