Bilkent University     Department of Physics

PHYS 542 - Electromagnetic Theory II

Semester:Spring 2018
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Mondays12:40 - 13:30 Room SA-228
All other times (if available - call 1316 to check)
Assistant: Sinan Gundogdu Office: ARL-B01
About the course:
This is the second of the two core E&M courses in our graduate curriculum. The textbook will closely be followed throughout the course.


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.
There is an attendance requirement for this course: A student may not miss more than 6 hours of class or recitation in order to pass the course. Further absences may be compensated by completing assignments which will take much longer time than the corresponding class time.
The way I grade core graduate courses
First Exam % Monday, March 12 10:40 - 12:30 (SA-Z02)
Second Exam % Thursday, April 26 8:40 - 10:30 (SA-Z02)
Final Exam % Friday, May 18 14:45 - 17:30 (SA-Z03)
Homework %
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Monday, Jan. 29, 10:40 - 12:30 in SA-Z02
Mondays 10:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z02
Thursdays 9:40 - 10:30Room SA-Z02
Recitation:Thursdays 8:40 -9:30Room SA-Z02
Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics

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Week Subject Exam Exam! Chapter 8 - Cavities, waveguides, fibers
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