Phys411: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

Fall 2003, Section 0101
MTThF 11:00-11:50, Room PHY 1201

Prof. Steve Wallace
Room 2107 Physics Bdlg. , Phone 301-405-7128
Office hours:  M,Th 1:30-2:30.
  Feel free to drop in.

Teaching Assistant:
Prof. George Goldenbaum   
Room 1201, Energy Research Facility, Bdlg. 223   , Phone 301-405-4965, 
Office hours: Th. 4:00
Directions: The Energy Research Facility is on Paint Branch Drive, at map coordinates G-7 on p. 58 of the Schedule of Classes.
It is the building after A. V. Williams Bdlg. as you go toward Comcast Center on Paint Branch Dr.

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Homework Assignments 
Homework solutions Lecture Notes  

Midterm Exam 1 & Solution .  
    Midterm Exam 2 & Solution Final Exam & Solution

    Fall 2003 Grades

    Course Evaluations


    D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics 3rd ed. (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999)
    This is a very nice book to own.

    General course information

    Other useful books:
    E. M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd ed., (New York: McGraw Hill, 1985). This book has nice explanations.
    J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed. (New York: John Wiley, 1999).
    This book has more mathematical detail for those so inclined. It is justly famous for difficult problems and often is used in graduate courses.
    J. R. Reitz, F. J. Milford and R. W. Christy, Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory, 3rd ed., (Reading MA: Addison Wesley, 1979).

    I encourage students to make use of e-mail for quick correspondence with me regarding lecture material, homework problems, or whatever. I will also use e-mail to communicate with the class at large.

    Assigned weekly and due the following week. Late homework accepted at 70% of full value up to two days following due date. If you know it will be impossible to turn in an assignment on time you must discuss this with me  in advance of the due date. Sources (e.g. textbooks or classmates) should be cited when used heavily in a homework solution. Please make sure you include your name and the homework and course numbers and staple the pages together.

    Anticipated Exam Schedule:
    ..........First Midterm Examination: Friday, October 17, 2003.  

    ..........Second Midterm Examination: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003.  

    ..........Final Examination: Date to be announced 8:00-11:00AM, Room 1201  

      Based on homework ( about 30% ), two mid-terms (about 40% ), and final (about 30%),
    Final Exam score will be used to decide the grade if it lies close to a border line between two letter grades.