
Physics 610
Spring 2017

Electricity and Magnetism I

Course Materials:

Week 0:
1/19
Maxwell's Equations Review
Syllabus
Introductory overheads
(Thursday, January 19, 2017)
Problem Set 1 (due Thursday, January 26, 2017)

Week 1:
1/2426
Special Relativity
Problem Set 2 (due
Thursday, February 2, 2017)

Week 2:
1/312/2 Relativistic Electrodynamics
Problem Set 3 (due
Thursday, February 9, 2017)

Week 3:
2/79 Classical Field Theory
Problem Set 4 (due
Thursday, February 16, 2017)

Week 4:
2/1416 Noether's Theorem
Problem Set 5 (due
Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Week 5:
2/2123 Lorentz Group and Thomas Precession

Week 6:
2/283/2 ThomasBMT Equation and Intro to Electrostatics
Overheads for
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ("pillars of electrostatics")
Problem Set 6 (due Thursday, March 16, 2017)
Spring Break for 3/7 and 3/9

Week 7:
3/1416 Midterm and Electrostatics
Midterm (inclass) on Tuesday, March 14.
Problem Set 7 (due
Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Week 8:
3/2123 Method of Images and Green's Functions

Week 9:
3/2830 Separation of Variables
Problem Set 8 (due
Thursday, April 6, 2017)

Week 10:
4/46 Spherical Harmonics
Overheads for
Thursday, April 6, 2017 ("Quasielectrostatic laser traps")
Problem Set 9 (due
Thursday, April 13, 2017)

Week 11:
4/1113 Capacitors and Dielectrics
Quiz covering orthonormality relations of spherical functions on Tuesday, April 10, 2017.

Week 12:
4/181920 Linear Dielectrics and Magnetostatics
Note: Extra lecture on Wednesday, April 19.
Problem Set 10 (due
Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Week 13:
4/2527 Magnetostatics
The final exam is on Monday, May 8, 2017 for 9amnoon in Small Hall 122.

