General Physics II: Oscillations, Waves, Electromagnetism
LECTURE NOTES: The act of compiling a complete set of notes, including the drawing of diagrams, contributes significantly to your ability to organize and recall important information. An archive of lecture notes, organized by topic, is provided to help you to fill in gaps and review complex diagrams presented in class. The most effective way for you to use the lectures and archived notes is to write down an outline of the main ideas and important points during the lecture and then to fill in the details of the outline, as soon as possible afterwards, by using the archived notes to refresh your memory of what was done in class. By doing this, you effectively review each lecture and reinforce important concepts while your recollection of the presentation is fresh and you generate a set of notes that will be of optimal use to you as study tools. Simply reading through the archived notes, without actively generating your own, is likely to be MUCH LESS EFFECTIVE as a learning strategy.
Attendance in class is an important determinant of success in this course and will be expected. You cannot hope to pass this course simply by reading posted notes posted and by manipulating formulae provided with tests or exams. You will find that success depends on developing some intuition/physical understanding of the wave and field phenomena encountered in this course. The ways in which we apply mathematical descriptions of phenomena generally depend on having some underlying picture of the relevant symmetry or causal relationships. A large part of my effort in class will be directed toward helping you develop an ability to see beyond the formulae describing the phenomena we cover. My experience is that students who try to rely only on the posted notes without benefit of the classroom discussion, particularly about how different concepts relate and about the way in which the mathematical models represent real phenomena, tend to get lost in the details. This is reflected in their relative success in the course.
Lectures by topic and section in Serway and Jewett, 5th Edition
- 0. Course Introduction and Vector Review
- 1. Oscillatory Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Energy and SHM SJ:12.1-12.3
- 2. Simple Pendulum, Physical Pendulum, Damped Oscillations, Forced Oscillation and Resonance SJ 12.4-12.7
- EXAMPLES from lectures on oscillations.
- 3. Mechanical Waves, Wave Function,Sinusoidal Wave SJ:13.1-13.2
- 4. Traveling Waves, Linear Wave Equation SJ:13.2
- 5. Transverse Wave on a String; Speed, Reflection, Transmission, Energy SJ:13.3-13.5
- 6. Sound Waves, Longitudinal Waves SJ:13.6
- 7. Superposition and Interference SJ:14.1
- 8. Standing Waves and Boundary Conditions SJ:14.2-14.3
- 9. Standing Waves in an Air Column, Beats,Non-Sinusoidal Waves SJ:14.4-14.6
- EXAMPLES from lectures on waves.
- 10. Electric Force. Coulomb's Law SJ:19.1-19.4
- 11. Electric Fields, Point Charges SJ:19.5 (pt. charge only)
- 12. Electric Field Lines, Motion of Charged Particle in Uniform Electric Field SJ:19.6-19.7
- 13. Electric Flux SJ:19.8
- 14. Gauss's Law: Introduction and applications near point charges SJ:19.9
- EXAMPLES from lectures on electric force and fields and Gauss's Law on point charges.
- R1. Review of oscillations, waves, electric force, fields,and flux.
- 15. Electric Potential, Potential Difference in a Uniform Electric Field SJ:20.1-20.2
- 16. Electric Potential due to Point Charge SJ:20.3
- 17. Finding Electric Field from Electric Potential SJ:20.4
- EXAMPLES from lectures on electric potential.
- 18. Electric Potential from Continuous Charge Distribution SJ:20.5
- EXAMPLES from lectures on electric potential due to continuous charge distributions.
- 19. Electric Fields, Continuous Charge Distribution SJ:19.5 (cont. charge dist.)
- EXAMPLES from lectures on electric field due to continuous charge distributions.
- 20. Gauss's Law: Symmetric charge distributions SJ:19.10
- EXAMPLES from lectures on applications of Gauss's Law to continuous charge distributions.
- 21. Electric Field around Charged Conductors SJ:19.11
- 22. Gauss's Law Example: Charged Sphere in Conducting Shell SJ:Prob19.75 page 655
- EXAMPLE (worked): Charged Sphere in Conducting Shell.
- 23. Electric Potential around Charged Conductors SJ:20.6
- 24. Electric Current (Review) SJ:21.1-21.2
- EXAMPLES from lectures on current and conductivity.
- 25. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Force on a Moving Charged Particle SJ:22.1-22.3
- 26. Applications of Magnetic Force on Moving Charges SJ:22.4
- 27. Magnetic Force on Current Carrying Conductor, Torque on Current Loop in Uniform Magnetic Field SJ:22.5-22.6
- 28. Magnetic Field due to current, Biot-Savart Law, Circular Loop, Infinite wires SJ:22.7-22.8
- R2. Review of Electric force, fields, flux, Gauss's Law, Continuous Charge Distributions, Current, Magnetic Force, Biot-Savart Law.
- 29. Ampere's Law, Toroid, Solenoid, Magnetism in materials SJ:22.9-22.11
- EXAMPLES from lectures on magnetic force and Biot-Savart Law.
- 30. Faraday's Law of Induction, Magnetic Flux, emf induced by motion of conductor through field, Lenz's Law SJ:23.1-23.3
- 31. Examples using Faraday's Law. Induced emf and Electric Field SJ:23.4
- Worked EXAMPLES from lectures on Faraday's Law and Lenz's Law.
- 32. Electromagnetic Waves. Maxwell's Equations. SJ:24.1-24.3
- 33. Electromagnetic Wave Equation. Energy Carried by em Wave. Polarization. Laser SJ:24.3,24.4,24.6-24.8
- 34. Interference of em Waves. Young's Double Slit. Diffraction Grating SJ:27.1-27.3, 27.8
- 35. Phase Change due to Reflection. Interference in Thin Films. SJ:27.4,27.5
- EXAMPLE from the thin film lecture.
- 36. Refraction SJ:25.4,25.5,25.7,25.8