Week | Date | Lecture | Topics covered in class |
Reading Material in Griffiths | Possibilities for
tutorials (Monday afternoons) |

1 | Sept.8 | Lecture 1 | Vector Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus used in this E&M course | Sections 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 | No tutorial first week: Monday was a holiday. |

Sept.10 | Lecture_2 | Finish off vector calculus review; review cylindrical and spherical coordinates. | Sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 | ||

2 | Sept.13 | Lecture_3 | The Dirac Delta Function in 1-D, 3-D, Coulomb's Law, Electric Field due to discrete and continuous charge distributions | Sections 1.5, 2.1 | vector algebra review, vector calculus review: divergence, curl, integral calculus, Green's/Gauss' Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, Dirac Delta Function, Derivatives in Cartesian/Cylindrical/Spherical coordinates (read Griffiths 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and Appendix A) |

Sept.15 | Lecture_4 | Electric Field Lines, Gauss' Law, 1st two of Maxwell's Eqns in electrostatics Some E&M applets on fields and potentials | 2.2 | ||

Sept.17 | Lecture_5 | Electric Potential, Poisson's eqn, Laplace's eqn, just a bit on work | 2.3, 2.4 | ||

3 | Sept.20 | Lecture_6 | Electrostatic Energy, Electrostatic Boundary Conditions. | 2.4 | examples using Gauss' Law and Coulomb's law to calculate E field. more practise using vectors in spherical coordinates |

Sept.22 | Lecture_7 | Conductors, Capacitors Everything you ever wanted to know about capacitors | 2.5 | ||

Sept.24 | Lecture_8 | more on capacitors, Laplace's equation, DEMO: Van de Graaf generator Solutions to Laplace's eqn | 3.1 | ||

4 | Sept.27 | Lecture_9 | Method of Images, DEMO: Big Bang Capacitor | 3.2 | conductors, capacitors, Laplace's eqn and examples |

Sept.29 | Lecture_10 | Method of Images -continued- Solving Laplace's eqn: Separation of variables, examine solution in Cartesian coordinates | 3.3 | ||

Oct.1 | Lecture_11 | Laplace's eqn, Separation of variables, Cartesian example | 3.3 | PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MOVED THE MIDTERM BACK ONE CLASS TO OCT 13 IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE ENGFIZZ SOCIAL EVENT ON OCT 7 | |

5 | Oct.4 | Lecture_12 | Laplace's Eqn, Method of separation of variables, spherical coordinate system, Multipole Expansions | 3.4 | examples using Method of Images, Solutions of Laplace's eqn, review of Fourier analysis, vectors and Jacobians in Spherical/Cylindrical coordinate systems |

Oct.6 | Lecture_13 | Dielectrics, Polarized materials | 4.1 | ||

Oct.8 | Lecture_14 | Polarization and bound charges & example | 4.2 | ||

6 | Oct.13 | MIDTERM EXAM #1 | exam covers all material in Chapters 1-3 Griffiths | Your exam will include: my own formula sheet, Solutions to Laplace's eqn from Lecture 8, and front and back inside covers of Griffiths. You may bring a one-sided, not mechanically reproduced 8.5 x 11 sheet with anything you like on it. | |

Oct.15 | Lecture_15 | Dielectrics, Polarization, Electric Displacement, D & DEMO: Wimshurst Generator | 4.3 | ||

7 | Oct.18 | Lecture_16 | Linear Dielectrics, Laplace's Eqn and Method of Images (deja vu) | 4.4 | Do MIDTERM EXAM #1 in tutorial, plus review separation of variables |

Oct.20 | Lecture_17 | Energy in dielectrics, Forces and torques on dipoles and dielectrics, DEMO: comb and polarized dielectric | 4.4 | ||

Oct.22 | Lecture_18 | Magnetic Field, Lorentz Force, earth's magnetic field, Aurora borealis | 5.1 | ||

8 | Oct.25 | Lecture_19 | Biot-Savart Law, Applications of Lorentz force (velocity selector, mass spectrometer, cathode ray tube) DEMO: Particle accelerators | 5.2, parts of 12.3 | dielectrics & Biot-Savart Law |

Oct.27 | Lecture_20 | Relativity and E&M, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Maxwell's Equations ( all 4 of 'em) A, the vector magnetic potential, Symmetries in E & M | 5.2, 5.3 | ||

Oct.29 | Lecture_21 | Maxwell's Eqns, Electric and magnetic boundary conditions, magnetic multipole expansion, vector magnetic potential A | 5.3, 5.4 | ||

9 | Nov.1 | Lecture_22 | Magnetic fields in matter, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, bound currents, auxiliary field H. See a video of paramagnetism of liquid oxygen | 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 | examples in magnetism, Biot Savart Law, Ampere's Law |

Nov.3 | Lecture_23 | Magnetic fields in matter, ferromagnetism, linear and non-linear magnetic materials, DEMO: Barkhausen effect, some applications: electromagnet, tape recorder, the earth's magnetism | 6.3, 6.4 | ||

Nov.5 | Lecture_24 | Ohm's Law, Electromotive force (emf), Motional emf, DEMO: Motional EMF/Faraday's law, Lenz' law, DEMO: Electromagnet. | 7.1, 7.2 | ||

10 | Nov.8 | Lecture_25 | Applications of Lorentz force and Faraday's law: DC motor, AC/DC generator, alternator, flip coil, loudspeakers DEMOS: DC motor, AC/DC generator Also check out: AC Generator, DC Generator and | 7.1, 7.2 | Faraday's Law, Lenz' Law, examples |

Nov.10 | MIDTERM EXAM #2 | covers everthing in Chapters 1-5. | Your exam will include: my own formula sheet, Solutions to Laplace's eqn from Lecture 8, and front and back inside covers of Griffiths. You may bring a two-sided, not mechanically reproduced 8.5 x 11 sheet with anything you like on it. | ||

Nov.12 | Lecture_26 | Applications of Faraday's Law & Lenz's Law, Eddy Currents, DEMOS: Jumping Rings, Electric guitar, Eddy Currents (2 demos) | 7.1, 7.2 | ||

11 | Nov.15 | Lecture_27 | Induction, mutual induction, self induction, A bit more on Eddy Currents, metal detectors and applications with Faraday's Law. | 7.1,7.2 | Do Midterm Exam #2 |

Nov.17 | Lecture_28 | Mutual & Self Inductance, transformers, Faraday's Law DEMOS: Fried nails transformer, shake flashlight | 7.1, 7.2 | ||

Nov.19 | Lecture_29 | Maxwell's eqns summary, displacement current, wave equation, AC and DC circuits | 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 | ||

12 | Nov.22 | Lecture_30 | Maxwell's equations in general, in matter, the wave equation, another look at magnetic monopoles | 7.3, 9.2, 10.1 | |

Nov.24 | Lecture_31 | Energy and momentum in EM fields, Demos: Magnetic Levitation: Eddy Currents, Magnetic Levitation: HiTc Superconductor | 8.1, 8.2 | ||

Nov.26 | Lecture_32 | Maxwell's Equations, Feynman's Paradox, Poynting Vector, Conservation of Energy and Momentum in E&M Fields, Radiation Pressure/Solar Sails | 8.1, 8.2 | ||

13 | Nov.29 | Lecture_33 | Maxwell's equations, differential and integral form, DEMO: driven coupled LC circuits (Tesla Coil) | 7.3, 8.1 | Last tutorial, review of Chapters 1-6 |

Dec.1 | Lecture_34 | Special Relativity and E&M in 4-vector notation.. for fun and interest only. will not be examined on Ch 12 material | 12.1, 12.3 | ||

Dec.3 | Lecture 35 | REVIEW: Chapters 7 & 8 | Finish review started in last tutorial: Chapters 7 & 8. Plus a couple of your suggestions | ||

Dec.11 | FINAL EXAM 3:30-6:30pm, 3 hours. 6 questions. Choose 5 of 6, or try all 6 and your best 5 count. Covers all material in Chapters 1-7 plus Poynting vector in Chapter 8 | Your exam will include: my own formula sheet, Solutions to Laplace's eqn from Lecture 8, and front and back inside covers of Griffiths. You may bring a two-sided, 8.5 x 11 sheet, made by you, with anything you like on it. |

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Janis McKenna, UBC Department of Physics, September 2004