Physics 503:  Electricity & Magnetism, Fall 2016



Instructor:



Prof. Emil Yuzbashyan
Office: Serin 270 E
E-mail (best): eyuzbash at physics.rutgers.edu
Phone: (848) 445-9035
Office hour: Friday 3 - 4 pm



Final: Tuesday, December 20, 1 - 4 pm, ARC 105, solutions

Midterm: Friday, November 11 in class, solutions

Lectures:
Tuesday and Friday, 12 - 1:20 pm, ARC-205. To benefit most from lectures, it's best to read the text ahead of lecture. Then, you can ask questions that wouldn't otherwise come up. Don't hesitate to ask questions during and after lectures or during office hour.

Main (required) text: Andrew Zangwill "Modern Electrodynamics" 1st Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2013; ISBN 978-0-521-89697-9

Other recommended texts: J. D. Jackson "Classical Electrodynamics" is a standard graduate textbook that has been used for decades. You can find an elegant treatment of many topics in L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz "The classical theory of fields" (Course of theoretical physics, Volume 2) and "Electrodynamics of Continuous Media" (Course of Theoretical Physics, Vol. 8). Finally, "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by D. J. Griffiths is an exellent resourse for refreshing your knowledge of undegraduate E & M and for a simpler, more intuitive prospective on many topics.

Homewok Grader: Grace Montalvo can be reached at grace.montalvo at rutgers.edu

Exams & Grades: We'll have midterm and final exams. The formula I'll use to determine course grades is 30% homework, 30% midterm, 40% final.


Homework: We'll have a new assignement roughly every week.

Homework 1: Zangwill 3.5, 3.12, 3.14, due Friday September 23, in class, Solutions
Homework 2: Zangwill 3.10, 3.13, 3.17, due Friday September 30, in class, Solutions
Homework 3: Zangwill 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, due Friday October 7, in class, Solutions
Homework 4: Zangwill 4.25, 5.5, 5.10, due Tuesday, October 18, in class, Solutions
Homework 5: Zangwill 5.4, 5.15, 5.24, due Tuesday, October 25, in class, Solutions
Homework 6 & 7: Zangwill 6.5, 6.11, 6.15, 6.18, 6.19, 6.23, due Tuesday, November 8, in class, Solutions
Homework 8: Zangwill 7.4, 7.7, 7.10, due Wednesday, November 23 (Friday Classes), in class, Solutions
Homework 9: Zangwill 7.13, 7.17, 7.24, due Friday, December 2, in class, Solutions
Homework 10: Zangwill 8.3, 8.7, 8.15, due Friday, December 9, in class, Solutions
Homework 11: Zangwill 9.16, 9.23, 10.5, due Tuesday, December 13, in class




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