Department of Physics
University of Florida
PHY 3323 Electromagnstism 1
(Fall 2012: Section 3431, 3 credits)
Instructor: Mark W. Meisel
Office: NPB 2358, Tel: 392-8867
BEST Place to Find Me: NPB B133, Tel: 392-9147
Office Hours: posted online, and by appointment.

Syllabus (pdf)

in vivo Schedule

“Gradebook” at UF ELS
UF Dept. of Physics H-ITT Site:

TA/GA: Long Zhang
Office Hour: Friday, 5th period (11:45 am to 12:35 pm)
Location: NPB 2323

Formula Sheet (pdf)

"Observed and simulated magnetic pattern in a thin metal film, generated by a strong ultrafast electromagnetic field pulse parallel to the film surface."  Cover art from
Physical Review Letters Vol. 102, Issue 21
(29 May 2009) from article by S. J. Gamble* et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 217201.
 * Sara completed her UF Honors thesis in the Meisel Group and went to Stanford University where she received her PhD in Applied Physics.

Textbook and Links:  The “official” textbook for this course is “Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition” by David J. Griffiths. As described in the syllabus, for this course, a student can also use the 2nd edition of the same book.  As far as I can tell, there are only small changes between the two versions for the first six chapters, which we expect to cover in this course.  If you anticipate taking the second semester of this course, which covers the material after Chapter 6, you may wish to know that there are some more significant differences between the two versions.  Some notes about corrections are given on the author’s webpage, see David J. Griffiths.
Additional News! (04 December 2012)

Office Hours during Exam Week:
Monday, 10 December, and Tuesday, 11 December, 2 pm to 3pm on both days.

Final Exam (Group 12E): Wednesday, 12 December, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, NPB 1002,
and the Final Exam covers material from the entire course.

Electric dipole moment and nice pictures...