**Physics
352K**

Classical
Electrodynamics

Fall 2019

54975

RLM 7.104

MWF 1-2

**Homepage link from: http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~phy315/ OR multiiple links
from Physics Department
Webpage**

Text: Griffiths,
*Introduction to
Electrodynamics* (Fourth
edition)

Instructor: K. Gentle
(RLM 11.216; 471-7581;
Hours MWF 2-3)

Material: Chapters 1
(review) - 11 (Some
selection of topics)

Units: MKS!

Grading: Homework:
15%; Three
Quizzes: 45%; Final
40% (Comprehensive)

No makeups or drops on
quizzes. All
grades curved.

(If you miss a quiz for good cause,
grades for the
remaining quizzes and final will be reweighted appropriately.)

Final:
Monday, December 16,
9-12

Homework: Generally assigned and
due on Wednesdays.

(If you are using the Third edition,
please request
a conversion for homework assignments. The editions are
similar, but some
problem numbers differ.)

Prerequisites: An introductory
E&M course; a good course
in vector calculus.

[Read Chapter 1 to review vectors. If you need additional
material, notes
covering the basic vector calculus needed for this course and
also notes for
tensor calculus for more advanced courses are available on the
website.]

You
should have had a good introduction to Maxwell’s Equations in
integral
form. The principal
limitation was
mathematical, generally restricting solution to cases with
spherical,
cylindrical, or plane symmetry, but you should be thoroughly
familiar with
those solutions.

In
this course,
we shall take advantage of vector calculus to convert Maxwell’s
Equations to
differential forms, better adapted to solving realistic
geometries, solve more
complex problems, and extend Maxwell’s Equations to a
generalized potential
form, which is better suited for complex geometries and
electromagnetic radiation.

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon
request
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with
disabilities. For
more information,
contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 or 471-4641
TTY. (Requests must
be made within two weeks of
the beginning of class or the onset of the disability, whichever
is later.)