Physics 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel ----- Fall 2004

Course Information

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Lectures:Mon. and Wed. 11:00 - 12:15 in B&L 269

Fri. 11:00 - 12:15 is also a time reserved for this course. I will make use of it on occassion to give make-up lectures, when I have to cancel a regularly scheduled lecture.

Textbook: The following books are available in the bookstore and on reserve in the POA library. They are useful, but not required (the course will follow my own Lecture Notes more than any text).

Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition by J.D. Jackson
The Classical Electromagnetic Field by L. Eyges

Also on reserve in the POA Library:

Classical Electricity and Magnetism by W.K.H. Panofsky and M. Phillips

and also the 2nd edition of Jackson

Note that the 2nd edition of Jackson uses CGS units throughout, while the 3rd edition uses MKS units in the first half and CGS units in the second half. In the course we will use only CGS units.


Midterm:Friday, October 29, 11:00 am in B&L 407
Final:Saturday, December 18, 8:30 am in B&L 269

The exams will be closed book, but you are allowed to bring a "cheat sheet". This must be a regular 8.5"x11" ruled piece of paper. You may write only one line of text per line of the page. For the midterm, you may write on one side only. For the final, you may write on both sides. The final exam will cover the entire course, but with an emphasis on material covered since the midterm.


Homework must be handed in on time in lecture. Late homework will be penalized at the discretion of the instructors. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates, but you must write up your solutions on your own.

Midterm Exam:25%
Final Exam:35%
Note that homework counts for almost half of the total grade. Not handing in an assignment, and getting a zero for it, is the surest way to wind up with a bad final grade.

Last update: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 11:08:26 PM.