**Lectures**

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00-10:50, P&A
Room 184.

**Textbook**

**Textbook for the class**

Introduction
to Electrodynamics (4th Edition) by D.
Griffiths. The course will cover Chapters 1-7.

(Chapter 1)

**Additional resources **

Berkley
Physics Course on "Electricity and Magnetism" by
E. Purcell and D. Morin.

Lectures
on physics - vol II by R. P Feynman.

Foundations
of Electromagnetic Theory by J. R. Reitz, F. J.
Mildford and R. W. Christy.

**Office hours**

**Instruct****or**

Monday 11:00-1:00 and Wednesday 11:00-12:00, and
1:00-2:00 in Room 1136. These are nominal office
hours, you are welcome to come into my office at other
times too if your questions cannot wait, although I
would appreciate if you could send an email announcing
your visit. Sometimes, this drop-in approach may not
work if I am very busy or your question requires more
than just a few minutes, but in that case I will ask
you to come back at a later time.

** Teaching assistant**

The teaching assistant is Mr. Karthik Chinni (**kchinni@unm.edu**).
He will be available on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00
in office P&A 22 for you to drop in and discuss
any homework grading issues you may have.

**Grading**

The grading in the course will be based on your
performance in homework assignments, two midterm
exams, and a final exam. The contribution to the final
grade is as follows:

- Homework: the best (
*n*-1) scores of the *n*
assignments will represent the 20% of the final
grade.

- Midterm exams: each of them will represent the 25%
of the final grade.
- Final: will represent the remaining 30% of the
final grade.

The MT exams are tentatively scheduled for two
Fridays, February 19 and April 8,
during (extended) class time, and the final exam will
be held during the week of May 9-13.

**Homework assignments**

There will be 9-10 assignments during the semester
each with 5-7 problems apiece. The assignments will
be given throughout the semester and will be posted
in the tentative
schedule about 7-10 before they are due. Late
homework policy: homework returned in the next five
days after the due dat will be accepted but 50%
penalization. After five days of the due date the corresponding
solutions will be posted here.

**Problems class**

Listed officially as Phyc 415.001 (Wednesdays:
12:00 - 12:50 pm, Room 184). This is a very
important adjunct to the main lecture class. It will
provide you additional practice with solving
problems beyond the homework assignments and self
study. We will also cover some examples of numerical
approaches to solve problems in electrostatics and
magnetostatics. Furthermore, the class will also
give you a valuable opportunity to bring to my
attention your difficulties with any concepts
covered in the lecture class so I can address them
in a group setting. The problem sheets would be
posted here the Friday
before the problem class. The corresponding
solutions will be posted after the class. You will
receive credit for the problems class as long as you
register and show up for more than 10 sessions.

**Syllabus topics**

You can find the calendar for the course in the tentative schedule.

**Review of mathematical tools** - - Vector
algebra

- - Vector differential and integral calculus

- - Curvilinear coordinates

- - Dirac delta function

**Electrostatics** - - Electric field

- - Electric potential

- - Electrostatic boundary conditions

- - Electrostatic energy

- - Conductors

**Special Techniques of Electrostatics** - -
Laplace's equation

- - The method of images

- - Separation of variables

- - Multipole expansions

**Electric field in matter** - - Bound
charges and electric polarization

- - Electric displacement field

- - Linear dielectrics

- - Energy in dielectrics

**Magnetostatics** - - Lorentz force

- - Biot-Savart and Ampere laws

- - Correspondences between electrostatics and
magnetostatics

- - Magnetic vector potential

**Magnetic fields in Matter** - - Magnetic
dipoles and magnetization

- - Magnetic field of a magnetized object

- - Magnetic media

**Electromagnetic Induction** - -
Electromotive force

- - Faraday's law