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Electromagnetism 2 - Fall 2013

Lectures: MWF 11:45am-12:35pm (period 5) in NPB 1002

Instructor: Richard Woodard; NPB 2065; Email: woodard@phys.ufl.edu

Office hours:
   Mondays   9:35am 10:25am, period 3
   Tuesdays   3:00pm 3:50pm, period 8
   Thursdays 5:10pm 6:00pm, period 10

Textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition by David J. Griffiths

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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The scores on exam #1 were disappointing. There were 185 points possible and 43 students took the test. The high score was 134 and the low was 30; the mean was 83.4 and the median was 91. The text of the exam and its solutions are posted on the Exams icon. Note that I will take future quizzes verbatim from the exam.

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Note that daily reading assignments are given on the homework page.

I reserve the right to give in-class, pop-quizzes at any time. The purpose of these is to discourage skipping class and also to motivate students to keep up with material. There will be no makeups; students with valid excuses will receive credit based upon their performance on the relevant exam.

The texts and solutions of old exams are posted at the Exams icon.

Note that the Final Quiz (which counts for 10% of your grade) is multiple choice, with no partial credit. Note also that you must be present to take it, in class, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

First Exam Period Schedule:

Chapter 7 Electrodynamics
08/21:  Start section 7.1, Electromotive Force.
08/23:  Finish section 7.1
08/26:  Start section 7.2, Electromagnetic Induction.
08/28:  Continue with section 7.2
08/30:  Finish section 7.2
09/04:  Start section 7.3, Maxwell's Equations.
09/06:  Finish Section 7.3
09/09:  Work problems

Chapter 8 Conservation Laws
09/11:  Section 8.1, Charge and Energy.
09/13:  Section 8.2, Momentum.
09/16:  Work problems

Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Waves
09/18:  Start section 9.1, Waves in One Dimension.
09/20:  Finish section 9.1.
09/23:  Section 9.2, Electromagnetic Waves in Vacuum.
09/25:  Section 9.3, Electromagnetic Waves in Matter.
09/27:  Start section 9.4, Absorption and Dispersion.
09/30:  Finish section 9.4.
10/02:  Section 9.5, Guided Waves.
10/04:  Work problems

10/07:  Review for Exam #1.

Exam #1
10/07:  8:20-10:10pm in NPB 1002.

Second Exam Period Schedule:

Chapter 10 Potentials and Fields
10/09:  Section 10.1, The Potential Formulation.
10/11:  Section 10.2, Continuous Distributions.
10/14:  Section 10.3, Point Charges.
10/16:  Work problems

Chapter 11 Radiation
10/18:  Start section 11.1, Dipole Radiation.
10/21:  Finish section 11.1
10/23:  Start section 11.2, Point Charges.
10/25:  Finish section 11.2
10/28:  Work problems

Chapter 12 Electromagnetism and Relativity
10/30:  Start section 12.1, The Special Theory of Relativity.
11/01:  Continue section 12.1
11/04:  Continue section 12.1
11/06:  Finish section 12.1
11/13:  Start section 12.2, Relativistic Mechanics.
11/15:  Finish section 12.2
11/18:  Start section 12.3, Relativistic Electrodynamics.
11/20:  Continue section 12.3
11/22:  Finish section 12.3
11/25:  Work problems

12/02:  Review for Exam #2.

Exam #2
12/02:  8:20-10:10pm in NPB 1002.

Final Quiz
12/04:  In class.