Physics 106 2008 Lecture summaries and lecture notes.

These are the lecture notes for Physics 106 - Fundamental Physics II taught in Spring 2008. This is an intro class taught from Wolfson and Passachof, and is basically intro electromagnetism - the integral formulation of Maxwells equations. This was my second time teaching this course.

How to read these lecture notes: Each page has 4 panels, representing a chunk of blackboard about 3 feet wide. The sequence of panels on a page is TL, TR, BL, BR. A 55 minute lecture is usually ten panels, 2.5 pages.

Note on errata: I'd be grateful, if you find a mistake, if you let me know so I can note it here.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Kay Warner and John Daise for scanning these notes.

These lectures begin on a Wednesday as Martin Luther King Day fell on the Monday, and college was closed.

- Lecture 1 W 01/23/2008 Electromagnetism and electric charge
- Lecture 2 F 01/25/2008 Coulomb’s law and the electric ﬁeld
- Lecture 3 M 01/28/2008 Electric ﬁelds of charge distributions, matter in electric ﬁelds
- Lecture 4 W 1/30/2008 Matter in electric ﬁelds. Electric ﬁeld lines and electric ﬂux
- Lecture 5 F 2/01/2008 Gauss’ law and applications
- Lecture 6 M 2/04/2008 Fields of arbitrary charge distributions and Gauss’ law applied to conductors
- Lecture 7 W 2/06/2008 Gauss’ law and surface ﬁelds.
- Lecture 8 F 2/08/2008 Potential energy, work and the electric ﬁeld, potential diﬀerences
- Lecture 9 M 2/11/2008 Calculating potential diﬀerences. Potential diﬀerence and the electric ﬁeld. Potentials of charged conductors
- Lecture 10 W 2/13/2008 Energy of a charge distribution, two isolated conductors, energy and the E-ﬁeld
- Lecture 11 F 2/15/2008 Capacitors, Energy storage in capacitors
- Lecture 12 M 2/18/2008 Connecting capacitors, capacitors and dielectrics
- Lecture 13 W 02/20/2008 Electric current, conduction mechanisms, resistance and ohms law
- Lecture 14 F 02/22/2008 Current, Current density, Resistivity, conductivity and Ohm’s Law. Electric power
- Lecture 15 M 02/25/2008 EMF, batteries, Series circuits: Voltage dividers. Parallel circuits.
- Lecture 16 W 02/27/2008 Chemistry of batteries. Kirchoﬀ ’s laws. Electrical measuring instruments
- Lecture 17 F 02/29/2008 Circuits with capacitors. What is magnetism? The magnetic force on a moving charge.
- Lecture 18 M 03/05/2008 Motion of charged particles in magnetic ﬁelds. Magnetic force on a current.
- Lecture 19 W 03/05/2008 A current loop in a magnetic ﬁeld. The Biot-Savart law.
- Lecture 20 F 03/07/2008 Magnetic force between two conductors. Amperes law.
- Lecture 21 M 03/17/2008 CLASS CANCELLED
- Lecture 22 W 03/19/2008 Applications of Amperes law. Solenoids and toroids.
- Lecture 23 F 03/21/2008 Induced currents, Faraday’s law, induced currents and conservation of energy. Lenz’s Law.
- Lecture 24 M 03/24/2008 Induced electric ﬁelds. Mutual inductance and self inductance
- Lecture 25 W 03/26/2008 Inductors in circuits and magnetic energy
- Lecture 26 F 03/28/2008 Four laws of e/m. Ambiguity in Ampere’s law
- Lecture 27 M 03/31/2008 Maxwells equations, E/m waves.
- Lecture 28 W 04/02/2008 Speed of e/m waves, properties of e/m waves
- Lecture 29 F 04/04/2008 E/m spectrum, polarization, producing E/m waves.
- Lecture 30 M 04/07/2008 Energy in e/m waves, Wave momentum.
- Lecture 31 W 04/09/2008 Reﬂection and refraction. Total internal reﬂection.
- Lecture 32 F 04/11/2008 Mirrors and the mirror equation
- Lecture 33 M 04/14/2008 Lenses and the lens equation
- Lecture 34 W 04/16/2008 Lenses and the lens equation. Concept of Coherence: constructive and destructive interference, double slit interference
- Lecture 35 F 04/18/2008 Multiple slit interference and diﬀraction gratings, Thin Films and Interferometers
- Lecture 36 M 04/21/2008 Huygens principle and diﬀraction, Single slit diﬀraction, the diﬀraction limit
- Lecture 37 W 04/23/2008 The ether and relative motion. Relative motion in electromagnetism.
- Lecture 38 F 04/25/2008 The basic postulate of special relativity. The four basic eﬀects.
- Lecture 39 M 04/28/2008 Paradoxes, Events, Simultaneity. The Lorentz transformation.
- Lecture 40 W 04/30/2008 The Lorentz transformation.
- Lecture 41 F 05/02/2008 Energy and momentum in relativity. E = mc^2 and E = 1/2mv^2 Summary and outlook.

Physics 106 2007 Lecture summaries and lecture notes.

These are the lecture notes for Physics 106 - Fundamental Physics II taught in Spring 2007. This was my first experience teaching an intro class - from Wolfson and Passachof, and is basically intro electromagnetism - the integral formulation of Maxwells equations.

How to read these lecture notes: Each page has 4 panels, representing a chunk of blackboard about 3 feet wide. The sequence of panels on a page is TL, TR, BL, BR. There are a variable number of pages in these lectures - sometimes I overran by up to 15 minutes which I no longer do. A 55 minute lecture is usually ten panels, 2.5 pages, less if its a lot of algebra, but you shouldn't really just talk algebra for an hour unless you like the students to get their beauty sleep in your class.

Note on errata: There are errata in these notes! I was lucky to have several students who were diligent correctors of factors of two, minus signs etc. etc. I do not stop in lecture an correct my notes, so errors I picked up in lecture or the students picked up in lecture are still there in the notes. I'd be grateful, if you find a mistake, if you let me know so I can note it here.

Note - here are the scans of the lecture notes - collected and low quality - sorry! I hope to get better quality individual scans up here ``eventually''. (In assistant professor time ``eventually'' means ``never'').

- Lectures 02-09 Coulombs law through electric potential
- Lectures 10-20 Electrical energy through ampere's law
- Lectures 21-30 Faradays law and induction through e/m waves
- Lectures 31-42 Geometric optics and special relativity

- Lecture 1 01/22/07 Electromagnetism and electric charge
- Lecture 2 01/24/07 Coulomb’s law and the electric ﬁeld
- Lecture 3 01/26/07 Electric ﬁelds of charge distributions, matter in electric ﬁelds
- Lecture 4 1/29/07 Matter in electric ﬁelds. Electric ﬁeld lines and electric ﬂux
- Lecture 5 1/31/07 Gauss’ law and applications
- Lecture 6 2/02/07 Fields of arbitrary charge distributions and Gauss’ law applied to conductors
- Lecture 7 2/05/07 Gauss’ law and surface ﬁelds.
- Lecture 8 2/07/07 Potential energy, work and the electric ﬁeld, potential diﬀerences
- Lecture 9 2/09/07 Calculating potential diﬀerences. Potential diﬀerence and the electric ﬁeld. Potentials of charged conductors
- Lecture 10 2/12/07 Energy of a charge distribution, two isolated conductors, energy and the E-ﬁeld
- Lecture 11 2/14/07 Capacitors, Energy storage in capacitors
- Lecture 12 2/16/07 Connecting capacitors, capacitors and dielectrics
- Lecture 13 2/19/07 Electric current, conduction mechanisms
- Lecture 14 2/21/07 Resistance and ohms law, Electric power
- Lecture 15 EMF, series and parallel circuits, Kirchoﬀ ’s laws
- Lecture 16 02/26/07 What is magnetism? The magnetic force on a moving charge and motion of charged particles in magnetic ﬁelds.
- Lecture 17 02/28/07 Magnetic force on a current, a current loop in a magnetic ﬁeld
- Lecture 18 03/02/07 The Biot-Savart law, magnetic force between two conductors.
- Lecture 19 Amperes law and applications. Solenoids and toroids
- Lecture 20 Magnetic matter, magnetic monopoles and Gauss’ law
- Lecture 21 Induced currents, Faraday’s law, induced currents and conservation of energy
- Lecture 22 03/19/2007 Induced currents, Faraday’s law
- Lecture 23 03/21/2007 Induced currents and conservation of energy, Lenz’s Law.
- Lecture 24 03/23/2007 Induced electric ﬁelds. Mutual inductance and self inductance
- Lecture 25 03/26/2007 Inductors in circuits and magnetic energy
- Lecture 26 03/28/2007 Four laws of e/m. Ambiguity in Ampere’s law
- Lecture 27 03/30/2007 Maxwells equations, E/m waves.
- Lecture 28 04/02/2007 Speed of e/m waves, properties of e/m waves
- Lecture 29 04/04/2007 E/m spectrum, polarization, producing E/m waves.
- Lecture 30 04/06/2007 Energy in e/m waves, Wave momentum.
- Lecture 31 04/09/2007 Reﬂection and refraction. Total internal reﬂection.
- Lecture 32 04/11/2007 Mirrors and the mirror equation
- Lecture 33 04/13/2007 Lenses and the lens equation
- Lecture 34 04/16/2007 Lenses and the lens equation. Concept of Coherence: constructive and destructive interference, double slit interference
- Lecture 35 04/18/2007 Multiple slit interference and diﬀraction gratings, Thin Films and Interferometers
- Lecture 36 04/20/2007 Huygens principle and diﬀraction, Single slit diﬀraction, the diﬀraction limit
- Lecture 37 04/23/2007 The ether and relative motion. Relative motion in electromagnetism.
- Lecture 38 04/25/2007 The basic postulate of special relativity. The four basic eﬀects.
- Lecture 39 04/27/2007 Paradoxes, Events, Simultaneity. The Lorentz transformation.
- Lecture 40 04/30/2007 The Lorentz transformation.
- Lecture 41 05/02/2007 Energy and momentum in relativity. E = mc^2 and E = (1/2) mv^2.
- Lecture 42 05/04/2007 Summary and outlook lecture