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Physics 260 - Fall 2004 Course Calendar (02 Nov, check often for changes)

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Aug 23 Introduction 21-1 .
Aug 25 Electric Charge, Coulomb's Law 21-2,3 .
Aug 27 Electric Field due to Point Charges 21-4 HW0: Review of MasteringPhysics Fundamentals, due noon
Aug 30 Response of Charge to E Fields 21-4,6 HW1: Coulomb's Law
Sept 01 E Field due to Charge Distributions 21-5 .
Sept 03 Electric Dipoles and Torque on a Dipole 21-7 HW2: Electric Fields
Sept 06 *** No class on Labor Day *** . *** No class on Labor Day ***
Sept 08 Flux and Gauss's Law 22-1,2 .
Sept 10 Gauss's Law and a Charged Conductor 22-3,5 HW3: Flux and Gauss's Law
Sept 13 Applications of Gauss' Law 22-4 .
Sept 15 Review of Electric Fields 24-5,6 .
Sept 17 Electric Potential Energy and Electrical Potential 23-1,2 HW4: Applying Gauss's Law
Sept 20 Calculating Electrical Potential 23-3 .
Sept 22 Potential due to charged conductor, E Field from Potential 23-4 .
Sept 24 Capacitance 24-1 HW5: Electric Potential
Sept 27 Test 1 - Chapters 21, 22, 23 . .
Sept 29 Combinations of Capacitors 24-2 .
Oct 01 Energy storage, Dielectrics 24-3,4 .
Oct 04 Electric Current and Resistance 25-1,2,3 .
Oct 06 Simple Circuits 25-4 HW6: Capacitance
Oct 08 *** Fall Break - No class *** . *** Fall Break - No class ***
Oct 11 Electrical Energy and Power in Circuits 25-5 .
Oct 13 Resistors in series and Parallel, Kirchoff's Rules 26-1,2 .
Oct 15 Multi-Loop Circuits 26-2 HW7: Resistance and Ohm's Law
Oct 18 Magnetic Fields 27-1,2 .
Oct 20 Mid-Term Review . HW8: DC circuits
Oct 22 Test 2 - Chapters 24, 25, 26 . .
Oct 25 Magnetic Force 27-1,2,3 .
Oct 27 Motion of charged particles in a B Field 27-4,5 .
Oct 29 Magnetic Force and Torque 27-6,7 .
Nov 01 B Field due moving charge 28-1,2 HW9: Force due to Magnetic Field
Nov 03 Calculating B Field due to a Current 28-3,4,5 .
Nov 05 Ampere's Law 28-6,7 .
Nov 08 Magnetism in Matter 28-8 HW10: Creating a Magnetic Field
Nov 10 Faraday's Law of Induction 29-1,2 .
Nov 12 Lenz's law, Induced EMF 29-3,4 .
Nov 15 Test 3 - Chapters 27 + 28 . .
Nov 17 Applications of Induced Electric Fields 29-5 .
Nov 19 Self Inductance and Mutual Inductance 30-1,2 HW11: Electricity and Magnetism
Nov 22 RC and RL circuits 26-4; 30-4 .
Nov 24 *** Thanksgiving Break - No class *** . *** Thanksgiving Break - No class ***
Nov 26 *** Thanksgiving Break - No class *** . *** Thanksgiving Break - No class ***
Nov 29 LC and RLC circuits 30-5,6 HW12: Inductance and RC Circuits
Dec 01 Components of AC circuits 33-1,2,3,4 .
Dec 03 Impedance and RLC Circuits 33-5,6,7 .
Dec 06 Transformers 33-8 HW13: AC Circuits
Dec 08 Test 4 - Chapters 31, 32, 33 . .
Dec 10 Maxwell's Equations, Propogation of EM waves 31-7; 34-1,2,3,4,6 HW14: Electromagnetic Radiation, due 12:00
Dec 14 Comprehensive Final Exam . 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm