PHYSICS 505 - Electricity and Magnetism I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is the first semester of the full year graduate course on classical electrodynamics theory (Physics 505/506). This semester mainly focuses on 1) electrostatics boundary value problems, 2) magnetostatics, and, 3) Maxwell's equations and plane electromagnetic waves. Part of the emphasis of this course is on developing mathematical techniques that are useful throughout physics and not just for electromagnetism.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be determined based on weekly homework assignments, one midterm and a comprehensive final exam.

Intended Audience:

Incoming graduate students and those wishing to develop a rigorous approach to classical electrodynamics.

Class Format:


PHYSICS 505 - Electricity and Magnetism I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
2PHYS Grad
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 047130932X
Classical electrodynamics, Author: John David Jackson., Publisher: Wiley 3rd ed. 1998
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