The lecture notes were prepared in LaTeX by James Silva, an MIT student, based upon handwritten notes.

WEEK # | SES # | TOPICS |
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## Week 1Introduction, electric field |
1 | Intro: Electrostatics (PDF) |

2 | Electrostatics problem solving (PDF) | |

## Week 2Mathematical background |
3 | Vector review (PDF) |

4 | Divergence, gradient, curl (PDF) | |

5 | Integral calculus, Dirac delta function (PDF) | |

6 | Dirac delta function, curvilinear coordinates (PDF) | |

## Week 3Gauss's law and electric potential |
7 | More curvilinear coordinates: Div and grad in spherical coordinates; Gauss's law (PDF) |

8 | Applications of Gauss's law: Field lines, point charge, Gaussian surfaces (PDF) | |

9 | Applications of Gauss's law: Line charge, plane charge (PDF) | |

10 | Electric potential; Poisson's equation; Laplace's equation (PDF) | |

## Week 4Work and energy in electrostatics; conductors and capacitors |
11 | Electrostatic boundary conditions; conductors (PDF) |

12 | Capacitors, dielectrics, work (PDF) | |

13 | Capacitors, work, first and second uniqueness theorems (PDF) | |

## Week 5The method of images and multipole expansion |
14 | Method of images (PDF) |

15 | Parallel plate capacitor, electric dipole (PDF) | |

16 | Separation of variables (PDF) | |

## Week 6Exam 1 |
17 | Review for exam 1 |

18 | Exam 1 | |

## Week 7Magnetostatics and special relativity |
19 | Dielectrics (PDF) |

20 | Magnetostatics, electric currents (PDF) | |

21 | Special relativity (PDF) | |

22 | Special relativity (cont.) (PDF) | |

## Week 8Magnetic fields |
23 | Electric fields and force (PDF) |

24 | Magnetic fields; Lorenz force law (PDF) | |

25 | Cycloidal motion; Biot-Savart law (PDF) | |

26 | Biot-Savart law (cont.); Ampere's law (PDF) | |

## Week 9Magnetic fields; Maxwell's laws; magnetic properties of materials |
27 | Maxwell's equations (PDF) |

28 | Induction (PDF) | |

29 | Magnetic boundary conditions; magnetic dipole (PDF) | |

30 | Magnetization; magnetic properties of materials (PDF) | |

## Week 10Exam 2; magnetized materials |
31 | Review for exam 2 (PDF) |

32 | Exam 2 | |

33 | Ampere's law in magnetized materials (PDF) | |

34 | Bound current; ferromagnetism (PDF) | |

## Week 11Circuits |
35 | Circuits (PDF) |

36 | Circuits; undriven RC circuits; Thevenin's theorem (PDF) | |

37 | Thevenin's theorem (cont.); Ohm's law; Faraday's law; Lenz's law (PDF) | |

38 | Alternating current circuits (PDF) | |

## Week 12Circuits (cont.) |
39 | Inductance (PDF) |

40 | Undriven RLC circuits (PDF) | |

41 | Driven RLC circuits; Ladder impedance (PDF) | |

## Week 13Maxwell; momentum |
42 | Maxwell's equations (PDF) |

43 | Poynting vector; Maxwell stress tensor (PDF) | |

44 | Conservation of momentum; Minkowski force (PDF) | |

45 | Review for exam 3 (PDF) | |

## Week 14Electromagnetic waves |
46 | Exam 3 |

47 | Electromagnetic waves (PDF) | |

48 | Electromagnetic waves (cont.) (PDF) | |

49 | Topics for next week; relativity (PDF) | |

## Week 15Advanced topics in relativity; quantum |
50 | Faraday tensor; Maxwell; General relativity (PDF) |

51 | Quantum (PDF) | |

52 | Schrodinger equation (PDF) |