Physics 503:  Electricity & Magnetism, Fall 2018


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

Announcement: No class the week of Thanksgiving and Tuesday, November 27
Make-up classes:
Thursday, November 15 and Thursday, December 6, 12-1:20 pm, ARC-203

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 toask 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
On occasion you might also find this list of Zangwill's typos useful

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.

Exams & Grades: We'll have both midterm & final or just a final. The formula I'll use to determine course grades is going to be based on exam(s) and homework.

Homewok Grader: Grace Montalvo can be reached at grace at physics dot rutgers dot edu


Homework 1: Zangwill 3.5, 3.12, 3.14, Solutions
Homework 2: Zangwill 3.10, 3.13, 3.17, Solutions
Homework 3: Zangwill 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, Solutions
Homework 4: Zangwill 4.25, 5.5, 5.10, Solutions
Homework 5: Zangwill 5.4, 5.15, 5.24, Solutions
Homework 6 & 7: Zangwill 6.5, 6.11, 6.15, 6.18, 6.19, 6.23, Solutions
Homework 8: Zangwill 7.4, 7.7, 7.10, Solutions
Homework 9: Zangwill 7.13, 7.17, 7.24, Solutions
Homework 10: Zangwill 8.3, 8.7, 8.15, Solutions
Homework 11: Zangwill 9.16, 9.23, 10.5, Solutions

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