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Date 
Griffith 
Topic 
1. 
Mon, Aug 30 
Ch. 1.1 
0. Introduction.
Class info.
1. Vector fields.
Vector algebra. 
2. 
Wed, Sep 1 
Ch. 1.15, 1.211.23 
Transformations of vectors.
Differential calculus. Gradient. Nabla operator. 
3. 
Fri, Sep 3 
Ch. 1.231.25 
HW 1 given.
Divergence. Curl. 

Mon, Sep 6 

NO CLASSES. 
4. 
Wed, Sep 8 
Ch. 1.26, 1.27, 1.3 
Product rules. Second derivatives. Integral calculus. 
5. 
Fri, Sep 10 
Ch. 1.31.4 
The fundamental theorems (Gauss, Stokes). Curvilinear coordinates. 
6. 
Mon, Sep 13 
Ch. 1.4, 1.6 
HW 2 given.
Spherical and cylindrical coordinates. Vector fields. 
7. 
Wed, Sep 15 
Ch. 1.5 
The Dirac delta function. 

Fri, Sep 17 

NO CLASSES. 
8. 
Mon, Sep 20 
Ch. 1.6, 2.1 
Vector fields. Helmholtz theorems.
2. Electrostatics.
Coulomb's Law. Superposition principle. The electric field. 
9. 
Wed, Sep 22 
Ch. 2.12.2 
HW 3 given. Continuous charge distribution. Gauss' Law. 
10. 
Fri, Sep 24 
Ch. 2.2 
Gauss' Law (integral and differential forms). Field lines.
The Curl of electric field. 
11. 
Mon, Sep 27 
Ch. 2.22.3 
Applications of Gauss' Law. Electric potential. Potential of point charges. 
12. 
Wed, Sep 29 
Ch. 2.3 
HW 4 given. Poisson's and Laplace's equations. Potential of
distributed charges. Electrostatic boundary conditions. 
13. 
Fri, Oct 1 
Ch. 2.4 
Work and energy in electrostatics. 
14. 
Mon, Oct 4 
Ch. 2.5 
Conductors. 
15. 
Wed, Oct 6 
Ch. 3.13.2 
HW 5 given. Capacitance.
3. Special Techniques.
Laplace's equation. 
16. 
Fri, Oct 8 
Ch. 3.13.2 
Laplace's equation. Method of images. 
17. 
Mon, Oct 11 
Ch. 3.2, 3.4 
Method of images. Multipole expansion. 
18. 
Wed, Oct 13 
Ch. 
Problem solving in electrostatics. 
19. 
Fri, Oct 15 
Ch. 13 
One hour exam I. (open book) 
20. 
Mon, Oct 18 
Ch. 3.4, 4.1 
Exam results. Multipole expansion.
4. Electric Fields in Matter. Polarization. 
21. 
Wed, Oct 20 
Ch. 4.2 
HW 6 given. Polarization. The field of a polarized object. 
22. 
Fri, Oct 22 
Ch. 4.3 
The electric displacement. 
23. 
Mon, Oct 25 
Ch. 4.4 
Linear dielectrics. Electric susceptivility, permittivity, and relative permittivity. Homogenius medium. 
24. 
Wed, Oct 27 
Ch. 4.4, 5.1 
HW 7 given. Work, energy, and forces in linear dielectrics.
5. Magnetostatics. The Lorentz Force Law. Cyclotron motion. 
25. 
Fri, Oct 29 
Ch. 5.1 
Cycloid motion. Current. 
26. 
Mon, Nov 1 
Ch. 5.2 
Currents, current densities. Local conservation of charge. Continuity equation.
The BiotSavart Law. Magnetic field of a straightline current. 
27. 
Wed, Nov 3 
Ch. 5.25.3 
HW 8 given. Interaction of two straightline currents. The divergence and curl of B.
Absence of magnetic monopoles. Ampere's Law. Applications of Ampere's law. 
28. 
Fri, Nov 5 
Ch. 5.35.4 
Applications of Ampere's law. Magnetic Vector Potential. Coulomb's gauge. 
29. 
Mon, Nov 8 
Ch. 5.4 
Magnetic vector potential. Multipole expansion for magnetic vector potential. Magnetic dipole. 
30. 
Wed, Nov 10 
Ch. 5.4, 6.1 
Magnetic dipole. 6. Magnetic fields in matter.
Introduction and history. Types of magnetic behavior.

31. 
Fri, Nov 12 
Ch. 6.1 
Magnetization. Torque and force on magnetic dipole in magnetic field. Induced magnetic dipole.
Paramagnetism and diamagnetism. 
32. 
Mon, Nov 15 
Ch. 6.2 
The field of a magnetized object. Bound currents. 
33. 
Wed, Nov 17 
Ch. 4.15.3 
One hour exam II. (open book).

34. 
Fri, Nov 19 
Ch. 6.26.3 
HW 9 given. The physical meaning of bound currents. The auxilliary field H. 
35. 
Mon, Nov 22 
Ch. 6.4 
Linear and nonlinear media. Ferromagnetism. Permanent magnets. Hysteresis. 
36. 
Wed, Nov 24 
Ch. 7.1 
HW 10 given.
7. Electrodynamics. Electromotive force. 

Fri, Nov 26 

NO CLASSES. 
37. 
Mon, Nov 29 
Ch. 7.17.2 
Flux rule. Electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Lenz rule. 
38. 
Wed, Dec 1 
Ch. 7.2 
Inductance. Selfinductance. Energy in magnetic fields. 
39. 
Fri, Dec 3 
Ch. 7.27.3 
HW 11 given. Energy in magnetic fields. Maxwell's equations. Displacement current. Magnetic monopoles. 
40. 
Mon, Dec 6 
Ch. 7.38 
Maxwell's equations in matter. Boundary conditions. 8. Electromagnetic waves. Maxwell's equations in vacuum. Wave solution of Maxwell's equations. Speed of light. 
41. 
Wed, Dec 8 
Ch. 712 
Topics of electromagnetic theory II. Radiation. Light scattering. Relativity. 
42. 
Fri, Dec 10 
Ch. 712 
Electromagnetic theory II. Preview. Electromagnetic theory I. Review. 
Final 
Mon, Dec 13 
Ch. 17 
FINAL: 2pm4:30pm, P130. Closed book. One cribsheet is allowed. 