Bilkent University     Department of Physics

PHYS 316 - Electromagnetic Theory II

Semester:Fall 2016
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
About the course:
This is the second of the two undergraduate core courses on Electromagnetic Theory for students who intend to go on for graduate studies in Physics.


Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (As you will be provided all the formulae you will need on the exam question
sheet, you will not be allowed to bring in any such information to the exam.)
First Exam % Friday, February 26 13:40 - 15:30 (SA-Z19)
Second Exam % Friday, April 8 13:40 - 15:30 (SA-Z19)
Final Exam % Friday, May 6 9:00 - 12:00 (SA-Z04)
Final (Retake) Exam % May ?? ??:?? - ??:?? (??-???)
Homework+Quizzes %
Attendance % (extra credit)
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Friday, Jan. 29, 13:40 - 15:30 in SA-Z19
Tuesdays 15:40 - 16:30Room SA-Z19
Fridays 13:40 - 15:30Room SA-Z19
Office Hours:Thursdays11:40 - 12:30Room SA-228
All other times (if available - call 1316 to check) Room SA-228
Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Monday of the following week at 9:45, in class, before class starts.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

FZ Policy
In order to get a D grade from this course, a student must show an overall achievement level of %. An important part of this achievement must be accumulated through regular studying, before taking the final exam. The student must demonstrate this by accumulating sufficient pre-final points from the first and second exams such that the overall average will be over % even if the remaining assessment grades (i.e. Homework+Quiz+Final) average to less than or equal to twice this pre-final grade. (Also, see below for the attendance requirement.)

Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the pre-final achivement level is below % from the first and second exams.

This means, a student will receive the FZ grade (and will not be able to take the final exam) if the average is lower than % from the first and second exams! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive from the remaining assesments (Homework+Quiz+Final) to get a D grade - attendance is extra credit - but it may also go negative! If you miss more than 6 hours of lectures, you will need to compensate that by assignments which will take much longer time to do, or you will get an FZ.)

Chapter 5 Review of Magnetostatics
(School starts on Wednesday) Chapter 6 Magnetic Fields in Matter Chapter 7 Electrodynamics
- EMF & Induction Chapter 7 Electrodynamics
- Maxwell's Equations Review and First Exam Chapter 9 EM Waves
- Waves in 1D, vacuum Chapter 9 EM Waves
- Waves in matter, Absorption, Dispersion Chapter 9 EM Waves
- Guided waves Chapter 10 Potentials and Fields Chapter 11 Radiation
- Dipole radiation Review and Second Exam
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Chapter 11 Radiation
- Radiation from charges Chapter 12 Relativity and Electrodynamics Chapter 12 Relativistic Electrodynamics Chapter 12 Relativistic Electrodynamics
(Tuesday class only)

Relevant links:

  • MIT Open Courseware link: