Spring 2018 - PHYS 321 D100

Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Class Number: 1555

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

    We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

    Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 6, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Mar 20, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Apr 21, 2018
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 121 or 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B); MATH 252 or 254; MATH 310, with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Development and application of Maxwell's equations in vector differential form. Notation and theorems of vector calculus; electric charge, fields, potentials, capacitance and field energy; conductors; methods for solving electrostatic problems; electric fields in matter; electrical current and the magnetic field; Ampere's law and the vector potential; magnetic fields in matter; electromotive force, electrical resistance, Faraday's law and inductance; Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law and electromagnetic waves. Students with credit for PHYS 221 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Week 1            Review of vector calculus

Week 2            Electrostatics – electric field, electric potential

Week 3            Electrostatics – work, capacitance and energy storage

Weeks 4, 5      Solution of electrostatic problems

Weeks 6, 7      Electric fields in matter, electrical current, circuits

Week 8            Magnetostatics

Week 9            Ampere's Law

Week 10          Magnetic Fields in Matter

Week 11          Faraday’s law, electromagnetic induction

Week 12          Maxwell’s equations

Week 13          Electromagnetic waves

Grading

  • Assignments 15%
  • Mid-term I 15%
  • Mid-term II 15%
  • Final Exam 55%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Griffiths  Introduction to Electrodynamics 4th edition

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS