
Physics 610
Spring 2018

Electricity and Magnetism I

Course Materials:

Week 0:
1/18
Maxwell's Equations Review
Syllabus
Introductory overheads
(Thursday, January 18, 2018)
Problem Set 1 (due Thursday, January 25, 2018)

Week 1:
1/2325
Special Relativity
Problem Set 2 (due
Thursday, February 1, 2018)

Week 2:
1/302/1 Relativistic Electrodynamics
Problem Set 3 (due
Thursday, February 8, 2018)

Week 3:
2/68 Classical Field Theory
Problem Set 4 (due
Thursday, February 15, 2018)

Week 4:
2/1315 Noether's Theorem
Problem Set 5 (due
Thursday, February 22, 2018)

Week 5:
2/2022 Lorentz Group and Thomas Precession
Problem Set 6 (due Thursday, March 15, 2018)

Week 6:
2/273/1 ThomasBMT Equation and Intro to Electrostatics
Overheads for
Thursday, March 1, 2018 ("pillars of electrostatics")
Spring Break for 3/6 and 3/8
Optional tutorial on the E&M physics of LIGO's gravitational wave detectors: the rubber ruler paradox

Week 7:
3/1315 Midterm and Electrostatics
Midterm (inclass) on Tuesday, March 13.
Problem Set 7 (originally due
Thursday, March 22, now due Tuesday, March 27, 2018)

Week 8:
3/2022 Method of Images and Green's Functions

Week 9:
3/2729 Separation of Variables
Problem Set 8 (due
Thursday, April 5, 2018)

Week 10:
4/35 Spherical Harmonics
Problem Set 9 (extended deadline:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

Week 11:
4/1012 Multipole Expansion
Overheads for
Thursday, April 12, 2018 ("Quasielectrostatic laser traps")
Quiz covering orthonormality relations of spherical functions on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Week 12:
4/171819 Capacitors, Dielectrics, and Magnetostatics
Note: Extra lecture on Wednesday, April 18.
Problem Set 10 (due
Thursday, April 26, 2018)


