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PHYS 480: Electrodynamics

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Fall 2014

"I have also a paper afloat, with a electromagnetic theory of light which, till I am convinced of the contrary, I hold to be great guns." - James Clerk Maxwell (1864)

Instructor: Seth Major, smajor, 4919, G052
Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2:30 and Friday afternoons (or just drop by at other times)
Classes: Tues-Thurs 2:30-3:45 Science Center Phys Seminar Room
Texts:

David Griffiths , An Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition

 

News:

  • The eleventh guide is posted. Instead of Wednesday, let's make the due date for this one Friday.

 

Course Info:

course syllabus (pdf)

Guides (pdf):

first
second
third
fourth
fifth
sixth
seventh
eighth
ninth
tenth
eleventh

 

Extras:

  • The data for the solenoid is here (an excel spreadsheet)
  • The photo on the upper right showing a green field is one I took of Maxwell's old home Glenlair House, which is in private hands and in ruins.
  • More on Maxwell from wikipedia.

 

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