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Physics 415
Physics 415/615: Electromagnetic Theory  Fall 2007
Location: Room 1311 HN Lecture Times: Tu and Th: 4.10pm  5.25pm

Instructor: Neepa Maitra
Note: email is the best way to reach me Office hours: Tu and Th: 3.15pm  4pm, or by appointment. 
Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, by David J. Griffiths (3^{rd} Ed), (PrenticeHall 1999).
Grading:
Homework 25%
Midterm Exams 40%
Final Exam 35%
Homework: Will be assigned about every two weeks, and due about a week later. Collaboration with your peers is encouraged, but independent solutions must be handed in for credit. Homeworks will be posted here.
Midterms: Two midterm inclass exams: Thu Oct 11 and Tue Nov 13 (Probably).
Final Exam: TBA.
Syllabus: on reverse side
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Neepa Maitra, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hunter College and City University of New York, August 2007.
Syllabus:
Topic 
Book chapter 
Review of vector analysis and differential calculus Vector algebra, differential and integral calculus, curvilinear coordinates, Dirac delta function 
1 
Electrostatics Electric field. Divergence and curl of electrostatic fields, electric potential, work and energy in electrostatics, conductors, etc. 
2 
Special techniques Laplace equation and boundary conditions, method of images, separation of variables, and multipole expansion. 
3 
Electric Fields in Matter Dielectrics, induced dipoles, polarization, the field of a polarized object, the electric displacement, and linear dielectrics. 
4 
Magnetostatics The Lorentz force, the BiotSavart law, the divergence and curl of magnetic field, and magnetic vector potential. 
5 
Magnetic Fields in Matter Magnetization, the field of magnetized object, the auxiliary field, linear and nonlinear media. 
6 
Electrodynamics Electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, Maxwellâ€™s equations. 
7 
Conservation Laws Charge and Energy, Momentum 
8 
Electromagnetic Waves Waves in 1d, EM waves in a vacuum 
9 
Extra topics if time Potentials and fields, gauge transformations 

