V. J. Goldman
office: B-137 (Physics) ;
office hours: Mon, Fri 2:30-3:30, and Tue, Thu 12:30-1
Scott Mills, email@example.com
Text: D. J. Griffiths,
Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2013
and J.Liu, Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables,
2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1999 (Schaum's
Outline Series) or equivalent
organization and grading:
- Two 1.5
hour lectures per week (ESS-131, MonFri 1:00 - 2:20 pm)
- Homeworks will be posted on
Fridays, due next week Friday in class (on paper)
- Late HW:
in B-137 only (slide under the door, if closed), not in mailbox, not to
- Late HW
penalty: 20% per day, so that model solutions can be
- Exams: one
Midterm (October 21,
class) and Final (Wednesday, Dec 21, 2:15 - 4:15 pm)
- Exams are
closed book, except can bring 1 handwritten page
grade = 25% HW + 30% Midterm + 45% Final
- There is
no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade. The Final exam is
1. Brief review of vector calculus
2. Electrostatics: charge, field and potential
3. Special techniques in electrostatics
4. Eclectic field in dielectrics: polarization
5. Magnetostatics: current, field and
6. Atoms and solids in magnetic field:magnetization
7. Electrodynamics and Maxwell equations
be presented primarily in lectures, readings assignments from the text,
cover the material to be learned, some important examples,
and will direct
your study from the text,
material will be presented in
class that is not in the text.
Thus, you should
attend class, pay
while there, and take notes over the material.
You should plan
hours of study and doing problems outside of class for every lecture.
in the latter part of the course will be based upon material presented
in the first part of the course,
will have to commit the
material to long-term memory. The Final exam is comprehensive.
Students are encouraged to study in small groups, discuss the material
and HW problems.
It should be perfectly clear that each person is responsible for
completing and submitting the work.
It is NOT acceptable to divide the problems, when one solves problem 1
and the other problem 2.
Exchange of any information between the students during an exam is
Note: If you have a disability that may affect your
ability to carry out the assigned course work,
you are urged to contact
the staff of the Disabled Student Services, Room 128, ECC building.
will determine with you what accommodations
necessary and appropriate.
All information and documentation of
disability is confidential.
Undergraduate Student Responsibilities