8.311 | Spring 2004 | Graduate

Electromagnetic Theory


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session


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.


Electromagnetism II (8.07)

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

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

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.


Problem Sets 60%
Final Exam 40%

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2004
Learning Resource Types
Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions