PHYS 316  Electromagnetic Theory II 

Semester:  Spring 2023  

Instructor:  Cemal Yalabik  
Office:  Room SA228  Phone 1316  
Office Hours:  Wednesdays  12:30  13:20  Room SA228  
All other times  (if available  call 1316 to check)  Room SA228  
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 SAZ02  
Mondays  13:3015:20  Room SAZ02  
Thursdays  9:30  10:20  Room SAZ02  
Recitation:  Thursdays  8:30  9:20  Room SAZ02  
Textbook:  
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 prefinal 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 prefinal grade. Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the prefinal 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.)

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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