8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Spring 2002, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Walter Lewin. In addition to the basic concepts of electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology.


Lecture 01 - Electric Charges and Forces - Coulomb's Law - Polarization
Lecture 02 - Electric Field Lines, Superposition, Inductive Charging, Induced Dipoles
Lecture 03 - Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
Lecture 04 - Electrostatic Potential and Electric Energy
Lecture 05 - E= - grad V, Conductors, Electrostatic Shielding (Faraday Cage)
Lecture 06 - High-Voltage Breakdown and Lightning
Lecture 07 - Capacitance, Electric Field Energy
Lecture 08 - Polarization, Dielectrics, Van de Graaff Generator, Capacitors
Lecture 09 - Electric Currents, Resistivity, Conductivity, Ohm's Law
Lecture 10 - Batteries and EMF
Lecture 11 - Magnetic Field and Lorentz Force
Lecture 12 - Review Exam 1
Lecture 13 - Moving Charges in B-fields, Cyclotrons, Mass Spectrometers
Lecture 14 - Biot-Savart Law
Lecture 15 - Ampere's Law, Solenoids
Lecture 16 - Electromagnetic Induction
Lecture 17 - Motional EMF and Dynamos
Lecture 18 - Displacement Current and Synchronous Motors
Lecture 19 - Magnetic Levitation, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis
Lecture 20 - Inductance, RL Circuits, Magnetic Field Energy
Lecture 21 - Magnetic Materials, Dia- Para- & Ferromagnetism
Lecture 22 - Hysteresis, Electromagnets, Maxwell's Equations
Lecture 23 - Review for Exam 2
Lecture 24 - Transformers, Car Coils and RC Circuits
Lecture 25 - Driven LRC Circuits and Resonance
Lecture 26 - Traveling Waves and Standing Waves
Lecture 27 - Destructive Resonance, Electromagnetic Waves, Speed of Light
Lecture 28 - Poynting Vector, Oscillating Charges, Polarization, Radiation Pressure
Lecture 29 - Snell's Law, Index of Refraction, Huygens' Principle, Illusion of Color
Lecture 30 - Polarizers and Malus's Law
Lecture 31 - Rainbows
Lecture 32 - Review for Exam 3
Lecture 33 - Double-Slit Interference and Interferometers
Lecture 34 - Diffraction, Gratings, Resolving Power, Angular Resolution
Lecture 35 - Doppler Effect and The Big Bang
Lecture 36 - Farewell Special

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