Classes run from Dec 2, 2002, to Feb 21, 2003. I have listed below the main topics of the course, together with the corresponding chapters of our textbook. The dates are a rough guide to the amount of time we'll spend on each topic -- roughly one week per chapter. It is possible that some topics may be compressed or expanded as the course evolves. We may skip sections within chapters, and you may be held responsible for material in reading assignments which was not covered in class.
At the end of each lecture, I will present the reading assignment for the next class. You may be quizzed on the material at the start of the next class period.
|Dec 4||Two-slit interference||27.1-2|
|Dec 9||Diffraction Gratings and spectra||27.6-7|
|Dec 11||Electric charge and electric force||18.1-5|
|Dec 13||Electric Field||18.6-8|
|Dec 16||Electric Potential||19.1-4|
|Dec 20: Test 1|
|Jan 6||EMF and Current||20.1-2|
|Jan 8||Resistivity and Resistance||20.3|
|Jan 10||Power and AC||20.4-5|
|Jan 13||Resistors in series and parallel||20.6-8|
|Jan 15||Kirchoff's Rules||20.10|
|Jan 17||Capacitors and RC Circuits||20.12-13|
|Jan 20||Household wiring||20.14|
|Jan 22||Physics of an Ink Jet Printer|
|Jan 24: Test 2|
|Jan 27||The Magnetic Force on a Charged Particle||21.1-4|
|Jan 29||Magnetic Force on a Current-carrying Wire||21.5|
|Jan 31||Magnetic Torque on a Current-carrying Loop||21.6|
|Feb 3||Creating a Magnetic Field with a Current||21.7-8|
|Feb 5||Creating a Magnetic Field with a Solenoid||21.7-8|
|Feb 10||Induction and Lenz' Law||22.5|
|Feb 12||Electric Generators||22.7|
|Feb 14||A Hydroelectric Power Plant in New York|
|Feb 17||Mutual- and Self-Inductance||22.8|
|Feb 21||Power grids in the real world|
|Feb 24||Final Exam -- 8:00 - 10:00 AM, 08-2365|
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