PHY 3323: Electromagnetism 1                    Spring 2011                Professor Mark W. Meisel

in vivo schedule (black text: projected and tentative; blue text: past;

red text: projected quizzes and tests; green text: fixed final exams)

Note: revisions will be announced in class and subsequently posted online.

 

Week 1            Jan 03              No Class.

                        Jan 05              Class Starts, Introduction to the Course, Appendices, Units, Preamble,

                                                and Ch. 1.

                                                NOTE: 3rd edition used for HW Problems

                                                (X.X is 2nd ed, if different, and * means that it is not in 2nd ed.)

                                                Homework Problems Ch. 1:  1.2, 1.4 (1.5), 1.7 (*), 1.10, 1.11, 1.13,

                                                1.15, 1.16 (1.17), 1.18 (1.19), 1.19 (1.20), 1.21 (1.22), 1.25 (1.26),

                                                1.30 (*), 1.31 (1.29), 1.32 (1.31), 1.33, 1.38 (1.37), 1.42 (1.41),

                                                1.43 (1.42), 1.45 (1.44), 1.47 (1.46 typo), 1.53 (1.54), 1.55 (1.56),

                                                1.58 (1.59 typo)

                        Jan 07              Ch. 1 continued

 

Week 2            Jan 10              Finish Ch. 1, Start Ch. 2.

                                                Homework Problems Ch. 2: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9, 2.10,

                                                2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22,

                                                2.25 (2.26), 2.27 (2.28), 2.28 (2.29), 2.31 (2.32), 2.35 (2.36),

                                                2.36 (2.37) , 2.37 (*), 2.38 (2.39), 2.42 (2.43), 2.43 (2.44), 2.46 (2.47)

                        Jan 12              Review Ch. 1, Email Questions by 8 am, Ch. 2 continued.

                        Jan 14              Ch. 1 Test (material to the end of Jan 10)

 

Week 3            Jan 17              No Class: King Holiday

                        Jan 19              Review Ch.1 Test results.

                                                Review for Quiz 1,

                                                Email Questions about Problems up including 2.6 by 8 am.

                                                Ch. 2 continued.

                        Jan 21              Ch. 2 continued.

                                                Quiz 1 (material to end of Section 2.1)

 

Week 4            Jan 24              Ch. 2 continued, Sections 2.2-2.3.

                        Jan 26              Review, Email Questions by 8 am.  Ch. 2 continued, Sections 2.3-2.4.

                        Jan 28              Quiz 2 (material to end of Jan 24, focus on Section 2.2)

                                                Ch. 2 continued, Section 2.4-2.5.

 

Week 5            Jan 31              Finish Ch. 2.

                        Feb 02             Review Ch. 2, Email Questions by 8 am.

                                                No Office Hours for Meisel: 02-03 Feb.

                        Feb 04             Ch. 2 Test (material to the end of Jan 31)


Week 6            Feb 07             Review Ch. 2 Test.

                                                Start Ch. 3.  Homework Problems Ch. 3 (Sections 3.1-3.3):

                                                3.1, 3.2, 3.3, {3.4 is special}, 3.7 (3.6), 3.8 (3.7), 3.9 (3.8),

                                                3.10 (3.9), 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15 (3.16), 3.18 (3.19), 3.19 (3.20),

                                                3.20 (3.21), 3.23 (3.24), 3.25 (3.26).

                                                More TBA for other sections of Ch. 3, see below.

                        Feb 09             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.  Continue Ch. 3.

                                                Finish Sec. 3.1, cover Sec. 3.2, start Sec. 3.3.

                        Feb 11             Continue Ch. 3.  Sec. 3.3.

                                                Quiz 3 (material from Ch. 2)

 

Week 7            Feb 14             Continue Sec. 3.3.

                        Feb 16             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                                                Finish Sec. 3.3.2. Start Sec. 3.4.

                        Feb 18             Quiz 4 (material related to Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, but not 3.3.2)

                                                Homework Problems Ch. 3 (bis):  3.27 (3.28), 3.28 (3.29), 3.31,

                                                3.33, 3.35, 3.36, 3.39, 3.40, 3.41.

 

Week 8            Feb 21             Continue Ch. 3.

                        Feb 23             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                        Feb 25             Ch. 3 Test (focus on Ch. 3 except Sec. 3.4)

 

Week 9            Feb 28             Review Ch. 3 Test.  Finish Sec. 3.4.

                        Mar 02             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                                                Start Ch. 4.  Homework Problems Ch. 4: 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.10, 4.11,

                                                4.13, 4.15, 4.18, 4.21, 4.22, 4.28 (4.29), 4.33 (4.36), 4.36 (4.26)

                        Mar 04             Continue Ch. 4.  Quiz 5 (focus on Sec. 3.4)

 

Week 10          Mar 07,09,11   No Classes, Spring Break.

 

Week 11          Mar 14             Prof. Stewart, Ch. 4 continued.

                                                No Office Hours 14 - 16 March.

                        Mar 16             Prof. Stewart, Ch. 4 continued.

                        Mar 18             Quiz 5 returned and reviewed.  Ch. 4 finished.

 

Week 12          Mar 21             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                        Mar 23             Ch. 4 Test (material to the end of Mar 18)

                                                No Office Hours Wed-Fri this week due to APS Meeting in Dallas.

                        Mar 25             Reading Day for Extra-Credit Assignment.

                                                “Nonlinear Dielectric Effects and Me” for 0 or 6 to 10 points.

                                                5 pages maximum, including figures and references.

                                                1 inch margins, 12 pt font, Times New Roman (or similar)

                                                Citations of the work, which you consulted, must be given.

                                                Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference.

                                                Grammar, logic, format will be a part of the grade.

                                                Due March 28 (01:00 am or 01:00 hrs) to Turnitin.com.

                                                (Information about course number and password given in class

                                                and will not be given by email.)

 

Week 13          Mar 28             Extra-Credit Assignment due by 01:00 hrs (1:00 am) to Turnitin.com.

                                                Late submissions will not be accepted.  Submit only to Turnitin.com.

                                                Review Ch. 4 Test.  Start Ch. 5.

                                                Homework Problems Ch. 5: 5.4 (5.3), 5.5 (5.4), 5.6 (5.5), 5.8, 5.9,

                                                5.10, 5.11, 5.15 (5.18), 5.16 (5.19), 5.21 (5.24), 5.22 (5.25),

                                                [5.33 (5.36), you should understand the notation], 5.48 (5.14),

                                                5.56 (5.42), 5.58 (5.50)

                        Mar 30            

                        Apr 01             Fool the Prof Day?

                                               

Week 14          Apr 04             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                        Apr 06             Quiz 6 (Ch. 5 material to the end of Apr 01).

                                                Course Evaluations.

                        Apr 08             Start Ch. 6.  Homework Problems Ch. 6: 6.7, 6.8, 6.9,

                                                6.14 (6.13), 6.15 (6.14), 6.23 (6.21).

                                                Deadline for Make-up Participants to Email Meisel by 8 am.

 

Week 15          Apr 11            Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                        Apr 13             Ch. 5 Test

                        Apr 15            

                                               

Week 16          Apr 18             Review, Email Questions by 8 am.

                        Apr 20             Ch. 6 Test

                                                Last Day of Classes.

                        Apr 22             No Class, Reading/Review Break

 

Final Exam (Group 29A):  Friday, April 29, 7:30 to 9:30 AM, all material covered.

ROOM NPB 1002 (our lecture room).