Physics 201- Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism
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Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Aug 26- 30 Welcome back! Begin Charges Unit

Charges, conductors & insulators (22.1 - 22.2)

Coulomb's Law & electric forces (22.3)
Sep 2- 6
Labor Day
Introduction to electric fields (23.1 - 23.2) Visualizing and calculating electric fields (23.3 - 23.4)
Sep 9- 13 More calculating of electric fields (23.4) Behavior of charged particles in electric fields (23.5)
Test- Charges
Sep 16- 20 Begin Electricity Unit

Electric flux (24.1)

Introduction to Gauss' Law (24.2 - 24.3) Using Gauss' Law (24.3)
Sep 23- 27 Potential of point charges (25.1 - 25.2) Relating electric fields and potentials (25.3 - 25.4) Equipotential surfaces (25.5)
Sep 30- Oct 4 Dipoles (25.6) and review of Gauss' Law Conductors in static fields (25.7) Simple capacitors (32.1 - 32.2)
Oct 7- 11 Combinations of capacitors (32.3 - 32.4) Capacitor uses- storage of energy (32.5- 32.7)
Test- Electricity
Oct 14- 18 Begin Circuits Unit
 

Current, resistance, the famous Ohm's Law and batteries (26.1 - 26.2, 26.4)

Simple electric circuits (26.5 - 26.6) Circuit analysis (27.1)
Oct 21- 25
Fall Break
Slightly more complicated circuits (27.2) Signal processing (33.1)
Oct 28- Nov 1
Test- Circuits
Begin Magnetism Unit

Introduction to magnetic fields (28.1 - 28.2)

Magnetic force on currents (28.3)
Nov 4- 8 Magnetic force and torque on currents (28.4) Applications of magnetic forces (28.5) Biot- Savart (the hard way to calculate magnetic fields) (29.1)
Nov 11- 15 Ampère's Law (an easier way to calculate magnetic fields) (29.3 - 29.4) Knowing when to use Ampère's Law (29.4 - 29.5) Solenoids & electromagnets (29.6)
Nov 18- 22 Further applications of magnetism
Test- Magnetism
Begin Electromagnetism Unit

Time dependent fields and Faraday's Law (30.1)

Nov 25- 29 Induced electric fields (30.2) Induced emf & its applications (30.3)
Thanksgiving
Dec 2- 6 Induced magnetic fields and Maxwell's equations (31.1 - 31.2) Electromagnetic waves (a.k.a. light) (35.1 - 35.3) Bonus points opportunity, review & tearful goodbye

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Jeff Phillips
phillips@lmu.edu
Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2002