Spring 22 Physics 272 – Honors Physics II
Course information
 Title: 01:750:272 Honors Physics II
 Prerequisites: Honors Physics I (01:750:271)
 Corequisites: Multivariable calculus (1:640:152 or 1:640:192 or 1:640:251)
 Instructor: Srivatsan Chakram (Vatsan), schakram@physics.rutgers.edu
 Grader: Lindsey Kwok
 Textbook: Electricity and Magnetism 3rd Edition, by Edward M. Purcell and David J. Morin
 Class Location
 The first 3 classes (till Jan 27th, 2022) will be held virtually over zoom
 Classes will be held in person at the Physics – Lecture Hall (PLH) starting Jan 31st, 2022
 Class times: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:20 – 11:40 AM
 Homeworks: Weekly, Due in class on Thursdays
 Office hours: Mondays, 4 – 5 pm, or by appointment
 Location: Serin W120, or over zoom

01:750:272 Honors Physics II is a 3credit course that is the second of the threesemester Honors Physics sequence, providing an introduction to Electricity and Magnetism. The course will emphasize conceptual and physical understanding, as well as problemsolving. The course will use multivariable calculus but will not assume mastery of it and provide necessary mathematical interludes. The course will involve two 80 minute lectures a week.
Exams and Grading
There will be weekly homework assignments (due on the Thursday class) that will count to 25% of the grade. There will be two 1 hour midsemester exams (20% of the grade) and a final exam (35% of the grade)

 Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, superposition, the energy of a system of charges
 Electric field, electric flux, Gauss’s law
 More on Gauss’ law, Energy in the field, electric potential
 Poisson and Laplace equations, curl, uniqueness theorems
 Fields and potentials around conductors
 Capacitance
 Currents, Continuity equation, Resistance, Ohm’s law
 Introduction to circuits, Kirchhoff’s rules, Thenevin equivalents
 Symmetry and superposition in circuit analysis
 Magnetic force, Magnetic field
 Ampere’s Law, BiotSavart Law
 Vector potential
 Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s law
 Mutual and selfinductance, Magnetic field energy
 Variable currents, RC circuits, RL circuits, undriven RLC circuits, Phasors
 Driven AC circuits, phasors, impedance, power, and energy
 Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations
 Wave equation, electromagnetic radiation
 Electromagnetic radiation continued, polarization, Poynting vector, energy, power, and momentum of radiation
 Storing EM fields – Microwave cavities
 Electric fields in Matter

Lecture Dates Topic Notes Purcell Reading Module 1 Jan. 20 Introduction to E&M, Electric Charge, Coulomb’s law, Superposition principle Lec1_notes.pdf 1.1 – 1.5 Lec1 Module 2 Jan. 24 Electrostatic Energy, Electric Field, Electric Dipoles Lec2_Notes.pdf 1.5 – 1.9 Lec2 Module 3 Jan. 27 Electric Flux, Gauss’ law, Symmetry Arguments, Energy in the field Lec3_notes.pdf 1.9 – 1.16 Lec3 Module 4 Jan. 31 Electric potential, Dipoles, Fields from Potentials Lec4_notes.pdf 2.1 – 2.8 Lec4 Module 5 Feb. 3 Van De Graaff Generators, Potential and fields from Electric dipoles, Divergence, Differential form of Gauss’s law Lec5_notes.pdf 2.9 – 2.13 Lec5 Module 6 Feb. 7 Poisson’s Equation, Laplace’s equation, Earnshaw’s theorem, Curl, Stokes theorem Lec6_Notes.pdf 2.14 – 3.3 Lec6 Module 7 Feb. 10 Fields around conductors, Uniqueness theorem, Method of Images Lec7_notes.pdf 3.3 – 3.5 Lec7 Module 8 Feb. 14 Capacitance, Energy stored in a capacitor, Capacitance of multiple conductors Lec8_notes.pdf 3.5 – 3.9 Lec8 Module 9 Feb. 17 Electrostatics review, Electric Currents, Ohm’s Law, Physics of Conduction Lec9_notes.pdf 4.1 – 4.6, 4.8 Lec9 Module 10 Feb. 21 Electrical Circuits, Kirchoff’s Laws, Batteries, RC circuits 4.7, 4.94.12 11 Feb. 24 Magnetism, Magnetic force, Magnetic field 12 Feb. 28 Ampere’s Law, BiotSavart Law 13 Mar. 3 FIRST MIDTERM 14 Mar. 7 Vector potential, AharanovBohm phases 15 Mar. 10 Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s law 16 Mar. 21 Inductors, More on Electromagnetic induction, Motors, Dynamos 17 Mar. 24 Mutual and selfinductance, Magnetic field energy 18 Mar. 28 Variable currents, RC circuits, RL circuits, undriven RLC circuits, Phasors 19 Mar. 31 Driven AC circuits, phasors, impedance, power, and energy 20 Apr. 4 SECOND MIDTERM 21 Apr. 7 Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations 1 22 Apr. 11 Maxwell’s equations, Lorentz Transformations, Special Relativity 23 Apr. 14 Electromagnetic waves, Polarization, Poynting vector 24 Apr. 18 EM waves and boundaries, Microwave and optical cavities 25 Apr. 21 Electric fields in matter 1 26 Apr. 25 Electric fields in matter 2 27 Apr. 28 Review, Recap, Fun lecture 
# Due date Problems Points Solutions 1 Friday, Feb 4, 5 pm Phys272_HW1.pdf 50 Assignment 1 Solution.pdf 2 Monday, Feb 14, 5:00 pm Phys272_HW2.pdf 50 
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