Electricity & Magnetism I

Electricity & Magnetism I (Spring '13)

This course will deal with various introductory topics in electricity & magnetism.

Books (text): Griffiths primarily. Reference (advanced): Landau&Lifshitz (vol.2, Classical theory of fields), Jackson, and others.

Course outline (broadly) --- electrostatics (Coulomb law to Gauss law), magnetostatics (Biot-Savart law to Ampere law) [integral and differential forms], time-dependent situations [Faraday law etc] ... ---> Maxwell equations in differential form. Perhaps glimpses of electromagnetic waves.

Regular (weekly) assignments (incorporated into class): 5%

Midsem exam, 35%,

Short exam (or long assignment) -- likely 10%,

Endsem exam, 50%.

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