Physics 504: Electricity
& Magnetism II, Spring 2020
Lectures: 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
- Zoom lecture 03/23/2020: Video, Slides
- Zoom lecture 03/26/2020:
- Zoom lecture 03/30/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/02/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/06/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/09/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/13/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/16/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/20/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/23/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/27/2020:
- Zoom lecture 04/30/2020:
- Zoom lecture 05/04/2020:
lecture 05/06/2020: Video,
text: Andrew Zangwill "Modern Electrodynamics" 1st
Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2013; ISBN
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
Exams & Grades:
We'll have homework & final. Both contribute equally
(50%) to the grade. You can see your grades in Online Gradebook
Homework: 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.
Zangwill 10.7, 10.15, 10.22, solutions
Homework 2: Zangwill 11.1, 11.6,
11.7, 11.11, solutions
12.10, 12.14, 12.16, 12.21, solutions
Zangwill 13.2, 13.12, 13.18, 13.22,
solutions, Due Monday, March 23
Zangwill 14.4, 14.9, 14.12, solutions, Due Monday, March 30
Zangwill 15.2, 15.7, 15.9, 15.23,
Monday, April 6
Zangwill 16.2, 16.3, 16.14, 16.19,
solutions, Due Monday, April 27
Zangwill 17.2, 17.9, 17.11, solutions, Due
Monday, May 4