Physics 504:  Electricity & Magnetism II, Spring 2019


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

Announcement: NO CLASS on Monday, April 15. We will make up this class at a later time (to be announced).

Monday and Thursday, 10:20 - 11:40 am, ARC-207. 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
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 homework & final. Both contribute equally (50%) to the grade.

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


Homework 1: Zangwill 10.7, 10.15, 10.22, solutions
Homework 2: Zangwill 11.1, 11.6, 11.7, 11.11, solutions
Homework 3: Zangwill 12.10, 12.14, 12.16, 12.21, solutions
Homework 4: Zangwill 13.2, 13.12, 13.18, 13.22, solutions
Homework 5: Zangwill 14.4, 14.9, 14.12, solutions
Homework 6: Zangwill 15.2, 15.7, 15.9, 15.23 due Thu, April 4 in class
Homework 7: Zangwill 16.2, 16.3, 16.14, 16.19 due Thu, April 11 in class
Homework 8: Zangwill 17.2, 17.9, 17.11 due Thu, April 18 in class

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