Physics 302/572
Electromagnetic Theory II
Spring 2005

Tuesday, Thursday, 11:20am-12:40pm.
Physics B-131

FINAL on Thursday, May 12, 11:30am-1:30pm, B-131.
Open book. Bring one textbook, lecture notes,
and homeworks with solutions.

Last office hours, Wednesday, May 11, 11:00am-2:00pm, B-102

Instructor: Sasha Abanov, Assistant Professor
Office: Physics B102
Phone: (631)632-8174
Web page:
Office Hours: Tue, Thu 1:00-2:00pm

Teaching Assistant: Xiao Shen
Office: Physics D-126
Phone: (631)632-4714
Office Hours: Mon 1:30-3:30pm

Course description

Topics include the interrelations of time-dependent electric and magnetic fields and their potentials; the energy and momentum associated with electromagnetic fields and the Maxwell vacuum and matter; waveguides and transmission lines; special relativity for electromagnetism and mechanics; the retarded potentials for time varying sources; and the radiation of electromagnetic waves.

Course requirements

Attendance to lectures is expected. Homework assignments should be turned in on time. Late homeworks will not be accepted. There will be a midterm and a final exam.


The final grade is calculated from
Homeworks --- 20%
Midterm (open book) --- 35%
Final exam (closed book) --- 45%

Tentative Syllabus of the Course


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Last updated May 5, 2005