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PHY 3323: Electromagnetism I

Class Schedule

Instructor: Katia Matcheva
Office: NPB 2073 	    
Tel: 392 0286 	   
e-mail: katia@phys.ufl.edu        
This schedule is subject to change.
Date Lecture Reading Material Assignments
Monday 01/08 Lecture 1 Chapter 1 (1.1) Introductions & course policies. Math prerequisites. Vectors and vector operations.
Wednesday 01/10 Lecture 2 Chapter 1 (1.1) Triple products; Position, displacement and separation vectors; How vectors transform. #1 due Wednesday 01/17
Friday 01/12 Lecture 3 Chapter 1(1.2) Differential Calculus: the del operator, gradient of a scalar, divergence of a vector.
Monday 01/15 Martin Luther King Day No Classes
Wednesday 01/17 Lecture 4 Chapter 1 (1.2) Curl, Product rules, Second Derivatives #2 due Wednesday 01/24
Friday 01/19 Lecture 5 Chapter 1 (1.3) Integral Calculus: line, surface and volume integrals
Monday 01/22 Lecture 6 Chapter 1 (1.3) Theorems about the gradient, the divergence and the curl. Integration by parts.
Wednesday 01/24 Lecture 7 Chapter 1 (1.4) Curvilinear coordinates: spherical polar coordinates, cylindrical Coordinates. #3 due TBA
Friday 01/26 Lecture 8 Chapter 1 (1.5) Dirac delta function
Monday 01/29 Lecture 9 Chapter 1.6 & 2.1 The theory of vector fields. Coulomb's law. Continuous charge distribution.
Wednesday 01/31 Lecture 10 Chapter 2.2 The electric field, field lines, flux and Gauss's Law #4 due TBA
Friday 02/02 Lecture 11 Chapter 2 (2.2) The divergence of E. Gauss law and its application.
Monday 02/05 Lecture 12 Chapter 2 (2.3) The curl of E. Electric potential. Potential of localized and continuous charge distribution. Examples
Wednesday 02/07 Lecture 13 Chapter 2 (2.3) Electrostatic boundary conditions. #5 due TBA
Friday 02/09 Lecture 14 Chapter 2 (2.4) Energy of the Electrostatic field.
Monday 02/12 Lecture 15 Chapter 2 (2.5) Electrostatic fields in conductors
Wednesday 02/14 Lecture 16 Charpter 2 (2.5) Capacitors
Friday 02/16 Problem solving Chapters 1&2
Monday 02/19 EXAM 1 Chapters 1 and 2
Wednesday 02/21 Lecture 17 Chapter 3 (3.1) Laplace's equation. #6 due TBA
Friday 02/23 Lecture 18 Chapter 3 (3.2) The method of images
Monday 02/26 Lecture 19 Chapter 3, (3.3) Laplace's equation. Separation of variables - Cartesian coordinates
Wednesday 02/28 Lecture 20 Chapter 3 (3.3) Laplace's equation - Spherical coordinates. #7 due TBA
Friday 03/02 Lecture 21 Chapter 3 (3.3) Laplace's equation - Spherical coordinates-examples
Monday 03/05 Spring Break No Classes
Wednesday 03/07 Spring Break No Classes
Friday 03/09 Spring Break No Classes
Monday 03/12 Lecture 22 Chapter 3 (3.4) Multipole expansion
Wednesday 03/14 Lecture 23 Chapter 4 (4.1&4.2) Electric Fields in matter: Polarization; The field of polarized objects #8 due TBA
Friday 03/16 Lecture 24 Chapter 4 (4.2) The filed of a polarized object.
Monday 03/19 Lecture 25 Chapter 4 (4.3) The Electric Displacement
Wednesday 03/21 Lecture 26 Chapter 4 (4.4) Linear Dielectrics. #9 due TBA
Friday 03/23 Lecture 27 Chapter 4 (4.4) Energy in dielectrice and forces on dielectrics.
Monday 03/26 Problem Solving Chapters 3 and 4
Wednesday 03/28 EXAM 2
Friday 03/30 Lecture 28 Chapter 5 (5.1) Lorentz Force Law. Charged particle moving in electric and magnetic fields.
Monday 04/02 Lecture 29 Chapter 5 (5.1) Currents.
Wednesday 04/04 Lecture 30 Chapter 5 (5.2) The Biot-Savart Law #10 due TBA
Friday 04/06 Lecture 31 Chapter 5 (5.3)
Monday 04/09 Lecture 32 Chapter 5 (5.4)
Wednesday 04/11 Lecture 33 Chapter 6 (6.1) #11 due TBA
Friday 04/13 Lecture 34 Chapter 6 (6.2)
Monday 04/16 Lecture 35 Chapter 6 (6.3)
Wednesday 04/18 Lecture 36 Chapter 6 (6.4)
Friday 04/20 Lecture 37 Review Problem solving
Monday 04/23 Lecture 37 Review Problem solving
Tuesday 05/03 FINAL EXAM time 3:00-5:00 pm
Last updated 01/03/2018 by Katia Matcheva | e-mail: katia@phys.ufl.edu