Physics 505 - Classical Electromagnetism

Fall 2021

Meets Tuesday & Thursday 11-12:20, 276 Loomis

Classes will be available synchronously on zoom (let me know if you plan to zoom in)

and will be recorded, see below for zoom information. 


Instructor: Tom Faulkner

Email: tomf at illinois dot edu

Office hours: Tuesday 2pm (on Zoom)


Graders:  Simon Lin (shanlin3 at illinois dot edu) and Pin-Chun Pai (pcpai2 at illinois dot edu)


Schedule and zoom/mediaspace info




Course Information:


Welcome to graduate electromagnetism. This course will cover a large fraction of Jackson's

Classical Electrodynamics. Please see the schedule page for a rough course outline. There will

be regular (total of 10) homework posted Wednesday and due in a week. There will be a final exam.

Final exam:


Takehome, due Wed Dec 15 at 11am. Posted Monday Dec 13 11am.


Exam has been posted. See course schedule above.


The breakdown of the final score will be:


HW: 70%

Exam: 30%


Letter grades will be assigned based on this score. 




Welcome! The course information and syllabus have been posted. Please check the schedule page for updates to lecture notes and problem sets. See you in person Tuesday!