Problem Solving

There are two types of problem solving activities for this class.

  • Group Problem Solving (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Problem Solving Sessions (Fridays)

Group Problem Solving (Mondays and Wednesdays)

These in-class problems are solved in groups and are not graded.

SES # TOPICS
1 Group problem (PDF)
2

Group problem (PDF)

Group: Line of charge (PDF)

Group: Uniformly charged disk (PDF)

4

Group problem: Superposition (PDF)

Group problem: E from V (PDF)

Group problem: Build it (PDF)

7

Group problem: Charge slab (PDF)

Group problem: Charge slab (PDF)

9 Group problem: Spherical shells (PDF)
10 Partially filled capacitor (PDF)
12 Group problem: B field from coil of radius R (PDF)
14

Group problem: Non-uniform cylindrical wire (PDF)

Group problem: Current sheet (PDF)

17 Group problem: Current loop (PDF)
18 Group problem: Circuit (PDF)
20

Group problem: Changing area (PDF)

Group problem: Generator (PDF)

21 Group problem: Solenoid (PDF)
23

Group problem: Coaxial cable (PDF)

Group problem: Circuits (PDF)

28 Group problem (PDF)
30

Superposition principle (PDF)

Group problem: Plane waves (PDF)

31

Group problem: Inductor (PDF)

Group problem: Capacitor (PDF)

33

Group problem: B field generation (PDF)

Group problem: Energy in wave (PDF)

Problem Solving Sessions (Fridays)

Counts toward 6% of the course grade.

SES # TOPICS
3 Coordinate systems; Gradients; Line and surface integrals (PDF - 1.4 MB)
6 Continuous charge distributions (PDF)
8 Gauss’s law (PDF)
11 Capacitors (PDF)
16 Ampere’s law (PDF)
19 Magnetic fields: Force and torque on a current loop (PDF)
22 Mutual inductance and transformers; Inductors (PDF)
26 RC and RL circuits (PDF)
29 Driven LRC circuits (PDF)
32 EM radiation (PDF)
35 Interference (PDF)

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
notes Lecture Notes
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