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PHY 217: Electricity and Magnetism I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2016
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lecture 1
Coulomb's law, principle of superposition, electric field, volume charge density, surface charge density, line charge density, surface integrals, line integrals

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Labor Day, no classes

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lecture 2
Review of Cartesian, spherical, and cylindrical coordinate systems, differential displacement, differential volume element, and differential surface element, electric field from a uniformly charged spherical shell

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lecture 3
Electric field from a uniformly charged sphere and from a stright wire segment, review of the gradient operator

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HW #1 due by 4pm

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lecture 4
Divergence, curl, Laplacian and 2nd derivatives, differential operators in spherical and cylindrical coordinates, divergence of E for a point charge

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lecture 5
Gauss' Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, field lines, Gauss' Law of electrostatics in integral and differential form, Dirac delta function

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HW #2 due by 4pm

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lecture 6
Dirac delta functions, Mawxell's equations for electrostatics, Helmholtz's Theorem

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lecture 7
Solving electrostatic problems using Gauss' Law in integral and differential form, the electrostatic potential

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HW #3 due by 4pm

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lecture 8
Examples computing electrostatic potential, boundary conditions on electric field at a surface charge, energy stored in an electrostatic configuration

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last date to delete course

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lecture 9
Electrostatic energy of continuous charge distributions, self energy vs interaction energy, infinite energy of point charges and the classical electron radius

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HW #4 due by 4pm



