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Ch 01: Intro to Physics; Units
Ch 02: 1D Motion / Kinematics
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Ch 04: 2D Kinematics
Ch 05: Projectile Motion
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Ch 07: Friction, Inclines, Systems
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Ch 21: Heat and Temperature
Ch 22: Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gases
Ch 23: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 24: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 25: Electric Force & Field; Gauss' Law
Ch 26: Electric Potential
Ch 27: Capacitors & Dielectrics
Ch 28: Resistors & DC Circuits
Ch 29: Magnetic Fields and Forces
Ch 30: Sources of Magnetic Field
Ch 31: Induction and Inductance
Ch 32: Alternating Current
Ch 33: Electromagnetic Waves
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Ch 35: Wave Optics
Ch 37: Special Relativity
Ch 38: Particle-Wave Duality
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Ch 40: Nuclear Physics
Ch 41: Quantum Mechanics
Electric Charge
Charging Objects
Charging By Induction
Conservation of Charge
Coulomb's Law (Electric Force)
Electric Field
Electric Fields in Capacitors
Electric Field Lines
Dipole Moment
Electric Fields in Conductors
Electric Flux
Gauss' Law

Concept #1: Intro to Electric Fields

Practice: A 1.5μC charge, with a mass of 50g, is in the presence of an electric field that perfectly balances its gravity. What magnitude does the electric field need to be, and in what direction does it need to point?

Concept #2: Electric Field due to a Point Charge

Example #1: Zero Electric Field due to Two Charges

Practice: If two equal charges are separated by some distance, they form an electric dipole. Find the electric field at the center of an electric dipole, given by the point P in the following figure, formed by a 1C and a −1C charge separated by 1 cm.

Example #2: Electric Field Above Two Charges (Triangle)

Practice: 4 charges are arranged as shown in the following figure. Find the magnitude of the electric field at the center of the arrangement, indicated by the point P.

Example #3: Balancing a Pendulum in Electric Field

Practice: In the following figure, a mass m is balanced such that its tether is perfectly horizontal. If the mass is m and the angle of the electric field is 𝜃, what is the magnitude of the electric field, E?