PHYS 405 Fall 2013 Electromagnetic Theory (Q)

We will review Maxwell's equations and use them to study a range of topics--electric fields and matter, magnetic materials, light, radiation--exploring phenomena and seeking to gain an intuitive understanding. We will also learn some useful approximation techniques and some beautiful mathematical tools. The class will meet as a whole once per week for an hour lecture on new material and to discuss questions on the readings. Each week a second tutorial meeting with the instructor will be scheduled; here, students will take turns working problems on the chalkboard. Written solutions to problems will be due a few days after the tutorial meeting.
Class Format: tutorial, 1 and 1/4 hours per week; lecture, one hour per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, tutorial participation, presentations, and a final exam or final project, all of which have a substantial quantitative component
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: PHYS 202 and PHYS 210 or MATH 210
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Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: MTSC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1977
PHYS405-T3(F) TUT Electromagnetic Theory (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Michael D. F. Seifert
F 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Physics 205 1977
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