Syllabus for Physics 712  Electromagnetic Theory II

TR 1:00 -2:15, BPB 250

Instructor Dr. Zygelman BPB 227, Phone 1321

Office Hours TR BPB 227,  3-4  PM

Text: Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell, Anupam Garg
Princeton University Press.

Course Policy on Grading:

Course Policy on Grading: Homework assignments will be collected and graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Two midterm exams account for 30 % each,  and a final 2 hour exam determines 40% of grade. The letter grade will be based on a curve of the class average of exam grades. Homework assignment average (P/F) will determine grades that are bordeline (e.g. exam average of C+ will translate into a B-  by satisfactory HW and class participation outcomes.) Homework assignments will be announced in class, as well as the mid-term schedule.

Course Outline  & Learning Outcomes


Text Reading

Electromagnetic waves I

Chapter 7, sections 40-43,45,46

Electromagnetic waveses II

Chapter  21, sections 143-144


Chapter  8, sections 48-51

Moving charges Chapter 9
Radiation from localized charges Chapter 10
Lagrangian formulation,
special relativity
Chapters 12,23
Scattering Chapters 22,25

Supplementary Texts:

Classical Electrodynamics, J. D. Jackson,  3rd Edition,  Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley and Sons.

The Mathematica Book,  Stephen Wolfram, Cambridge University Press

Homework assignments will not be accepted after due date. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted, possible computer generated formats include Mathematica, Latex, Google Docs etc.


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