**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours: ** Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Course Meets: **Mondays Wednesdays 8:30 am - 10:18 am, Smith
1180. However, we will meet this Friday, Sept 21, 8:30 am - 10:18 am. (I will notify you about other upcoming exceptions.)

**Grader:** Leslie Schradin

***** First Class Meets September 19, 2007 *****

** There will be no class on Monday, September 24, Wednesday, September 26 and Friday, September 28 - I'll be out of town No class Monday, November 12 - Veterans' Day observed**

- Electrostatics, Poisson and Laplace Equations, Green Functions
- Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: Method of Images, problems with spherical geometry (Legendre Polynomials, Spherical Harmonics) and problems with cylindrical geometry (Bessel Functions)
- Multipole Expansion, Dielectrics
- Magnetostatics: Biot and Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Vector Potential, Magnetic Moment, Boundary Value Problems in Magnetostatics
- Maxwell Equations (if we have time)

- J. D. Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition

- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields: Volume 2
- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, L.P. Pitaevskii - Electrodynamics of Continuous Media: Volume 8
- D.J. Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics (this is a useful book to refresh your memory, but it does not cover all the material we will be talking about in class)

- Chapter 1: Introduction to Electrostatics
- Chapter 2: Boundary Value Problems in Electrostatics I
- Chapter 3: Boundary Value Problems in Electrostatics II
- Midterm Review
- Midterm
- Chapter 4: Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
- Chapter 5: Magnetostatics, Faraday's Law, Quasi-Static Fields
- Supplement: from Microscopic to Macroscopic
- Lecture 27 (please disregard the final info at the end of the notes in this link)

- Final Review
- Final Exam

(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.)

Each problem is worth 10 pts unless stated otherwise.

- HW 1 (due Wednesday, October 3) Jackson Problems 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and one more problem -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Wednesday, October 10) Jackson Problems 1.6 (b), (c), 1.9 (parallel plate capacitor only), 1.10, 1.14 -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Wednesday, October 17) Jackson Problems 2.2, 2.3 (a,b,c), 2.15, 2.16, 2.23 (a) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Wednesday, October 24) Jackson Problems 3.9, 3.10, 3.1, 3.2
**NO LATE SUBMISSION IS ALLOWED FOR THIS HW, IT'S DUE AT 11:59 pm WED SHARP!**-- Solution 4 - HW 5 (due Wednesday, November 7
**-- by popular demand THE DEADLINE IS CHANGED TO 5 pm FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SHARP!**) Jackson Problems 3.5, 3.6, 4.4 (a), 4.7 (a,b) -- Solution 5 - HW 6 (due Wednesday, November 14) Jackson Problems 4.8 (a) [hint: use Eq. (2.71) in Jackson as your starting point], 4.9, 4.10 [hint: for problems 4.9 and 4.10 you should find the general solutions of Laplace/Poisson equations in all regions and match boundary conditions], 4.13 -- Solution 6 + Addendum
- HW 7 (due Wednesday, November 21) Jackson Problems 5.1, 5.3, 5.13 [hint: use Eq. (5.32) with Eq. (3.70) in Jackson] -- Solution 7
- HW 8 (due Wednesday, November 28) Jackson Problems 5.11 (a), 5.14 (omit the sketch) [hint: the problem is similar to 4.8 (a)], 5.19 (a) [hint: use the result of problem 5.3] -- Solution 8

Final - December 4, 2007, 2:30 - 4:18 pm, Smith 1180

Yuri Kovchegov