5/02 Copies of the solutions to all five Tests from Spring 2007 are now available at the Noble Library Copy Center. 3/09 Midterm warning grades were sent out this Friday. We sent midterm E warnings to anyone with a midterm average less than 50 and midterm D warnings to anyone with a midterm average between 50 and 60. In figuring the midterm averages we did not drop a test. If you get a midterm warning, you should see your TA to make sure that all your grades are entered correctly and to discuss how you might plan to improve your grade over the second half of the semester. To see grade scales from previous semesters, please see HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE on our course web page. Thanks. GBA 3/08 A copy of the solutions to Test 2 is now available at the Noble Library Copy Center. 2/22 The lecture for Mon 2/26, on Current and Resistance, includes an abnormally large number of definitions. I have provided a copy of those definitions for you on our class website. Please download those definitions and bring them with you to lecture on Mon 2/26. Thanks. GBA 2/12 A copy of the solutions to Test 1 is now available at the Noble Library Copy Center. 1/30 The Old Tests (with Solutions) are now available in the Noble Library Copy Center. 1/29 Practice PRS grades from lecture 6 on MON 1/29 are now available. Please check to make sure that your PRS grades are being recorded. If you are not registered, your PRS grade will be zero. Thanks. GBA 1/26 Friday after class one student pointed out a misprint in the turn-in problem E1. The correction has now been made and the correct version is repeated here (an x was omitted from the numerator of the expression in part (a)). I apologize for any confusion this might have caused. GBA E1. A positive charge +q is located on the postive x-axis at x = +a. A negative charge -q is located on the negative x-axis at x = -a. (a) Find a general expression for the total electric field strength at all points on the x-axis to the right of x = +a. Show that your expression is equivalent to 4akqx/((x^2-a^2)^2). (5 points) (b) Show how to use the binomial expansion to find an approximate expression for the same field strength which is valid for x >> +a. Show two terms in your expression. Why is it often said that the field of a dipole, far from the dipole, "goes like" 1/(r^3)? (15 points) This problem is due in your recitations on the 29th and 30th. Thanks. GBA