Electromagnetism I
Brock Calendar Entry
Electric Field, divergence and curl of electrostatic field; relation between electric work and energy; conductors; applications of Laplace's and Poisson's equation in electrostatics; electrostatic fields in matter; field in polarized object and linear dielectric.
Course Goals
 to gain experience with Vector Calculus
 to gain experience solving Maxwell's Equations for electrostatics using various techniques
 to become familiar with the dielectric properties of materials
PreRequisites
MATH 2P03, 2P08 and 3P06
Textbook
David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Ed., Pearson, 2013
Topics
 Vector Calculus Review  chapter 1
 Electrostatics  chapter 2
 Laplace's Equation: Special Techniques chapter 3
 Electric Fields in Matter  chapter 4
Course Policies
 All students are required to know and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy of Brock University. The University takes Academic Misconduct extremely seriously and will follow its strict procedures to the letter in all cases.
 Late summaries/questions will NOT be accepted.
 Students must achieve 50% on the final exam to pass the course
 Note that the last day to withdraw without academic penalty is Tuesday Nov. 6. 2018.
Marking Scheme
Daily Summaries/Questions 
15% 
Before each class (starting class #2), prepare a brief summary (couple of sentences) describing the main idea(s) in the readings. Include at least one question that you would like answered during class concerning the readings or problems. There are suggested problems from Griffiths. You are strongly advised to attempt these problems before class, and do them certainly after class. Email the summary plus question(s) to dcrandles@brocku.ca by 9pm, the day before class 
Five Quizzes (30min) 
50% 
In Class  Thursdays: Sept. 20, Oct.4, Oct 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 
Final Exam 
35% 
time TBA location TBA 
