The calendar below provides information on the course's lecture (L), recitation (R), and quiz (Q) sessions. The calendar also provides the topics of films and demonstrations shown in class.

SES # | TOPICS | DEMOS | KEY DATES |
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I. Maxwell's equations and boundary conditions | |||

L1 | Integral form of Maxwell's equations | Problem set 1 out | |

R1 | Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using integral laws |
1.4.1 - Magnetic field of a line current 1.6.1 - Voltmeter reading induced by magnetic induction | |

L2 | Differential form of Maxwell's equations | ||

R2 | Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using differential laws | ||

L3 | Electroquasistatic (EQS) and magnetoquasistatic (MQS) fields and boundary conditions | Problem set 2 out | |

R3 | Examples of quasistatic systems; short transmission lines | Problem set 1 due | |

L4 | The scalar electric potential and the Coulomb superposition integral | ||

R4 | Superposition integral examples | ||

L5 | Method of images | 4.7.1 - Charge induced in ground plane by overhead conductor | Problem set 3 out |

R5 | Method of images examples | Problem set 2 due | |

L6 | Magnetoquasistatics | 8.2.1 - Fields of a circular cylindrical solenoid | |

R6 | MQS problems | 8.2.2 - Magnetic field of a Helmholtz coil | |

II. Polarization, conduction, and magnetization | |||

R7 | Dielectric polarization and capacitance | 6.6.1 - Artificial dielectric | Problem set 3 due |

L7 | Polarization and conduction |
7.7.1 - Relaxation of charge on particle in Ohmic conductor Supplement: Van de Graaff and Kelvin generators | Problem set 4 out |

R8 | Conduction, resistance, and capacitance problems | ||

L8 | Magnetization | 9.4.1 - Measurements of B-H characteristic | Problem set 5 out |

R9 | Magnetic circuits, inductance, transformers | 8.6.1 - Surface currents induced in ground plane by overhead conductor | Problem set 4 due |

L9 | Magnetic diffusion phenomena | 10.0.1 - Non uniqueness of voltage in an MQS system | |

R10 | Magnetic diffusion, skin effect | ||

III. Boundary value EQS and MQS problems | |||

L10 | Solutions to Laplace's equation in cartesian coordinates | ||

Review of course to date | |||

Q1 | Quiz 1 | ||

R11 | Skin effect problems | ||

L11 | Solutions to Laplace's equation in polar and spherical coordinates | ||

R12 | EQS boundary value problems in cartesian coordinates | 7.5.1 - Distribution of unpaired charge | |

IV. Electromagnetic fields and forces | |||

L12 | Electroquasistatic forces | Problem set 6 out | |

R13 | EQS and MQS boundary value problems in polar geometries | 7.5.2 - Rotation of an insulating rod in a steady current | Problem set 5 due |

L13 | Magnetoquasistatic forces | ||

R14 | EQS and MQS boundary value problems in spherical coordinates | ||

L14 | Fields and moving media | Problem set 7 out | |

R15 | Forces in EQS devices | Problem set 6 due | |

L15 | Force densities, stress tensors, and forces | ||

R16 |
Forces in MQS devices Film: | ||

V. Electromechanical waves | |||

L16 | Elastic waves on a thin rod | Problem set 8 out | |

R17 | Moving media problems; Faraday disk (homopolar) machines | Problem set 7 due | |

L17 | Transient waves on transmission lines | ||

R18 | Torque-speed machine problems | ||

L18 |
Waves and instabilities in elastic media Film: | DC, AC, and electromechanically self-excited commutator machines | Problem set 9 out |

R19 | EQS forces, force densities, and stress tensors | Problem set 8 due | |

R20 | Applications of the EQS Maxwell stress tensor | ||

R21 | Review for quiz 2 | ||

Q2 | Quiz 2 | ||

R22 | EQS Maxwell stress tensor problems | ||

L19 |
Waves and instabilities in the presence of motion Film: | ||

R23 | Applications of the MQS stress tensor | ||

L20 | Electromechanics of elastic waves | Problem set 10 out | |

R24 | Longitudinal waves in thin rods | Problem set 9 due | |

L21 | Reflections from boundaries | ||

R25 | Longitudinal elastic wave problems | ||

L22 | Transverse waves in wires and membranes | Problem set 11 out | |

R26 | Analysis of ω-k dispersion and instabilities | Problem set 10 due | |

L23 | Instabilities of transverse waves in wires and membranes | ||

R27 | Electromechanical waves and instabilities in moving media | ||

L24 | Electromechanical wave and instability problems | ||

R28 | Electromechanical wave and instability problems (cont.) | Problem set 11 due | |

Course review | |||

Q3 | Final exam |