Pic picture


Contact Info

Course Info



Lecture Notes


PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ---- Spring 2015

Course Information

Instructors: See   Contact Information
Lectures: Mon. and Wed. 12:30 - 1:45 in B&L 106

Recitations: 1. Tues. 6:15 - 8:55 pm in Morey 522
2. Wed. 4:50 - 7:30 pm in Mel 224
Textbooks: Required:  
Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition by D. J. Griffiths

Also on reserve in the POA Library:
Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd edition by E.M. Purcell - very readable, somewhat lower level than the course
The Feynman Lectures v. 2 by R.P. Feynman - classic work, best read for its physical insights, after you are already a bit familiar with things
Electromagnetic Fields by R.K. Wangsness - another junior level text
Electricity and Magnetism by M.H. Nayfeh and M.K. Brussel - another junior level text
Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition by J.D. Jackson - the classic graduate level textbook
Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell by A. Garg - another graduate level textbook

Midterm:Wednesday, March 4, 12:30 - 1:45 pm in BL 106
Final:Tuesday, May 5, 8:30 - 11:30 am in BL 106

Exams are closed book, but you will receive a copy of the formulas on the inside cover of Griffiths, and you may bring one cheat sheet consisting of one 8.5"x11" lined notebook-type page, with one line of writing per ruled line. For the midterm your cheat notes may cover only one side of one page - for the final you can use both sides of one page. The final exam will cover the entire course, but with an emphasis on material covered since the midterm.

Homework: Homework must be handed in on time in lecture. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates, but you must write up your solutions on your own. Late homework will be penalized at the discretion of the instructor. Homework handed in after the solutions are posted may receive a zero at the discretion of the instructor. All homework must be handed in to receive a passing grade in this course.
Midterm Exam:25%
Final Exam:35%
Syllabus: Review of complete Maxwell's equations including Faraday's law and Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law; Conservation of energy and momentum; Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum; Waves in dielectrics and conductors; Wave transmission and reflection at an interface; Radiation from an oscillating charge distribution; Radiation from an accelerated charge; Relativistic formulation of Maxwell's equation