Lecture DescriptionFundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201)The mathematics underlying LCR circuit theory for AC currents is discussed. Complex numbers are used to convert differential equations to algebraic equations. The notion of impedance is introduced. The radio is used to illustrate the concepts of resonance and variable capacitance. The body of classical electromagnetism treated so far is reviewed and summarized. The displacement current is introduced, leading to the complete Maxwell equations.Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/coursesThis course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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 Circuits—DC Voltage – LCR Circuits—AC 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 Schrödinger Equation – Summary of postulates and special topics