|De Anza College - Lana Sheridan|
Reminder: The 4th and last collected homework has been posted and is due Thursday, March 22.
Clarification: in problem 3, the d is the center-to-center separation of the wires.
An example final exam from a previous term:
Note that the final question and question 4 part e) are about momentum and impulse, which we will not get to this term.
Messy draft solutions:
|Past final answers|
(I was still finalizing the test when I wrote these solutions, but you should be able to use them to check your work.)
The equation sheet for the final will look similar to this:
It has been updated with a minor change to the mutual inductance equation, in order to match the notation used in the textbook and lecture.
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