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Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 13 December 2021.
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Teacher: Dan Styer
Classes as recorded in Fall 2020.
Notes on Electrodynamics (PDF)
Magnetic field produced by a Curtain of current (PDF)
Slabs of light (PDF)
How to start up slabs of light (PDF)
More on vector calculus
Geometrical significance of the Laplacian (PDF)
There ain't no ocean wide enought, ain't no string long enough to carry a pure sine wave. (Video made at World's Fair Expo 67 in Montreal, at Ontario pavilion.)
Dispersion in sound (video)
Simulations of monopole radiation and dipole radiation.
Units in electromagnetism (PDF) (a problem)
Notes on Relativistic Dynamics (PDF)
Variational Principles in Physics (PDF)
Michael Peskin attempts to read the mind of God.
Vector calculus: Geometrical definition of divergence and curl (PDF)
The divergence of the curl is zero (PDF)
The Maxwell stress tensor (PDF)