Physics 182 -
Electricity and Magnetism
TuTh 01:15 PM-02:30 PM Physics 047
Gleb Finkelstein, Rm.
phone: 660-2523, e-mail: gleb at duke.edu
Office hours: Wedn. 9:00-10:30 am and after the lectures
TA: Ivan Borzenets, Rm. 0056,
phone: 660-2458, email: ivb2 at phy.duke.edu
Office hours: Firday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Griffiths, D. J.
Introduction to Electrodynamics,
3rd edition. Prentice Hall, (1999).
Also, have a look at Purcell, E.M. Electricity and Magnetism (Berkeley
Physics Course, vol. 2), on reserve in the library.
Electrostatics: Coulomb's law,
law, electric potential and conductors, the method of images,
multipole expansion, electric fields in matter. (Griffiths Ch. 2,
3.1-2, 3.4, 4)
Magnetostatics: Lentz force, Biot-Savarat law, Ampere's law and
magnetic fields in matter. (Griffiths Ch. 5, 6)
law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations, Poynting vector (Griffiths Ch.
Electromagnetic waves and radiation (Griffiths
Ch. 9.2-4, 10.1, 11.1).
Elements of relativity
(Griffiths Ch. 12).
Problem sets (mostly weekly): 35 %
2 intermediate exams: 15 % each
Final exam: 35 %
The 1st exam will cover Electrostatics, the 2nd will cover Magnetostatics
Tentative test date: November 20th.
Wednesday, December 10 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fall 2008, last updated: 6-NOV-2008
Originally prepared for Fall 2003.