Welcome to Physics 441!

Fall 2016

**Instructor: John S.
Colton
Email: john_colton@byu.edu
Office: N335 ESC**O

**TA/TA office hours: Spencer Thevenin, **
**sjthevenin@yahoo.com****.
Office hours: Most weeks: Th 1-3:30 and
Fr 2-6 pm in room N337. Special weeks: **

Week of Sep 26: HW is due on Wed this week. Office hours will be Tues 1-3:30 pm and Wed 2-3:30 pm.

Weeks of Nov 21 and Nov 28: HW is due on Monday, Nov 28. Office hours will be Tues before Thanksgiving, Nov 22, 2-3:30 pm and on Monday Nov 28, 2-3:30 pm.

Week of Dec 5: HW is due on Wed this week. Same hours as week of Sep 26.

The following links are explained more below.

- Syllabus: syllabus - 441 - fall 2016.pdf
- HW & Grades: https://max.byu.edu/20165-phscs441

- I will bring hardcopies of the syllabus to the first day of class. If you would like to download a pdf version of the syllabus, here is a pdf file: syllabus - 441 - fall 2016.pdf

- I will use the Physics Department's "Max" system to assign homework and keep track of grades: http://max.byu.edu

Here are handouts for/from various class periods.

- lecture 1 - What you should already know about fields and potentials - Phys 441.pdf - Things you should have learned in Phys 220
- lecture 13 - Parallel Equations for the Electric and Magnetic Fields.pdf - List of most of the important equations in Phys 441, organized according to electric and magnetic field versions of similar equations
- lecture 14 - laplace.xlsx - La Place equation solved by relaxation spreadsheet
- lecture 15 - potential and field from image problem.nb; lecture 15 - charge density from image problem.nb - Mathematica notebooks for the canonical image problem
- lecture 16 - orthogonality of sine functions.nb - Mathematica notebook demonstrating the orthogonality of sine functions
- lecture 16 - separation of variables - 2D semi-infinite.nb - Mathematica notebook for separation of variables 2D semi-infinite problem
- lecture 16 - separation of variables - 3D cube.nb - Mathematica notebook for separation of variables 3D cube problem
- lecture 17 - legendre polynomials.pdf - summary of information about the Legendre polynomials
- lecture 25 - laplace with dielectric.xls - relaxation spreadsheet that incorporates some dielectric material in middle
- lecture 27 - particle motion with Lorentz force.nb - Mathematica notebook to calculate particle trajectories using the Lorentz force equation
- lecture 32 - field of magnetized cylinder - z axis.nb - Mathematica notebook to plot the magnetic field from a magnetized cylinder
- lecture 36 - What you should already know about circuits.pdf - More things you should have learned in Phys 220 and/or other courses
- lecture 37 - impedance matching.nb - Mathematica notebook for simple impedance matching result.
- lecture 37 - advanced circuits topics.pdf - THIS IS NOT IN GRIFFITHS! This is the source of the material for lectures 37- 39, and HW #14. You are expected to know this.
- lecture 39 - three filters - circuits.pdf, and lecture 39 - three filters - results.pdf

*Sample exam problems removed.*