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Unformatted text preview: 1 Cornell University “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” − Ezra Cornell, 1868 Electricity and Magnetism Phys 2217 / AEP 2170 – Lecture 1 Lecture Notes Craig J. Fennie School of Applied and Engineering Physics [email protected] Teaching Assistants Igor Segota– [email protected] - DIS 202 & DIS 203 Jolyon Bloomfield – [email protected] – DIS 201 Lab Assistant Chris Choi – [email protected] 2 Phys 2217 / AEP 2170 – Lecture 1 Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics Lecture 1: Topics 2 n Intro to the course, Coulomb’s Law, Superposition, example: force on a test charge Q a distance z above the midpoint b/w two equal charges q n Readings : Purcell 1.1- 1.4; Griffiths 2.1.1-2.1.2 2 3 Phys 2217 / AEP 2170 – Lecture 1 Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics Lecture 1: Introduction to the course n What is 217? (note, I will probably refer to our course as “217”) – First course of electricity and magnetism n Goal? Understand Maxwell’s equations , there is an enormous amount of physics hidden in these 4 equations!!! 3 First course, yes … But , at an advanced pace and mathematics (Integral AND Vector calculus) ⇤ ∇ · ⇤ E = 1 ⇥ ∇ · B = 0 ⇥ ⇤⇥ ⇥ E =- ∂ ⇥ B ∂ t ⇤ ⇥× ⇤ B = μ ⇤ J + μ ⇥ ⇤...
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