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PHYC2510ElectricityandMagnetismSyllabusWinterTerm2016
Instructor:
Assistants:
Lectures:
Tutorials:
ClassURL:
JordanKyriakidis,Office:Dunn226,e-mail:[email protected]
MarcCormier([email protected],RyanPerry([email protected])
TuesdayandThursday1005–1125,Dunn302
TuesdayandThursday1135–1225,Dunn302
http://quantum.phys.dal.ca/teaching/phyc2510/
Prerequisites
PHYC2140,amulti-variablecalculusclass(MATH2001/2002canbetakenconcurrently)and
firstyearphysics(PHYC1100,PHYC1300,orSCI1500),orpermissionoftheinstructor.
Textbooks
Thereisonerequiredtextbookfortheclass:
J.D.Griffiths,IntroductiontoElectrodynamics,4rdEd.(PrenticeHall,2013)
The3rdEd.isalsoacceptable.Thisisanexcellenttextbookandwillserveasagoodreference
beyondthiscourse.Ihighlyrecommendyoubuy,borrow,orotherwiseacquireacopy.
Thefollowingsbooksarealsoquitegood,althoughIlikeGriffithsbetter.
• E.M.Purcell,ElectricityandMagnetism,3rdEd.(CambridgeUniversityPress,2013).
Thisisaclassicaltextbook.
• H.M.Schey,DivGradCurlandAllThat,2ndEd.(NewYork,W.W.Norton,1973).
Thisisagoodreferenceforvectorcalculus(librarycallnumber:QA261S3181973)
ProblemSets
YouwillbegivenweeklyassignmentsthataredueeveryFridayat1130.Thefirstproblemsetis
dueJan15th.Allproblemsetswillbeavailablefordownloadontheclasswebsite.Theywillnot
bedistributedinclass!ProblemsetswillbepostedeveryThursday.Emailmeendcomplainif
theyarenot.
AssignmentsaretobehandedintothePhysicsoffice(Dunn218);therewillbeadedicatedbox
fortheclass.Markedassignmentscanbepickedupatthesameplace.
Youarestronglyencouragedtoworkontheproblemsetstogetherwithyourclassmates.
However,itisimportantthatyouunderstandtheproblemsthatyoudo.Ithereforerecommend
thatyoumakesurethatyoucandotheproblemfromstarttofinishonyourown.Theworkthat
yousubmitmustbeyourown.Allthecalculationsthatyousubmitmustbeyourown,andthe
solutionsmustbewritteninyourownwords.Itisanacademicoffencetocopyanotherstudent’s
solution,tocopysolutionsobtainedfromsolutionsmanuals,orsolutionsobtainedbyanyother
means.PleasenotethatinstructorsareobligatedtoreportanyacademicoffencestotheSenate
DisciplinaryCommittee.SeethetheAcademicCalendarformoredetailsaboutintellectual
honesty.
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Assignmentsthatarelatebyoneschoolday(Mondayat1130)receive–20%,latebytwodays
(thefollowingTuesdayat1130),receive–35%.Assignmentswillnotbeacceptedbeyond
Tuesdayat1130sincesolutionswillbeprovidedinTuesday’stutorial.
Ifyouarenotabletocompleteanassignmentforgoodreason,youmustprovidedocumentation
withinaweekoftheeventinquestion.
Tutorials
TheTAsMarcandRyanwillruntutorials.Attendanceisstronglyrecommended.Youmayaskthe
TA’sanythingyouwish:helpwiththeproblemsets,solutionstothepreviousproblemsets,but
alsoaboutbeingaphysicsmajor,classselection,expectationsinyourcurrentandupperyear
classes,andgenerallyanyquestionsyouhaveaboutphysicsasamajorandasapotentialcareer.
Bothareexcellentstudentsandexcellentpeople.Usethem!Theyarepaidtohelpyou.
GradingScheme
Yourgradewillbecalculatedbytwomethods;Iwillchoosethemethodthatgivesyouabetter
grade.LettergradeswillbedeterminedusingtheFacultyofSciencegradeconversions.
Notethatthemidtermsarescheduledduringthetutorialsessions.Attendanceismandatoryfor
thesesessions.
Method1
Method2
Problemsets DueFridaysby1pm
30%
30%
Midterm1 Tues.Feb.9,Dunn302,1135–1225
20%
25%
(bestofthe
Midterm2 Thurs.March10,Dunn302,1135–1225
20%
2midterms)
FinalExam Threehours,scheduledbytheRegistrar
30%
45%
Note:Ifyoumissamidtermorexamforgoodreason,youmustprovidedocumentationwithina
weekoftheeventinquestion.
CourseOutline
Lecture
Introduction,Coulomb'sLaw
Linecharges.ReviewGauss'theorem.
Gauss'Lawindifferentialform.Reviewdeltafunctions.
Gauss'Lawexamples,electricpotential,reviewcurlandStoke'stheorem
Poisson'sequationandLaplace'sequation,workandenergy
Energyincontinuousdistributions,conductors
Laplace'sEquation
MethodofImages
SeparationofVariables
Multipoleexpansion
Multipoleexpansioncon't,polarization
Polarization
ElectricDisplacement
LinearDielectrics
LorenzForce
Biot-SavartLaw
DivandCurlofB
SectionsfromGriffiths
2.1,(1.1)
2.1.4,2.2,(1.2.1-1.2.4,1.3.1-1.3.4)
2.2.1-2,(1.5)
2.2.3-4,(1.2.5,1.3.5)
2.3,2.4
2.4,2.5
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Lecture
VectorPotential
Magnetization
BoundcurrentsandH-field
Fieldfromasphericalmagnetizedobject
Linearandnon-linearmedia
Electromotiveforce
ElectromagneticInduction
SectionsfromGriffiths
5.4
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
7.1
7.2
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