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PHY 142: Electricity & Magnetism (Honors)
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2009
September
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 
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Wednesday 
Thursday 
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Saturday 

1
history
lecture 1
charge, Coulomb's law, superposition
Read 1.11.4
classes begin

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lecture 2
an example, electrostatic potential energy
Read 1.5

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Labor Day (no classes)

8
lecture 3
electric field and field lines; volume, surface, and line charge densities; field from a circluar loop and circular disk; review of Taylor series
Read 1.71.8
recitation sections start today

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lecture 4
flux of a vector field through a surface, Gauss' law
Read 1.91.10

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HW 1 due

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lecture 5
application of Gauss' Law to problems with spherical, cyndrical and planar symmetry, discontinuity in E at a charged surface
Read 1.111.13

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lecture 6
force on a charged surface, line integrals, electrostatic potential
Read 1.141.15, 2.12.2

18
HW 2 due

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lecture 7
gradient, potential from charge distributions, potential from a disk, potential energy, divergence, Gauss' Theorem, Gauss' Law in differential form.
Read 2.32.9

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lecture 8
Poisson's equation for electrostatic potential, Laplace's equation, absence of stable electrostatic equilibria, definition and meaning of curl
Read 2.102.16

25
HW 3 due

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lecture 9
Stokes theorm, electrostatics in differential equation form, units of electrostatic potential, electrostatic potential energy and the electric field, properties of conductors in electrostatics, boundary value problems and uniqueness
Read 3.13.3
last day to add or drop/delete courses

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