Introduction
This, the first semester of the PHYS 3320/3330 Electricity and Magnetism
sequence, is primarily concerned with setting up Maxwell's Equations

divD = ρ

divB = 0

curlE =  ∂B/∂t

curlH = J + ∂D/∂t
As such we shall cover roughly the same topics that we covered in Phys
2260 General Physics II (or its equivalent), but at a much greater depth.
As such you will need a considerable portion of the material that we covered
in Phys 3010 Mathematical Physics, especially vectors and vector calculus.
In addition many of the problems that we shall look at are solved using
polar coordinates, so please review those coordinate systems.
The second semester (Phys 3330) looks at solving Maxwell's equations,
first for time independent fields, and then for time dependent fields (electromagnetic
waves). It is critical that those students contemplating graduate school
take this class.
Required mathematics
Solutions of Maxwell's Equations relies on knowledge of the appropriate
mathematics, all of which we covered in PHYS 3010 Mathematical Physics
I. I will review as appropriate, but it is also to your advantage to review
the following ahead of time

Vector calculus

definition of the vector derivatives (gradient, divergence, and curl) and
their expressions in the different coordinate systems.

Divergence Theorem

Stokes' Theorem

Polar coordinates

position vectors

line, area, and volume elements in cylindrical and spherical polar coordinates

vector notation in cylindrical and spherical polar coordinates

conversion between the different coordinate systems

Assignments
Test Schedule
Test dates are to be determined according to the
rate of coverage of material. Each test, except the first, will consist
of an in class portion worth 30% of the points for that test, and a take
home portion worth the remaining portion. The take home portions will be
due at the beginning of the following class, and must be your individual
effort. Collaboration is permitted on homework assignments.
Test # 
Topics 
Points 
Points 
Points 


in class

take home

total

1

Electrostatics 1 and Mathematics

6

14

20

2

Electrostatics 2

6

14

20

3

Magnetostatics

6

14

20

4 
Electromagnetism 
6 
14 
20 
Final

Comprehensive

6

14

20


Assignments



20


Total



120

