Understand Ohm`s law in both microscopic



Understand Ohm’s law in both microscopic ( J   E )   and macroscopic ( V

IR ) form. Have an understanding of why




are related in this way. Given a resistor of cross-sectional area

A and length l , be able to derive the formula R

 

/ .

  Understand what


I R means in (ohmic dissipation). q

V x


force: be able to compute this direction; be able to derive the cyclotron frequency, the relations between v,

, T , and R for a particle moving in a circle. Be able to correctly get the sense of revolution of a charge in a given constant magnetic field given the field direction and the charge of the particle.

F 

I dl B

: be able to compute this direction, and understand the meaning of it, e.g. for a current loop above a magnet.

Biot Savart Law: be able to use to calculate the magnetic field from simple current elements, e.g. the magnetic field at the center of a circle of radius R carrying current I .

Magnetic dipole moment: what is it, how is it directed, what is its magnitude?

Torque on a magnetic dipole τ  


   What does it mean, e.g. what direction does it cause a compass needle in a background field to rotate, how does it arise, and so on.

Ampere’s Law: be able to find the magnetic field using Ampere’s Law in situations with a high degree of symmetry. There are a few problems here: planes of current, field inside a solenoid, problems with cylindrical symmetry.