## Main Text

Griffiths, David J. *Introduction to Electrodynamics*. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN: 9780138053260.

## Reference Texts

Purcell, Edward M. "Electricity and Magnetism." In *Berkeley Physics Course*. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1984. ISBN: 9780070049086.

Feynman, Richard P., Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands. *The Feynman Lectures on Physics*. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2005. ISBN: 9780805390452.

All of the readings are from Griffiths, unless otherwise noted.

WEEK # | SES # | TOPICS | READINGS |
---|---|---|---|

## Week 1Introduction, electric field | 1 | Intro: Electrostatics | Sections 2.1.1-2.1.4. |

2 | Electrostatics problem solving | ||

## Week 2Mathematical background | 3 | Vector review | ## Review: VectorsSections 1.1.1-1.1.4. ## Differential calculus: Div, grad, curlSections 1.2.1-1.2.7. |

4 | Divergence, gradient, curl | Sections 1.3.1-1.3.3. | |

5 | Integral calculus, Dirac delta function | Section 1.3.4. | |

6 | Dirac delta function, curvilinear coordinates | Section 1.5. | |

## Week 3Gauss's law and electric potential | 7 | More curvilinear coordinates: Div and grad in spherical coordinates; Gauss's law | Section 1.41. |

8 | Applications of Gauss's law: Field lines, point charge, Gaussian surfaces | ## Divergence of electrostatic fieldsSections 2.2.1-2.2.2. ## Application of Gauss's lawSection 2.2.3. | |

9 | Applications of Gauss's law: Line charge, plane charge | ## Application of Gauss's lawSection 2.2.3. ## The curl of electric fieldSection 2.2.4. | |

10 | Electric potential; Poisson's equation; Laplace's equation | Sections 2.3.1-2.3.5. | |

## Week 4Work and energy in electrostatics; conductors and capacitors | 11 | Electrostatic boundary conditions; conductors | ## Electrostatic boundary conditionsSection 2.3.5. ## ConductorsSection 2.5. |

12 | Capacitors, dielectrics, work | Sections 2.4.1-2.4.4. | |

13 | Capacitors, work, first and second uniqueness theorems | Sections 2.5.1-2.5.4. | |

## Week 5The method of images and multipole expansion | 14 | Method of images | ## Laplace's equationSections 3.1.3-3.1.6. ## The method of imagesSections 3.2.1-3.2.4. |

15 | Parallel plate capacitor, electric dipole | ## Multipole expansionSections 3.4.1-3.4.2. ## Electric dipoleSections 3.4.3-3.4.4. | |

16 | Separation of variables | Section 3.3. | |

## Week 6Exam 1 | 17 | Review for exam 1 | |

18 | Exam 1 | ||

## Week 7Magnetostatics and special relativity | 19 | Dielectrics | Sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. |

20 | Magnetostatics, electric currents | ## DielectricsSection 4.4. ## Electricity and magnetismPurcell. Chapter 4. | |

21 | Special relativity | ## Electricity and magnetismPurcell. Chapter 4. | |

22 | Special relativity (cont.) | Sections 12.1.1-12.1.4. Purcell. Chapter 5. | |

## Week 8Magnetic fields | 23 | Electric fields and force | Sections 12.1.1-12.1.4. Purcell. Chapter 5. |

24 | Magnetic fields; Lorenz force law | Sections 5.1.1-5.1.3. | |

25 | Cycloidal motion; Biot-Savart law | Sections 5.1.1-5.1.3. | |

26 | Biot-Savart law (cont.); Ampere's law | Section 12.3.1. Purcell. Chapter 5. | |

## Week 9Magnetic fields; Maxwell's laws; magnetic properties of materials | 27 | Maxwell's equations | Sections 5.3.1-5.3.4. |

28 | Induction | ## Problem solving Ampere's lawSections 5.3.1-5.3.4. ## Griffiths vector potentialSection 5.4.1. | |

29 | Magnetic boundary conditions; magnetic dipole | Section 5.2. | |

30 | Magnetization; magnetic properties of materials | ## Magnetic boundary conditionsSection 5.4.2. ## Multipole expansion of vector potential, magnetic momentsSection 5.4.3. | |

## Week 10Exam 2; magnetized materials | 31 | Review for exam 2 | |

32 | Exam 2 | ||

33 | Ampere's law in magnetized materials | ## MagnetizationSections 6.1-6.4. ## Magnetic properties of materials and quantum mechanicsFeynman. Chapters 34-37. | |

34 | Bound current; ferromagnetism | Sections 7.1.1-7.1.3. | |

## Week 11Circuits | 35 | Circuits | ## Faraday's law of inductionSection 7.2.1. ## The induced electric fieldSection 7.2.2. |

36 | Circuits; undriven RC circuits; Thevenin's theorem | Section 7.2.3. | |

37 | Thevenin's theorem (cont.); Ohm's law; Faraday's law; Lenz's law | Section 7.2.4. | |

38 | Alternating current circuits | Section 7.2.4. | |

## Week 12Circuits (cont.) | 39 | Inductance | ## Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. |

40 | Undriven RLC circuits | ## Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. | |

41 | Driven RLC circuits; Ladder impedance | Purcell. Chapter 8. | |

## Week 13Maxwell; momentum | 42 | Maxwell's equations | ## Alternating current circuitsPurcell. Chapter 8. ## Maxwell's equationsSection 7.3. |

43 | Poynting vector; Maxwell stress tensor | Section 7.3. | |

44 | Conservation of momentum; Minkowski force | Sections 8.1.1-8.1.2. ## MomentumSection 8.2. | |

45 | Review for exam 3 | ||

## Week 14Electromagnetic waves | 46 | Exam 3 | |

47 | Electromagnetic waves | Sections 9.1.1.1-9.1.2. | |

48 | Electromagnetic waves (cont.) | Sections 9.1.1.1-9.1.3. | |

49 | Topics for next week; relativity | Sections 12.1-12.3. | |

## Week 15Advanced topics in relativity; quantum | 50 | Faraday tensor; Maxwell; General relativity | Sections 12.1-12.3. |

51 | Quantum | ||

52 | Schrodinger equation |