Fundamentals of Physics II

Yale Course , Fall 2006 , Prof. Ramamurti Shankar

174 students enrolled

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 5: The Electric Potential and Conservation of Energy

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        For more information about Professor Shankars book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit httpbit.ly1jFIqNu. Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201) The law of conservation of energy is reviewed using examples drawn from Newtonian mechanics. The work-energy theorem is derived from first principles and used to initiate a discussion of the vector calculus underlying the law of conservation of energy. 0000 - Chapter 1. Review of Electrostatics 0349 - Chapter 2. Review of Law of Conservation of Energy 0813 - Chapter 3. Deriving the Work-Energy Theorem and the Law of Conservation of Energy 5933 - Chapter 4. Electric Potential Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

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