|Class:||Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00-11:00 Henn 202|
|Tutorial:||Monday 14:00-15:00, Hennings 201|
|E-mail:||email@example.com My email most often gets answered evenings between 11pm and 1am.|
|Office Hours:||Mondays, 3:00-4:00, Thursdays 3:00-4:00 or by special appointment.|
|Webpage:||http://www.physics.ubc.ca/~janis/Courses/354 (this is it)|
|Text:||Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, by D. Griffiths|
|If you're looking for more:
Outline of topics covered in the course:
You will find we will cover all the material in Griffiths, Chapters 1-8.
Then we briefly cover Electromagnetic Waves (Chapter 9, sections 1 & 2 only), a tiny bit on Potentials and Fields (Chapter 10) and the relationship between E&M and Relativity (Chapter 12, parts of section 3).
PHYS 454 - offered in the winter term - covers the rest of Griffiths: Dynamics of E&M - propagation of electromagnetic waves in various media, radiation, potential theory, applications of E&M. i.e. much of the material in Chapters 9-12
|Tutorials:||For the first four weeks tutorials will start out lecture style, but interrupts of any kind are encouraged and we can also consider any homework problems. We'll review vector analysis and vector calculus, Dirac Delta functions, curvilinear coordinates, techniques for solving differential equations (Laplaces' equation, specificly) and applications in E&M. Then we'll do worked examples, review of mathematical techniques, homework problems, midterm exam problems, and any concepts/ problems you want to discuss.|
|Grading:||50% Final Exam|
|20% Assignments (10 will be assigned over the term)|
|15% Midterm Exam 1 -- October 13 --PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE!!!|
|15% Midterm Exam 2 -- November 10|
There is no tolerance for late assignments without medical or
tragic reason, as solutions will be usually be posted the day after due
You are encouraged to seek help from each other in doing the homework, discussing the problems in a study group is a great way to learn, but I expect each student to write up (and understand!) his/her own solutions handed in for grading.
This will be updated lecture by lecture as term proceeds. You should be able to look up topics for each lecture the evening (sometimes late) preceeding it.
Problem Sets: (due date)
1 (Sept.15) , 2 (Sept.24), 3 (Oct.1), 4 (Oct.8), 5 (Oct.20) 6 (Oct.29) 7 (Nov.5) 8 (Nov.19) 9 (Nov.26) 10 (Dec. 3)
Problem sets and solutions have been removed
Lighter E&M stuff
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