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**Welcome** to the Fall 2017 course webpage for **PHYS 3122** (Electro and Magnetostatics) ! This is an advanced undergraduate course introducing a rigourous field-theoretic formulation of classical electromagnetic phenomena in vaccum and matter. Bookmark this page and come often to check for updates. Homework assignments and solutions, lecture notes, and detailed reading assignments for the course will be posted here regularly. We will be using the following textbook: D. J. Griffiths, *Introduction to electrodynamics*, Fourth edition.

**Syllabus:**
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**General Schedule:**
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**Announcements:**

♦ (12/03) Formula sheet and format of final posted: Final

**Quizzes from previous years:**

2016:
[Quiz 1] [Solution 1],
[Quiz 2] [Solution 2],
[Quiz 3] [Solution 3]

2015:
[Quiz 1] [Solution 1],
[Quiz 2] [Solution 2],
[Quiz 3] [Solution 3]

2014:
[Quiz 1] [Solution 1],
[Quiz 2] [Solution 2],
[Quiz 3] [Solution 3]

**Course Schedule** (Updated 09/25):

W |
Day |
Date |
Topic |
Reading |
Notes |
HW |

1 | M | 08/21 | Syllabus and eclipse day. Introduction: The big picture and how electrodynamics fits in. |
Syllabus | L00 | - |

1 | W | 08/23 | Coloumb's law and the electric field E. Curly r and continuous charge distributions. |
2.1, 1.1, (1.2), 1.4. | L01 | HW1 SOL1 |

1 | F | 08/25 | Coloumb's law (continued). Examples of continuous charge distributions. | 2.2.1, 1.2, 1.3 | L02 | - |

2 | M | 08/28 | Gauss's law in integral and differential forms. Divergence and curl of E. |
2.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 | L03 | - |

2 | W | 08/30 | Divergence and curl of E (continued). |
2.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 | L04 | HW2 SOL2 |

2 | F | 09/01 | Electric Potential | 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 1.6 | L05 | - |

3 | M | 09/04 | Labor Day | - | - | - |

3 | W | 09/06 | Electric Potential and Energy | 2.3, 2.4 | L06 | HW3 SOL3 |

3 | F | 09/08 | Conductors | 2.5 | L07 | - |

4 | M | 09/11 | Class Cancelled due to Storm | - | - | - |

4 | W | 09/13 | Potential: Laplace and Methods of Images | 3.1,3.2 | L08 | - |

4 | F | 09/15 | Methods of Images | 3.2 | L09 | - |

5 | M | 09/18 | Review of Problems | Book | L10 | - |

5 | W | 09/20 | Quiz #1 | Everything until 09/15 | Quiz 1 Redux | HW4 SOL4 |

5 | F | 09/22 | Potential: Separation of Variables (Cart.) | 3.3.1 | L11 | - |

6 | M | 09/25 | Potential: Separation of Variables (Spherical) | 3.3.2 | L12 | - |

6 | W | 09/27 | Examples of Variable Separation | 3.4.1-2 | L13 | HW5 SOL5 |

6 | F | 09/29 | Multipole Expansions I | 3.4.1-2 | L14 | - |

7 | M | 10/02 | Multipole Expansions II | 3.4.4 | L15 | - |

7 | W | 10/04 | Multipole Expansions: Examples | 3.4 | L16 | HW6 SOL6 |

7 | F | 10/06 | Polarization | 4.1-2 | L17 | - |

8 | M | 10/09 | Fall Break (No Class) | - | - | - |

8 | W | 10/11 | Electric Displacement, Dielectrics | 4.3,4.4.1 | L18 | - |

8 | F | 10/13 | Dielectrics, Boundary value problems | 4.4 | L19 | - |

9 | M | 10/16 | Review of Problems | 4.1-4 | L20 | - |

9 | W | 10/18 | Quiz #2 | 3.2-4,4 | Quiz2 SOLQ2 | HW7 SOL7 |

9 | F | 10/20 | Magnetostatics: Lorentz force | 5.1 | L21 | - |

10 | M | 10/23 | Currents | 5.1 | L22 | - |

10 | W | 10/25 | Biot and Savart | 5.2 | L23 | - |

10 | F | 10/27 | Div and Curl of B | 5.3 | L24 | HW8 SOL8 |

11 | M | 10/30 | Ampere's Law in action | 5.3 | L25 | - |

11 | W | 11/01 | Magnetic Vector Potential I | 5.4.1 | L26 | - |

11 | F | 11/03 | Magnetic Vector Potential II | 5.4.2 | L27 | HW9 SOL9 |

12 | M | 11/06 | Multipole Expansion of Vector Potential | 5.4.3 | L28 | - |

12 | W | 11/08 | Magnetization and Magnetized Objects | 6.1-6.2 | L29 [Crap] | - |

12 | F | 11/10 | Field of a Magnetized Object | 6.3 | L30 | - |

13 | M | 11/13 | Auxilary field H | 6.3 | L31 | - |

13 | W | 11/15 | Problems on Magnetic Field in Matter | 6.1-3 | L32 | - |

13 | F | 11/17 | Quiz #3 | 5.-,6.- | Quiz3 SOLQ3 | - |

14 | M | 11/20 | Electromotive Force | 7.1 | L33 | - |

15 | M | 11/27 | Electromagnetic Induction | 7.2 | L34 | - |

15 | W | 11/29 | Maxwell's Equation | 7.3 | L35 | - |

15 | F | 12/01 | Review I | - | L36 | - |

16 | M | 12/04 | Review II | - | L37 | - |

16 | F | 12/08 | Final | Everything | Form | - |