WEEK #  SES #  TOPICS  READINGS 

Week 1Introduction, electric field 
1  Intro: Electrostatics  Sections 2.1.12.1.4. 
2  Electrostatics problem solving  
Week 2Mathematical background 
3  Vector review 
Review: VectorsSections 1.1.11.1.4. Differential calculus: Div, grad, curlSections 1.2.11.2.7. 
4  Divergence, gradient, curl  Sections 1.3.11.3.3.  
5  Integral calculus, Dirac delta function  Section 1.3.4.  
6  Dirac delta function, curvilinear coordinates  Section 1.5.  
Week 3Gauss's law and electric potential 
7  More curvilinear coordinates: Div and grad in spherical coordinates; Gauss's law  Section 1.41. 
8  Applications of Gauss's law: Field lines, point charge, Gaussian surfaces 
Divergence of electrostatic fieldsSections 2.2.12.2.2. Application of Gauss's lawSection 2.2.3. 

9  Applications of Gauss's law: Line charge, plane charge 
Application of Gauss's lawSection 2.2.3. The curl of electric fieldSection 2.2.4. 

10  Electric potential; Poisson's equation; Laplace's equation  Sections 2.3.12.3.5.  
Week 4Work and energy in electrostatics; conductors and capacitors 
11  Electrostatic boundary conditions; conductors 
Electrostatic boundary conditionsSection 2.3.5. ConductorsSection 2.5. 
12  Capacitors, dielectrics, work  Sections 2.4.12.4.4.  
13  Capacitors, work, first and second uniqueness theorems  Sections 2.5.12.5.4.  
Week 5The method of images and multipole expansion 
14  Method of images 
Laplace's equationSections 3.1.33.1.6. The method of imagesSections 3.2.13.2.4. 
15  Parallel plate capacitor, electric dipole 
Multipole expansionSections 3.4.13.4.2. Electric dipoleSections 3.4.33.4.4. 

16  Separation of variables  Section 3.3.  
Week 6Exam 1 
17  Review for exam 1  
18  Exam 1  
Week 7Magnetostatics and special relativity 
19  Dielectrics  Sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. 
20  Magnetostatics, electric currents 
DielectricsSection 4.4. Electricity and magnetismPurcell. Chapter 4. 

21  Special relativity 
Electricity and magnetismPurcell. Chapter 4. 

22  Special relativity (cont.) 
Sections 12.1.112.1.4. Purcell. Chapter 5. 

Week 8Magnetic fields 
23  Electric fields and force 
Sections 12.1.112.1.4. Purcell. Chapter 5. 
24  Magnetic fields; Lorenz force law  Sections 5.1.15.1.3.  
25  Cycloidal motion; BiotSavart law  Sections 5.1.15.1.3.  
26  BiotSavart law (cont.); Ampere's law 
Section 12.3.1. Purcell. Chapter 5. 

Week 9Magnetic fields; Maxwell's laws; magnetic properties of materials 
27  Maxwell's equations  Sections 5.3.15.3.4. 
28  Induction 
Problem solving Ampere's lawSections 5.3.15.3.4. Griffiths vector potentialSection 5.4.1. 

29  Magnetic boundary conditions; magnetic dipole  Section 5.2.  
30  Magnetization; magnetic properties of materials 
Magnetic boundary conditionsSection 5.4.2. Multipole expansion of vector potential, magnetic momentsSection 5.4.3. 

Week 10Exam 2; magnetized materials 
31  Review for exam 2  
32  Exam 2  
33  Ampere's law in magnetized materials 
MagnetizationSections 6.16.4. Magnetic properties of materials and quantum mechanicsFeynman. Chapters 3437. 

34  Bound current; ferromagnetism  Sections 7.1.17.1.3.  
Week 11Circuits 
35  Circuits 
Faraday's law of inductionSection 7.2.1. The induced electric fieldSection 7.2.2. 
36  Circuits; undriven RC circuits; Thevenin's theorem  Section 7.2.3.  
37  Thevenin's theorem (cont.); Ohm's law; Faraday's law; Lenz's law  Section 7.2.4.  
38  Alternating current circuits  Section 7.2.4.  
Week 12Circuits (cont.) 
39  Inductance 
Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. 
40  Undriven RLC circuits 
Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. 

41  Driven RLC circuits; Ladder impedance  Purcell. Chapter 8.  
Week 13Maxwell; momentum 
42  Maxwell's equations 
Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. Maxwell's equationsSection 7.3. 
43  Poynting vector; Maxwell stress tensor  Section 7.3.  
44  Conservation of momentum; Minkowski force 
Sections 8.1.18.1.2. MomentumSection 8.2. 

45  Review for exam 3  
Week 14Electromagnetic waves 
46  Exam 3  
47  Electromagnetic waves  Sections 9.1.1.19.1.2.  
48  Electromagnetic waves (cont.)  Sections 9.1.1.19.1.3.  
49  Topics for next week; relativity  Sections 12.112.3.  
Week 15Advanced topics in relativity; quantum 
50  Faraday tensor; Maxwell; General relativity  Sections 12.112.3. 
51  Quantum  
52  Schrodinger equation 