Electromagnetic Field Theory I

(including Analytic and Numeric Methods of Physics)

Physics 7701, Autumn 2015

Instructor: Yuri Kovchegov

Office: M2042 Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: stop by anytime

Course Meets: TuTh 10:20 - 11:40 am, Smith Lab 1138.

Grader: Chuck Bryant (office: PRB M2039)

Tutor: Alex Davis, office hours: MW 3-4 pm, in PRB 2041

*** First Class Meets Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ***

*** There will be no classes Tuesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 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 from last year, I plan to follow them fairly closely.

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 my mailbox in PRB or slide them under my or the grader's office doors 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 - October 29, in class
Final - Friday, December 11, 9:45am-11:45am, Smith Lab 1138.

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

Yuri Kovchegov