PHY6346: Electromagnetic Theory I

PHY6347: Electromagnetic Theory II

Below are links to course information, a syllabus, a convention and formula sheet. As the course develops, I will improve and update my lecture notes, which will be posted here.

Required text:

Course Information:

Class and contact Information

Our grader: Qiaoli Yang


Announcements, Spring 2012



Homework Assignments, Second Semester

In the homework assignments, I will refer to problems in Jackson's book by prefixing the problem number with J.

Information on Examinations

The final exam is scheduled for 3 May 2012, 7:30-9:30am. The midterm date is now fixed: It will be given in class on Wednesday, 29 February 2012. In grading the midterm and final exams, points will be deducted for errors in calculation and logic. Both exams will be closed book.




Announcements, Fall 2011

  • Generally I would like the homework to be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date. However, I will accept without penalty homework handed to me in my office (not in my mailbox!) before 5pm on the due date.
  • Problem Set 2 posted 26 August 2011.
  • Our course has been assigned a grader, Lili Deng, whose email, office and office hours are listed above. Please go to him first if you have any issues with the way your problem solutions are graded.
  • I will do my best to post solutions to the problem sets after 1 week past the due date as possible. Please remember that if an assigned problem is causing difficulty, I will be happy to help during my office hours.
  • Grading guidelines: Each problem handed in by the due date can earn a maximum of 10 points. Of these 6 points will be assigned by the grader based on the correctness of the solution. An informative title will earn 1 point. The remaining 3 points will be assigned by me on the basis of the clarity and style of your presentation. The maximum score on late homework will be 8 points if less thatn 1 week late and 5 points if more than 1 week late.
  • Problem Set 3 posted 2 September 2011.
  • Solution Set 1 posted 5 September 2011.
  • Problem Set 4 posted 10 September 2011.
  • Please note that problem 13 of Set 4 has been revised, reducing the number of required calculations, 12 September 2011.
  • Tomorrow (14 September) we will discuss setting a date for the midterm. The midterm will cover the material presented in class through 12 October and Problem Sets 1-7. I will post Problem Set 8 by 10 October, but it will not be due until 24 October, after the midterm. The possible dates for the midterm will be 14, 19, 21 October. (17 October is the classical mechanics midterm).
  • In class we chose 21 October for the date of our midterm. See the previous announcement for details on the material to be covered. The exam will be given during class period on this date.
  • Problem Set 5 posted 17 September 2011.
  • Solution Set 2 posted 18 September 2011.
  • Solution Set 3 posted 19 September 2011.
  • Problem Set 6 posted 23 September 2011.
  • Solution Set 4 posted 26 September 2011.
  • Problem Set 7 posted 1 October 2011. Please note that this will be the last homework set covered by the midterm exam on 21 October2011.
  • Solution Set 5 posted 3 October 2011.
  • Solution Set 6 posted 11 October 2011.
  • Problem Set 8 posted 13 October 2011. Note that this assignment is due 24 October 2011. In view of the midterm next week, there is no homework due on 17 Ocober.
  • Solution Set 7 posted 17 October 2011.
  • Problem Set 9 posted 21 October 2011.
  • Problem Set 10 posted 30 October 2011.
  • Solution Set 8 posted 31 October 2011.
  • Problem Set 11 posted 4 November 2011.
  • Solution Set 9 posted 9 November 2011.
  • Problem Set 12 posted 11 November 2011.
  • Course and teacher evaluations are now being conducted entirely on line. They start today (16 November) and will continue until 7 December. These evaluations provide very important feedback, so it is essential that we all do our best to maximize the number of responses. You can access the evaluation form at your leisure from the web site: https://evaluations.ufl.edu where you can find instructions and links to a gatorlink login page. It is probably a good idea if you bookmark the page so you can easily find it in the future.
  • Solution Set 10 posted 16 November 2011.
  • Problem Set 13 posted 18 November 2011.
  • Solution Set 11 posted 22 November 2011.
  • PLEASE NOTE: To receive partial credit, all late homework must be handed in to me by 5pm on 7 December 2011, the last day of class.
  • Problem Set 14 posted 26 November 2011. This is the last assigned homework.
  • Solution Set 12 posted 28 November 2011.
  • Solution Set 13 posted 5 December 2011.
  • Solution Set 14 posted 7 December 2011.


    Homework Assignments, First Semester

    In the homework assignments, I will refer to problems in Jackson's book by prefixing the problem number with J.

    Information on Examinations

    The final exam is scheduled for 15 December 2011, 12:30-2:30pm. The midterm will be given, in class, on 21 October 2011. In grading the midterm and final exams, points will be deducted for errors in calculation and logic. Both exams will be closed book.

    Announcements, Spring 2011



    Homework Assignments, Second Semester

    In the homework assignments, I will refer to problems in Jackson's book by prefixing the problem number with J.

    Information on Examinations

    The final exam is scheduled for 27 April 2011, 12:30-2:30pm. The midterm will be given on 4 March 2011, in class. In grading the midterm and final exams, points will be deducted for errors in calculation and logic. Both exams will be closed book.



    Announcements, Fall 2010

    Announcements Fall 2009


    Announcements, Spring 2010