Physics 441

PHYSICS 441 - Spring 2020

 **** ELECTRO-MAGNETOSTATICS ****


CLASS: M W F 12:00 - 1:50 PM ONLINE

INSTRUCTOR: Manuel Berrondo

OFFICE: N149 ESC 422-4635

TA: Scott Johnstun

TEXTBOOK: "Introduction to Electrodynamics"

David J. Griffiths

Cambridge 2017

NOTES: Introduction, Chap1, Chap2, Chap3, Chap4, Chap5, Chap6, Chap7 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Integration Laplace2d Summary

GRADES: Homework 35% Midterm 30% Final 35 %

MIDTERM EXAM: Wed May 27 SampleTest MIDTERM

READING ASSIGNMENT: Work out ALL Examples Chaps. 1-6

FINAL EXAM: Finals week – cumulative  SampleTest FINAL

ALWAYS do your reading assignment before coming to class!
The exams will cover all the material (textbook and class). They will consist of problems similar to the homework assignments.
Class participation and general interest in the course will also help to determine the final grade.

 

Homework: Delivered by email to the TA. For late homework points will be docked from your score. You are encouraged to work together with (but not copy from!) other students. If you do work together with your peers acknowledge them explicitly at the end of your assignment writing “Worked with …” If you use internet resources be sure to acknowledge it as well. Copying the solutions from any source is considered cheating!

Exams: Both the midterm and the final exam will consist of four problems (with equal scoring weight) similar to your homework assignments. The final is comprehensive.  Open books and notes. Time limit: 4 hours.

Online: Online classes is a new experience for all of us! We will use Zoom to deliver the lectures. You will get an invitation by email with the Zoom ID number. There will be some glitches along the way. We will all have to be patient!

 

 

                TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

Week

Chapter

Homework

Due

Examples

1

chap. 1

1.2, 1.4, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, 1.18, 1.19

5/08

1.1-1.9

2

chap. 1

1.25, 1.27, 1.32, 1.34, 1.43, 1.45, 1.49, 1.63 

5/15

1.10-1.16

3

chap. 2

2.6, 2.10, 2.16, 2.24, 2.29, 2.38, 2.43, 2.50

*Midterm W 05/27

 

5/22

2.1 -2.11

4

chap. 3

3.3, 3.10, 3.14, 3.19, 3.24, 3.29, 3.31

5/29

3.1-3.10

5

chap. 4

4.2, 4.5, 4.10, 4.15, 4.19, 4.26, 4.30, 4.36

  

6/05

4.1-4.9

6

chap. 5

5.2, 5.4, 5.8, 5.10, 5.15, 5.23, 5.25, 5.34

   

6/12

5.1-5.13

7

chap. 6

6.3, 6.6, 6.12, 6.23, 6.25                            

w/Final

  6.1-6.3


Homework is due on Friday.