Physics 334: Radiation and Optics
last updated: Jan 7, 2018
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I have a heavy travel schedule this semester.  Please read here to stay on top of
due dates and activities for the class.  I will use this webpage -- NOT Canvas -- for
the class, FYI.


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, michelle.creecheakman   -at-

Office hours: Office hours posted on the door or by appt. (email me at above address) -- note I have a heavy travel schedule this semester

and will be gone several times.

Main books: Electrodynamics, 4rd edition, Griffiths and Introduction to Optics, 3rd Ed., Pedrotti, Pedrotti and Pedrotti

Click here for a pdf copy of the syllabus.

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 16: Syllabus, questionnaries and optics pretest. Review HW #1 coming out. - Ms. Baylis is covering class. Prof. AWOL.
Jan  18:  Announcements and review Maxwell's equations.
Jan 23: Conservation laws. Reading Summary Ch 8 Due.
Jan 25: HW #1 Due.
Jan 30:
Feb 1:  Prof AWOL
Feb 6:
Feb 8:
Feb 13:
Feb 15:
Feb 20:  Prof AWOL  Test #1
Feb 22:
Feb 27:
Mar 1:
Mar 6:
Mar 8:
March 12-16 -- Spring Break -- No classes
Mar 20: Prof. AWOL
Mar 22:
Mar 27:  
Mar 29:
Apr 3:  Test #2
Apr 5:
Apr 10:
Apr 12:
Apr 17:
Apr 19:
Apr 24:
Apr 26:
Final paper due -- print it out please.
May 1:
May 3:  Test #3

May 7-11 Finals week 
FINALS WEEK -- FINAL is on: XXX day.  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.