The following are a series of lecture notes that I wrote and used to teach Physics 202 at WSU. A few quick words:
- These notes derive many expressions, which are often simply presented.
- These notes make extensive use of calculus.
- In class, there were supplemental mathematical lectures, but they are not (yet?) posted here.
- Many supplemental examples were presented in class, but are not (yet?) posted here.
Lecture 1-1. Electric charge.
Lecture 1-2. Coulomb’s law.
Lecture 1-3. The electric field.
Lecture 1-4. Gauss’s law.
Lecture 1-5. Electric potential energy.
Lecture 1-6. The electric potential.
Magnetostatics and Electromagnetism
Lecture 2-1. Magnetism.
Lecture 2-2. Electric current.
Lecture 2-3. Ampere’s force law.
Lecture 2-4. The Biot–Savart law.
Lecture 2-5. Gauss’s law (for magnetism).
Lecture 2-6. Ampere’s law.
Lecture 2-7. The Lorentz force law.
Lecture 2-8. The relativity of fields.
Lecture 2-9. Electromagnetic induction (including Faraday’s law).
Lecture 2-10. The Maxwell equations.
Lecture 3-1. Electrical networks.
Lecture 3-2. Kirchhoff’s laws.
Lecture 3-3. Wires.
Lecture 3-4. Batteries.
Lecture 3-5. Resistors.
Lecture 3-6. Capacitors.
Lecture 3-7. Inductors.
Lecture 3-8. RC circuits.
Lecture 3-9. RL circuits.
Lecture 3-10. AC circuits.
Lecture 3-11. LC circuits.
Waves and Optics
Lecture 4-1. The wave equation.
Lecture 4-2. Solutions to the wave equation.
Lecture 4-3. Superposition.
Lecture 4-4. Waves in multiple dimensions.
Lecture 4-5. Wave optics.
Lecture 4-6. Geometrical optics.