Click here for a pdf copy of the third edition of Griffith's Electrodynamics book to supplement your reading.
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 17: Syllabus, questionnaries and optics pretest. Review HW #1 coming out.. Jan 19: Announcements and start Maxwell's equations Jan 24: More Maxwell. Retooling the class due to missing material. Reading summary Ch 9 Purcell due Jan 26: Various catch-up on energy and conservation HW #1 due Jan 31: Various catch-up on Poynting vector and conservation principals Feb 2: Final catch-up on Maxwell HW #2 due Feb 7 Electricity in media and boundary conditions. Reading summary Ch 10 Purcell due Feb 9 Electric materials. Multipole expansion. Feb 14 Magnetic materials and dipoles. Reading summary Ch 11 Purcell Feb 16 Ferro, para and diamagnetism. HW #3 due Feb 21 Boundary conditions and Fresnel Equations Feb 23 Radiation discussions. HW #4 due. Reading summary Ch 11 Griffiths due Feb 28Radiation and radiation reaction. Test #1 supplementary questions coming out. Mar 2 Prep for test #1 HW #5 due Mar 7 TEST #1 -- Concentrating on Ch 9-11 Purcell and Ch 11 Griffiths. Mar 9 You need to have Pedrotti by today!!! Radiometry and optics history. Reading summary Ch 1-2 Pedrotti. MARCH 13-17 Spring Break -- No classes Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 28 Mar 30 Apr 4 Apr 6 Apr 11 Apr 13 Apr 18 Apr 20 Apr 25 Apr 27 May 2 May 4 FINALS WEEK