PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2016
The Final Exam and its Solutions are now posted on the Homework page, as well as a histogram of final exam scores.
You may see your grade on the Final Exam by going to the Blackboard system. You may pick up your exam from me by stopping by my office.
Course grades will be posted with the registrar this afternoon.
Please take a moment to fill out the Course Evaluation, if you have not already done so. You may access the Course Evaluation by going to my.rochester.edu, clicking on the Student Access tab, and selecting the Complete Course Evaluations link on the left. I greatly appreciate the feedback this evaluation provides.
Have a good summer!
Solutions to Problem Set 8 are now posted on the Homework page.
Remember, all problem sets must be turned in by the time of the final exam, even if late, in order for you to receive a grade in the course.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 

Notes through the last lecture 28 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 8 will be posted Thursday evening.
The FINAL EXAM will be Tuesday, May 3, 8:30  11:30 am in BL 270. The exam will have a similar format to the Midterm Exam: one question with several short answer parts, then three calculational problems. The exam will cover the entire semester, but with emphasis on the material since the Midterm. You are allowed to bring one 8.5"x11" sheet of ruled paper of notes, with one line of writing per line of the page, and writing on both sides of the page. I will give you copies of the formulas on the inside covers of Griffiths, as was done for the Midterm. Otherwise, no other notes, books, or electronic devices are allowed.
I will not be in this Friday, April 29, but otherwise I will be on campus. You are welcome to drop by my office if you have any questions. You are also welcome to send questions by email. I hope to have HW 8 ready to return to you by Monday morning, so you may come by my office to pick it up after then.
The Course Opinion Questionnaire is now open online via the Blackboard system. I would GREATLY appreciate your taking a few moments to complete the questionnaire and give feedback on the course. Particularly useful would be any comments about the course content: was it too boring? did we go too fast? was the mathematical level greater than you felt comfortable with? What topics do you wish we spent more time on? less time on?
Good luck on the Final Exam!
Notes through lecture 27 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 7 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 26 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The Course Opinion Questionnaire is now open online via the Blackboard system. I would GREATLY appreciate your taking a few moments to complete the questionnaire and give feedback on the course. Particularly useful would be any comments about the course content: was it too boring? did we go too fast? was the mathematical level greater than you felt comfortable with? What topics do you wish we spent more time on? less time on?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 

Problem Set 8, due Wednesday April 27 at 4pm, is now posted on the Homework page. Solutions to Problem Set 7 will be posted tomorrow.
The makeup lecture tomorrow, Thursday April 21, has been moved from the workshop period to 2pm in BL 372.
Notes through lecture 25 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 24 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture this week during the usual workshop session, Thursday April 21, 4:50pm in Hylan 105.
Notes through lecture 23 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 

Notes through lecture 22 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Makeup lecture tomorrow (Thursday) during workshop period, 4:50pm in Hylan 105.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 21 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Since no one seems to have seen the expression for the magnetic dipole moment of a general current distribution j(r), I include some review notes on the magnetic dipole approximation within magnetostatics.
There will be a makeup lecture this week on Thursday during the workshop, same time and place as the usual workhsop.
Problem Set 7, due Monday April 18 by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
I have made a change in the schedule. Instead of my lecturing this week in workshop as previously announced, Matt will do the workshop and I will give makeup lectures during workshop on the following two weeks, April 14 and 21.
This week in workshop Matt will discuss the problem of transmission of a normally incident electromagnetic wave through a transparent slab of finite thickness, and discuss how to get the Greens function for the wave equation in space and time G(r, t) from its Fourier transform G(k, ω), by doing complex contour integration.
Notes through lecture 20 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 5 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 19 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 6, due Friday April 8 by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 

Notes through lecture 18 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
We will have makeup lectures, to make up for the lectures missed the week I was away, during the workshop period on Thursday April 7 and 21.
Notes through lecture 17 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 

Problem Set 5, due Friday April 1 by 4 pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page. This problem set consists of a single problem whose goal is dervie the Faraday Effect  the rotation of the polarization of a plane electromagnetic wave as it passes through a dielectric in which there is a uniform magnetic field. This problem ties together many of the topics we have been discussing recently. It is NOT a simple problem, so DO NOT save it for the night before it is due.
This week in workshop, Matt will be showing how an electromagnetic wave traveling in a dielectric does work on the bound electrons in the dielectric, and so this work done is the physical reason why the amplitude (and hence energy density) of the wave decays as it propagates into the material. You will see that the work done is determined by the imaginary part of the permittivity ε_{2}.
Notes through lecture 16 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The Midterm Exam and its solution are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 15 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Remember, in place of lecture next Monday March 14, Matt will be present to answer any questions, and to return your HW4 and any older homeworks that have not been picked up.
Midterm Exam will be Wednesday March 16 from 12:30  1:45 in BL 270.
Notes through lecture 14 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Reminder: Our Midterm Exam will take place Wednesday the week after Spring Break, March 16, at the usual lecture time and place, 12:30  1:45 pm in BL 270. The exam will begin and end promptly at these times.
The exam will consist of three questions, one a set of short answer questions that you are intended to be able to answer without any calculations, and two calculational problems similar to homeowork problems that you hopefully can do in about 20 minutes each. The exam will cover all material up to, but not including, electromagnetism in dielectrics, i.e. through the middle of lecture 12.
You may bring with you one 8.5"x11" cheat sheet with one line of writing per line of the page, notes on one side of the page only. I will also give you a copy of the inside front and back covers of Griffiths. You may not use any other books or notes, and no calculators, phones, or other electronic devices are permitted.
The TA, Matt Evans, will be present during the lecture period on Monday, March 14, to answer any questions you may have as you review the material. I will be out of town the entire week of the exam, but you may see me anytime this week if you would like to discuss material, or you may email me anytime.
Have a nice Spring Break, and good luck on the midterm!
Notes through lecture 13 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Friday, February 26, 2016 

Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 

Problem Set 4, due Friday March 4, by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 

Notes through lecture 12 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Monday, February 22, 2016 

Notes through lecture 11 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 

Problem Set 3, due Friday February 26, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are posted on the Homework page.
I am sorry for the delay.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 

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

Notes through lecture 8 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 

Problem Set 2, due Tuesday, February 16 by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted on the Homework page.
Please read the Solutions carefully even if you did well on the assignment, as you may always learn something new! The best way to do well in the course is to be sure you understand completely all the homework problems. If you are not sure about some step in the solution, or what the point of a problem was, that is a good time to talk with either the TA or myself.
If you have a complaint about how you were graded on the homework, you must first see the TA to try and resolve the matter with him. Only if you are not satisfied with the TA's response should you come to see me.
Notes through lecture 7 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 

Notes through lecture 6 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 

Problem Set 1, due Friday February 5 by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 4 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 2 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Because of the small class size, the Tuesday recitation section has been canceled. There will be only one recitation section on Thursday.
Notes for lecture 1 have been posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 

Welcome to PHY 218, Electricity and Magnetism II. All schedule and course information, homeworks and solutions, and lecture notes will be posted on this website.
Workshops will begin meeting the week of January 18.
