Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, by David J. Griffiths. This and other possibly useful texts will be placed on reserve at the Undergraduate Library.
Course Times : Lect: MWF 11:00-11:50am, University Center, Building 413, room 1.
Homework: Assigned weekly, due FRIDAY, at the START of lecture. Will also be accepted at the following lecture, but with a 20% penalty. Worst score set will be dropped. Problems marked with * are also recommend, but not to be turned in.
Midterm: Friday, Nov. 1, during the lecture time. Bring 1 sheet notes and bluebook.
Final: Friday The 13th! 11:30-2:30. Bring bluebooks.
Grading: Homework=25%, Midterm=25%, Final=50%.
|Week#||Topics (and link to lecture notes)||Homework (and link to solutions)|
|1||Review of vector calculus||1.7, 1.12, 1.33, 1.42*, 1.44, 1.47, 1.49, 1.62*|
|2||Coulomb's law, electric field, Gauss' law||2.3, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.14, 2.16.|
|3||Properties of E and scalar potential||2.20, 2.21, 2.24, 2.25 (for disk (c) only), 2.26, 2.27,|
|4||Work and energy||problems   solutions|
|5||Condutors, capacitance, forces, Laplace eqn||*2.35 to 2.40* (none to turn in)|
|6||Method of images, separation of variables||HW EXTENDED TO NEXT WEEK.|
|7||Separation of variables cont||3.6, 3.9, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 3.15|
|8||Spherical problems and Multipoles||3.22, 3.27, 3.28, 3.31, 3.40|
|9||Electric fields in matter: polarization and D field.||Happy Thanksgiving!|
|10||More on D field and Dielectrics.||4.10, 4.15, 4.18, 4.19, 4.24, 4.26|