~Under Construction~
Recommended Textbooks:Note: Much of the material in this course overlaps with the content of the following:
Relevant textbook sections are noted beneath each concept.
Blue Sections indicate the major concepts to understand and be able to address or answer or problem types you are likely to encounter. These can be used for quick review, or as an indicator of which problems/concepts are most relevant
Electrostatics
Properties of Charge and Coulomb's LawSerway: 23.1  23.3 HyperPhysics: Coulomb's Law What are the equations for Coulombic Force and Electric Field?
 What are the values of k, the charge of an electron, and the permittivity of free space?
 How do you recover the net force (as a vector) from geometric arranges of point charges?
 For example: Triangles, square, cubes, pyramids, etc.
 If a system of charges lies on a straight line, can you identify points where the net force will equal zero?
 In which situations can symmetry reduce to complexity of calculating force?
 Are you able to identify when vector components cancel?
 Can you draw freebody diagrams that include forces due to charge?
 How do you relate the force due to a charge to traditional statics problems from mechanics?
 Examples:
 Pendulum systems held in equilibrium due to forces from tension, gravity, and point charges.
 "Block on an incline" problems, held in equilibrium by forces from gravity, charge, and friction.
 Spring problems (Forces from charge, gravity, and spring force.
 What is the relationship between the net force due to a charge and its Electric Field?
Electric FieldsSerway: 23.4  24.1
Resources:  What is the integral equation for finding the field due to a charge distribution?
 Can you draw Electric Field lines between point charges?
 Can you recover the Electric Field from the net force or net charge?
 Can you find the field in all of the situations from the previous section?
 Can you identify symmetry in uniform charge distributions to find the net Electric Field at a point?
 Common problems: Field due to semicircles, rods, rings, discs, etc.
 Can you rewrite dq in terms of charge density?
 Can you integrate over a nonuniform charge distribution to find the total field?
 How do you find the total charge due to a ring, disc, or annulus?
 Can you also integrate charge distributions over arbitrary shapes, such as semicircles, rods, or cylinders?
 Note: If you are taking this as a class, you will almost certainly be asked to find the fields at a point due to
charged rods, rings, and discs  often with nonuniform charge distributions.
 How are the net force, the electric field, and acceleration related?
 Can you determine the acceleration of a particle in a uniform electric field?
 Can you use kinematics to model the final position of a particle deflected by a field?
Gauss's LawSerway: Ch. 24 Skim: 24.2  24.6
Resources: Gauss's Law Gaussian Surfaces and Conductors
Electrical PotentialSerway: 25.1  25.8
Resources: Concept Explanations: Potential, eV, and Conservation of Energy
Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics
Electrostatics with Conductors
CapacitorsCapacitanceSerway: 26.1  26.3Parallel Plate
Spherical and Cylindrical
DielectricsSerway: 26.4  26.7
Electric Circuits
Current, Resistance, and PowerSerway: 27.1  27.6? (Unsure of where Power is discussed) Steadystate Direct Current Circuits with Batteries and Resistors
Capacitors in Circuits
Magnetic Fields
* Serway: 30.1  30.2 Forces on Moving Charges
Forces on CurrentCarrying Wires
Fields of Long CurrentCarrying Wires
BiotSavart Law
Ampere's LawSerway: 30.4  31.4
Electromagnetism
Induction
InductanceSerway: 32.1  32.3
Maxwell's EquationsSerway: 30.6, 31.4, 34.1
Unsorted
DC CircuitsSerway: 28.1  28.2 Kirchoff's RulesSerway: 28.3  28.4 RC CircuitsSerway: 28.5  28.6 MagnetismSerway: 29.1  29.6 Inductive DC CircuitsSerway: 32.3  32.6 AC CurrentSerway: 33.1  33.4 AC CircuitsSerway: 33.5  33.7
Electromagnetic Plane WavesSerway: 34.2  34.7?
