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Fall 2017, Prof. Martin
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Updated 10/30/17
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Homework
Homework #1
HW #1 solution
Homework #2
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Homework #3
HW #3 solution
Homework #4
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Homework #5
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Homework #6
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Homework #7
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Computational Homework #1
Homework #8
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Homework #9
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Selected Class Notes
Notes: Summaries by chapter
Chapter 0: E&M overview
Chapter 1: Vector math & Maxwell's Equations
Chapter 2.1-2.6: Coulomb's Law for Point Charges
Chapter 2.7-2.8: Coulomb's Law for Continuous Charge
Chapter 2.9: Symmetry & Gauss' Law
Chapter 2.10: Electric Potential
Chapter 3.1: Laplace's equation for Potential
Chapter 3.2: Relaxation numerical method for Laplace's equation
Chapter 3.3: Potential energy of a charge distribution or electric field
Chapter 3.4: Capacitance
Chapter 3.5: Multipoles
Chapter 4.1: Polarization & Bound charge
Chapter 5.1-5.3: Current and magnetic fields
Chapter 5.4-5.6: Biot-Savart and Ampere's Laws
In-Class Notes
Class #2 (8/23/17)
: Vector math & Maxwell's Eqs.
Class #3 (8/25/17)
: Coulomb's Law for point charges
Class #4 (8/28/17)
: Coulomb's Law for electric Field
Class #5 (8/30/17)
: E Field visualization & continuum approx.
Class #6 (9/1/17)
: Continuous charge distributions
Class #7 (9/6/17)
: line & surface elements; Gauss' Law for point charge.
Class #8 (9/8/17)
: Gauss' Law symmetries & delta function
Class #9 (9/11/17)
: Gauss parallel plates & vector identity
Class #10 (9/13/17)
: Electric potential & Theorems
Class #11 (9/15/17)
: Potential relation to potential energy; line charge
Exam 1 Practice
: Coulomb's Law through Potential
Class #12 (9/18/17)
: Ideal conductors; Exam equation sheets
Class #13 (9/20/17)
: Previous 2 years' exam questions
Class #14 (9/22/17)
: Exam 1
Class #15 (9/25/17)
: Exam 1 discussion & Laplace's Equation
Class #16 (9/27/17)
: Laplace's Equation in 1-D
Class #17 (9/29/17)
: Laplace's Equation numerical solution
Class #18 (10/2/17)
: Relaxation simulation in 1D
Class #19.1 (10/4/17)
: 2D mesh initialization & visualization
Class #19.2 (10/4/17)
: Energy of a charge distribution and E field
Class #20 (10/6/17)
: Capacitance
Exam 2 Practice
: Potential through Polarization
Class #23 (10/13/17)
: Polarization & dielectric materials
Class #24.1 (10/16/17)
: Exam 2 prep
Class #24.2 (10/16/17)
: Previous year's exam for Exam 2 practice
Class #25 (10/18/17)
: Examples:capacitance & polarizability
Class #26 (10/20/17)
: Bound charge
Class #30 (10/31/17)
: Exam 2 problem re-do & discussion
Class #31 (11/1/17)
: B field and current basics
Class #32 (11/3/17)
: Ohm's Law; Biot-Savart heuristics
Class #33 (11/6/17)
: Biot-Savart Law & examples
Class #34 (11/8/17)
: Div and Curl of
B
Class #35 (11/10/17)
: Ampere's Law & examples
Class #36 (11/13/17)
: Previous year's exam for Exam 3 practice
Class #36.2 (11/13/17)
: More Exam 3 practice problems