PHYSICS 9HD--Fall 2009

Honors Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Instructor: Professor Shirley Chiang, Department of Physics, 235 Physics/Geology


TA for Discussion/Laboratory and Reader for Homework Grading:
Konstantin Chudnovskiy, Department of Physics, 410 Physics/Geology

Textbook: Edward M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism, Berkeley Physics Series, Vol II, 2nd edition,  reprinted edition available at UCD Bookstord


Syllabus

Download 9HD Lab manual

Lab Schedule (PDF)

PROBLEM ASSIGNMENTS, due 5 p.m. on date specified. Any changes in assignments will be announced in lecture.

Problem Set Solutions -- Go to http://my.ucdavis.edu  
Solutions will be available on the due date at 6 p.m. after the problems have been handed in.
Problem Set 8 due date changed to Mon. Nov. 30 (instead of Wed. Nov. 25).

Date Due

Set #

Problem Assignment from Purcell

Fri. Oct. 2

1

1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.11, 1.16, 1.24

Fri. Oct. 9

2

1.18, 1.20, 1.30, 1.33; 2.1, 2.8,

Fri. Oct. 16

3

2.4, 2.7, 2.14, 2.15, 2.19, 3.1, 3.5

Fri. Oct. 23

4

3.6, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.14

Mon. Nov. 2

5

4.1, 4.8, 4.17, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22 plus additional problem on handout

Mon. Nov. 9

6

4.15 (note that the problem refers to Fig. 4.16 on p. 152, NOT the figure for Prob. 4.16 on p. 164), 4.25, 4.32, 5.1, 5.5, 5.8, 5.15

Mon. Nov. 16

7

5.6, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.12, 6.27

Mon. Nov. 30

8

7.3, 7.4, 7.7, 7.9, 7.14, 7.15, 7.17 

Fri. Dec. 4

9

8.3, 8.7, 8.13, 9.1, 9.5, 9.9



Midterm 1 Review Session, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009, 5 p.m., Room 416 Physics
Midterm 1 Review Sheet   

Midterm #1, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009         
You may bring one 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper with formulas and information which you have written or typed on both sides (but not reduced photocopies of problem sets, notes, or midterm review summary sheet).
You should also bring your calculator to do arithmetic.
I will provide plain white paper, but you may use your own blank lined paper if you wish.

Midterm #2, Review Session, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, 6 p.m., Room 416 Physics
Midterm 2 Review Sheet

Midterm #2, Mon. Nov. 23, 2009
You may bring one 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper with formulas and information which you have written or typed on both sides (but not reduced photocopies of problem sets, notes, or midterm review summary sheet).
You should also bring your calculator to do arithmetic.
I will provide plain white paper, but you may use your own blank lined paper if you wish.

Final Exam Review in class, Fri. Dec. 4
Extra Review Session on Tues. Dec. 8, 2009, 6 p.m., Room 416 Physics/Geology
Final Exam Review Sheet   

Final Exam, Wed. Dec. 10, 2009, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 140 Physics
You may bring THREE 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper with formulas and information which you have written or typed on both sides (but not reduced photocopies of problem sets, notes, or midterm review summary sheet).
You should also bring your calculator to do arithmetic.
I will provide plain white paper, but you may use your own blank lined paper if you wish.


Algebraic Derivations
Electric Field of Relativistic Point Charge Moving with Constant Velocity
Derivation of Transformation Equations for Relativistic Force  -- From A.P. French, Special Relativity

Useful Additional Information -- Handouts

Integrating functions over areas and volumes in various coordinate systems -- Handout (PDF)
AC Circuit Handout (PDF)
Maxwell's equations and derivation of wave equation (PDF)


Interesting WWW Links


Copyright Professor Shirley Chiang
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