Electromagnetic Field Theory

Physics 7401, Spring 2014

Instructor: Yuri Kovchegov

Office: M2042 Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: stop by anytime

Course Meets: MWF 10:20 - 11:15 am, Scott Lab E0125.

Graders: Jinsong Xu, Alex Dyhdalo

*** First Class Meets January 8, 2014 (the Jan 6 class was canceled due to the University closure) ***

*** There will be no class Wednesday, February 26 and Friday, February 28 - I will be out of town: however, we will have a midterm on the 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, proctored by the graders ***



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.

Recommended Reading :

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

Lecture Notes:

These are the notes for the course, I plan to post them shortly after each lecture. For the complete notes for the past E&M classes, please see below.

Lecture Notes (from past E&M classes):

These are the notes from when I taught this class many years ago during the quarter system (hence the mixed-up numbering).

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. 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, February 28, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Smith seminar room in PRB
Final - Thursday, April 24, 10:00am-12:30pm, Scott Lab E0125.

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

Yuri Kovchegov