Readings

These summaries cover the material in the up-coming class session. Students are urged to read the summary before coming to class.

WEEK # SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 1

Hour 1

Why Physics?

Why Studio Physics? (and How?)

Vector and Scalar Fields

Hour 2

Gravitational Fields

Electric Fields

(PDF)
2

Hour 1

Review: Electric Fields

Charge

Dipoles

Hour 2

Continuous Charge Distributions

(PDF)
3 Problem Solving Session 1: Line and Surface Integrals (PDF)
2 4

Hour 1

Working In Groups

Experiment 1: Visualizations

Hour 2

Electric Potential

(PDF)
5 Hour 1 Gauss’ Law Hour 2 Gauss’ Law (PDF)
6 Problem Solving Session 2: Electric Field of Continuous Charge Distributions (PDF)
3 7

Hour 1

Conductors and Insulators

Experiment 2: Electrostatic Force

Hour 2

Capacitors

(PDF)
8

Hour 1

Last Time: Conductors

Experiment 3: Faraday Ice Pail

Hour 2

Capacitors and Dielectrics

(PDF)
9 Problem Solving Session 3: Gauss’ Law (PDF)
4 10

Hour 1

DC Circuits

Hour 2

Kirchhoff’s Loop Rules

(PDF)
11 Problem Solving Session 4: Capacitance (PDF)
5 12

Hour 1

Working with Circuits

Experiment 4: Part I: Measuring V, I, R

Hour 2

RC Circuits

Experiment 4: Part II: RC Circuits

(PDF)
13

Hour 1

Concept Review/Overview

PRS Questions - Possible Exam Questions

Hour 2

Sample Exam

(PDF)
6 14

Hour 1

Magnetic Fields

Experiment 5: Magnetic Fields

Hour 2

Charges Moving in B Fields

Exam Review

(PDF)
15

Hour 1

Magnetic Force

Experiment 6: Magnetic Force

Hour 2

Creating B Fields: Biot-Savart

(PDF)
16 Problem Solving Session 5: Magnetic Torque and Moments (PDF)
7 17

Hour 1

Dipoles and Magnetic Fields

Hour 2

Experiment 7: Dipoles in B Fields

(PDF)
18

Hour 1

Levitation

Experiment 8: Magnetic Forces

Hour 2

Ampere’s Law

(PDF)
19 Problem Solving Session 6: Ampere’s Law (PDF)
8 20

Hour 1

Faraday’s Law

Hour 2

Faraday’s Law: Applications

(PDF)
21

Hour 1

Experiment 9: Faraday’s Law

Hour 2

Faraday’s Law

Transformers

Magnetic Materials

(PDF)
22 Problem Solving Session 7: Faraday’s Law (PDF)
9 23

Hour 1

Concept Review/Overview

PRS Questions - Possible Exam Questions

Hour 2

Sample Exam

 
24

Hour 1

Inductance and LR Circuits

Hour 2

Energy in Inductors

(PDF)
10 25

Hour 1

Experiment 10: Part I: Measuring L

LC Circuits

Hour 2

Experiment 10: Part II: LRC Circuit

(PDF)
26

Hour 1

Driven Harmonic Motion (RLC)

Hour 2

Experiment 11: Driven RLC Circuit

(PDF)
27 Problem Solving Session 8: Driven RLC Circuits (PDF)
11 28

Hour 1

Displacement Current

Maxwell’s Equations

Hour 2

Electromagnetic Waves

(PDF)
29 Problem Solving Session 9: Displacement Current, Poynting (PDF)
12 30

Hour 1

Traveling and Standing Waves

Hour 2

Electromagnetic (EM) Waves

(PDF)
31

Hour 1

Concept Review/Overview

PRS Questions - Possible Exam Questions

Hour 2

Sample Exam

 
13 32

Hour 1

Generating Electromagnetic Waves

Plane EM Waves

Electric Dipole EM Waves

Hour 2

Experiment 12: Microwaves

Review Exam 3 Results

(PDF)
33

Hour 1

Interference

Hour 2

Experiment 13: Interference

(PDF)
34 Problem Solving Session 10: Interference  
14 35

Hour 1

The Structure of Space and Time

Hour 2

The Structure of Space and Time

 
36

Hour 1

Concept Review/Overview

PRS Questions - Possible Exam Questions

Hour 2

Sample Exam

 

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