Bilkent University     Department of Physics

PHYS 542 - Electromagnetic Theory II

Semester:Spring 2021
Instructor: Cemal Yalabık
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
This will be a 100% online course! The best way to contact the instructor out of class is through email at and arrange for a zoom meeting if necessary. My Office Hours this semester will be Fridays 12:30 - 13:30 and I would prefer to have the meetings during those times, but we can arrange other times if necessary.
Assistant: Mustafa Kahraman
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.
The way I grade core graduate courses
First Exam % Thursday, March 11, 10:30
Second Exam % Thursday, April 15th, 10:30
Final Exam % Monday, May 17th, 17:30
Homework %
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:30 - 11:20 in Zoom Room
Mondays  15:30 - 17:20Zoom Room
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:20Zoom Room
Recitation:Thursdays  11:30 -  12:20Zoom Room
Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics

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Chapter 5 - Magnetostatics
(Thursday class only) Chapter 6 - Maxwell Equations Chapter 6 - Maxwell Equations Chapter 6 - Macroscopic electromagnetism hapter 7 - Plane electromagnetic wave propagation Chapter 7 - Propagation in complex media Review and exam
Week (Monday) Subject Exam Exam! Chapter 8 - Cavities, waveguides, fibers
No Monday class Chapter 8 - Cavities, waveguides, fibers Chapter 9 - Radiation Chapter 9 - Radiation Review and exam
Exam! Chapter 10 - Scattering
(No Thursday class) Chapter 10 - Scattering Chapter 11 - Special theory of relativity Chapter 12 - Relativistic dynamics