Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session
Physics III (8.03) and Differential Equations (18.03)
Griffiths, David J. Introduction to Electrodynamics. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN: 9780138053260.
At a lower level than our course you may consult:
Halliday, Resnick, and Krane. Physics. Vol. 2. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN: 9780471320579.
Feynman, R. P. The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Vol. II. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, June 1970. ISBN: 9780201021158.
Purcell, E. M. Electricity and Magnetism. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, August 1, 1984. ISBN: 9780070049086.
At a level similar to our course, the following offers useful insights:
Stump, Daniel R., and Gerald Pollack. Electromagnetism. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2002. ISBN: 9780805385670.
At a level higher than our course, you may consult:
Jackson, J. D. Classical Electrodynamics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. ISBN: 9780471309321.
Landau, L. D., and E. M. Lifshitz. The Classical Theory of Fields. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Science Ltd., 1980. ISBN: 9780750627689.
There will be 11 problem sets, one per week. Collaboration and discussion in doing the homework are very much encouraged, but you must write your own solutions and not copy someone else's.
There will be a 50-minute in-class midterm exam and a final exam.