Physics 230: Electricity & Magnetism Spring 2007

Problem Sets

Below
are the problems I have planned for this course; I reserve the right to change
the problem sets and their due dates based on class progress or unforeseen
circumstances. Detailed solutions
will be handed out at the beginning of class on each due date, and so I cannot
accept late assignments. Show all
your work and reasoning. If you
have any questions or concerns, please contact me as soon as possible. Working in groups is allowed and
encouraged, but you must turn in *your own work in your own words*. All
assignments must be neatly and clearly written, preferably in pencil, and have
the honor pledge written and signed in order to be graded. Multiple pages should be stapled
together.

All problem sets count equally to your average and are generally comprised of problems covered in at least three lectures. Note that, though the first problem set covers less material and is shorter than the others, it still has the same weighting to your overall average. Unless specifically noted otherwise, each problem set will be graded out of 20 points, with equal weight given to each problem.

** Note
Well:** Your lowest homework will be dropped
when computing your PS average

__PS1: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON, FRIDAY
30 MARCH. __

Griffiths, Chapter 1: 1.4, 1.5 (1 point each), 1.15a&b (2 points)

Griffiths, Chapter 2: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.7 (4 points each)

__PS2: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON FRIDAY,
6 APRIL. __

Griffiths, Chapter 1: 1.11(a,c), 1.18(a,b), 1.25, 1.32, 1.33

Griffiths, Chapter 2: 2.9, 2.12, 2.14, 2.20, 2.25

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__PS3: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON FRIDAY,
13 APRIL. __

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Griffiths, Chapter 2: 2.28, 2.30(b), 2.31, 2.32, 2.36, 2.39

Griffiths, Chapter 3: 3.1, 3.6, 3.12, 3.13

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__PS4: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON FRIDAY,
20 APRIL.__

Griffiths, Chapter 3: 3.15, 3.16, 3.20, 3.23, (3 points each); 3.28, 3.31 (2 points each)

Griffiths, Chapter 4: 4.1, 4.5 (2 points each)

__PS5: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON
WEDNESDAY, 2 MAY.__

Griffiths, Chapter 4: 4.10, 4.15, 4.19, 4.26

Griffiths, Chapter 5: 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.10, 5.13, 5.15

__PS6: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON FRIDAY,
11 MAY.__

Griffiths, Chapter 5: 5.24, 5.34, 5.37, 5.39, 5.46 (2 points each)

Griffiths, Chapter 6: 6.1, 6.7, 6.8, (1 point each), 6.12 (2
points)

Numerical Solution of Helmholtz coils (5 points)

__HW7: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON
WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY.__

Griffiths, Chapter 6: 6.14, 6.16

Griffiths, Chapter 7: 7.1, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.12, 7.15, 7.17

__HW8: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON
FRIDAY, 1 JUNE.__

Griffiths, Chapter 7: 7.20, 7.22, 7.48, 7.53, 7.58

Griffiths, Chapter 9: 9.1, 9.3, 9.8(a,b), 9.9, 9.10