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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 

Notes through lecture 29 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 8 will be posted tomorrow around noon.
The Final Exam is next week Tuesday, Dec 19, 7:15  10:15 pm in BL 269. The exam will have three or four questions, and concentrate on the material since the midterm, i.e. macroscopic Maxwell's equations, conservation of electromagnetic energy and momentum, waves in a vacuum and in various media, and radiation. There will be no questions relating to Special Relativity. I will give you the same formula sheets from Griffiths as you had for the midterm. Otherwise, no notes, books, or electronic devices are allowed.
The course evaluation survey is now available on the Blackboard system. I would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to fill out this evaluation. Your feedback is important.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 

Solutions to Problem Set 7 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 28 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

Problem Set 8, due Wednesday December 13 by noon in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 27 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017 

Notes through lecture 26 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 

Problem Set 7, due Tuesady December 5 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page. Also posted are the solutions to Problem Set 6.
Notes through lecture 25 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 

Notes through lecture 24 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Friday, November 17, 2017 

Solutions to Problem Set 5 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 23 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 

The due date for Problem Set 6 has been extended. It is now due by noon on Wednesday, November 22, in the homework locker.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 

Problem Set 6, due Tuesday November 21 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 21 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
We will have a makeup lecture this Friday, 11:25 am in Dewey 2110E. This will be our last makeup lecture.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 

Notes through lecture 19 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
We will have a makeup lecture tomorrow, Friday November 10, at 11:25am in Dewey 2110E.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 

Notes through lecture 18 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page. There are also some supplemental notes on force, torque, and interaction energy of electric and magnetic dipoles in external fields.
Problem Set 5, due Tuesday November 14 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
The Midterm Exam and Solutions are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 17 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 

For the MIDTERM EXAM this Friday, 11:25am in Dewey 2110E, I will give you this sheet of mathematical formulae. No other books, notes, or electronic equipment are premitted. The exam will cover up through vectors and pseudovectors (i.e. all introductory material at the beginning of the semester, plus electrostatics, plus magnetostatics) but will not include anything about the macroscopic Maxwell's Equations, dielectrics, or magnetic materials. There will be three problems, two calculational of the same flavor as homework problems, and the third will be a set of short answer questions that you should be able to answer without lengthly calculations.
Notes through lecture 16 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Next Monday, November 6, my office hour will be from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 15 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 

Notes through lecture 14 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Makeup lecture tomorrow (Friday) at 11:25am in Dewey 2110E.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 

Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 13 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 12 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 

Problem Set 4, due Thursday October 26 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 11 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 

Notes through lecture 10 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page. Also posted are supplemental notes on the eigenfunction expansion of the Greens function.
Reminder: there is a makeup lecture this Friday at 11:25am in Dewey 2110E.
Until further notice, my office hour is moved to Mondays at 2:45 to 3:45pm. As always, you are free to stop by or email questions at any time.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

Problem Set 3, due Thursday October 19 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are posted on the Homework page.
Lectures resume next Tuesday, October 17.
Friday, September 29, 2017 

Notes through lecture 9 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 

Notes through lecture 8 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 

Problem Set 2, due Thursday, October 5, by 4pm in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 7 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Our first makeup lecture will be this Friday, September 29, at 11:25 am in Dewey 2110E. Check the course calandar for the dates of other makeup lectures.
Lectures for the next two weeks are canceled (though Problem Set 2 is due Thursday next week) and after the makeup lecture this Friday we will resume with lecture 10 on Tuesday, October 17. The Midterm Exam will be Friday, November 3.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 

Notes through lecture 6 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The time of the makeup lectures has been shifted 10 minutes. They will now be Fridays 11:25am12:40pm in Dewey 2110E. See the course calendar for the particular Fridays.
Friday, September 15, 2017 

I regret that I will not be available during my office hour next week, Monday Sept 18 1:302:30pm, nor will I be available that afternoon. Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions.
Our first makeup lecture will take place on Friday, September 29, 11:15am12:30pm, room to be announced. The schedule for future makeup lectures is now posted on the course calendar.
The Midterm Exam for the course will take place on Friday, November 3, 11:15am1:15pm.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 

We will be using Fridays, 11:15 am  12:30 pm as our time slot for makeup lectures and the midterm exam. Please be sure to keep this time slot open! Dates for makeup lectures will be announced shortly.
Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 

Problem Set 1, due Tuesday, September 26 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 4 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Lecture next week Thursday, September 21, is canceled.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 

Notes through lecture 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 

Notes through lecture 2 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Thursday, August 21, 2017 

Notes for lecture 1 have now been posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 

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/phy415F13
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy415F11

