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Solution

Week Date Lecture Reading Homework Discussion Exam
1 Monday
1/15/2018
  No Lecture  Martin Luther King Day   Griffiths § 1 (all), 2.1

Homework 1
(Due 10 AM on 1/26/2018.)

Solution

 

 
Wednesday
1/17/2018
Lecture 1
pdf
 
Friday
1/19/2018

Lecture 2

Electric Field and Coulomb's Law
pdf

 
2 Monday
1/22/2018

Lecture 3

Gauss's Law

Point charge and Dirac delta function

pdf

Griffiths § 2.2, 2.3.1, 1.5

Homework 2

Assigned 1/24, due

10 AM 1/31

Solution

 

Discussion 1

Solution discussion 1

 
Wednesday
1/24/2018

Lecture 4

Gauss's Law in Symmetric Problems

Electric Potential, Poisson's Eqn.,

E=-gradV, Integral solution
pdf

 
Friday
1/26/2018

Lecture 5

Calculate Electric Potential

Boundary conditions
pdf

 
3 Monday
1/29/2018

Lecture 6

Electric Interaction Energy

Electric Field Energy
pdf

Griffiths § 2.4, 2.5

Homework 3

Solution

Discussion 2

Solution discussion 2

 
Wednesday
1/31/2018

Lecture 7

Self Energy of a Point Charge

Energy Calculations

Conductors
pdf

 
Friday
2/02/2018

Lecture 8

Conductors, Induced charge, Forces

on a Conductor (that factor of 1/2),

Capacitors
pdf

 
4 Monday
2/05/2018

Lecture 9

Potential Problems, Uniqueness

No local min/max theorem
pdf

Griffiths § 3.1, 3.2,

3.3.1 for sep of variables

(Friday, 2nd half)

Homework 4

Solution

 
Wednesday
2/07/2018

Lecture 10

Solution by Inspiration

Method of Images with Planar Boundary Condition
pdf

 
Friday
2/09/2018

Lecture 11

Method of Images with Spherical Boundary Condition

Introduction to Separation of Variables - Laplacian
pdf

 
5 Monday
2/12/2018

Lecture 12

Solution by Perspiration

Separation of Variables in Cartesian Coordinates
pdf

Griffiths § 3.3, 3.4 Homework 5

 

Solution

 
 
Wednesday
2/14/2018

Separation of Variables in Spherical Coordinates

Legendre Polynomials
pdf

 
Friday
2/16/2018

Conclude Separation of Variables

Fourier Series - Spectral Representation of Functions
pdf

 
6 Monday
2/19/2018
Lecture 15
pdf
Griffiths § 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Homework 6

Solution

 
 
Wednesday
2/21/2018
Lecture 16
pdf
 
Friday
2/23/2018
Lecture 17
pdf
 
7 Monday
2/26/2018
Lecture 18 Griffiths § 4.4

Homework 7

Solution

   
Wednesday
2/28/2018
Lecture 19
pdf
 
Friday
3/02/2018
Lecture 20
pdf
 
8 Monday
3/05/2018
No Lecture on Exam Day Griffiths § 5.1, 5.2

Homework 8

Solution

  Exam, 7-830 pm
Exam Solutions Formula Sheet
Wednesday
3/07/2018
Lecture 21
pdf
 
Friday
3/09/2018
Lecture 22
pdf
 
9 Monday
3/12/2018
Lecture 23
pdf
Griffiths § 5.3, 5.4

Homework 9

Solution

   
Wednesday
3/14/2018
Lecture 24
pdf
 
Friday
3/16/2018
Lecture 25
pdf
 
10 Monday
3/19/2018
Spring Break!
pdf
Griffiths § 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Homework 10

Solution

 
 
Wednesday
3/21/2018
Spring Break!
pdf
 
Friday
3/23/2018
Sping Break!
pdf
 
11 Monday
3/26/2018
Lecture 26
pdf
Griffiths § 7.1, 7.2

Homework 11

Solution

     
Wednesday
3/28/2018
Lecture 27
pdf
 
Friday
3/30/2018
Lecture 28  
12 Monday
4/02/2018
Lecture 29 Griffiths § 7.2, 7.3

Homework 12

Solution

 

 

Wednesday
4/04/2018
Lecture 30
pdf
 
Friday
4/06/2018
Lecture 31
pdf
 
13 Monday
4/09/2018
Lecture 32        
Wednesday
4/11/2018
Lecture 33
pdf
 
Friday
4/13/2018
Lecture 34
pdf
 
14 Monday
4/16/2018
No Lecture
pdf
Griffiths § 7.3

Homework 13

Solution

 
Exam, 7-830 pm
Practice Exam Formula Sheet Exam Solutions

Errata

Wednesday
4/18/2018
Lecture 35
pdf
 
Friday
4/20/2018
Lecture 36
pdf
 
15 Monday
4/23/2018
Lecture 37
pdf
Griffiths § 9.1, 9.2      
Wednesday
4/25/2018
Lecture 38
pdf
 
Friday
4/27/2018
Lecture 39
pdf
 
16 Monday
4/30/2018
Lecture 40
pdf
       
Wednesday
05/02/2018
Lecture 41  
Friday
5/09/2017
Final: 7-10pm   Formula Sheet 1  Formula Sheet 2