# PHYS 51 - Topics

**Electric field and electric charge**

Electric charge

Conductors, insulators, induced charge

Coulomb's Law

Electric field and electric force

E-field calculations

Electric dipoles**Gauss' Law**

Electric charge and electric flux

Applications of Gauss' Law

Charges on conductors**Electric potential**

Electric potential energy

Electric potential

Equipotential surfaces

Potential gradient**Capacitance and dielectrics**

Capacitors and dielectrics

Capacitors in series and parallel

Energy storage in capacitors**Current, resistance and emf**

Electric current

Resistivity

Resistance

Emf and circuits

Energy and power in circuits**Direct-current circuits**

Resistors in series and parallel

Kirchhoff's rules

Electrical measuring instruments

RC circuits

Power distribution systems**Magnetic field and magnetic forces**

Magnetism

Magnetic field

Magnetic field lines and flux

Motion of charges in a magnetic field

Magnetic forces and torques on a current-carrying wires

Sources of magnetic field

Magnetic field of moving charges

Magnetic field of a current element

Magnetic fields of current-carrying conductors

Forces between parallel conductors

Ampere's law**Electromagnetic induction**

Induction experiments

Faraday's law

Lenz's law

Motional emf

Induced electric fields

Displacement current**Inductance**

Mutual inductance

Self inductance

Inductors and B-field energy

RL circuit

LC circuit

LRC circuit**Alternating current**

Phasors and AC Resistance and reactance

LRC series circuit

Power in AC circuits

Resonance in AC circuits

Transformers**Electromagnetic waves**

Maxwell's equations

Palne EM waves and speed of light

Sinusoidal EM waves

Energy and momentum in EM waves

Standing EM waves

The EM spectrum