Course Outline
Brock calendar entry:
Magnetostatics, divergence and curl of magnetic field; magnetic vector potential; magnetic field in matter; magnetization; field of magnetic object; magnetic field inside of linear and non-linear media; electrodynamics; Ohm's law; Faraday's law and Maxwell equations; energy and momentum in electrodynamics; electromagnetic waves.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3P35.
It is important that the students feel comfortable with calculus (including multivariable and vector calculus), differential equations (both ordinary and partial), linear algebra, and complex numbers.
Recommended textbook:
J. Franklin, Classical Electromagnetism (Pearson, 2005).

Other suggested reading:
D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition (Pearson, 2013)
J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition (Wiley, 1999).

Note: In this course, we use Gaussian units, as in Franklin's book. The Griffiths and Jackson books use SI units.
Topics covered in the course:
  • Mathematical tools: vector calculus
  • Magnetostatics
  • Magnetization and ferromagnetism
  • Electrodynamics: Maxwell's equations, conservations laws
  • Electromagnetic waves
Marking scheme:
  • 4 assignments: 40% (10% each); assignments must be uploaded by 5pm (EST) on the due date to the course Brightspace page (submission instructions can be found here); late assignments will not be accepted
  • midterm test: 20% (mode of delivery TBA)
  • final exam: 40%; a student must achieve 50% on the final exam to pass the course; the final exam will be a closed book exam, with only a calculator and one self-prepared formula sheet (letter size, two-sided) allowed.