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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ---- Fall 2017

Course Information

Instructors: See   Contact Information
Lectures: Tues. and Thur. 12:30 - 1:45 pm in B&L 269
Make-up lectures on occasional Fridays 11:25am-12:40pm in Dewey 2110E
Textbooks: Recommended (not required):  
Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell by A. Garg

Also on reserve in the POA Library:
Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition by J.D. Jackson
Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd edition by J.D. Jackson
The Classical Electromagnetic Field by L. Eyges
Classical Electricity and Magnetism by W.K.H. Panofsky and M. Phillips

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, November 3, 11:25am - 1:25pm in Dewey 2110E
Final:Tuesday, December 19, 7:15 pm in B&L 269

The exams will be closed book. The final exam will cover the entire course, but with an emphasis on material covered since the midterm. (Note - no cheat sheets allowed)

Homework: Homework must be handed in on time in lecture. Late homework will be penalized at the discretion of the instructors. All homework must be handed in, even if too late to receive credit, for you to receive a grade in the course. Any request for an extension on the homework should be made by email before the due date of the assignment
Academic Honesty: You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates and to work together, but you must write up your solutions on your own. Direct copying of a classmate's work, or copying from solutions obtained elsewhere, will be regarded as a violation of academic honesty.
Midterm Exam:25%
Final Exam:35%