V. J. Goldman
office: B-137 (Physics)
office hours: Mon 12 - 1, Tue Thu 1-2,
Yao Ma, C-118,
Text: D. J. Griffiths,
Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2013
organization and grading:
- Two 1.5
hour lectures per week (LgtEng-152, TueThu 11:30 - 12:50)
- Homeworks (paper only)
Thursdays, due next week Thursday in class
- 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: two
2 and April 6,
class) and Final (Wed, May 10, 2 hours only)
- Exams are
closed book, except can bring 2 (two) handwritten
grade = 25% HW + 20% each Midterm + 35% Final. The Final exam is
- There is
no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade.
(continues Phy 301):
1. Conservation laws in electrodynamics
2. Electromagnetic waves in vacuum
3. Electromagnetic waves
4. Potential formulation of electrodynamics
5. Radiation of electromagnetic waves
6. Electrodynamics and special relativity
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. Generally, students who attend the
lecture do better on exams and have better overall class experience. Thus, you should
attend class, pay
while there, and take notes over the material. You should plan on 2
hours of study outside of class for every lecture.
The Final exam is
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.
will review your concerns with you and determine what accommodations
necessary and appropriate.
All information and documentation of
disability is confidential and will not be shared with faculty.