This class corresponds to the second part of a
two-semester sequence of classes intended to cover the
standard topics of classical electrodynamics in a
mathematically sophisticated and conceptually rigorous
manner. This second part will be centered on the
description of time dependent electromagnetic fields and
their interactions with charges and currents.

Instructor
Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:45-14:45, and Wednesdays
15:50-17:00 in Room 21. 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 Evgeni Zlatanov. He will be available on
Wednesdays from 14:00 to 15:00 in the lobby of
P&A for you to discuss any
homework grading issues you may have (please send
Evgeni 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 maximum grade
will be 100 points, with the following distribution:

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

Midterm exams: each of them will represent 25
points of the final grade.

Final exam: will represent the remaining 30
points of the final grade.

The MT exams are tentatively
scheduled for September 25 and November
8, during (extended) class time, and the
final exam will be held on December 13.

In addition, the students will have
the opportunity to obtain up to 10 extra points by
writting a two-page report describing an everyday
phenomenon that can be explained using the concepts
learned during the course. More details will be
provided in class.

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 24hours
after the due date will be accepted but with 50%
penalization. After 24 hours of the due date the corresponding
solutions will be posted here.

Problems class

Listed officially as Phyc 416.001 (Wednesdays:
15:00 - 15.50 pm, Room 184). This is a very importantadjunct 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.

In an effort to meet obligations
under Title IX, UNM faculty, Teaching Assistants, and
Graduate Assistants are considered “responsible
employees” by the Department of Education (see pg 15 -
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201404-title-ix.pdf).
This designation requires that any report of gender
discrimination which includes sexual harassment,
sexual misconduct and sexual violence made to a
faculty member, TA, or GA must be reported to the
Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Equal
Opportunity (oeo.unm.edu). For more information on the
campus policy regarding sexual misconduct, see: https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2740.html

In accordance with
University Policy 2310 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be
made for any student who notifies the instructor of
the need for an accommodation. It is imperative that
you take the initiative to bring such needs to the
instructor’s attention, as I am not legally permitted
to inquire. Students who may require assistance in
emergency evacuations should contact the instructor as
to the most appropriate procedures to follow. Contact
Accessibility Resource Center at 277-3506 for
additional information.

If you need an accommodation based on how course
requirement interact with the impact of a disability,
you should contact me to arrange an appointment as
soon as possible. At the appointment we can discuss
the course format and requirements, anticipate the
need for adjustments and explore potential
accommodations. I rely on the Disability Services
Office for assistance in developing strategies and
verifying accommodation needs. If you have not
previously contacted them I encourage you to do so.