SES #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1  Introduction Coulomb's Law, Superposition Energy of Charge Distributions 
Problem set 0 out 
2  Electric Field, Electric Flux, Gauss's Law  Problem set 1 out Problem set 0 due one day before session 2 
3  Energy Density of the Field Electric Potential Gradient Gauss's Law Revisited Divergence 
Problem set 2 out Problem set 1 due one day after session 3 
4  Poisson and Laplace Equations Curl Uniqueness Theorem Introduction to Conductors 

5  Laboratory 1: Electrostatics  
6  Fields and Potentials around Conductors Capacitance 
Problem set 3 out Problem set 2 due 
7  More on Capacitance  
8  Current, Continuity Equation Resistance, Ohm's Law 
Problem set 3 due 
9  Quiz 1: Purcell, Chapters 13 (Covers lectures 16)  
10  EMF, Circuits Kirchhoff's Rules 
Problem set 4 out 
11  Variable Currents, RC Circuits Thévenin Equivalence 

12  Magnetic Force, Magnetic Field Ampere's Law 
Problem set 5 out Problem set 4 due 
13  Special Relativity I: Spacetime  
14  Special Relativity II: Forces and Fields Equivalence of Electric and Magnetic Fields 
Problem set 6 out Problem set 5 due 
15  Ampere's Law Revisited Vector Potential, BiotSavart Law 

16  Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law  Problem set 7 out Problem set 6 due 
17  Mutual and Self Inductance Magnetic Field Energy 

18  RL Circuits Undriven RLC Circuits Phasor Representation 
Problem set 8 out Problem set 7 due 
19  Quiz 2: Purcell, Chapters 47  
20  Makeup Exam  
21  Driven AC Circuits: Phasors, Impedance Power and Energy 
Problem set 9 out Problem set 8 due 
22  Laboratory 2: RLC Circuit Driven  
23  AC Circuits (conclusion) Filters Quality Factor and Resonance 

24  Displacement Current, Maxwell's Equations  Problem set 10 out Problem set 9 due 
25  Wave Equation Electromagnetic Radiation 

26  Radiation (cont.) Polarization, Poynting Vector: Energy, Power and Momentum of Radiation 
Problem set 11 out Problem set 10 due 
27  Laboratory 3: Microwaves  
28  Poynting Vector: Energy, Power and Momentum of Radiation, Magnetic Properties of Materials Transmission Lines 
Problem set 11 due 
29  Final Exam 