PHY 424 / ELE 324
Professor Steven Blusk
Office: 327 Physics Building
Office Hrs: By Appt
|Teaching Assistant: Gokhan
Office: 331 Link Hall
Phone: 443-4909(lab); (315) 395 1143(cell)
Office Hrs: Tues: 11:30-1:30, Wed:10:30-12:00
Class Meeting Times/Locations:
Lectures: MW 12:45 - 2:05 PM, 121 Shafer
Recitations: TH 12:30-1:25 PM, HBC 323
OR F 11:40 AM - 12:35 PM, LINK 101
David Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, 1999.
(Other references, click here)
PHY 212, MAT 397, also helpful to have MAT 296.
This course is the first
half of a two-semester sequence in Electromagnetics, and deals with the
most fundamental concepts of the laws of electromagnetism. You will
learn about static electric and magnetic fields as well as the
properties of conducting dielectric and magnetic materials. We shall
cover most of the first 7 chapters of the textbook.
Electrostatics: Coulombs Law, Gauss Law, Work, Energy Stored in charge
distributions, Induced charge
Electrostatics: Coulombs Law, Gauss Law, Work, Energy Stored in charge distributions, Induced charge
Special Techniques: LaPlaces and Poission’s Equations, Method of Images, Boundary conditions on the electric field and potential, Separation of Variables, Multipole Expansion, Electric Dipole Moment.
Electric Fields in Matter: Dielectrics, Polarization, Bound charge, Electric Displacement, Linear Dielectrics, Susceptibility, Dielectric constant, Forces on dielectrics.
Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Law, Line, Surface and Volume Currents, Magnetic Vector Potential, Boundary Conditions on magnetic potential and magnetic field.
Magnetic Fields in Matter: Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism, Hysteresis, Magnetization, Bound Volume and Surface currents, Auxiliary field H, Magnetic Susceptibility.
Electrodynamics: EMF, Induced EMF, Lenz’s Law, Faraday’s Law, Maxwells’ Equations.
Grading: (tentative, minor changes may occur in the first few weeks of the course)
Homework Assignments: 30%, late HW's will not be accepted, unless there are extenuating circumstances and prior approval has been given by the instructor.
Chapter 1 quiz: 5%
Mid-term exam: 25%. There will be 1 exams during class hours, each worth 20%.
Final Exam: 40%.
The final exam will be comprehensive of the entire course;
emphasis on second half of course
Notes for Students
Completing HW assignments is critical to success in this course. I support students working together to solve problems, but, after you have all understood how to attack the problem, YOU MUST WRITE UP YOUR OWN SOLUTIONS.
Class attendance is very important. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the lecture notes. It is highly preferable that you get them from a classmate, or check with the instructor as soon as possible. Participation in class via question-asking, catching mistakes, etc, may improve your grade if you are borderline between two letter grades.
expect to devote about 6-9 hours per week aT a mINIMUM to this course outside of the classroom.
Academic dishonesty will NOT BE TOLERATED and will be dealt with harshly.
If you need special
academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office
of Disability Services (ODS) at 804 University Avenue, Rm 309, phone: