Quote for thought:
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the
of thinking that created them."
I have other science quotes here if you are seeking inspiration.
Detailed Lectures, Reading and homework assignments:
Jan 15: Syllabus and questionnaries. HW #1 coming out. Jan 17: Short class -- starting Ch 8. Jan 22: Optics pre-test. Reading Summary Ch 8 Due. Prof AWOL. Ms. Baylis-Aguirre covering. Jan 24: More conservation principles. HW #1 Due. Jan 29: Conservation examples Start EM waves. Reading Summary Ch 9, Sec 1-3 Due. Jan 31: More waves. Boundary Conditions. HW #2 Due. Feb 5: Wave interactions with media. Absorption and dispersion. Reading Summary Ch 9 Sec 4-5 & Ch 10 and ExCr Assignment Due. Feb 7: More absorption with conductors, skin depth. Feb 12: EM waves example. Paper Assignment coming out.HW #3 Due Feb 14: Start gauge theory & retarded pot'ls. Feb 19: More potentials and gauges. Feb 21: Finish potentials. Start radiation. HW #4 Due Feb 26: Test #1 -- in class exam. Ms. Baylis-Aguirre will give it. Feb 28: Radiation of electric dipole. Mar 5: Radiation of magnetic dipole. Questions for RS for Ch 11 due. Mar 7: Radiation of arbitrary sources and radiation reaction. HW #5 Due. Mar 12: Finish Griffiths. Start optics. Mar 14: More optics discussions. HW #6 Due. March 18-22 -- Spring Break -- No classes Mar 26: Mar 28: Apr 2: Apr 4: Apr 9: Apr 11: Apr 16: Apr 18: Apr 23: Apr 25: Apr 30: Last day of class.Optics post-test. Final papers due. Professor AWOL. May 2-8 Finals week FINALS WEEK -- FINAL is XXXX in our regular classroom. Comprehensive
Final -- all previous topics are fair game. If you are unsure if
you qualify based on previous exam scores, to skip the final come chat
with me. It will be 1/3 new material, 2/3rds review and you may bring one page, both sides, to the final.