©2020 Physics
Department,

Information for Winter 2020


Instructor: Prof. YunShik Lee, leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu
Office: Weniger
415, available Tu 13pm, F noon1pm or by appointment
Text: J.D. Jackson, Classical
Electrodynamics, 3rd Ed
Supplementary:
D. J.
Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics
Also
recommended: J.
R. Reitz, Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory
M. Schwartz, Principles of Electrodynamics
Class
Meetings:
MWF 10:0010:50, Weniger 377
Basic
principles of classical electromagnetic theory and applications.
Electrostatics; multipole expansion; magnetostatics;
radiation fields; dynamics of relativistic particles and electromagnetic
fields.
PREREQS: PH 431/PH 531 or
equivalents.
Students'
achievements will be evaluated based on four required activities:
1. Homework (25%) will be assigned nearly every week. Collaboration on homework exercises is encouraged provided proper attribution is given, but each student must write an independent presentation of the solution. Solutions to all assigned problems will be posted on the Web one week after they are assigned. To receive credit, work must be submitted before the solution is posted.
2. Class Participation (10%)
3. Midterm Examination (25%)
4. Final Examination (40%)
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will be able to:
1.communicate effectively the methods of vector analysis to describe electromagnetic phenomena
2. describe the underlying physical meanings of electromagnetic equations.
3. make use of theoretical methods to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of matter.
4. interpret and analyze boundaryvalue problems involving electric and magnetic fields at material interfaces
5..incorporate the fundamental theory of electromagnetism into the scientific problemsolving
6. Explain how electromagnetic waves propagate in homogeneous and inhomogeneous media
COURSE SCHEDULE
Week 
Topic 
Pop
Quiz 
Homework 
14 

56 
6. Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic
Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws 

710 
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by
Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are
eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS
immediately at 5417374098 or at http://ds.oregonstate.edu. DAS notifies
students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and
coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required,
students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the
implementation of individual accommodations.
STUDENT
CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS: http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/code
REACH OUT FOR
SUCCESS: University students
encounter setbacks from time to time. If you encounter difficulties and need
assistance, it’s important to reach out. Consider discussing the situation with
an instructor or academic advisor. Learn about resources that assist with wellness
and academic success at oregonstate.edu/ReachOut. If
you are in immediate crisis, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting
OREGON to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1800273TALK (8255)
If
you have comments or suggestions, email Prof. Lee at leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu