Physics 430: Electricity and Magnetism

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Sonoma State University

Spring 2014


Class: M W 9:20-10:35 am, Darwin 107

Instructor: Hongtao Shi

Phone: 664-2013


Office: Darwin 300J

Office Hours: Mondays 2-3:30 pm or by appointment

Learning Objectives

Course Schedule

Math Tools for Electricity

Text: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall

Prerequisites: PHYS 214 and PHYS 325

You are encouraged to work in a study group in discussing the problems and doing the homework, but I expect each student to write up, after understanding, his/her own solutions handed in for grading. The lowest homework grade will be dropped. Please make an effort to come to problem sessions led by the SI to further improve your understanding and performance.

Grading Policy:

Homework, Quizzes and Exams Final Exam 25%, Comprehensive, Wednesday, May 7, 8-9:50 am
  Three tests, 15% each
  Homework 30%
Course Grade Percent
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F Below 60


Cool E&M Applets:

Disability: If you have a disability and need special consideration, please contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (DSS). Located in Salazar Hall, Room 1049, Phone 664-2677.

Important University policies, such as add/drop classes, cheating and plagiarism, grade appeal procedures, can be found at

Email me if you have questions or comments.

Last updated: 01/12/2014