PHYS 333 - Electromagnetic Theory
Instructor: Katharina Vollmayr-Lee, kvollmay@bucknell.edu, Olin 152, x7-3109Office Hours: W 4-5pm, Tu 2:30-3:30pm, Thu 2:30-4pm, F 8-9am
Office Hours for Last Week:Tu, Dec.6 2:30-4:30pm; Wed,Dec.7, 10:30-11:30am; Thu, Dec.8 10-11:30am
Text: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics , Fourth Edition
Course Information
- Course Information (updated)
- Grading Guidelines and Policy
- Equations: Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. , (2 page version) , , Useful Integrals (Phys212 sp2019)
- Interesting Scientists & Mathematicians): Uğur Şahin & Őzlem Tűreci , A.M. Ghez, J. Bell Burnell, W. Ellis, W.E. Henry, Averroes (Ibn Rushd), Émilie du Châtelet Willie Hobbs Moore [Physics Today 75,9,30 (2022)], L. Necib
In-Class Slides
Aug.22: Course Info AnnotatedAug. 24: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Discrimination, Privileges, Allyship
- Class Work
- HW 1 Watch movie "Picture a Scientist", "Picture a Scientist" (K-12)
- Privilege: Def.: Book Review of J. Ching Wee about So you want to talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo , For Self-Reflection: Diversity-Wheel
- Allyship: Video: 5 Tips for being an Ally by F. Ramsey (Chescaleigh), 8 Ways to Be a (Better) Ally by C. Kersten, TEDx: Screaming in the Silence: How to be an ally, not a savior by G. Mohamedi, How to Be An Ally by TazzyPhe, Book Review of J. Ching Wee about So you want to talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo , Ally Roles, from "Better Allies" by K. Catlin ,
- Resources: Main BU DEI webpage, Anti-Racism Resources (Bucknell), Resources for #ShutDownSTEM, 12 Tips by D. Zanes, You won't have to search too hard to find a safe space here by L. Sue (Daily Kos),
Sep.2: Test 1 Info: Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Summary for Test 1 , Fall 2021 Test 1: (without solution), (with solution)
Sept.12: Useful Integrals (Phys212 sp2019) , E-field for spherical charge (Prob.2.7 & 2.8)
Sep.19: Test 2 Info: Equations for Test 2 , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Useful Integrals (Phys212 sp2019) , Summary for Test 2 , Fall 2021 Test 2: (without solution), (with solution)
Oct. 3: Separation of Variables Class 09/30, Separation of Variables Summary (without Cylinder)
Oct. 5: Separation of Variables Class Slides, Separation of Variables Summary ;
Oct. 5: Test 3 Info: Summary for Test 3 ; Equations for Test 3 , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Fall 2021 Test 3: (without solution), (with solution)
Oct. 21: Test 4 Info: Summary for Test 4 ; Equations for Test 4 , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Fall 2021 Test 4: (without solution), (with solution)
Nov. 4: E & B Zoo of Equations ;
Nov. 4: Test 5 Info: Summary for Test 5 ; Equations (for Test 5) , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Fall 2021 Test 5: (without solution), (with solution)
Nov. 16: Test 6 Info: Summary for Test 6 ; Equations (for Test 6) , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) , Fall 2021 Test 6: (without solution), (with solution)
Nov. 30: Eddy current brake (Wikipedia)
Dec. 5: Evaluations: link to your Course Evaluation form for Phys 333
Course Summary / Final Preparation:
- Summary for Content after Test 6 , All Summaries Combined ;
- Equations for Final , Vector Identities & Maxwell Eqs. (2 page version) ,
- Tests 1-6 fall 2022 (empty) ,
- Fall 2021 Final: (without solution), (with solution)
Account Login:
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Assignments
For reading assignments (due 10 am), please use above Account Login. Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Due | Topic | Read | Homework | |
Assign. | Sol. | |||
Aug. 24 | DEI, Vector Algebra & Differentials | p.xiv-xviii & § 1.1-1.2.5 (p.1-19) | HW 1 "Picture a Scientist" | HW 1 |
Aug. 26 | Differentials & Integrals | §.1.2.6 & §.1.2.7 & § 1.3.1-3 (p.20-31) | HW 2 | HW 2 |
Aug. 29 | Fundamental Theorems of Vector Calculus | finish §.1.3 (p.31-38) | HW 3 | HW 3 |
Aug. 31 | Curvilinear Coordinates | §.1.4 (p.38-44) | HW 4 | HW 4 |
Sept. 2 | Dirac Delta Fct & Vector Fields | §.1.5 & §.1.6 (p.45-54) | HW 5 | HW 5 |
Sept. 5 | Test 1 | none | none | Test 1 |
Sept. 7 | Electric Fields | §.2.1 (p.59-65) | HW 6 | HW 6 |
Sept. 9 | Field Lines & Gauss's Law | §.2.2.1 & §.2.2.2 (p.66-71) | HW 7 due 9/12 | HW 7 |
Sept. 12 | Gauss's Law Applic. & Curl of E | §.2.2.3 & §.2.2.4 (p.71-78) | HW 8 | HW 8 |
Sept. 14 | Electric Potential | §.2.3 (p.78-90) | HW 9 | HW 9 |
Sept. 16 | Work & Energy | §.2.4 (p.91-97) | HW10 | HW10 |
Sept. 19 | Conductors | §.2.5 (p.97-107) | HW11 | HW11 |
Sept. 21 | Test 2 | none | none | Test 2 |
Sept. 23 | Laplace's Equ. | §.3.1.1-3.1.5 (p.113-121) | HW 12 | HW 12 |
Sept. 26 | 2nd Uniqueness, Medthod of Images | §.3.1.6 & §. 3.2 (p.121-129) | HW13 | HW13 |
Sept. 28 | Separation of Variables I | §.3.3.1 (p.131-140) | HW14 (due 9/30) | HW14 |
Sept. 30 | Separation of Variables II | §.3.3.2 (p.141-149) | HW15 | HW15 |
Oct. 3 | Separation of Variables III | none | HW16 (due 10/5) | HW16 |
Oct. 5 | Separation of Variables IV | §.3.4 (p.151-159) | HW17 | HW17 |
Oct. 7 | Test 3 | none | none | Test 3 |
Oct. 12 | Multipole Expansion | §.3.4 (p.151-159) | none | |
Oct. 14 | Polarization | §.4.1 (p.167-173) | HW18 | HW18 |
Oct. 17 | E of Polarized Object | §.4.2 (p.173-181) | HW19 | HW19 |
Oct. 19 | Elec. Displacement & Linear Dielectrics I | §.4.3 & §.4.4.1 (p.181-190) | HW20 | HW20 |
Oct. 21 | Linear Dielectrics II | §.4.4.2 & §.4.4.3 (p.192-202) | HW21 | HW21 |
Oct. 24 | Test 4 | none | none | Test 4 |
Oct. 26 | Magnetic Fields & Forces | §.5.1.1 & §.5.1.2 (p.210-215) | HW22 | HW22 |
Oct. 28 | Currents | §.5.1.3 (p.216-222) | HW23 | HW23 |
Oct. 31 | Biot-Savart Law | §.5.2 (p.223-228) | HW24 | HW24 |
Nov. 2 | Div. & Curl of B | §.5.3 (p.229-242) | HW25 | HW25 |
Nov. 4 | Magn. Vector Potential | §.5.4 (p.243-255) | HW26 | HW26 |
Nov. 7 | Test 5 | none | none | Test 5 |
Nov. 9 | Magn. Fields in Matter | §.6.1 (p.266-273) | HW27 | HW27 |
Nov. 11 | Field of Magnetized Object | §.6.2 (p.274-279) | HW28 | HW28 |
Nov. 14 | Auxiliary Field H | §.6.3 (p.279-284) | HW29 | HW29 |
Nov. 16 | Lin.& Non-Lin. Media | §.6.4 (p.284-291) | HW30 | HW30 |
Nov. 18 | Test 6 | none | none | Test 6 |
Nov. 28 | Electromotive Force | §.7.1 (p.296-310) | HW31 | HW31 |
Nov. 30 | Electromagnetic Induction | §.7.2.1-§.7.2.3 (p.312-326) | HW32 | HW32 |
Dec. 2 | W and Maxwell Equations I | §.7.2.4 & §.7.3.1 - §.7.3.4 (p.328-339) | HW33 | HW33 |
Dec. 5 | Maxwell Equations II | §.7.3.5 & §.7.3.6 (p.340-344) | HW34 | HW34 |
Dec. 9 | Final (8:00am-11:00am,Olin 264) | none | none | Final |
Schedule
Dates | Topics | Reading |
Aug. 22 - 26 | Vector Fields and Vector Calculus | 1.1 - 1.3 |
Aug. 29 - Sept. 2 | Vector Calculus and Delta Functions | 1.4 - 1.6 |
Mo, Sept. 5 | Test 1 | |
Sept. 7 - 12 | Electrostatics: Coulomb's Law, Gauss's Law | 2.1 - 2.2 |
Sept. 14 - 19 | Electrostatics: Potential, Work, Energy | 2.3 - 2.5 |
Wed, Sept. 21 | Test 2 | |
Sept. 23 - 28 | Electrostatics Math Techniques: Laplace's Equation, & Method of Images | 3.1 - 3.2 |
Sept. 30 - Oct. 5 | Electrostatics Math Techniques: Separation of Variables, & Multipole Expansion | 3.3 - 3.4 |
Fr, Oct. 7 | Test 3 | |
Oct. 12 - 14 | Electric Fields in Matter: Polarization | 4.1 - 4.2 |
Oct. 17 - 21 | Electric Fields in Matter: Displacement and Dielectrics | 4.3 - 4.4 |
Mo, Oct. 24 | Test 4 | |
Oct. 26 - 31 | Magnetostatics: Lorentz Force, Biot - Savart Law | 5.1 - 5.2 |
Nov. 2 - 4 | Magnetostatics: Ampere's Law, Vector Potential | 5.3 - 5.4 |
Mo, Nov. 7 | Test 5 | |
Nov. 9-11 | Magnetic Fields in Matter: Magnetization | 6.1 - 6.2 |
Nov. 14 - 16 | Magnetic Fields in Matter: Auxiliary Field H, Permeability | 6.3 - 6.4 |
Fr, Nov. 18 | Test 6 | |
Nov. 28 - 30 | Electrodynamics: Faraday's Law | 7.1 - 7.2 |
Dec. 2 - 5 | Electrodynamics: Maxwell's Equations | 7.3 |
Dec.9, 8 am | Final Exam |