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4: Conservation of Charge

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    • 4.1: Four Questions
      The basics of what electric charge is and how it can be stored in, transported across the boundary of, or generated and consumed inside a system.
    • 4.2: Conservation of Charge
      Different forms of the equation for conservation of net charge.
    • 4.3: Physical Circuits and The Lumped Circuit Model
      Definition of physical circuits; discussion of the underlying assumptions of the lumped circuit model used to analyze them.
    • 4.4: Ohm's "Law" -- A Constitutive Relation
      One of the most frequently used constitutive relationships in studying electrical phenomena is referred to as Ohm's Law. This, like every constitutive relationship, is not really a law but a well-worn and useful model for a specific physical phenomenon.
    • 4.5: Simple Resistive Circuits
      How to solve a simple resistive circuit that satisfies the lumped circuit model, using Ohm's Law and the principle of conservation of charge. Includes worked example.
    • 4.6: Problems

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