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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2012 

The final exam has been graded, and course grades have been awarded. You may see how you did by looking at your grades on the Blackboard system. I will return your final exam to your mailbox. If you do not have a mailbox in the physics department, you may pick your exam up from me.
A histogram of grades on the final exam is posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 

The final exam and the solutions are now posted on the Homework page. I hope to grade the exam soon, but can't promise a specific date. Have a happy holiday and break!
Thursday, December 15, 2011 

Solutions to Problem Set 7 are now posted on the Homework page.
The FINAL EXAM will be Wednesday, December 21, at 7:15 pm in BL 269. The exam will be 2.5 hours long. The exam is closed book, closed notes and counts 35% towards your final course grade. The exam will be similar in style to the midterm exam, with most likely four problems, one of which will be a set of short answer questions. Roughly 70% of the exam will focus on material since the midterm, i.e. from the macroscopic Maxwell Equations through radiation. The remaining 30% may come from anywhere during the semester. There will be no questions on relativity. GOOD LUCK!
I hope to return your HW 7 to your mailbox once the grader returns it to me, hopefully by next Tuesday. If you do not have a mailbox in the Physics Department, you may pick up your HW 7 from me.
Monday, December 12, 2011 

All lectures are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There is a final optional lecture this Wednesday at the usual time and place.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 

Notes for lecture 27 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 26 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 

Problem Set 7, due Monday, December 12, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 25 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 

Notes through lecture 23 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 

Solutions to Problem Set 5 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 22 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 

Problem Set 6, due Wednesday November 30, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 21 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Monday, November 14, 2011 

Notes through lecture 20 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 

Notes through lecture 19 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 18 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The Midterm exam, its solutions, and a histogram of grades on the midterm, are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 5, due Wednesday November 16, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 15 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 

Notes through lecture 14 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Please skip problem 2 on Problem Set 4, due this Wednesday. We have not gotten far enough for you to do it. It will appear again on Problem Set 5, which will be due after the Midterm Exam on Friday, November 4.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 

The MIDTERM EXAM will take place Friday, November 4, from 11am  12:30 pm in BL 269. The exam is closed book, closed notes, and will cover the material up to, but not including, our discussion of the macroscopic Maxwell's equations. The exam is not made up yet, but most likely there will be three problems: two of a calculational nature, and one of a short answer nature.
Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 13 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 

Notes through lecture 12 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 4, due Wednesday, October 26, is now posted on the Homework page.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 

Solutions to Problem Set 2 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 11 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 

Problem Set 3, due Monday, October 17, in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Remember, there is no lecture on Monday, October 10, since it is Fall Break.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 

Notes through lecture 10 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 9 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 

Notes though lecture 8 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page. I have also posted some supplemental notes discussing the representation of the Greens function in terms of the eigenfunctions of a differential operator. We will not go over this material in class, nor will we use it, but it is nice to know.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 

Problem Set 2, due Wednesday, October 5, in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page. Solutions to Problem Set 1 are also posted.
Monday, September 26, 2011 

Notes through lecture 7 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 

Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page. I have also posted some supplemental notes, concerning the definition of the Green's function for a finite volume with Dirichlet and with Neuman boundary conditions. We will not go over this material in lecture as we will not use it, but it is something nice to know about.
Remember, there is a makeup lecture this Friday, September 23, at 11 am.
Monday, September 19, 2011 

Notes through lecture 4 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Friday, September 16, 2011 

Notes through lecture 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 1, due Monday, September 26, is now posted on the Homework page.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 

Notes for lecture 2 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Monday, September 12, 2011 

Notes for lecture 1 have been posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture this Friday, September 16, at 11 am in BL 269.
Note, the first lecture in this course will be Monday, September 12, at 11 am. Lectures on August 31 and September 7 are canceled. To make these up, we will have lectures Friday 11 am for the the first two weeks after the course starts.
Welcome to PHY 415, Electromagnetic Theory I. All schedule and course information, homeworks and solutions, and lecture notes will be posted on this website.
For those of you who wish to read my lectures ahead of time, you can find links to this course in previous years at:
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy415F10
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy415F08

