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Electromagnetism 1 - Spring 2013
Section 3799, 3 credits, final exam group 1D: May 1, 3:00-5:00pm.

Lectures: MWF 10:40-11:30 (period 4) in NPB 1002

Instructor: Steven Detweiler; NPB 2174; Email: det@phys.ufl.edu

Office hours:
   Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  3:00 3:50pm
   Do not drop by before class on Mon, Wed, Fri. That is when I am going over my lecture notes.

Textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition by David J. Griffiths. See the author's webpage for errata.

Prerequisites: PHY 2049 or PHY 2061 (or the equivalent) and MAP 2302 Differential Equations (or the equivalent). Please note that prerequisites for MAP 2302 include vector calculus. This is the first part of the PHY 3323/4324 sequence in electromagnetism for physics majors. This two semester sequence covers static electric and magnetic fields, electric circuits, Maxwell's equations, radiation and propagation of electromagnetic waves.


Daily reading assignments and daily homework assignments are given on the homework web-page. Homework is due at the beginning of class on the first Wednesday after the assignment is made.

Late homework is not accepted.

Homework is typically due in class on every Wednesday, and includes all of the problems assigned on the homework web-page since the previous Wednesday. You are strongly encouraged to do the homework problems on the day that they are given on the schedule, rather than the night before they are due. Each part of a homework problem is graded on a 0, 1, 2, 3 basis. Only if the answer is correct will you receive 3 points. However, the correct answer is not sufficient for obtaining all 3 points for a problem; you must also show your work. There are no fractional grades. Your homework score will be the total of all of the individual problems that you submit.

You are encouraged to work with others on the homework, but the homework that you hand in must be in your own handwriting. Students working together benefits all of the students involved.


Your grade will depend upon your performance on homework 20%, three in-class tests 20% each, and a final exam 20%. The homework web-page gives the dates of the tests and final exam)

Honor Code:

The Dean of Students Office web-site has a detailed discussion about academic honesty and the University of Florida Honor Code, which was adopted by the Student Council. The Honor Code says:

"We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity."

On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied:

"On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."