Electromagnetic Field Theory I

(including Analytic and Numeric Methods of Physics)

Physics 7701, Autumn 2014

Instructor: Yuri Kovchegov

Office: M2042 Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: stop by anytime

Course Meets: MWF 10:20 - 11:15 am, McPherson Lab 1021.

Grader: Cheng Li (office: PRB 2041)

*** First Class Meets Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ***

*** No class Monday, September 1 -- Labor Day ***

*** There will be no classes Monday, September 15, Friday, September 26, and MWF, October 6,8, 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. For the complete notes of one past E&M class, please see below (you can find more on my website).

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 - Monday, October 27, 6-8 pm, Smith Seminar Room
Final - Thursday, December 11, 10:00am-12:15pm, McPherson Lab 1021.

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

Yuri Kovchegov