Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

PHYSICS 385, Fall 2017

ELECTROMAGNETISM


Tentative Lecture Schedule:

2017 Date Chapter Topic
9/6 2.1 Electrostatics: Introduction
9/7 2.1 Electric fields
9/13 2.2 Gauss's Law
9/14 2.2 Gauss's Law
9/20 2.2 Gauss's Law
9/21 2.3 Electric potential
9/27 2.3 Electric potential
9/28 2.4 Work and energy
10/4 2.5 Conductors and capacitance
10/5 3.1 Laplace's Equation
10/11 First Hour Exam (Chapter 2)
10/12 3.1 Uniqueness of solutions
10/18 3.2 Method of images
10/19 3.3 Separation of variables
10/25 3.3 Separation of variables
10/26 3.4 Multipole expansion
11/1 4.1 Electric fields in matter; Polarization
11/2 4.2 Polarization-induced fields
11/8 4.3 The D-field
11/19 4.4 Linear dielectrics
11/15 Second Hour Exam (Chapter 3)
11/16 5.1 Magnetostatics: Lorentz Force Law
11/21 5.1 Currents
This class meets on Tuesday at 1:40pm in SEC 208.
(Thanksgiving week; no classes Wed. or Thurs.)
11/29 5.2 Biot-Savart Law
11/30 5.3 Curl and divergence of B
12/6 5.4 Ampere's Law
12/7 5.4 The vector potential
12/13 6.1 The vector potential (last regular class)


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