# Calendar

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

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 1-3 (Covers lectures 1-6)

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, Biot-Savart 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 4-7

20 Make-up 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

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

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