# Calendar

LEC # Topics Readings Lecture Notes Assignments
1 What holds our world together? Electric Charges (Historical), Polarization, Electric Force, Coulomb's Law Chap. 21 through Sect. 21-5
2 Electric Field, Field Lines, Superposition, Inductive Charging, Dipoles, Induced Dipoles Sect. 21-6 through 21-11
3 Electric Flux, Gauss's Law, Examples All of Chap. 22
4 Electrostatic Potential, Electric Energy, eV, Conservative Field, Equipotential Surfaces Chap. 23 through Sect. 23-8
5 E = -grad V, More on Equipotential Surfaces, Conductors, Electrostatic Shielding (Faraday Cage) Sect. 23-5 & 23-7   Problem Set #1 (PDF)
6 High-Voltage Breakdown, Lightning,
Sparks - St Elmo's Fire (Take Notes in Lecture)
P. 591, P. 596, Example 23-5, P. 643, Example 25-9
7 Capacitance, Field Energy Chap. 24 through Sect. 24-4 Lecture Notes (PDF)
8 Polarization, Dielectrics,
The Van de Graaff, More on Capacitors
Lecture Supplement

Sect. 24-5 & 24-6 & P. 1115
Lecture Notes (PDF) Problem Set #2 (PDF)
9 Currents, Resistivity, Ohm's Law Chap. 25 through Sect. 25-4
10 Batteries, EMF, Energy Conservation, Power, Kirchhoff's Rules, Circuits, Kelvin Water Dropper Sect. 25-5 through 25-8, Chap. 26 through Sect. 26-3, Take Notes
11 Magnetic Field, Lorentz Force, Torques, Electric Motors (DC), Oscilloscope Chap. 27 through Sect. 27-7

Hand out Motor Kits

Sect. 23-9
Lecture Notes (PDF) Problem Set #3 (PDF)
12 Review Exam 1 (Secret Top!)
Exam 1
Covering the first 3 Assignments, and all material covered in Reading Assignments and in Lectures through Lecture #10

13 Moving Charges in B-fields, Cyclotron, Synchrotron, Mass Spectrometer, Cloud Chamber Sect. 27-8 & 27-9 Lecture Notes (PDF)
14 Biot-Savart Law, Gauss' Law for Magnetic Fields, Revisit the "Leyden Jar", High-Voltage Power Lines Chap. 28 through Sect. 28-3, Sect. 28-6, 29-6 & 32-2
15 Ampere's Law, Solenoids, Revisit the Kelvin Water Dropper, Midterm Evaluation Sect. 28-4, 28-5 & 28-8

Take Notes
Lecture Notes (PDF)
16 Electromagnetic Induction, Faraday's Law, Lenz Law, Complete Breakdown of Intuition, Non-Conservative Fields Chap. 29 through Sect. 29-4, Sect. 29-7 & 29-8

Lecture Supplement
Lecture Notes (PDF) Problem Set #4 (PDF)
17 Motional EMF, Dynamos, Eddy Currents, Magnetic Braking Sect. 29-3, 29-4, 29-5 & 29-8
18 Displacement Current (Difficult Concept), Synchronous Motors, Induction Motors, Secret Top, How does it work? Sect. 32-1, Sect. 27-6 & 31-8
19 Vacation Special

How do magicians levitate women? (with demo)

Electric Shock Treatment (no demo)

Electrocardiogram (with demo) - Pacemakers

Superconductivity (with demo)- Levitating Bullet Trains

Aurora Borealis

Sect. 25-10
P. 606
Sect. 25-9
P. 694 (apod Dec 3, 2001)
Problem Set #5 (PDF)
20 Inductance, RL Circuits, Magnetic Field Energy Chap. 30 through Sect. 30-4, Lecture Supplement (JB) Lecture Notes (PDF)

Lecture Notes(PDF)

Due Date of Motor! (April 2)

Testing 1-5 PM

21 Magnetic Materials, Dia-, Para-, and Ferromagnetism, Prize Ceremony of Motor Contest Sect. 28-8, 28-9, 28-10 Lecture Notes (PDF)
22 Hysteresis, Electromagnets, Bohr Magneton
Maxwell's Equations
600 Daffodils
Sect. 28-8 & 28-9, Sect. 32-3 & 40-7 Lecture Notes (PDF) Problem Set #6 (PDF)
23 Review Exam 2   Lecture Notes (PDF)
Exam 2
Covering Assignments 4, 5 & 6, and all material covered in Reading Assignments and in Lectures through Lect #20

24 Transformers, Car Coils, RC Circuits Sect. 26-4, 26-5 & 29-6
25 Driven LRC Circuits, Resonance, Metal Detectors (Beach/Airport) Chap. 31 through Sect. 31-6 Lecture Notes (PDF)

Lecture Notes (PDF)
Problem Set #7 (PDF)
26 Traveling Waves, Standing Waves

Musical Instruments
Giancoli (Vol. I) Chap. 15 through Sect. 15-9 Lecture Notes (PDF)
27 Resonance, Destructive Resonance, Electromagnetic Waves, Speed of Light,
Sect. 31-6, Chap. 32 through Sect. 32-9 Lecture Notes (PDF)
28 Index of Refraction, Poynting Vector,
Oscillating Charges, Radiation Pressure, Comet Tails, Polarization (Linear, Elliptical, and Circular)
Sect. 32-7 & 32-8,
Chap. 33 through Sect. 33-2, Sect. 36-11
Problem Set #8 (PDF)
29 Snell's Law, Refraction, Total Reflection, Dispersion, Prisms, Huygen's Principle,
The Illusion of Color, The Weird Benham Top, Land's Famous Demo
Sect. 33-5, 33-6 & 33-7, Chap. 35 through Sect. 35-2 Lecture Notes (PDF)

Lecture Notes (PDF)

30 Polarizers, Malus's Law, Brewster Angle, Polarization by Reflection and Scattering, Why is the sky blue, Why are sunsets red?

The sun will set in the lecture hall!
Handout Optics Kits

Sect. 36-11 & 36-12

Take Notes

31 Rainbows (Take Notes)

A Modest Rainbow will appear in the lecture hall!

Fog Bows, Supernumerary Bows, Polarization of the Bows, Haloes around the Sun and Moon, Coronae, Glories, Mock Suns (Sun Dogs)
Bring a friend, this lecture may also be appreciated by non 8.02 "experts". Sect. 33-6 Lecture Notes (PDF)

Lecture Notes (PDF)
Problem Set #9 (PDF)
32 Review Exam 3   Lecture Notes (PDF)
Exam 3
Covering Assignments 7, 8 & 9, and all material covered in Reading Assignments and in Lectures through Lect #29

33 Double-Slit Interference, Interferometers Sect. 35-3 through Sect. 35-5, Sect. 35-7
34 Gratings, Resolving Power, Single-Slit Diffraction, Angular Resolution, Human Eye - Telescopes Chap. 36 through Sect. 36-8   Problem Set #10 (PDF)
35 Doppler Effect, The Big Bang, Cosmology Sect. 16.7 (Vol. 1) & 37-12. Take Notes!
36 Farewell Special Bring a friend

Text Books:

Giancoli, D. C. Physics for Scientists & Engineers. Vol. 2. Prentice Hall.

------. The Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall.