Static Fields
 
Spring 2018

Syllabus

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Day Topic:
  Subtopic
Reading   (Bridge Book)
  (Main, Alternate,  Deep)
Due Dates
1
Mon
4/2
Introduction
  Course
  Paradigms
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
Adding up terms
More Adding Up
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
Gradients
  Curvilinear coordinates
  Visualizing Gradient
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
Gradient
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
Electric Energy (Discrete Charges)
Griffiths 2.4
 
HW7
Solutions
19
Thu
4/26
Total Current
Griffiths 5.1.3, 5.2.1
 
Laplace's Equation Reflection (Canvas)
What questions do you have HW8 (Canvas)
20
Fri
4/27
Current Density
 
Current
 
HW8
Solutions
 
21
Mon
4/30
Magnetic Vector Potential
  Spinning Ring
Vector Potential
Griffiths 5.4.1
Spinning Ring
 
   
22
Tue
5/1
Vector Potential Continued
Derivatives of Fields
  Circulation
  Curl
  Visualizing Curl
 
 
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
 
 
What questions do you have HW9 (Canvas)
     
23
Wed
5/2
Magnetic Fields
  Biot-Savart Law
 
 
 
 
HW9
Solutions
  
24
Thu
5/3
Stokes' Theorem
B Fields
  From A
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
Stokes' Thm.
Griffiths 1.3.5
 
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
 
 

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