This course covers the classical field theory of electricity and magnetism. The core of the course covers electrostatics and magnetostatics with emphasis on both physical insight and the partial differential equations that describe these fields. We then cover electrodynamics to complete Maxwell's equations and to derive the elementary properties of electromagnetic radiation.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: (PHYS116 AND PHYS124 AND MATH222)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CMB)(IDEA-MN)(PHYS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David J. Griffiths, INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRODYNAMICS, 4th edition
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly problem sets. Midterm and Final Exam plus one or two quizzes.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students need a strong background in multi-variable calculus. The Phys 124 pre-requisite was added for 2013 and over-rides will be granted to students who took Phys 116 in 2012 and before.
|Instructor(s): Voth,Greg A. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SCIE201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 12||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 21||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 3||FR: 0|