Physics 1120, General Physics 2: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics
Instructors: Steven Pollock and Victor Gurarie
Apparatus for atomic vapor Bose-Einstein condensation. Currents flowing in the circular coils make magnetic fields, and these are used to trap and cool the atoms. It was done first in 1995 by CU physics professors Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman. Learn more about it, and maybe you too could win the Nobel Prize.
Week 9 Highlights:
Lectures this week on Magnetic Field.
Chapter 32 Magnetic Fields
- Exam solutions are now posted, see "exams and grades" link. (Also take a look there if you are unhappy with your scores on the exams)
Your updated course grades are on our CULearn page.
- Have you noticed that detailed solutions to all homework problems
(including long answer and CAPA) are posted every week under
the "homework and recit. solns" link ? And similarly, that there are all
the old tutorial pretests available at the bottom of the "pretests"
- Several years ago, NASA/Johns Hopkins physicists and engineers saved a
potentially dead satellite experiment by
using the earth's
magnetic field to help orient the satellite. It's an impressive
feat, and uses the basic physics of magnetic force we're learning about
Home page from weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
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(Many thanks to John Price for the original construction of this page!)