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Physics 435 Advanced Electromagnetism I

Welcome to Physics 435 -- Class starts on Monday August 26. The class is taught by Prof. Hooberman. This website is currently under construction and will be updated closer to the start of the semester.

Physics 435 is the first semester of a year-long course in Classical Electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is more than just a way of computing electric and magnetic fields: it is the first field theory, the first gauge theory, and a deep dive into the way physical theories of nature are structured. The text is Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths. I will usually refer to material from the 3rd edition, though as far as I can tell the 4th edition is identical.

Contact Information

Please use the email addresses listed below if you have any questions about any of the course components.

Graders, TA, and office hours to be announced.

Name Role Office Hour Office Hour Location Email
Ben Hooberman Professor TBA TBA


Equation sheet

The focus of this course will be on physics rather than mathematics or rote memorisation of formulae. To guide you, relevant equations are collected on this equation sheet, which will be made available to you during exams.

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.