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

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