Tentative weekly course calendar for Phys 342 (4 lectures per week)
Week |
Date |
Topics covered |
1 |
Jan 16-20 |
chapter 2: electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, electric field, charge distribution no HW due this week |
2 |
Jan 23-27 |
chapter 2: divergence and curl of electric field, Gauss law, electric and gravitational potential, Poisson and Laplace equation, HW#1 due friday Last day to drop - on friday |
3 |
Jan 30-3 |
chapter 2: work and energy in electrostatics, conductors HW#2 due friday |
4 |
Feb 6-10 |
chapter 3: Laplace equation, method of images HW#3 due friday |
5 |
Feb 13-17 |
chapter 3: separation of variables, multipole expansion HW#4 due friday |
6 |
Feb 20-24 |
chapter 4: electric fields in matter: dielectrics, polarization, No HW this week EXAM 1: Friday, Feb 24 |
7 |
Feb 27-3 |
chapter 4: electric displacement and Gauss law, linear dielectric HW#5 due friday |
8 |
Mar 6-10 |
chapter 5: magnetostatics: Lorentz force law, Biot-Savart law HW#6 due friday |
9 |
Mar 13-17 |
FINALLY!!!!! SPRING BREAK |
10 |
Mar 20-24 |
chapter 5: divergence and curl of magnetic field, magnetic vector potential HW#7 due friday |
11 |
Mar 27-31 |
chapter 6: magnetic fields in matter: magnetic dipole, magnetization, HW#8 due friday Last day to withdraw - on friday |
12 |
Apr 3-7 |
chapter 6: Ampere’s law, linear and nonlinear media no HW due this week EXAM 2: Friday, April 7 |
13 |
Apr 10-14 |
chapter 7: electrodynamics: Ohm’s law, electromotive force, Faraday’s law, inductance, HW #9 due friday |
14 |
Apr 17-21 |
chapter 7: Maxwell’s equations no HW due this week |
15 |
Apr 24-28 |
chapter 8: conservation laws: continuity equation, Poynting’s theorem, Maxwell’s stress tensor HW#10 due THURSDAY |
16 |
May 1-5 |
May 1: Last day of instruction FINAL: Friday, May 5, 1-3pm ………. Good success !! |