# 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 7: Resistance

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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) Lecture begins with a discussion of electric potential distribution in conductors. Image charges are introduced and exploited. Capacitance is explained in greater detail and illustrated using the parallel plate capacitor. The energy stored in the electric field is derived. The forces acting on an electric current flowing through a conducting wire are examined. The RC circuits and its energetics are discussed. The EMF due to a battery is explained. 0000 - Chapter 1. Review of Image Charges 2845 - Chapter 2. The Parellel Plate Capacitor 4246 - Chapter 3. The Concept of Resistance 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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