PHY 217: Electricity and Magnetism I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016 

The Final Exam has been graded, and the grades have been entered into Blackboard. The Final Exam and its Solutions are posted on the Homework page. You may pick up your exam by stopping by my office.
Course grades have been awarded and submitted to the Registrar.
Please take a few moments to fill out the course evaluation, available on Blackboard. Your feedback on the course is important to me and I appreciate it.
Have a happy holiday!
Thursday, December 15, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 12 are now posted on the Homework page.
After using the LeviCivita symbol ε_{ijk} in the last lecture, I realized that we in fact never went over that in the course. So I have now added some notes to explain what this symbol is and how one can use it to simplify calculations involving cross products. These notes can be found on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 

Notes through lecture 27 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 12 will be posted Wednesday by 4pm. Your graded homework can be picked up from my office after Friday noon.
The FINAL EXAM will be Monday, December 19, 7:1510:15 pm in Gavett 312. There will be 4 prolems  one short answers question and three homeworklike problems. The homeworklike problems will focus on the topics of: solving electrostatic problems by separation of variables, electrostatic multipole expansion, dielectrics, magnetostatics. The short answers question can deal with material from any part of the course. You may bring one page of notes with writing on both sides of the page (one line of writing per line of the ruled page). I will give you copies of the formulas on the front and back inside covers of Griffiths. You may use no other notes, books, or electronic devices.
Good luck on the final!
Please remember to fill out the course evaluation available on Blackboard. Your feedback is important to me.
Monday, December 12, 2016 

My apologies! There is an error in problem 6 of Problem Set 12  I wrote the wrong problem number down from Griffiths. Please look at Problem Set 12 to see the correct problem (be sure to refresh your page to see the corrected problem).
Thursday, December 8, 2016 

Notes through lecture 26 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 

There was an error in problems 1 and 3 of Problem Set 12 that I posted yesterday. These have now been corrected.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 

Problem Set 12, due Wednesday December 14 at noon, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 11 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 24 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There is a makeup lecture tomorrow, Wednesday December 7, at 4:50pm in Morey 205.
The course evaluation form is now available on Blackboard. I would greatly appreciate your taking a few moments to complete the evaluation and give feedback on the course.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 

Notes through lecture 23 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 

Probem Set 11, due Tuesday, December 6, is now posted on the Homework page.
The previously posted Solutions to Problem Set 10 contained an error in problem 4 parts b and c. This has now been corrected.
Notes through lecture 21 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, at 4:50pm in Morey 205
Our TI, Greg Loges, will now have extended hours in the POA: Thursdays 6:008:15pm and Fridays 12:002:15pm.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 10 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 20 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING BREAK!!
Thursday, November 17, 2016 

Notes through lecture 19 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to this week workshop problems are posted on the Workshop page.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 

I have decided to extend the due date for Problem Set 10. It is now due by 4pm Monday, November 21, in the homework locker.
Notes through lecture 18 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Makeup lectures, to replace the two lectures canceled earlier in the semester, will take place on Wednesdays November 30, and December 7, during the usual workshop time period, 4:50 pm in Morey 205. Workshop will continue after Thanksgiving in the Thursday time slot only.
Monday, November 14, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 9 are posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 

Problem Set 10, due Friday, November 18, is now posted on the Homework page.
The Midterm Exam and its solutions are posted on the Homework page, along with a histogram of scores.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 8 are now posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 

Problem Set 9, due Friday, November 11, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 16 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
MIDTERM EXAM is next Tuesday, November 8, during the usual lecture period.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 7 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 15 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 8, due Friday November 4, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to last week's workshop problem is posted on the Workshop page.
Note: The MIDTERM EXAM will take place next week Tuesday, November 8, at the usual lecture time 12:30  1:45 in Gavett 312. The exam will cover all material up to and including the image charge method. There will probably be 3 problems on the exam, one being a set of short answer questions that you are meant to be able to answer without doing any involved calculation; the other two will be more like homework problems. Remember, you can bring one 8.5"x11" ruled sheet of paper on which you have written whatever notes you wish on one side of the sheet only. I will give you a copy of the equations and formulae that are on the inside front and back covers of Griffiths. You may use no other books or notes, nor any electronic equipment.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 

Notes through lecture 14 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 

The MIDTERM EXAM has been postponed by one week. Instead of its orginal date of Nov. 1, the exam will now take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in class 12:30  1:45pm in Gavett 312.
Notes through lecture 13 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 7, due Friday, October 28, is now posted on the Homework page. This assignment has several interesting problems that might require some extended thought  so don't wait until Thursday night to get started!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to last week's workshop problems are posted on the Workshop page.
Notes through lecture 12 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Please take a few momoents to fill out our online TA/TI evaluation survey. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Access the survey at: https://webapps.pas.rochester.edu/secure/phpQ/
Thursday, October 13, 2016 

Lecture today is canceled, I am home sick. Enjoy fall break, next lecture will be Thursday next week, Oct 20.
In my statement of problem 2b in Problem Set 6 there was a sign error. It should be f = (1/2) σ (E_{above} + E_{below}). I had a minus sign instead of a plus sign. It is now corrected.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 5 are now on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 11 are on the Lecture Notes page.
Please take a few momoents to fill out our online TA/TI evaluation survey. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Access the survey at: https://webapps.pas.rochester.edu/secure/phpQ/
Problem Set 6, due Friday, October 14, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to this week's workshop problems are now posted on the Workshop page.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 

Notes through lecture 10 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Please take a few momoents to fill out our online TA/TI evaluation survey. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Access the survey at: https://webapps.pas.rochester.edu/secure/phpQ/
Friday, September 30, 2016 

NOTE: Lecture on Tuesday, October 4 is canceled. Office hour on Monday, October 3 is canceled.
Problem Set 5, due Friday, October 7, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 9 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to this week's workshop problems are now on the Workshop page.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 8 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Friday, September 23, 2016 

Problem Set 4, due Friday, September 30, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to this week's workshop problems are now on the Workshop page.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 

Notes through lecture 7 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 2 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 6 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Friday, September 16, 2016 

Problem Set 3, due Friday, September 23, is now posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 

Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to this week's workshop problems are on the Workshop page.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 4 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 

Problem Set 2, due Friday, September 16, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to this past week's workshop problems are on the Workshop page.
Thursday, September, 8, 2016 

Notes through lecture 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 

Class has moved from Dewey into Gavett 312. When you face the front entrance of Gavett, take the staircase on the left side of the building to the 3rd floor, then follow the corridor to the back of the building to find room 312.
Notes through lecture 2 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Friday, September 2, 2016 

Problem Set 1, due Friday, September 9, is now posted on the Homework page. This set is meant to help you review some basic vector algebra.
Workshops will begin next week. There is now a new link on the homepage to a Workshop page that will contain problems discussed each week in workshop, and their solutions. But workshop is also the place where you can ask about anything going on in the course.
Thursday, September 1, 2016 

Notes for lecture 1 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Welcome to PHY 217, Electricity and Magnetism I. All schedule and course information, homeworks and solutions, and lecture notes will be posted on this website.
Workshops will begin meeting the week of September 5.
