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WEEK # SES # TOPICS SUMMARIES COURSE NOTES
1 1 Introduction to TEAL; Fields; Review of gravity; Electric field (PDF)

Chapter 1: Sections 1.1-1.6; 1.8 (PDF)

Chapter 2 (PDF)

2 Electric charge; Electric fields; Dipoles; Continuous charge distributions (PDF)

Chapter 1: Section 1.6 (PDF)

Chapter 2 (PDF)

3 Coordinate systems; Gradients; Line and surface integrals (PDF)  
2 4 Working in groups, electric potential, E from V (PDF) Chapter 3: Sections 3.1-3.5 (PDF)
5 Electric potential, equipotentials (PDF) Chapter 4 (PDF)
6 Continuous charge distributions (PDF)  
3 7 Gauss’s law (PDF)

Chapter 4: Sections 4.3-4.4 (PDF)

Chapter 5 (PDF - 1.3 MB)

8 Gauss’s law (cont.) (PDF)

Chapter 4: Sections 4.3-4.4 (PDF)

Chapter 5 (PDF - 1.3 MB)

4 9 Conductors and capacitors (PDF) Chapter 4 (PDF)
10 Capacitors (PDF)

Chapter 6 (PDF)

Chapter 7: Sections 7.1 through 7.4 (PDF)

11 Capacitors (cont.) (PDF) Chapter 5 (PDF - 1.3 MB)
5 12 Current, Resistance, and DC circuits (PDF) Chapter 7 (PDF)
13 Exam 1 information (PDF)  
6 14 Magnetic fields: Creating magnetic fields - Biot-Savart (PDF) Chapter 8 (PDF)
15 Magnetic fields: Creating magnetic fields - Ampere’s Law (PDF) Chapter 9: Sections 9.1-9.2 (PDF - 1.9 MB)
16 Ampere’s law (PDF)

Chapter 8: Sections 8.3-8.4 (PDF)

Chapter 9: Sections 9.1-9.2 (PDF - 1.9 MB)

7 17 Magnetic fields: Feeling magnetic fields - charges and dipoles (PDF)

Chapter 8: Section 8.4 (PDF)

Chapter 9: Sections 9.1-9.2 and 9.5 (PDF - 1.9 MB)

18 Magnetic levitation; Magnetic forces on dipoles (PDF) Chapter 9 (PDF - 1.9 MB)
19 Magnetic fields: Force and torque on a current loop (PDF) Chapter 9: Sections 9.3-9.4, 9.10.2, 9.11.6, and 9.11.7 (PDF - 1.9 MB)
8 20 Faraday’s law (PDF) Chapter 10 (PDF)
21 Faraday’s law (cont.) (PDF)

Chapter 10 (PDF)

Chapter 11: Section 11.1 (PDF - 1.0 MB)

22 Mutual inductance and transformers; Inductors (PDF) Chapter 10 (PDF)
9 23 Inductors and magnetic energy; RL circuits (PDF)  
24 Exam 2 information (PDF) Chapter 11: Sections 11.1-11.4 (PDF - 1.0 MB)
10 25 RC and RL circuits (PDF) Chapter 11: Sections 11.5-11.6 (PDF - 1.0 MB)
26 RC and RL circuits (cont.) (PDF) Chapter 12 (PDF)
11 27 LC, and undriven LRC circuits (PDF) Chapter 12 (PDF)
28 Driven LRC circuits (PDF) Chapter 13 (PDF)
29 Driven LRC circuits (cont.) (PDF) Chapter 13 (PDF)
12 30 Maxwell’s equations, EM radiation and energy flow (PDF) Chapter 13 (PDF)
31 Maxwell’s equations, EM radiation and energy flow (cont.) (PDF)  
32 EM radiation (PDF)  
13 33 Generating EM radiation (PDF) Chapter 13 (PDF)
34 Exam 3 information (PDF) Chapter 14 (PDF)
14 35 Interference (PDF)  
36 Final exam (PDF)  

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