LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction: iPhone components | |
2 | Energy and power | Problem set 1 out |
3 | Electrical vs. gas engine | |
4 | Energy in electrical systems | |
5 | Electrostatics (Gauss’s law and boundary conditions) | |
6 | Magnetostatics (magnetic fields and forces) |
Problem set 1 due Problem set 2 out |
Lab 1: DC motor, MATLAB, oscilloscope | ||
7 | Forces in magnetostatics (actuators) | |
8 | Practical MQS systems (torroids, solenoids, magnets) | |
9 | Magnetic materials | |
10 | Faraday’s law (induced emf) |
Problem set 2 due Problem set 3 out |
11 | Magnetic circuits and transformers | |
12 | Forces via energy conservation (energy method) | |
13 | Stored energy and magnetic actuators |
Problem set 3 due Problem set 4 out |
14 | Energy conversion systems: rail guns | |
15 | Dielectrics and dipoles | |
16 | Practical dielectrics | |
17 | Limits of statics and quasistatics | |
Lab 2: Shooting magnets | ||
18 | Linear systems, complex numbers and phasors | |
19 | Electromagnetic waves (wave equation) |
Problem set 4 due Problem set 5 out |
Exam 1 | ||
20 | Examples of uniform EM plane waves (Poynting vector) | |
21 | Generating EM waves: antennas | |
22 | Interaction of atoms and EM waves (Lorentz oscillator) | |
23 | Lossy EM waves | |
24 | Polarized light and polarizers |
Problem set 5 due Problem set 6 out |
25 | Birefringence | |
26 | Liquid crystal display (LCD) technology | |
27 | Interference and diffraction | |
28 | Diffraction and holography |
Problem set 6 due Problem set 7 out |
Lab 3: Liquid crystal displays | ||
29 | Reflection and transmission of EM waves | |
30 | EM reflection and transmission in layered media | |
31 | Optical resonators | |
32 | Refraction and Snell’s law |
Problem set 7 due Problem set 8 out |
33 | Fresnel equations and EM power flow | |
34 | Waveguides (optical systems) | |
35 | Wavepackets | |
36 | Photon: quantum of energy |
Problem set 8 due Problem set 9 out |
Lab 4: Spectrometer | ||
37 | Photon momentum and uncertainty | |
38 | Examples of Heisenberg uncertainty principle | |
Exam 2 | ||
39 | Schrodinger equation | |
40 | Particle in a box | |
41 | Reflection from a potential step | |
42 | Tunneling |
Problem set 9 due Problem set 10 out |
Lab 5: Quantum mechanical tunneling | ||
43 | Tunneling applications (flash memory, STM) | |
44 | From atoms to molecules | |
45 | Semiconductors | |
46 | Light emitting diodes (LEDs) | |
47 | Photodetectors, solar cells | |
48 | Electron wavepackets and microscopic Ohm’s law | Problem set 10 due |
49 | Quantum superposition and optical transitions | |
50 | Lasers | |
Lab 6: Extra credit lab | ||
51 | Final exam review |
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