# Static Fields Spring 2018

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Due Dates
1
Mon
4/2
Introduction
Course
Electric Potential
Coulomb's Law
Griffiths pp. xii-xviii
Introduction
Dimensions
Potential

2
Tue
4/3
Electric Potential Due to Charged Particles
Superposition
Visualizing Equipotential Surfaces
Visualize: Mathematica
Visualize: PhET
Superposition
Visualizing Equipotentials
More Visualizing Equipotentials
Visualizing w/ Technology
What questions do you have HW1 (Canvas)

3
Wed
4/4
Power Series
Theorems
Approximations
Boas 1.2
RHB 4.5
RHB 4.6
Definitions
Memorize Common Power Series
More Coefficients
Dimensions
Approximations
Theorems
Convergence
HW1
Solutions
SolFigs3-5
SolFigs6
Visualizing Equipotentials Reflection (Canvas)

4
Thu
4/5
Dot Products
Star Trek Activity
Electric Potential Due to Charged Particles
Charges not at the origin
Two Charged Particles
Boas pp. 101-102
Griffiths 1.1.1-1.1.2
Dot Products
2 Point Charges

What questions do you have HW2 (Canvas)

5
Fri
4/6
Electric Potential
Cont. Two Charged Particles
Integration
More 2 Point Charges

HW2
Solutions
SolFigs4
SolFigs5
Star Trek Reflection (Canvas)
6
Mon
4/9
Curvilinear coordinates
Definitions
ds
Line Elements
Curvilinear Basis Vectors
Vector differential
dr in curvilinear
Vector Line Integrals
Boas 10.8, Griffiths 1.1.4, 1.4
RHB 10.9
RHB 10.10
Definition
Activity
Scalar Line Integrals
Surface Elements
Cylinders/Spheres
Cylinders/Spheres Hint
Scalar Surface Integrals
Volume Integrals
Basis Vectors
More Basis Vectors
Griffiths 1.4
Definition
Polar Coords
Cylindrical/Spherical
Cylindrical/Spherical Hint
Vector Line Integrals
Boas 6.8

7
Tue
4/10
Scalar Surface Integrals
Volume Integrals
Total Charge
Line, surface, and volume integrals
Surface Integrals
Volume Integrals
Boas 5.2, 5.3 & pp. 258-261, Griffiths 1.3.1
RHB 11
Total Charge Hint
What questions do you have HW3 (Canvas)

8
Wed
4/11
Electric Potential
Due to a Charged Ring
Griffiths 2.3.4
Ring
More Ring
Griffiths 2.3.4, MT 5.1-5.2
RHB 11.1, 11.5-11.6
HW3
Solutions

9
Thu
4/12
Electric Potential
Cont. Charged Ring
Finite Charged Line
Infinite Charged Line
Limiting Cases
Finite Line
Infinite Line
What questions do you have HW4 (Canvas)

10
Fri
4/13
Electric Field
Coulomb's Law
Visualizing Electric Fields
Due to a Charged Ring

Griffiths 2.1, MT 5.4
HW4
Solutions
The Ring - Potential Reflection (Canvas)
11
Mon
4/16
Electric Field
Finish Ring

12
Tue
4/17
Curvilinear coordinates
Electric Field from Electric Potential
Electric Flux
Definition
Products of Vectors
Cross Product
Flux through a Cone
Cross & Triple Products
Vector Surface Elements
Visualizing Flux
Visualizing Flux
Schey IV
Directional Derivatives
Curvilinear Coords
Use What You Know
TM 5.3
Electric Fields
Griffiths 1.3.1, 2.2.1, RHB 11.5
Flux
RHB 7.6
Griffiths 1.1.1-1.1.3
Cross Product
Triple Product
Surface Elements
Cylinders/Spheres
Cylinders/Spheres Hint
Cube
Cube Hint
What questions do you have HW5 (Canvas)

13
Wed
4/18
Derivatives of Fields
Divergence
Divergence & Curl Activity
Visualizing Divergence
Vector Fields
Divergence Theorem
The Divergence Theorem
Differential Form of Gauss's Law
Gauss's Law
Griffiths 1.2.4
Griffiths 1.5
Divergence
Curvilinear Coords
Visualizing Divergence
Visualize Hint
Griffiths 1.3.4
Griffiths 2.2.2, Griffiths 5.3.2
Maxwell's Eqns
Divergence of Point Charge
HW5
Solutions

14
Thu
4/19
Gauss's Law and Symmetry
Introduction
Applications
Gauss's Law
Griffiths 2.2.3
Gauss's Law Applications
Gauss's Law Hint
What questions do you have HW6 (Canvas)

15
Fri
4/20
Conservative Fields

HW6
Solutions

16
Mon
4/23
Work, Fields, and Potentials
Changes in Electric Potential

17
Tue
4/24
The Laplacian
Second Derivatives
Conductors
Introduction
Conducting Cylinder Activity
Solving Laplace's Equation
Separation of Variables
Boundary Value Problems
Visualization of Solutions
Griffiths 1.2.7
Boas 6.7
Griffiths 2.5

Griffiths 3.1
Boas 13.2

What questions do you have HW7 (Canvas)

18
Wed
4/25
Cont. Laplace's Equation

HW7
Solutions
19
Thu
4/26
Electric Energy (Discrete Charges)
Derivatives of Fields
Circulation
Curl
Visualizing Curl
Total Current
Current Density
Griffiths 2.4

Curl
Griffiths 1.2.5, RHB 10.7.3, Schey p. 75-91
Griffiths 1.4, RHB 10.9
Griffiths 1.2.5, RHB 10.7.3, Schey p. 75-91
Griffiths 1.4, RHB 10.9
Griffiths 5.1.3, 5.2.1
Current
Laplace's Equation Reflection (Canvas)
What questions do you have HW8 (Canvas)

20
Fri
4/27
Magnetic Vector Potential
Infinite line
Vector Potential
Griffiths 5.4.1

HW8
Solutions
Sol_Q3
21
Mon
4/30
Cont. Vector Potential
Spinning Ring
Spinning Ring

22
Tue
5/1
Cont. Vector Potential
Magnetic Fields
Biot-Savart Law

What questions do you have HW9 (Canvas)

23
Wed
5/2
Stokes' Theorem
B Fields
From A
Stokes' Thm.
Griffiths 1.3.5

HW9
Solutions
Sol_Q34
24
Thu
5/3
Biot-Savart
Derivation
B Fields
Spinning Ring
Ampère's Law
Applications
Ampère's Law
Cont. Applications
Differential Form of Ampere's Law
Product Rules
Integration by Parts
Biot-Savart Law

B from plane
Ampere Symmetry
Griffiths 5.3.3

Maxwell's Eqns.
Griffiths 2.2.4, 5.3.1
Product Rules
Griffiths 1.2.6
Integration by Parts
What questions do you have HW10 (Canvas)

25
Fri
5/4
Griffiths Triangle
Griffiths Triangle
Review
Electrostatics Summary (Griffiths p. 87)
Magnetostatics Summary (Griffiths 5.4.2)

HW10
Solutions

26
Mon
5/7
Final Exam
7-9 PM

Overall Reflection