Physics 334: Radiation and Optics
last updated: Jan 19, 2017
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First assignment has been sent out as well as the syllabus (below) and a reading assignment. Please come see me ASAP if you missed the first class.

Class meeting time:  T/Th 11:00-12:15 Workman 310

HW: Due in Workman Office (357) or Physics mailbox by 4:30 pm on day of assignment

Contact Info: M. Creech-Eakman, Workman 357, X5809, mce at

Office hours: Office hours  TBD or by appt. (email me at above address)

Main books: Intro. to Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd edition, Purcell & Morin and Introduction to Optics, 3rd Ed., Pedrotti, Pedrotti and Pedrotti

Click here for a pdf copy of the syllabus.

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 level of thinking that created them."
--Albert Einstein

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:  Reading summary Ch 9 Purcell due
Jan 26:  HW #1 due
Jan 31:  Reading summary Ch 10 Purcell due
Feb 2:   HW #2 due

Final:  TBD - Comprehensive exam