Physics 204: Foundations of Physics, Spring 2011

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Teaser: E, B → c Electricity Force & Coulomb's Law Superposition

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24 Jan 2011 26 Jan 2011 28 Jan 2011
Electric Field Dipole Field Continuous Charge Distributions

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31 Jan 2011 2 Feb 2011 4 Feb 2011
Gauss's Law Ice Storm Gauss's Law Examples

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7 Feb 2011 9 Feb 2011 11 Feb 2011
Gauss's Law &
Newton's Shell Theorems
Magnetic Force Magnetic Field &
Biot-Savart Law

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14 Feb 2011 16 Feb 2011 18 Feb 2011
Magnetic Dipoles Magnetic Monopoles Ampère's Law

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21 Feb 2011 23 Feb 2011 25 Feb 2011

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Ampère's Law Examples Induced Electricity & Faraday's Law Monopole & Dipole Detectors

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28 Feb 2011 2 Mar 2011 4 Mar 2011
Faraday's Law Examples Maxwell's Law &
Maxwell's Equations
Plane Electromagnetic Waves

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7 Mar 2011 9 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011
Spherical Waves & the Radiation Field Electromagnetism
Review
Mid Term Exam

14 Mar 2011 16 Mar 2011 18 Mar 2011

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21 Mar 2011 23 Mar 2011 25 Mar 2011
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28 Mar 2011 30 Mar 2011 1 Apr 2011

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Sinusoidal Electromagnetic Waves Maxwell's Rainbow Index of Refraction & "Slow Light"

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4 Apr 2011 6 Apr 2011 8 Apr 2011
Reflection & Refraction Dispersion & Rainbows Fermat's Principle
of Least Time

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11 Apr 2011 13 Apr 2011 15 Apr 2011
Babinet's Principle & Double Slit Interference Diffraction &
Resolving Power
Thin Film Interference

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18 Apr 2011 20 Apr 2011 22 Apr 2011

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Electric Potential Capacitance Resistance
Ohmic Materials

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25 Apr 2011 27 Apr 2011 29 Apr 2011
DC Circuits &
Kirchoff's Rules
Energy & Power I.S. Symposium

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2 May 2011 4 May 2011 6 May 2011
Inductance,
RC & RL Circuits
LC and RCL circuits Resonance

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