**Lectures**

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:30, P&A Room 184.

**Textbook**

**Textbook for the class**

Introduction
to Electrodynamics (4th Edition) by D.
Griffiths. The course will cover Chapters 7-12.

**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**

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:00 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 Nazanin
Mosavian (**nmosavian@unm.edu**).
She will be available on Thursdays from 1.00 pm to
2.00 pm in P&A lobby for you to discuss any
homework grading issues you may have (please send
her an email to arrange an appoinment).

**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 September 27 and November
3, during (extended) class time, and the
final exam will be held on December 13.

**Homework assignments**

There will be 9 assignments during the semester
each with 4-6 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 3 days* after the due dat
will be accepted but 50% penalization. After 3
days of the due date the corresponding solutions will be
posted here.

**Problems class**

Listed officially as Phyc 416.001 (Thursdays:
2:00 - 3.00 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
electrodynamics. 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.

**Electrodynamics**
**Conservation laws**
**Electromagnetic waves**
**Potentials and fields**
**Radiation**
**Relativistic electrodynamics**

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under Title IX, UNM faculty, Teaching Assistants, and
Graduate Assistants are considered “responsible
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This designation requires that any report of gender
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sexual misconduct and sexual violence made to a
faculty member, TA, or GA must be reported to the
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campus policy regarding sexual misconduct, see:

https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2740.html