Physics 504:  Electricity & Magnetism II, Spring 2020

Instructor: Prof. Emil Yuzbashyan    E-mail: eyuzbash at    Office hour: by appointment via Zoom

Mondays and Thursdays 10:20 - 11:40 am via Zoom. Meeting ID:
503-373-284. Last lecture  is on Monday, May 4.
To benefit most from the 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. Outside of lectures you can always reach me by e-mail.

Extra lecture: Wednesday, May 6 10:20 - 11:40 via Zoom. Same Meeting ID etc. as for regular lectures.

Final: The final exam is take home, to be completed in 24 hrs. You will receive the exam via email by 3pm on Thursday, May 7 and I will also post it to this website. Send it back to me by 3pm on Friday, May 8. Problems will be based on the material covered in lectures this semester. If you have any questions while working on the final, email me. If the question is not resolved by email, we will discuss by Zoom. 

Syllabus: Here is what has been covered in lectures so far.

Below are the videos of Zoom lectures (zip files) and the slides (what I was writing on the whiteboard during the lecture).
  1.  Zoom lecture 03/23/2020: Video, Slides
  2. Zoom lecture 03/26/2020: Video, Slides
  3. Zoom lecture 03/30/2020: Video, Slides
  4. Zoom lecture 04/02/2020: Video, Slides
  5. Zoom lecture 04/06/2020: Video, Slides
  6. Zoom lecture 04/09/2020: Video, Slides
  7. Zoom lecture 04/13/2020: Video, Slides
  8. Zoom lecture 04/16/2020: Video, Slides
  9. Zoom lecture 04/20/2020: Video, Slides
  10. Zoom lecture 04/23/2020: Video, Slides
  11. Zoom lecture 04/27/2020: Video, Slides
  12. Zoom lecture 04/30/2020: Video, Slides
  13. Zoom lecture 05/04/2020: Video, Slides
  14. Extra lecture 05/06/2020: Video, Slides
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 excellent resource for refreshing your knowledge of undergraduate 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. You can see your grades in Online Gradebook

e-mail you homework as a single pdf file by midnight of the due day to Dr. Grace Montalvo at grace at physics dot rutgers dot edu
The link to the homework solutions will work after the homework is graded.

   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, Due Monday, March 23
    Homework 5:    Zangwill 14.4, 14.9, 14.12, solutions, Due Monday, March 30
Homework 6:    Zangwill 15.2, 15.7, 15.9, 15.23, solutions, Due Monday, April 6
Homework 7:    Zangwill 16.2, 16.3, 16.14, 16.19, solutions, Due Monday, April 27
Homework 8:    Zangwill 17.2, 17.9, 17.11, solutions, Due Monday, May 4

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