Classical Electromagnetic Theory


Professor Thomas Curtright
PHY651, Section E
MWF 12:20-1:10 room 203
Grade = HW + Midterm  + Final

Midterm Exam 12:00-1:30 pm, Wednesday, 2 November, in the Physics Library.
Final Exam, 12:00-1:30, Friday, 9 December, in the Physics Library.


Required text: John David Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Third Edition (Wiley, 1999) [Jackson errata]. 
We will cover Chapters 8 - 16, more or less.  Homework assignments are here.
Your take-home final exam is here.  It is due 20 December 2005.

Other reading material:
    Some other textbooks.
    Some of my notes.
    A colloquium on magnetism, including lots of history.  More history is here:  Maxwell and Riemann.

The content of the course is given, in summary, by the Lorentz force law
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