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1. Electrostatics

Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201) The course begins with a discussion of electricity. The concept of charge is introduced, and the properties of electrical forces are compared with those of other familiar forces, such as gravitation. Coulomb's Law, along with the principle of superposition, allows for the calculation of electrostatic forces from a given charge distribution. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of Forces and Introduction to Electrostatic Force 15:20 - Chapter 2. Coulomb's Law 21:09 - Chapter 3. Conservation and Quantization of Charge 26:15 - Chapter 4. Microscopic Understanding of Electrostatics 33:21 - Chapter 5. Charge Distributions and the Principle of Superposition Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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