Pumplin's Lecture Notes for Physics 232 (Spring 1999)

These notes are intended mainly as a reminder of major topics that were covered in lecture. For in-depth review, the student should consult the textbook. (Many of these notes are based on notes prepared by Prof. Scott Pratt (Spring 1998), which are available here.)

  1. Coulomb's law
  2. Electric fields and electric potentials
  3. Gauss's law and conductors
  4. Capacitors
  5. Resistors, Ohm's law
  6. Kirchhoff's laws
  7. RC circuits
  8. Magnetic fields and forces
  9. Sources of magnetic fields
  10. Magnetic materials
  11. Magnetic induction
  12. AC circuits
  13. Semiconductor devices
  14. Electromagnetic waves
  15. Optics, refraction
  16. Optics, mirrors
  17. Optics, lenses
  18. Optical devices
  19. Interference and diffraction of light
  20. Relativity
  21. Quantum physics
  22. Atomic physics
  23. Radioactivity and the biological effects of radiation
  24. Nuclear physics
  25. Particle physics
  26. Cosmology and astrophysics