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Physics 504
Spring 2011
General Course Information


Instructor: Joel Shapiro
Office: Serin 325
Phone: 5-5500 X 3886

Text: ``Classical Electrodynamics'', by John David Jackson, Third Edition 1998

Homework: There will normally be a homework assignment each week. Late homeworks will not be accepted without special permission, generally requested in advance. Homeworks will be graded and will be a significant contribution to your final grade (30-35%).

Exams: There will be one midterm exam and a final exam. They will be in-class closed-book exams. You will be permitted one sheet of notes and use of a calculator during exams.

Class Times: The class meets in ARC 207, Mondays and Thursdays, second period. (10:20-11:40). Classes will start promptly, so please come on time.

Jackson has plenty of material, but there are books which give alternate presentations or treat subjects in more depth. A list of some of them are here

Syllabus: The material to be covered is, roughly speaking, what is in Jackson, starting with section 6.4. The syllabus is here, but there will be some changes as we go along.


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