Office Hours: I am available at most times during the week, but I recommend phoning or emailing first to confirm that I will be in the office.
Course Prerequisite: PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics, or equivalent (for example, a course that covers most of the textbook "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David J. Griffiths, third edition).
Credit: 3 semester hours
Meeting Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11:00am-11:50am
Classroom: BRK 103 (Brockman Hall 103)
Format: A lecture course with problem sets, a midterm exam, and a final exam.
Grading Weights: | Homework | 50% |
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Midterm Exam | 20% | |
Final Exam | 30% |
Homework will be assigned approximately once a week, and will usually be due at the beginning of class one week after assignment. Homework assignments will be distributed in class and they will also be available from the PHYS 532 web page.
Homework Policy: Students are encouraged to discuss the problems with their classmates and with the instructor, but they must write up their homework solutions independently. Of course, you must not copy anyone else's solutions.
Late Homework: The grade for late homework will be multiplied by a decaying exponential with a time constant of five days. Late homework must be given to the grader (not to the professor) with the date and time written on the front page.
Required:
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, The Classical Theory of Fields,
Course of Theoretical Physics, volume 2, fourth edition, Pergamon Press, 1990.
Recommended: J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, third edition, J. Wiley and Sons, 1999.
Any student with a disability requiring accomodations in this course is encouraged to contact the instructor after class or during office hours. Additionally, students will also need to contact Disability Support Services in the Allen Center.