Bilkent University     Department of Physics

PHYS 316 - Electromagnetic Theory II

Semester:Spring 2023
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Wednesdays12:30 - 13:20 Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room SA-228
Assistant: Efe Yelesti
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: "Cheat sheets" will not be allowed during the exams, but you will be provided with sufficient information for solving the problems without memorization.

First Exam (Solutions) % Thursday, April 13 15:30 - 17:30
Second Exam (Solutions) % Monday, May 8 13:30 - 15:20
Final Exam (Solutions) % Friday, June 16 9:00 - 12:00
Homework/Quiz/Participation %
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Monday, Jan. 30, 13:30 - 15:20 in SA-Z02
Mondays  13:30-15:20Room SA-Z02
Thursdays 9:30 - 10:20Room SA-Z02
Recitation:Thursdays  8:30 -  9:20Room SA-Z02
Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
Lecture notes:
Available at the Moodle pages of the course

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course.

Problem solving sessions: Occasionally, we will hold problem solving sessions, during the recitation hour. A problem will be asked, and all students will be expected to solve the problem on their own. You can use your textbooks or notes, but may not discuss the problem with your friends. You may discuss it with the instructor. You will have to complete the solution and hand it in during the session, your solution will be graded as a quiz.

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.

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.)


Chapter 1-5 Review of Electrostatics and Magnetostatics Chapter 6 Magnetic Fields in Matter Chapter 6 Magnetic Fields in Matter Chapter 7 Electrodynamics Chapter 7 Electrodynamics Chapter 8 Conservation Laws Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Waves Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Waves Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Waves Chapter 10 Potentials and Fields Exam Week
Week Subject Exam 1st Exam Chapter 11 Potentials and Fields
No Thursday class Chapter 11 Radiation Chapter 11 Radiation
No Monday class Chapter 11 Radiation - Second exam
2nd Exam Chapter 12 Electrodynamics and Relativity
No Monday class
Monday schedule followed on Tuesday Chapter 12 Electrodynamics and Relativity Chapter 12 Electrodynamics and Relativity
Monday class only

We will be able to cover the last three chapters in the syllabus only partially.
The subsections that we will cover will be:

0.1.1 Scalar and Vector Potentials
10.1.2 Gauge Transformations
10.1.3 Coulomb Gauge and Lorenz Gauge

11.1.1 What is Radiation?
11.1.2 Electric Dipole Radiation
11.1.3 Magnetic Dipole Radiation

12.1.1 Einstein's Postulates
12.1.2 The Geometry of Relativity
12.1.3 The Lorentz Transformations
12.1.4 The Structure of Spacetime

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