Professor: Ken Intriligator
5234 Mayer Hall
Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm in lecture room,
after lectures, or by appointment. 
TA: Ryan Baumbach
2322 Mayer Hall
Office Hours: Tues. 1:00-1:50pm, York 4080A
or by appointment. 

Phys 100b, Winter 2004. Final exam: mean= 64 (100 total), stdev= 23. Total scores: mean= 59%, stdev=25%.

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, Warren Lecture Hall 2205. Discussion session: Mondays 1:30-2:50 WLH 2207. Problem session: Tuesdays1:00-1:50 York 4080A.

Homework: Assigned weekly, due Wednesday, at the START of lecture. Will also be accepted at the following lecture, but with a 20% penalty. Problems marked with * are also recommend, but not to be turned in.

Midterms: Wednesdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, during the lecture time. Formula sheet will be provided. Bring a bluebook.

Final: Weds Dec. 10, 11:30-2:30 Bring bluebooks.

Grading: Homework=20%, Midterm1=15%, Midterm2=15%, Final=50%.

Exams and solutions: Midterm 1     Midterm 1 solns    Midterm 2      Midterm 2 solns        Final        Final solns        


General info and rules        Phys. 100a last year       Phys 100b, 2003

Week# Topics Homework (and link to solutions)
1 Introduction and math review  HW (Oct.3)         solutions
2 Coulomb's law, electric field, Gauss' law   HW2 (due Oct. 10)        Solutions
3 Properties of E and scalar potential   HW3 (due Oct. 15)        solutions
4 Work and energy  HW4 (due Oct. 22)       solutions
5 Condutors, electrostatic pressure, capacitance   *2.36-2.40* none to turn in. try to solve without peeking at solutions
6 Method of images, separation of variables  NO HW (Fires, midterm delayed ...)
7 Spherial problems and multipoles   HW5(Due Nov 14)       solutions
8 Electric fields in matter   *3.9, 3.10, 3.27, 4.10, 4.15, 4.17* (none to turn in). Solutions are here on last year's webpage.
9 D fields, dielectrics HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
10 More on dielectrics. Currents. 4.19, 4.20, 4.21, 4.24, 4.26, 4.27, 4.28       solutions