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Physics 435 Advanced Electromagnetism I

Announcements

Hour Exam III ...

... will take place "in class" on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The exam will cover Chs. 5-6 of Griffiths, i.e., Lectures 1-27 (with an emphasis in Lectures 18-27). The exam will be open book, meaning you can use any static print materials including the text, printouts of lecture notes, homeworks, or a pre-prepared equation sheet of your own making. Electronic devices of any sort are not permitted. Calculators will be neither allowed or needed. The style an format of the exam will be similar to Hour Exams I and II. The exam will be proctored by CBTF using Gradescope. As last time, please do the following:

1. Register for the exam at https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/sched .

2. Reserve an exam time. If you have a schedule conflict, you can request to take a conflict exam. If you do this please also email me directly since the system does not send me notifications and I have to go in and review the request manually.

3. Review the Student Guide for instructions on how to login and take the exam: https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/cbtf-online/students .


Hour Exam II ...

... will take place "in class" on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The exam will cover Chs. 3-4 of Griffiths, i.e., Lectures 1-17 (with an emphasis in Lectures 8-17). The exam will be open book, meaning you can use any static print materials including the text, printouts of lecture notes, homeworks, or a pre-prepared equation sheet of your own making. Electronic devices of any sort are not permitted. Calculators will be neither allowed or needed. The style an format of the exam will be similar to Hour Exam I. The exam will be proctored by CBTF using Gradescope. As last time, please do the following:

1. Register for the exam at https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/sched .

2. Reserve an exam time. If you have a schedule conflict, you can request to take a conflict exam. If you do this please also email me directly since the system does not send me notifications and I have to go in and review the request manually.

3. Review the Student Guide for instructions on how to login and take the exam: https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/cbtf-online/students .

Here is a sample exam and its solution.


Hour Exam I ...

... will take place "in class" on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The exam will cover Ch. 2 of Griffiths, i.e., Lectures 1-7 (Lecture 8 also has a useful example in it). The exam will be open book, meaning you can use any static print materials including the text, printouts of lecture notes, homeworks, or a pre-prepared equation sheet of your own making. Electronic devices of any sort are not permitted. Calculators will be neither allowed or needed. Here is a sample exam and its solution. This is not intended to be a review sheet; it is just an example so you can see what to expect.

The exam will be proctored by CBTF using Gradescope. As soon as you can, please do the following:

1. Register for the exam at https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/sched .

2. Reserve an exam time. If you have a schedule conflict, you can request to take a conflict exam. If you do this please also email me directly since the system does not send me notifications and I have to go in and review the request manually.

3. Review the Student Guide for instructions on how to login and take the exam: https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/cbtf-online/students .


Welcome to Physics 435! This is the first semester of a year-long course in Classical Electrodynamics. In this course we will discuss the formal development of Maxwell's equations, boundary value problems, work and energy, fields in media, etc. Note that E&M is more than just a way of computing E and B fields. It was the first field theory, the first gauge theory, and a provides a deep dive into the way physical theories of nature are structured.

This is going to be a new kind of semester, in which we try to figure out how to live and learn E&M during a global pandemic. For a complete description of how we are going to do this, please see the Course Description.

Contact Information

Please use the email addresses ( + [at] illinois [dot] edu ) listed below if you have any questions about any of the course components listed below.

Name Role Office Hour Office Hour Location Email
 Peter Abbamonte Professor

 

Mondays

10:30-11:30 am

Zoom link abbamont@illinois.edu
Adnan Choudhary  Discussion TA 

Tuesdays

9:30-10:30 am

Zoom link (password ACOH) adnanch@illinois.edu
Ben Moy Discussion TA

Wednesdays

2-3 pm

Zoom link bm22@illinois.edu
Chenxi Huang Grader

Tuesdays

7-8 pm

Zoom link chenxih2@illinois.edu
Tsung-Han Yeh Grader

Tuesdays

2-3 pm

Zoom link tyeh6@illinois.edu
Kai Zheng Grader

Tuesdays

9:30-10:30 am

Zoom link (password 131580) kaiz3@illinois.edu
Minhui Zhu Grader

Wednesdays

12-1 pm

Zoom link mzhu25@illinois.edu

 

Academic Integrity

All activities in this course, including documentation submitted for petition for an excused absence, are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.