|Fall 2006||Daniel Finley|
|Lecture:||TTh 12:30 - 1:45 PM ,||PandA 184|
|(P451-057) Problem Session:||Tues.: 7 - 8 PM ,||PandA 184|
This is the second semester of an
introduction to electromagnetism,
including especially the description, reception, and creation of electromagnetic radiation.
For the current version of the class syllabus
, please go to
It will be added to from time to time, as noted there, so please look at it regularly.
|Text:||Introduction to Electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths;|
|We will cover large portions of Chapters 8-12 [See the syllabus for more details].|
|However,||it is important that you begin to learn how to read from more than one source.|
I have appended a website that lists several other good
sources of material concerning electromagnetism.|
The first several in the list are on reserve loan in the department office, and may be checked out for 2-hour periods or overnight. There will be assigned readings in them from time to time.
|There will be||
The problem sessions [Tues., 7-8 pm] are very important, to improve your "feel" for what
is being discussed in the regular lectures. Small groups will regularly work through
problems related to recent lectures and/or homework problems. After the sessions, a list
of those problems will be provided at this link.
An approximate solution to problem of the movement of an initially-Gaussian electromagnetic wavepacket moving through a dispersive medium is here.
Direct links are here to go to
the listings of homework assignments:
Updated as I find time.
Links to the homework solutions are provided on the homework assignment pages.
H.R. Hertz (1857-1894) M.G. Marconi(1874-1937) O. Heaviside(1850-1925)
Links to Exciting Physics News
Updated as I find time.
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