# Static Fields Winter 2020

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Due Dates
1
Mon
1/6
Introduction
Syllabus
Dot Products
Distance Formula
Star Trek
Vectors
Vectors
Position Vectors
Power Series Review
Mathematica: Approximations
Monday Evening Office Hour:
Power Series
Coefficients
Activity: Power Series Coefficients
Theorems
Mathematica: Power Series Approximations
Griffiths pp. xii-xviii
Introduction
Griffiths 1.1.1-1.1.2
Boas pp. 101-102
Dot Products

Vectors
Position Vectors

Boas 1.2, RHB 4.5
RHB 4.6
Power Series Definitions
Finding Coefficients
Memorize Common Power Series
Approximations
Theorems
Convergence
Quiz 1

2
Tue
1/7
Electric Potential Due to Charged Particles
Coulomb's Law
Scalar Fields
Superposition
Activity: Two Charged Particles
Dimensions
Potential
Voltmeters
Scalar Fields
Superposition
Two Point Charges
HW0

3
Wed
1/8
Limiting Cases
Activity: Two Particles--Limiting Cases
Power Series Dimensions
Two Point Charges--Limiting Cases
Series Dimensions
HW1
Solutions
4
Thu
1/9
Visualization of Potentials
Activity: Visualizing Equipotential Surfaces
Mathematica: Visualize Scalar Fields
PhET: Visualize Potentials
Surfaces
Visualizing Equipotentials

Visualizing w/ Technology

5
Fri
1/10
Compare Series and Visualization
Activity: Compare Algebra and Physics

HW2
Solutions
6
Mon
1/13
Curvilinear coordinates
Definitions
ds
Activity: Line Elements
Curvilinear Basis Vectors
Vector differential
Activity: dr in Curvilinear Coords
Griffiths 1.1.4, 1.4
Boas 10.8, RHB 10.9
RHB 10.10
Definition
Scalar Line Elements
Basis Vectors
Griffiths 1.4
Definition
Polar Coords
Cylindrical/Spherical
Cylindrical/Spherical Hint
Quiz 2

7
Tue
1/14
Use What you Know
Densities
Scalar Line Integrals
Scalar Surface Integrals
Volume Integrals
Total Charge
Activity: Line, surface, and volume integrals

Densities
Scalar Line Integrals
Surface Elements
Cylinders/Spheres
Scalar Surface Integrals
Volume Integrals
Griffiths 1.3.1
Boas 5.2, 5.3 & pp. 258-261, RHB 11
Total Charge

8
Wed
1/15
Electric Potential
Mathematica: Potential Due to a Charged Ring
Griffiths 2.3.4
Ring
Griffiths 2.3.4, MT 5.1-5.2
RHB 11.1, 11.5-11.6

9
Thu
1/16
Ring Limits
Activity: Ring Limiting Cases
VEUF
Electric Field due to a point charge
Limiting Cases

HW3
Solutions

10
Fri
1/17
More Continuous Sources
Finite Charged Line
Infinite Charged Line
Multipoles
Finite Line
Infinite Line

HW4
Solutions

11
Mon
1/20
MLK--No Class

12
Tue
1/21
Electric Field Due to a Charged Ring
Mathematica: E Field Due to a Charged Ring
Griffiths 2.1, MT 5.4

13
Wed
1/22
Partial Derivatives
Curvilinear coordinates
Electric Field
Vector Fields
Coulomb's Law
Visualizing Electric Fields
Electric Field from Electric Potential

Schey IV
Directional Derivatives
Vector Fields

Curvilinear Coords
Use What You Know
HW5
Solutions

14
Thu
1/23
Electric Flux
Definition
Products of Vectors
Cross Product
Activity: Flux through a Cone
Cross & Triple Products
Vector Surface Elements
Visualizing Flux
Mathematica: Visualizing Flux
TM 5.3
Electric Fields
Griffiths 1.3.1, 2.2.1
RHB 11.5
Flux
Griffiths 1.1.1-1.1.3
RHB 7.6
Cross Product
Triple Product
Surface Elements
Cylinders/Spheres
Cylinders/Spheres Hint
Cube
Cube Hint

15
Fri
1/24
Delta Functions

HW6
Solutions
16
Mon
1/27
Derivatives of Vector Fields
Divergence
Activity: Divergence & Curl
Mathematica: Visualizing Divergence
Vector Fields
Divergence Theorem
The Divergence Theorem
Differential Form of 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
Quiz 3

17
Tue
1/28
Gauss's Law
Gauss's Law and Symmetry
Introduction
Applications
Divergence of Point Charge
Gauss's Law
Griffiths 2.2.3
Gauss's Law Applications
Gauss's Law Hint

18
Wed
1/29
Conservative Fields
Vector Line Integrals
Work, Fields, and Potentials
Changes in Electric Potential

Vector Line Integrals
Boas 6.8

HW7
Solutions

19
Thu
1/30
Conductors
Electric Energy (Discrete Charges)

Griffiths 2.4

20
Fri
1/31
Derivatives of Fields
Circulation
Curl
Mathematica: Visualizing Curl
Total Current
Current Density

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
HW8
Solutions

21
Mon
2/3
Magnetic Vector Potential
Infinite line
More Vector Potential
Activity: Spinning Ring
Mathematica: Spinning Ring
Vector Potential
Griffiths 5.4.1

Spinning Ring

Quiz 4

22
Tue
2/4
Magnetic Fields
Biot-Savart Law
Force and Torque on Current loop

23
Wed
2/5
Stokes' Theorem
B Fields
From A
Biot-Savart
Derivation
B Fields
Mathematica: Spinning Ring
Stokes' Thm.
Griffiths 1.3.5

Biot-Savart Law

HW9
Solutions

24
Thu
2/6
Ampère's Law
Applications
Ampère's Law
Cont. Applications
Differential Form of Ampere's Law
Product Rules
Integration by Parts
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

25
Fri
2/7
Griffiths Triangle
Griffiths Triangle
Review
Review Pages
Exam Equation Sheet
Electrostatics Summary (Griffiths p. 87)
Magnetostatics Summary (Griffiths 5.4.2)

HW10
Solutions

26
Mon
2/10
Final Exam
7-9 PM