Electromagnetic Field Theory II

(including Analytic and Numeric Methods of Physics)

Physics 7401, Spring 2015

Instructor: Yuri Kovchegov

Office: M2042 Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: stop by anytime

Course Meets: MWF 10:20 - 11:15 am, McPherson Lab 1040.

Grader: Cheng Li (office: PRB 2041)

Tutor: Daniel White, office hours: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5 pm, PRB 1006 (or a small conference room near it)

*** First Class Meets Monday, January 12, 2015 ***

*** No class Monday, January 19 -- MLK Day ***

*** There will be no class Wednesday, March 11 and Friday, April 10 - I will be out of town ***


Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Textbooks (E&M):

Each of the following books adequately covers most of the material that we will study in class (though with some minor variations in the order of the topics). Choose whichever one works better for you. None is as comprehensive as Jackson though. Zangwill has some good modern examples. We will mainly follow Landau & Lifshitz order of topics for the first half of the Autumn semester.

Recommended Reading (E&M):

Here are several references which may come in handy as well:

Recommended Reading (Mathematical Methods):

For the Math Methods side of the class you may want to use the following resources:

Lecture Notes:

These are the notes for the course, I plan to post them shortly after each lecture.

Lecture Notes from the last year's E&M class (Physics 7401):

These are the notes for the last-year one-semester E&M course.

Homework Assignments:

Homeworks are due at 11:59 pm on the due date. You may give them to the grader or to me, put them in either the grader's or my mailboxes in PRB or slide them under my office door if the other options are not available (please do not slide them under the grader's office door). Homeworks submitted late are penalized -10 pts. The cutoff for late HW submissions is 5 pm on the day after the HW is due.
(Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only, please write to me if you are interested in accessing them.)

Exams: Midterm - Friday, March 6, 10:20 am - 12:20 pm, McPherson Lab 1040.
Final - Monday, May 4, 10:00am-noon, McPherson Lab 2019.

Grading: 30% HW, 30% Midterm, 40% Final

Yuri Kovchegov