Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session

Description

The aim of the course is two-fold. First, we shall discuss topics of E&M theory with emphasis on the relativistic effects and wave physics. Second, we shall try to provide a setting for reviewing the basic concepts of E&M that should be useful for the students preparing to take General Exam, Part I.

Prerequisite

Electromagnetism II (8.07)

Recommended Textbooks

Amazon logo Schwinger, Julian, L. L. DeRaad Jr., K. A. Milton, W-Y Tsai. Classical Electrodynamics. Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Book Group, 1998. ISBN: 9780738200569.

Amazon logo Jackson, J. D. Classical Electrodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 9780471309321.

Amazon logo Landau, L. D., and E. M. Lifshitz. Classical Theory of Fields. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1975. ISBN: 9780080181769.

Homework and Exams

There will be problem sets assigned weekly, 12 in total, due on Wednesdays. The final exam will be closed book.

Grading

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Problem Sets 60%
Final Exam 40%