Lecture: 11:00 -11:50 AM MWF
PHYS 3323 is the first part of a two-semester, upper-division, mathematically rigorous course in electromagnetic theory. Topics include vector calculus, electrostatics, boundary-value problems, dielectrics, electric energy, the Special Theory of Relativity, and vector calculus in spacetime.
Advanced courses in electromagnetic theory offer the student the opportunity to develop and polish his mathematical skills and to increase his/her understanding of the physical world at a more sophisticated level.
Grading in this course will be based on written assignments, classroom presentations, and a final in-class examination.
You will find this class to be as rigorous and demanding as any you have taken. You must not get behind as there will be no time for sloughing-off. You must be trenchant and unwavering in your quest to master this material.
A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Average
D = Passing
F = Unsatisfactory
All assignments submitted for grading must be neatly presented. Illegible, disjoint work will be evaluated with marked skepticism. You must show your procedure clearly. Do not write small in an attempt to conserve paper or pencil lead.
Please write on only one side of each page and begin each problem on a separate page.
Kindly do not submit assignments on paper snatched from a spiral binder/notebook.
Assignments must be submitted on time in order for full credit to be awarded. Late work may be accepted for reduced credit in some cases.
Egregious tardiness and absenteeism, especially in a course as demanding as this one, reflects poorly on the student's motivation and will almost certainly lead to a reduced understanding of the material covered in this course. This will probably render the material to be covered in PHYS 4323 beyond the grasp of the slothful student.