**Department
of Physics and Astronomy**

**Spring
2019**

Class: Tu Th 9:20-10:35 am, Darwin 37

Instructor: Hongtao Shi

Phone:** **664-2013

Email: hongtao.shi@sonoma.edu

Office: Darwin 300J

Office Hours: M 9:15-10:45 am, Th 4-5 pm, and by appointment

**Course Description: **
Electricity and magnetism are manifestations of a single underlying electromagnetic
force. This upper division E&M course describes the interactions of electricity
and magnetism, both as separate phenomena and as a singular electromagnetic
force, within a full vector calculus formulation. The class introduces Maxwell's
equations, in both differential and integral form, along with electrostatic
and magnetic vector potential, and the properties of dielectrics and magnetic
materials. You will encounter many applications of these theories. This course
is also cross-listed as EE 430.

**Course Objectives: **You
are required to demonstrate (a) knowledge, understanding and use of the principles
of physics, (b) ability to use reasoning and logic to define a problem in terms
of physics principles, and (c) ability to use mathematics and computer applications
to solve physics problems. By the end of this course, it
is to be expected that you will have acquired a concrete understanding of the
following topics: vector analysis, electrostatics, method of images,
magnetostatics, electric currents, electromagnetic induction, electric and

magnetic fields in matter, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves,
potentials, and fields.

**Prerequisites: ****Physics 214:
Introduction to Physics II** and **Physics
325: Introduction to Mathematical Physics**

** Text:**
David J. Griffiths,

**Grading Policy:**

Homework, Quizzes and
Exams |
30% Final Exam, Thursday, 5/16,
8:00-9:50 am |

25% Test 1 | |

25% Test 2 | |

20% Homework Assignments | |

Course
Grade
| Percent |
Course
Grade |
Percent |
Course
Grade |
Percent |

A | 93-100 |
A- | 90-93 |
||

B+ | 87-90 |
B | 83-87 |
B- | 80-83 |

C+ | 77-80 |
C | 73-77 |
C- | 70-73 |

D+ | 67-70 |
D | 63-67 |
D- | 60-63 |

F | Below 60 |

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.**

*Electricity and Magnetism*, by E. M. Purcell*The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. 2*, by Feynman, Leighton & Sands*Electromagnetic Fields and Waves*by Lorrain and Corson*Mathematical Methods for Physicists*, by Arfken (great reference for mathematics, vector calculus, differential equations, special functions, coordinate systems, complex variable theory, and a wide variety of applications in all fields of physics, including E&M )

- 2-D electrostatics from Falstad
- More E&M applets in 2-D and 3-D from Falstad
- Visualizing
Electricity and Magnetism at MIT

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

Email me if you have questions or comments.

Last updated: 01/21/2019