Calculus-based introduction
to electricity and magnetism, leading to Maxwell's equations.
Electric fields and Gauss' law; magnetic fields and Ampere's law.
Capacitance and inductance, DC and AC circuits. Electromagnetic
waves.

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Mechanics [tsl1] *

Electricity and Magnetism [tsl2]

Atomic Structure of Matter [tsl3]

Periodic Table of Elements [tsl368]

Charged Insulators and Conductors [tsl369]

Coulomb Force in One Dimension [tsl5] (5)

Coulomb Force in Two Dimensions [tsl9] (6)

Electric Field of a Point Charge [tsl14]

Superposition Principle for Electric Field [tsl15]

Electric Field on Line Connecting Point Charges [tsl19] (3)

Vector Field and Electric Field Lines [tsl22]

Electric Field of Point Charges in Plane [tsl18] (5)

Particle in Uniform Electric or Gravitational Field [tsl24]

Particle in Uniform Electric and Gravitational Field [tsl25] (2)

Projectile Motion in Electric Field [tsl26]

Cathode Ray Tube [tsl419]

Particle Projected Perpendicular to Uniform Electric Field [tsl27]

Particles Accelerated by Uniform Electric Field [tsl28]

Is the Faster also the Quicker? [tsl372]

Action and Reaction due to Coulomb Interaction [tsl29]

Electric Dipole Field [tsl23]

Water Molecule [tsl510]

Force and Torque on Electric Dipole [tsl328]

Electric Quadrupole field [tsl327]

Electric Field of Continuous Charge Distribution [tsl30]

Electric Field of Charged Rod [tsl31] (4)

Electric Field of Charged Ring [tsl34]

Charged Bead Moving Along Axis of Charged Ring [tsl35]

Electric Field of Charged Disk [tsl36]

Electric Field of Charged Rubber Band [tsl37]

Electric Field Between Charged Rods [tsl38]

Electric Field of Charged Semicircle [tsl329]

Electric Flux: Illustration [tsl444]

Electric Flux: Applications [tsl40] (4)

Gauss's Law [tsl44]

Gauss's Law Illustrated [tsl445]

Gaussian Surface Problems [tsl45] (6)

Calculating E from Gauss's Law: Strategy [tsl51]

Calculating E from Gauss's Law: Point Charge [tsl52]

Calculating E from Gauss's Law: Charged Wire [tsl53]

Calculating E from Gauss's law: Charged Plane Sheet [tsl54]

Calculating E from Gauss's law: Charged Slab [tsl373]

Electric Field of Uniformly Charged Spherical Shell [tsl55]

Electric Field of Uniformly Charged Solid Sphere [tsl56]

Electric Field of Oppositely Charged Infinite Sheets [tsl57]

Electric Field Near Charged Infinite Sheets [tsl446]

Charged Conductor at Equilibrium [tsl58] (3)

Charged Conductor Problems [tsl61] (5)

Conservative Forces in Mechanics [tsl68]

Work and Potential Energy in 3D Space [tsl69]

Potential Energy of Charged Particle in Electric Field [tsl70]

Potential Energy of Charged Particle in Coulomb Field [tsl71]

Electric Potential and Potential Energy [tsl72]

Electric Potential and Potential Energy: Applications 1-7 [tsl73] (7)

Attributes of Space and of Charged Particles [tsl447]

Equipotential Surfaces and Field Lines [tsl80]

Topographic Maps [tsl421]

Electric Potential of Charged Rod [tsl330]

Electric Potential of Charged Ring [tsl81]

Electric Potential of Charged Disk [tsl82]

Electric Potential and Potential Energy: Applications 8-10 [tsl83] (3)

Electric Field and Electric Potential [tsl85]

Electric Potential and Electric Field in One Dimension [tsl88] (2)

Electric Field from Electric Potential in Two Dimensions [tsl86]

Electric Potential from Electric Field in Two Dimensions [tsl87]

Electric Potential and Electric Field in Two Dimensions [tsl91]

Electric Potential of a Charged Plane Sheet [tsl92]

Electric Potential of a Uniformly Charged Spherical Shell [tsl93]

Electric Potential of a Uniformly Charged Solid Sphere [tsl94]

Electric Potential of a Uniformly Charged Wire [tsl95]

Electric Potential of Conducting Spheres [tsl96] (4)

Electric Dipole Potential [tsl100]

Electric Potential Energy of Several Point Charges [tsl101] (2)

Unit Exam I of Fall '17 [tsl554] (3) *

Unit Exam I of Spring '17 [tsl545] (3) *

Unit Exam I of Fall '16 [tsl535] (3) *

Unit Exam I of Spring '16 [tsl526] (3) *

Unit Exam I of Fall '15 [tsl512] (3) *

Unit Exam I of Spring '15 [tsl488]

Unit Exam I of Fall '14 [tsl479]

Unit Exam I of Spring '14 [tsl469]

Unit Exam I of Spring '13 [tsl448]

Unit Exam I of Spring '12 [tsl422]

Unit Exam I of Spring '11 [tsl401]

Unit Exam I of Fall '10 [tsl398]

Unit Exam I of Spring '09 [tsl389]

Unit Exam I of Spring '08 [tsl374]

Unit Exam I of Spring '07 [tsl359]

Intermediate Exam I of Spring '06 [tsl348]

Intermediate Exam I of Spring '05 [tsl331]

Parallel-Plate Capacitor [tsl104]

Cylindrical Capacitor [tsl105]

Spherical Capacitor [tsl106]

Energy Stored in Capacitor [tsl107]

Energy Density Between Parallel Plates [tsl108]

Integrating Energy Density in Spherical Capacitor [tsl109]

Capacitors Connected in Parallel [tsl111]

Capacitors Connected in Series [tsl112]

Capacitor Problems [tsl110] (2)

Capacitor Circuits [tsl114] (8)

Capacitor Circuit [tsl335]

More Complex Capacitor Circuit [tsl511]

Capacitor with Dielectric [tsl124]

Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric [tsl125] (2)

Dielectric Materials [tsl138]

Impact of Dielectric [tsl127] (2)

Stacked Dielectrics [tsl129]

Lateral Force on Dielectric [tsl130]

Geiger Counter [tsl123]

Current and Current Density [tsl132]

Current Direction [tsl451]

Resistance and Resistivity [tsl134]

Resistivity of Materials [tsl139]

Ohm's Law [tsl452]

Resistor: Material and Device Perspectives [tsl135]

Electric Current Applications [tsl133] (3)

Calculating the Resistance of a Wire [tsl136]

Radial Current in Coaxial Cable [tsl453]

Power Dissipation in Resister [tsl140]

Resistor Problems [tsl141] (2)

Electric Heating Element [tsl426]

Incandescent Light Bulb [tsl454]

M. C. Escher: Waterfall [tsl425]

Direct Current Circuit [tsl143]

Battery with Internal Resistance [tsl144]

Resistors Connected in Parallel [tsl145]

Resistors Connected in Series [tsl146]

Symbols Used in Circuit Diagrams [tsl158]

Power in Resistor Circuit [tsl154]

Resistor Circuits [tsl148] (8)

Impedance Matching [tsl156]

Kirchhoff's Rules [tsl159]

Applying the Junction Rule [tsl160]

Applying Kirchhoff's Rules [tsl161]

Resistor Circuits [tsl162] (4)

Charging the Capacitor [tsl167]

Discharging the Capacitor [tsl168]

Energy Transfer While Charging [tsl169]

Energy Transfer While Discharging [tsl170]

Some Physical Properties [tsl171]

Applications [tsl172] (8)

Unit Exam II of Spring '17 [tsl548] (3) *

Unit Exam II of Fall '16 [tsl538] (3) *

Unit Exam II of Spring '16 [tsl529] (3) *

Unit Exam II of Fall '15 [tsl515] (3) *

Unit Exam II of Spring '15 [tsl491] (3)

Unit Exam II of Fall '14 [tsl482] (3)

Unit Exam II of Spring '14 [tsl472] (3)

Unit Exam II of Spring '13 [tsl456] (3)

Unit Exam II of Spring '12 [tsl427] (4)

Unit Exam II of Spring '11 [tsl404] (3)

Unit Exam II of Spring '09 [tsl392] (3)

Unit Exam II of Spring '08 [tsl377]

Unit Exam II of Spring '07 [tsl362]

Intermediate Exam II of Spring '06 [tsl351]

Intermediate Exam II of Spring '05 [tsl336]

Sources of Electric and Magnetic Fields [tsl181]

Electric and Magnetic Forces on Point Charge [tsl182]

Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Conductor [tsl183]

Direction of Magnetic Force [tsl455] (2)

Magnetic Force Applications [tsl184] (3)

Magnetic Force on Semicircular Current [tsl185] (2)

Charged Particle Moving in Uniform Electric Field [tsl188]

Charged Particle Moving in Uniform Magnetic Field [tsl189]

Charged Particle in Circular Motion [tsl66]

Velocity Selector [tsl194]

Measurement of e/m for electron [tsl431]

Measurement of e and m for electron [tsl432]

Mass Spectrometer [tsl195]

Cyclotron [tsl200]

Magnetic Bottles [tsl407]

Loudspeaker [tsl410]

Dot Product Between Vectors [tsl229]

Cross Product Between Vectors [tsl230]

Magnetic dipole moment of current loop [tsl475]

Torque on Current Loop [tsl196]

Magnetic Moment of a Rotating Disk [tsl199]

Electric Dipole in Uniform Electric Field [tsl197]

Magnetic Dipole in Uniform Magnetic Field [tsl198]

Magnetic Force Applications [tsl190] (3)

Direct-Current Motor [tsl408]

Galvanometer [tsl409]

Hall Effect [tsl201]

Charged Particle in Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields [tsl208] (2)

Magnetic Force Applications [tsl193] (7)

Magnetic Field of a Moving Point Charge [tsl210]

Law of Biot and Savart [tsl213]

Magnetic Field of Circular Current [tsl214]

Magnetic Field Applications [tsl212] (2)

Magnetic Field on the Axis of a Solenoid [tsl215]

Magnetic Field Generated by Current in Straight Wire [tsl216] (3)

Magnetic Field at Center of Square-Shaped Wire [tsl518]

Magnetic Field Applications [tsl221] (3)

Magnetic Field Next to Current-Carrying Ribbon [tsl519]

Force Between Parallel Lines of Electric Charge [tsl231]

Force Between Parallel Lines of Electric Current [tsl232]

Force Between Perpendicular Lines of Electric Current [tsl233]

Magnetic Field Applications [tsl245] (6)

Magnetic Field Application [tsl340]

Magnetic Field Applications [tsl227] (3)

Gauss' Law for Magnetic Field [tsl236]

Ampere's Law (Restricted Version) [tsl237]

Ampere's Law (Applications) [tsl239] (2)

Ampere's Law: Magnetic Field Inside a Long Solenoid [tsl241]

Ampere's Law: Magnetic Field inside a Toroid [tsl242]

Ampere's Law: Magnetic Field Inside a Wire [tsl243]

Ampere's Law: Magnetic Field Outside a Wire [tsl244]

Ampere's Law: Coaxial Cable [tsl341]

Intermediate Exam III of Spring '07 [tsl365]

Unit Exam III of Spring '08 [tsl381]

Unit Exam III of Spring '09 [tsl395]

Unit Exam III of Spring '11 [tsl415]

Unit Exam III of Spring '12 [tsl435]

Unit Exam III of Spring '13 [tsl461] [tsl463] [tsl465]

Unit Exam III of Spring '14 [tsl476]

Unit Exam III of Fall '14 [tsl485]

Unit Exam III of Spring '15 [tsl494]

Unit Exam III Fall '15 [tsl523] (4) *

Unit Exam III of Spring '16 [tsl532] (3) *

Unit Exam III of Fall '16 [tsl541] (4) *

Unit Exam III of Spring '17 [tsl551] (3) *

Current Produced by Motional EMF [tsl247]

Faraday's Law of Induction [tsl248] (2)

Magnetic flux and Faraday's law [tsl411]

Area - Field - Flux - EMF [tsl459] (2)

Lenz's Rule [tsl250] (2)

Magnetic Induction: Applications [tsl254] (7)

AC Generator [tsl412]

AC Motor [tsl413]

Inductor and Inductance [tsl265]

Inductance of a Solenoid [tsl266]

Inductance of a Toroid [tsl267]

Self-Induction [tsl268]

Inertia: Mechanical vs Electrical [tsl520] *

Mutual Induction [tsl414]

Energy Stored in Inductor [tsl269]

Energy Density within Solenoid [tsl270]

Magnetic Induction: Applications [tsl261] (6)

Response of Device to Electric Current [tsl277]

Devices in Series and in Parallel [tsl521]

Magnetic Induction: Application [tsl286] [tsl522]

RL Circuit: Current Buildup in Inductor [tsl272]

RL Circuit: Current Shutdown in Inductor [tsl273]

RL Circuit: Energy Transfer During Current Buildup [tsl274]

RL Circuit: Energy Transfer During Current Shutdown [tsl275]

RL Circuit: Some Physical Properties [tsl276]

RL Circuit: Applications [tsl278] (8)

Electromagnetic Oscillator (LC Circuit) [tsl295]

Mechanical vs Electromagnetic Oscillations [tsl497]

LC Circuit Applications [tsl296] (3)

Oscillator with Two Modes [tsl498]

Mechanical Oscillator with Damping [tsl299]

Damped Electromagnetic Oscillator (RLC Circuit) [tsl300]

RLC Circuit Application [tsl438] (3)

Single Device in AC Circuit: Resistor [tsl288]

Single Device in AC Circuit: Inductor [tsl289]

Single Device in AC Circuit: Capacitor [tsl290]

Single Device in AC Circuit: Applications [tsl291] (3)

RLC Series Circuit [tsl301] (3)

Impedances: RLC in Series [tsl467] (2)

Filters [tsl468]

AC Circuit Applications [tsl304] (2)

RLC Series Resonance [tsl501] (2)

RLC Parallel Circuit [tsl306] (3)

Impedances: RLC in Parallel [tsl504] (2)

AC Circuit Applications [tsl309] (4)

RLC Parallel Resonance [tsl506] (2)

Power in AC Circuits [tsl311]

Transformer [tsl418]

AC Circuit Applications [tsl384] (4)

Intermediate Exam III of Spring '05 [tsl342]

Intermediate Exam III of Spring '06 [tsl355]

Unit Exam IV of Spring '12 [tsl441]

Gauss' Law for Electric and Magnetic Fields [tsl44] [tsl236] [tsl508]

Ampere's Law (restricted and full versions) [tsl237] [tsl315]

Faraday's law [tsl411]

Faraday's law and Ampere's law [tsl509]

Traveling Waves [tsl316]

Sinusoidal Transverse Traveling Wave [tsl317]

Wave Equation [tsl318]

Electromagnetic Plane Wave [tsl319] (4)

Energy Transport in Electromagnetic Plane Wave [tsl323]

Momentum Transport in Electromagnetic Plane wave [tsl324]

Catching Up with a Photon? [tsl439] (2)

Last updated 10/04/17