# Fundamentals of Physics II

Yale Course , Fall 2006 , Prof. Ramamurti Shankar

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# Overview

Electrostatics - Electric Fields - Gauss's Law and Application to Conductors and Insulators - The Electric Potential and Conservation of Energy - Capacitors - Resistance - Circuits and Magnetism - Ampere's Law - Lenz's and Faraday's Laws - LCR CircuitsDC Voltage - LCR CircuitsAC Voltage - Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves - Ray or Geometrical Optics - Wave Theory of Light;Quantum Mechanics:The key experiments and wave-particle duality - Measurement theory, states of definite energy - Particle in a Box - Time-dependent Schrdinger Equation - Summary of postulates and special topics

### Lecture 16: Ray or Geometrical Optics I

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# Lecture Details

For more information about Professor Shankars book based on the lectures from this course,Â Fundamentals of Physics Mechanics,Â Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visitÂ httpbit.ly1jFIqNu. Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201) Geometric optics is discussed as an approximation to wave theory when the wavelength is very small compared to other lengths in the problem (such as the size of openings). Many results of geometric optics involving reflection, refraction (mirrors and lenses) are derived in a unified way using Fermats Principle of Least Time. 0000 - Chapter 1. Light as an Electromagnetic Phenomenon 0717 - Chapter 2. Review of Geometrical (Classical) Optics 2150 - Chapter 3. Fermats Principle of Least Time and its Corollaries Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses This course was recorded in Spring 2010. For more information about Professor Shankars book based on the lectures from this course,Â Fundamentals of Physics Mechanics,Â Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visitÂ httpbit.ly1jFIqNu.

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